Suzuki TS Thread

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by wfopete, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Gham

    Gham tritagonist Supporter

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    Holy Shit!!!! just looked,your in Michigan!
  2. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Gham - thanks for the advice. Yes - I'm in Salem Township, which is on the other side of the world from you. I used to live in Auburn Hills at Squirrel/Dutton.

    No word yet from my sister-in-law.....she may be checking to see if the step-son wants the bike. I can't imagine he does - but I'll have to wait on this one.
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  3. SpiderDan

    SpiderDan Long timer

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    Could one of you guys please help me get on to the Suzukits forum? I tried to register, and they didn't send the confirmation e-mail. I used the same user name. Thanks.
  4. SpiderDan

    SpiderDan Long timer

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    My new to me 1980 TS250:

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  5. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Hmmm....I signed up a few weeks ago - no problem. I got the confirmation email quickly.

    PS - I'm STILL waiting for my sister-in-law to tell me if the TS250 is mine for the taking. She has to offer it to stepson first and is dragging her feet!
  6. SpiderDan

    SpiderDan Long timer

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    I was wondering if you were able to get the bike. Would you please let one of the admins know that Spiderdan hasn't got the confirmation e-mail.

    I'd like to buy a new kick start lever. The only lever that has the correct part number (and that looks shady), listed is close to $170, but other levers that look similar, but not correct number for TS185 or older TS250 are around $40 delivered on e-bay.
  7. Pocketsprocket

    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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  8. Mobil1

    Mobil1 Long timer

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    That's nice and at a good price. Somebody'll snap that up.
  9. Bucho

    Bucho DAMNrider

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    I agree. I need another bike like a hole in the head but I would be really tempted if it wasnt on the other side of the country. (epic fly&ride though)
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  10. Mobil1

    Mobil1 Long timer

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    Same here.
  11. Pocketsprocket

    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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  12. mtnmaniac

    mtnmaniac Simian

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    Nice thread, nice bikes! I learned how to ride a "real" motorcycle on my first bike, a slightly used ts125 back in the early seventies. Orange with white stripes on the tank, full lights and Speedo. In the early nineties, a student offered me a 74 ts250 for cheap that I couldn't pass up. It was Orange too. Despite hating that Suzuki Orange, I kept it for another 8 years. Shoulda kept the first as the 250 was a bit whipped but still ran good. Now, oddly enough, I find myself wanting an old ts250 again (125 is too underpowered to haul my fast butt around)... In Orange.... :loco
  13. Pocketsprocket

    Pocketsprocket Been here awhile

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    Same here. Started to flashiebackie to my old TS185 after reading this thread. What a cool motorcycle it was in its day. Got my radar set for used TS m/c's on CL
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  14. mtnmaniac

    mtnmaniac Simian

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    Same here. At least we aren't in the same state... Now I just need to get my wallet set.... (I keep spending for Beemer parts... :lol3)
  15. Big_Jim59

    Big_Jim59 Adventurer

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    I found a 72 TS125 that had been stored in a shed since 1982. That shed got so hot in the summer that the grips had melted and bubbled. (I have pictures somewhere.) I was to discover the the reason the bike was parked was due to a hole in the piston. I have been going through the bike giving it want it needs. Pretty much every rubber bit is hard as a brick. The bottom end got new seals and the top end got a new piston. I cleaned and check the oil injection pump. It's been treated to new tires and tubes, new chain and sprocket, a new throttle cable and a few new spokes in the back wheel. This is not a restoration but a freshening. The tank and side covers have that worn look that I am going to keep and it still has most of its street equipment. My hope is to return the bike to the street.

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    I have since sold the competition pipe and I am using the OEM pipe and guard.

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    It is further along than this now. This is an old picture. I need to get some new pictures of the progress.
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  16. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Winter is coming and the '71 TS250 rebuild project will soon be underway. I've got my late brother-in-law's bike fully torn down. I have $1100 worth of replacement parts in hand. I just got the frame and several other parts back from the powder coater:

    I'm looking forward to getting started.

    PS - I had a terrifying scare recently. I took over 100 photos of every step of the teardown process and backed them up on my MacBook. Youngest daughter spilled a glass of water onto my keyboard and it died. It is in the shop and will hopefully be resurrected. Luckily, I had backed them all up to SmugMug. I thought I had them backed up on iCloud as well, but can't find them. A good lesson for us all: multiple backups needed! Without those pics, I'd really struggle to get this puzzle back together.
  17. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive Supporter

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    Can TC185 guys play in this romper room? I just put this to sleep for the winter and have discovered more than a few things wrong.
    Might have a question or three for some of you with more knowledge than I,,,

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  18. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Great looking bike!!!!
  19. siyeh

    siyeh unproductive Supporter

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    I cant find a five dial light tachometer on eBay. Mine looks like this and does not work tho all the lights do:

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    What is the purpose of the bolt going into the engine below where the tach cable hooks in?

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    I found a NOS tach cable but now have discovered the "bung" on the back side of the tach is broke. Some super glue from a previous owner was present.
    Could I JB weld this "bung" back to its proper position because the super glue did not work?

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    It might be easier to just buy a four dial light tach on eBay than try and fix this one. The TC185 tach has a charge light.
  20. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    The bolt holds the tach drive in.