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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / It's not much, but it runs and it was free. (motorcycle content)

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Nov 26th, 2017 12:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Inherited this 1974 Suzuki TS100 recently, and finally got out to Big Bend to pick it up from my parents' property.

It's not pretty, but it's cool IMO, and it runs.

This picture is before I gave it its initial cleaning. It's been sitting in the desert for who knows how long, so it's covered in sand and grime. It's going to take a LOT more cleaning.

I need to get tires, fix the turn signals and the brake lights, and it should pass inspection. It was last inspected in 2015.

I really didn't need another project, but here I go again!

;-)

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I detect the El Supremo
Nov 26th, 2017 12:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That’s cool. And free is free, right?

Blacksunshine
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Nov 26th, 2017 12:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ha! Sure!

I've already spent $200 on trailer rental to get it to Houston.

It was "given" to my late stepdad, and he put about $500 into it getting it running.

He always complained that it was the most expensive free vehicle he's owned! LOL

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Nov 26th, 2017 02:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Way cool.




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Roisin, I wanna

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Nov 26th, 2017 04:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very cool! Looks similar to a Honda 125 I had as a young punk. That will be fun to use around town.

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Nov 26th, 2017 09:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I disagree. It's very pretty and reminds me if my youth.

I'd love that as a project.

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Nov 26th, 2017 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Way cool.
Indeed.

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Nov 26th, 2017 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's cool. I had a 70s something Suzuki 100, back in the day.

SS2

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Nov 26th, 2017 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those small bore 2 strokes from that era bring a smile to me... Cool bikes and the exhaust note is joyful music to me.

Te 52

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Nov 26th, 2017 11:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep, I remember those two-cycle jobs buzzing down the street sounding like a giant mosquito and leaving a cloud of blue smoke behind them wherever they went.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 01:35 PM, Nov 26th, 2017)

myshka

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Nov 26th, 2017 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had one just like that for a while ...although not a full-fledged Moto X bike I had lots of fun on mine and go go on the road with it.


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Nov 26th, 2017 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I need those! Very cool score.

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Nov 27th, 2017 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very cool! Looks to be in pretty decent shape and should clean up fairly well.

I was the curator of my bosses Yamaha RT360 Enduro for 25 year or so. He'd bring it in to our service department when he'd let it sit to long with out running, storing it with fuel in it, etc and I'd clean the carburetor and get all the goo out of the jets and make it run like new again. I straighten fork tubes, and repaired electrical ills. Tires, brakes and made it look good again. Alas it was given to another one of our riding buddies when he finally tired of owning it.

It was a sad day for me as I had hauled it all over the southwest for him to ride in the back of my Tundra and even hauled it to Phoenix to meet with its new owner for its trip to Oklahoma City. Barely a thank you. I sold my CRF250X shortly there after and gave up the dirt.

Keeping that thing in your family, very cool piece of MC history!

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Nov 28th, 2017 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been poking around on ebay, and it's amazing how many parts you can still find for this thing.

So far all I have bought are 2 keys, already precut for the ignition switch.

There's a local motorcycle shop about a mile from me I'm going to check tomorrow for tires and tubes, but they may only deal with street bikes.

If they don't have what I need, I've found a site that has the right size tires and tubes so I'll just mail order if I have to.

Thanks for the comments everybody!

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Swinging The Lead
Nov 29th, 2017 05:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could have thrown it in the back of your Lexus! You can also fit a rack to your tow hitch for such a light wee bike!

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Nov 30th, 2017 04:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's funny how this thing is a magnet for guys stopping at the house to talk motorcycles.

The first day I had it here my neighbor from across the street just about tripped as he was walking up my driveway saying, "What's that?"

Tonight I pulled it out of the garage and was cleaning a few parts, and two other guys within 5 minutes of each other stopped to talk about it.

Seems like everybody has a story, or had one or one similar at some time.

It's kind of cool actually.

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Swinging The Lead
Nov 30th, 2017 04:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is friend. It takes us back. I am guessing we all have some kind of affiliation with bikes like this. Those memories can never be replaced.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 07:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is very cool. I think I’ll go for a ride.

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Dec 2nd, 2017 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Reminds me of the time in the mid 80's when I bought a Honda XL250 that had been used and abused as a field bike (much worse than yours) as a project.

Stripped it down (the engine was OK) stripped the frame and had it stove enamelled; new cycle parts resprayed and some custom made parts.

I reassembled it in my bedroom on the third story of my parent's Victorian terrace house without the foresight to imagine the problems getting twenty odd stone of motorcycle down a narrow staircase.

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