Let's see the trail bikes

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Let's see the trail bikes

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I've noticed over time that we don't get much action in this part of the forum. However, looking at the topics and posts, it looks as though we have some neat machinery from the day. How about we post some pics of our trail bikes so we can all share the fun? Any interest in seeing what's in the garages? Even better if they have dirt on them 8)
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Re: Let's see the trail bikes

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Sorry, it ain't a Suzuki :(

I had numerous DT400's and Suzuki TS400 in the 70's, and always felt that the Yamaha had the edge over the Suzuki......My opinion only :D :)

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That's a very tidy looking beast indeed. Hopefully you get out and about on her :up:
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My little TS125 with a 185 and 250 in the background.

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Nice little machine that 125 :clap: . I've noticed over the years you do a lovely job with your restorations Zunspec - how much was involved with this one? Is the colour combination a UK one?, as I can't recall seeing it in this neck of the woods.
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MikeH1A wrote:Nice little machine that 125 :clap: . I've noticed over the years you do a lovely job with your restorations Zunspec - how much was involved with this one? Is the colour combination a UK one?, as I can't recall seeing it in this neck of the woods.
Hello Mike,

I have a flickr album showing the restoration of the TS125 ( https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUqack2 ). It was in a fairly "used" state when I got it originally and went through the veritable "nut & bolt" process. It goes without saying that I spent far too much :D but had real fun doing it. I don't know if the colour combination is specific to the UK or Europe but I did find a photo of one in Yellow too. A chrome front fender is not really off-road orientated but in the UK I would guess most did not see an off road trail. I was lucky to pick up a NOS tank from the seller at the same time and in total I paid 165 GBP so good value I thought. I think it is a 1978 TS125C but it must have spent sometime hanging around in a showroom as it was not registered until 1981. When I re-built the engine I also cleaned up the porting etc. and it zings along at the top end, although down low (sub 4000 rpm) it is a bit lethargic despite the reed valve induction.

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Here's a pic of my girl, out doing her duty. She's still in excellent condition, despite me taking her off road a bit. I bought her from a guy who had overstretched himself with his budget and needed to sell (for much less than he had sunk into her) to free up cash. My contribution has been to put new handgrips on :lol:


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A good friend, AllenWood, has three very nice trail bikes:

1974 TS185
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1972 TS400
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1974 TS250
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I'm loving that 400 Apache. I've always wanted one of those but they are pretty thin on the ground down here. Last one I saw for sale here went for $6500.
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MikeH1A wrote: Any interest in seeing what's in the garages? Even better if they have dirt on them 8)
Ooh dirty pictures? I like the sound of that! :wth:
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TS 400 @ Greg 4.JPG
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The mere fact Suzuki had the CCI system meant it beat all other makers for oiling and so durabiiity for the engine parts in the combustion chamber were second to none.

i've enclosed a photo of my 76 TS400A and 74 TS250L
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