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Offline midknight

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Here she is...
« on: December 21, 2011, 12:31:06 pm »
Well folks its official she's mine - just went and put the title in my name, got her tagged, and insured.  It's a 1981 TS 125 in all of her 123cc 2 stroke goodness!   :21  Once she get's a new set of tires and tubes, figure out what's wrong with the spedo (probably needs a new gear at the brake hub), and probably a chain, i'm gonna have her on the road and the trails all the time!  So, i'll let everybody know when I'm ready to ride and if anybody wants to hook up and go for a slow smoky ride we'll do it!   :34


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shhhh....she's sleeping :)


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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 12:40:13 pm »
Yea! I love it, It looks much newer than an 81, someone has taken care of it.  Where does the line start to ride it?

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 12:48:54 pm »
NICE

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 03:23:06 pm »
yup, my wife's (great? I think) grandfather bought it brand new in 81 and used it to check on the cattle in the fields.  It's seen very very little road time and very easy off road use. 

Let's get her road worthy then we'll talk about rides :)

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 04:40:00 pm »
thats awesome! i used to have that exact bike. same color, year, everything.  :21
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 04:57:27 pm »
:21 I wish i had my old TS185. anyway count me in that line to ride. :)

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 10:44:49 am »
That is clean!!!! Nice score for sure...
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 03:37:44 pm »
Just a little update...

I think I just spent as much on parts as what the little TS books for....that's around $216.00 folks :)  (atleast that's what I was told it was worth)

Anywho...I just ordered tires, tubes, front and rear brake shoes , rear brake rod and hardware, a chain, and both sprockets.  Forgot to order the sprocket bolts and the little lock washers (i have all of them minus one bolt but just want new ones for peace of mind) but I'll get them another day.  Now I wait till all this stuff arrives and its time to work....and find out why the spedo doesn't work.

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 09:05:03 am »
Got my tires!  Chain and sprockets should be here today or tomorrow.  Then I gotta wait for all my stuff from bike bandit...apparently they had to order one thing from Suzuki and they're holding my entire order until they get the one $10.00 part...grrrr.....

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 09:13:58 am »
Looks like a lot of fun to be had here.  :21
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 09:59:27 am »
midknight, Im not a fan of Bike bandit.  I buy all my OEM stuff from MRCycles.com  They are out of Asheville and usually have the best prices.  I give them a  :21

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 10:52:59 am »
midknight, Im not a fan of Bike bandit.  I buy all my OEM stuff from MRCycles.com  They are out of Asheville and usually have the best prices.  I give them a  :21

Yeah, this was my first time ordering from bike bandit and they've already left a bad taste in my mouth.  I understand that they don't have a lot of OEM parts for "vintage" bikes, but their customer service people were sorta rude both times I contacted them...I may give MRCycles.com a shot next time I need something (or just go to Ultimate Toyz or Mtn Motorsports and order from them...)

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 04:16:44 pm »
Ultyimate Toys (Zach in parts specifically) is where I usually get my parts.

I've had good luck getting harder to find parts through RonAyers.

I want an older 2 stroke Dualsport like that to make a street tracker out of... >:D
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 04:21:58 pm »
looks great!!  :21  i started my riding life on a 71 TS90 (poison green) back in 1972, I was 11 year old and had the baddest ride in the neighborhood.
have fun with it.
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 04:27:13 pm »
got notification that my chain and sprockets are at the house waiting form me!  i can't wait till i'm able to tear into this thing and put all these new parts on her!!!!

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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 06:26:05 pm »
Woohoo! Parts!



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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 03:18:38 pm »
Well, I should be getting my missing sprocket screws and lock washers from ultimate toyz and my tubes, brakes, and brake hardware from bikebandit tomorrow so hopefully this weekend I can throw the rest of this stuff on the bike and find out what I need to get to get the spedo working again!!!  woohoo!!!

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2012, 07:42:16 pm »
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2012, 08:03:09 pm »
ok so Curt just reminded me to update this thread....   :31

So i've got everything on it (tires weren't as much of a PIA as I thought they were gonna be...but it still wasn't exactly fun).  New chain, sprockets, tires, tubes, and brakes.  I still can't figure out whats wrong with the speedo...all the gears turn when they're not attached to the speedo cable and the speedo cable turns the spedo when I turn it by hand...so, I went to walmart and bought a case for my phone, ziptied it to the handlebars, and got a speedometer app for my phone...tada, problem solved  :17

I've been meaning to get a video and pics of it posted up but I haven't had time..hopefully in the next day or two...if it quits raining...

In other news, I might just be getting another bike (one that will have a few more horses than the ol' 125)  :4   details coming soon...

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Re: Re: Here she is...
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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2012, 07:32:58 pm »
Looks good! What are you looking at getting now?

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2012, 07:39:15 pm »
well it's interesting you ask bos I have been looking at a 2003 SV650S at alcoa good times...they want $3200 OTD for it.  Problem is, it looks like whoever had it last didn't take good care of it.  It's got some rash and a crack in the front fairing.  Looks like it also needs a chain, and brakes, and probably even tires.

so...they've also got a 2009 Ninja 250 with 550 miles that they want $3199 (plus tax and such) according to their website that i'm sorta interested in as well...now don't nobody on here go buy either one of these before I decide which one I want!!!

Anybody have any opinions between the two?  Insurance is less on the 250 and theres less miles and it looks like less maintenance that needs to be done (if any at all) but the OTD price will probably be slightly more than the SV...so I'm torn..

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Re: Re: Here she is...
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 08:12:28 am »
The 250 is a great bike. And the sv's are killer fun bikes. They will grow with you. If you go and talk to chris moon (salesman) tell him I sent you and your with etb and you will get a batter deal. If you decide on the sv have them change the chain and sprockets in the deal of the bike.

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 08:56:38 am »
It really depends on what you want to do with each bike.  I think the SV would be great, never had one but did have a fz6.  If your wife is going to ride with you I'd choose it.

Besides that I LOVE my 250 and realllllly want a newgen but dont wanna pay the money just for a new body style.  You could find one on CL for cheaper prob if you wanted too. A lot of people say the 250 is too small and will "out grow it"  I believe it is hog wash.  People want a 250 to do a 600cc or more's job.  Also if you want to make it a daily driver, the newgens get about 55 to 65 mpg, while the sv gets (I believe) 45 or a little more.

IF anything ask Alcoa if you can test ride each one, if they wont let you, you can borrow my 250 and see if you like it.  It'll be a little bit diff since its an old one, but the engine is pretty much the same.

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Re: Re: Here she is...
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 11:35:14 am »
250's are fun
Fun to ride a slow bike fast!! Haha

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« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2012, 07:46:46 pm »
Well iwent back to look at the SV today and its not really in as bad as shape as what I originally thought so....when I get my income taxes back in a little over a week she will be mine.  Of course thatd after it goes for a test drive to be sure - apparently I have to have the paperwork filled out before I can test ride it so if I destroy it its mine.

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2012, 09:41:42 am »
Should be going to do some paperwork for the SV tomorrow   :3  I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a pic of her:

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2012, 10:40:50 am »
wow thats a very pretty bike  :21.  Is it all stock?

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Re: Here she is...
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 10:55:26 am »
from what I can tell its all stock except the rear fender eliminator and the little bit of rash on the front end... :groan

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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 11:02:29 am »
I was in there the other day and saw that one. Nice scoot.

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