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Old 10-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Suzuki TS fourms?

Any TS fans out there? Looking for fourms that talk TS lingo.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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I have a '71 TS 125 Duster...engine is apart right now, but it was an original, stock and in fair shape for its age. Hang around here...keep the TS conversations going!
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:09 PM   #4
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I have a '71 TS 125 Duster...engine is apart right now, but it was an original, stock and in fair shape for its age. Hang around here...keep the TS conversations going!
Amazing that you don't see more Dusters,they sold them by the thousands but so few seem to have survived.You see tons of Yamaha 125 Enduro's (ATC 125 I believe) but rarely do you see any Suzuki's.Maybe because so many were converted to MX bikes before the TM125 was introduced?????
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #5
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Amazing that you don't see more Dusters,they sold them by the thousands but so few seem to have survived.You see tons of Yamaha 125 Enduro's (ATC 125 I believe) but rarely do you see any Suzuki's.Maybe because so many were converted to MX bikes before the TM125 was introduced?????
I think many of them did become race bikes...good point. I remember seeing them at the very first motocross race I ever attended. Plus, I think Suzuki sold a 'race kit' for the bike, which encouraged mx enthusiasts.

I'm not really going to restore mine. Just try to make it mechanically sound and allow it to look like a 40 year old should!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #6
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Amazing that you don't see more Dusters,they sold them by the thousands but so few seem to have survived.You see tons of Yamaha 125 Enduro's (ATC 125 I believe) but rarely do you see any Suzuki's.Maybe because so many were converted to MX bikes before the TM125 was introduced?????
True-true..........I owned four TS125 Dusters. I bought a new 1972, rode it 5000 miles and traded for another new 1972 Duster for $125.00!! difference. The second Duster lasted about 2 weeks before it was totaled when a car hit me. So, I bought another '72 Duster and rode it until the new red 1973 Duster came out---------bought one of them also. Two of my best friends owned them and they were more popular where I lived than the AT1/AT2 Yamaha 125 Enduro.

I owned a 1973 TS400 for a while (evil bike for an 18 year old) and finally settled on a TS185K with a 21" front wheel conversion............It was the best Suzuki two stroke for what I did...........and BTW, Suzuki did sell a hop up kit for the TS series bikes.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #7
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True-true..........I owned four TS125 Dusters. I bought a new 1972, rode it 5000 miles and traded for another new 1972 Duster for $125.00!! difference. The second Duster lasted about 2 weeks before it was totaled when a car hit me. So, I bought another '72 Duster and rode it until the new red 1973 Duster came out---------bought one of them also. Two of my best friends owned them and they were more popular where I lived than the AT1/AT2 Yamaha 125 Enduro.

I owned a 1973 TS400 for a while (evil bike for an 18 year old) and finally settled on a TS185K with a 21" front wheel conversion............It was the best Suzuki two stroke for what I did...........and BTW, Suzuki did sell a hop up kit for the TS series bikes.

Very cool!!

I loved Suzuki's when I was a kid,In Texas you could get a license
for 100cc and under at age 15.It was my ticket to freedom in 1972 and I wore out a TC90 Blazer on the streets of Plano.

We rode trails and just basically had a great time.Then I got bigger bikes but have always loved (and missed) the old Enduro type bike.It was a go anywhere,do anything machine.

The TS 185 was a great bike,wasn't it called a Siera?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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Very cool!!

I loved Suzuki's when I was a kid,In Texas you could get a license
for 100cc and under at age 15.It was my ticket to freedom in 1972 and I wore out a TC90 Blazer on the streets of Plano.

We rode trails and just basically had a great time.Then I got bigger bikes but have always loved (and missed) the old Enduro type bike.It was a go anywhere,do anything machine.

The TS 185 was a great bike,wasn't it called a Siera?

It was the Sierra..........mine was the yellow one. BTW, this is a great site dedicated to Suzuki.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/TS-TC-series/TS185.shtml

Now, if I could just find a very good condition 75-76 GT250 Hustler close and for a decent price.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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With all the talk of TS125 Dusters above, I figure I'll chime in. Here's the '72 TS125 that I just got running and riding. I've had it for a few years and I've been working on it bit by bit when not working on other projects. It appears to be pretty low mileage and has been well maintained. Unfortunately it's been stripped of most of its road gear. Other than the missing parts, everything is in great condition. I got it for next to nothing because one of the engine cases was cracked. The boss that the oil injection pump mounts to had a crack around its perimeter. I can't figure out what would have caused that, but I bought a set of used cases and rebuilt the motor into them. I've spent most of the day today riding it around out in the country and while it's not the fastest 2-stroke I've ever ridden, it's probably the best running. This thing just runs great, and it's a blast to ride.
When I saw this bike for sale I almost didn't buy it because I have a few other 100 and 125cc enduros, but I liked the shape of the exhaust on the TS so much I bought it anyway. After having ridden it, I'm very glad that I did. The black pipe with the chrome shield is striking, and I love the shape of it. It reminds me of early '70s Japanese big-bore motocrossers. The bike didn't come with a kicker, so I dug through my bin until I found one with the same splines. I think it might be from a CB750, and it's much bigger than needed.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:10 PM   #10
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With all the talk of TS125 Dusters above, I figure I'll chime in. Here's the '72 TS125 that I just got running and riding. I've had it for a few years and I've been working on it bit by bit when not working on other projects. It appears to be pretty low mileage and has been well maintained. Unfortunately it's been stripped of most of its road gear. Other than the missing parts, everything is in great condition. I got it for next to nothing because one of the engine cases was cracked. The boss that the oil injection pump mounts to had a crack around its perimeter. I can't figure out what would have caused that, but I bought a set of used cases and rebuilt the motor into them. I've spent most of the day today riding it around out in the country and while it's not the fastest 2-stroke I've ever ridden, it's probably the best running. This thing just runs great, and it's a blast to ride.
When I saw this bike for sale I almost didn't buy it because I have a few other 100 and 125cc enduros, but I liked the shape of the exhaust on the TS so much I bought it anyway. After having ridden it, I'm very glad that I did. The black pipe with the chrome shield is striking, and I love the shape of it. It reminds me of early '70s Japanese big-bore motocrossers. The bike didn't come with a kicker, so I dug through my bin until I found one with the same splines. I think it might be from a CB750, and it's much bigger than needed.
Very nice! Glad to see your making progress bringing it back to life.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #11
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My first bike was a 1975 TS185. That thing was great for its age and was absolutely bulletproof. Crack in the case? JB weld it and keep going, it should last another couple hundred miles! I loved that bike, I'm a bit sad that I sold it...
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:37 PM   #12
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My first bike was a 1975 TS185. That thing was great for its age and was absolutely bulletproof. Crack in the case? JB weld it and keep going, it should last another couple hundred miles! I loved that bike, I'm a bit sad that I sold it...
A few years ago I bought a '72 TS125 that was in great shape except for a JB welded, cracked case. I ended up getting perfectionist on it and rebuilding it into some new cases. I'm glad that I did. It's probably the best running 2-stroke that I've ever ridden. Not the fastest, but it just runs perfectly from idle to redline.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #13
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Just came into the possession of a rough looking DS 100, hoping to restore it this winter with my son to make it his first bike. Can not find a lot of info on this type of bike. Don't even know the exact year of manufacture, since the bike has a pre 1980 Vin and I do not know how to decode that. Judging by the looks of the handlebar switchpods it used to have turnsignal, horn, etc. Were they streetlegal?
12v or 6v system?
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What is a good info-resource on that particular bike?
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:51 AM   #14
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Just came into the possession of a rough looking DS 100, hoping to restore it this winter with my son to make it his first bike. Can not find a lot of info on this type of bike. Don't even know the exact year of manufacture, since the bike has a pre 1980 Vin and I do not know how to decode that. Judging by the looks of the handlebar switchpods it used to have turnsignal, horn, etc. Were they streetlegal?
12v or 6v system?
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What is a good info-resource on that particular bike?
Parts for the DS on ebay are literally pennies on the dollar,very hard to sell said parts and they go cheaper then cheap. I had a perfect DS100 pipe I couldnt get 10.00 for.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #15
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They shared parts with the TS but were not sold as street legal. Wouldn't surprise me if they even shared the perchs with mirror mounts. My friend had one but I don't recall the detail from 28 years ago!

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