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    mrgizmows new project

    Given I have not ridden more than 60 miles in the last year, it seemed about time I find another bike. At least in my mind, my TW is soooo set-up for adventure, is has become less suitable for putting around town. A couple of years ago I purchased a 1975 Honda CT90 expressly for that purpose. The purchase price for the Honda was 'fair', and the bike looked real clean. As these stories go, the rig had 'issues' and the purchase price of $500 was soon eclipsed by the repair costs.

    As my current quest is to have something to 'swing a leg over', kick and simply putt around town, I kept a close eye on Craigs List.

    Here is what I came up with. Likely, no more logical than a 1975 CT90, but at least a 1975 Suzuki has more power and a better suspension. Not to mention that when running, I don't have to listen to a rod-knock. Suspect the Suzuki will still need some attention, but it starts easily, compression feels good and will make a good 'Duel Sport' for around town and a visiting rider.

    Take care. Gerry



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    Take care my Friend.........

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    hey what about buying another t-dub? if one is good 2=2times the fun? but i do like the suzuki tho. I have had 3 or 4 of those they are great bikes to.
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    Good looking Zeke, I think you'll like it.
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    The TS185's were solid. They were one of the engine choices that I discussed with Cliff Danger as replacements for his Minsk, "Lucy". Similar in appearance but 300 times more reliable. lol.



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    Nice looking bike Gerry. Hope it gets you back to riding. Looks perfect for putting around town.

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    that is a real survivor, what a sweet looking ride. .... though somehow i'm not convinced that you won't find several ways to improve and personalize it.
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    WOW! That looks great to me. A 2 stroke!! I have always loved 2 strokes. Easy to work on, lots of power and lite weight. Does it have an automatic oiler or do you have to mix it? Add an expansion chamber ( or whatever the high performance exhaust is called nowadays) and fiddling around with the sprocket ratio and that thing will run rings around a TW. Good score Gerry! I love it. Tony
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    Hi Gerry,

    The bike looks to be in great condition. Surely there will be at least one or two gizmos to be added.

    jb
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    Great looking bike, looks fun.

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    Nice find!
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