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1977 TS 185

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I started riding trials on this Suzuki in 2015 . The fellow I bought It from converted it from the pictured ts185. 

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Suzuki TS 185 Sierra 77.jpg

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Looks like a very neat job. There's something similar over here made from a 1980s monoshock DT175 converted to twinshock rear end and the big frame tube where the shock normally goes has been used as the fuel tank on it.

How does your TS185 go?

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Crumbs, a '73 TS185 was my third bike, I imagine trying to ride trials on one is making things extra hard!

I remember it being wheelie happy and much more long and unwieldy than the DT100 that I had before it (but obviously quicker), that was a long time ago though so my memory might not be reliable

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I did many hours on a ts185B like this, surprising good engine - the crankcase reed valve works well, but the cycle parts let it down. I would still have another.

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18 hours ago, feetupfun said:

 

How does your TS185 go?

I think it works pretty well, I was new when I bought it and had never rode a trials bike before. I have since purchased a ty 175 and use it the most but this one is a keeper

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In 76-77 i was still 16 and riding first a gold metal flake FS1E, followed by a fairly rapid Fantic GT. Our market town's only new m/c dealer was Suzuki.

I used to drool over those 70's two stroke trail bikes like the TS185 and 250.

Was'nt there a 350 or 400 or was that Yamaha?

Yamaha was in our nearest city and i loved those DT175, 250, 360's too.

Good times.

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On 5/14/2020 at 1:53 AM, thai-ty said:

In 76-77 i was still 16 and riding first a gold metal flake FS1E, followed by a fairly rapid Fantic GT. Our market town's only new m/c dealer was Suzuki.

I used to drool over those 70's two stroke trail bikes like the TS185 and 250.

Was'nt there a 350 or 400 or was that Yamaha?

Yamaha was in our nearest city and i loved those DT175, 250, 360's too.

Good times.

There was a TS400, pretty sure they was a huge range of sizes from 50/75cc up to 400cc with the 250 being the basis of the RL250 motor

 

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