Finally I have a new project!!
Picked up a partially re-built 1977 TS 250 this afternoon.
My plan is to build a street-legal 2-Stroke flat tracker!
I'm trying to find a place to do the work now, hopefully in the parking garage at work... otherwise this sucker is coming into my room in my apartment for a couple of months.
As far as I can tell it only needs the carb cleaned, fork seals, some new gas and inline fuel filter to be put back on the road... Unfortunately the guy put newer dirtbike fenders on it and removed the tach, speedo, taillight and headlight.
- Rebuild carb
- Replace fork seals
- Cut down or replace the existing rear (dirt bike) fender
- Replace handlebars with newer style dirt bike bars
- Install mini speedo and tach
- Install DOT headlight (replaced with a random sealed unit)
- Install DOT taillight for inspection
- Install mirrors for inspection (not sure if this is necessary for a '77 dual-purpose...)
- Add a flat tracker seat (also getting a KTM seat that I haven't seen yet so this could change)
- Install dual mini taillights in seat
- Install flushmount indicators in seat
- New controls and levers
Further down the road / when parts become available:
I'll either be having fun with this bike trail riding by now or know if I want it on the road, so either aluminum wheels and modern tires or knobby DOT tires and original or upgraded trail riding rims...
- Aluminum swingarm (disc brakes?)
- Modern dirtbike front end and disc brakes
- Modern dirtbike rims and spokes or aluminum wheels
- Braided stainless brake lines
If there is anyone who knows of a place to get any of the parts mentioned or can help me out in the GTA let me know!
Finally, for anyone who is going to shoot me for modding the bike I'm going to leave this one restore-able. No frame cutting.
I need to track down a stock speedo, tach, front and rear fender, headlight, headlight ears, taillight and taillight mount, indicators, reflectors, re-cover the original seat and paint / decals. Gastank is in good condition but needs a little bodywork.