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Author Topic: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)  (Read 14497 times)

Offline Azbiker

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74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« on: Nov 01, 2011, 19:32:02 »
I purchased this bike out of bordom actually. I have been building my 76 CB360T (Graybird) and needed something else to keep me busy while waiting for parts. This bike is rough. Got it off of Craigslist for $100. The motor runs. The previous owner put a new Moose Dual throttle on it. I immediatly sold it on Ebay for $100. So......bike was free.

This is not going to be a stock build of a tl125 trials bike. Since I live in southern Arizona, I am building this bike to match the terrain and something for me to go right out my garage and into the desert to mess around on.

Here is what I have done so far. Keep in mind. Iam trying to spend as little money on this bike as possible. I eventually need to find a new used frame since this one had some damage. even though it has been repaired, I want to replace it.

Painted frame (Nutmeg).
Painted wheels (semigloss black).
Painted engine (PJ1 fast Black)
New tires/tubes (Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tires)
New brake pads
New cables/levers
Polished handle bars

Still need to find a seat for this thing.

I am painting the tank in an offwhite and my neighbor airbrushes flames (realistic ones) and he is going to paint them like they are coming out from underneath the tank. Price? 6 pack of beer.

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2011, 19:33:53 »
Here are shots of the "after". Everything has just been rattle canned with Dupicolors high heat engine paints. Again, keeping this build cheap!

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2011, 19:36:37 »
I really don't know what "style" this bike is heading. Kinda why I have it posted here. Just want to make it a fun, beta the hell out of it type of ride. And IF I decide to try to climb over a large rock or tree stump.......I just might.

If anyone knows of a good TL 125 frame for sale. Please let me know if you would. Will be updateing more as parts come in.

Thanks,
Jon


Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2011, 20:09:01 »
Cool! Just as I got done writting all of this, the door bell rings.........

Offline Swapmeet Louie

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2011, 20:11:38 »
dig it.


I do too.. Nice to see a fresh/different color scheme
" an opinion form someone who knows not of which he speaks is worse than worthless" TEAZER


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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #6 on: Nov 01, 2011, 20:54:11 »
Yep, I can dig it.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Shermanator86

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2011, 11:06:21 »
Nice man, should be a nice little dirt scooter
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Offline Azbiker

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #8 on: Nov 02, 2011, 17:33:21 »
Thanks guys. My thoughts exactly. Just something to mess around in the dirt.

Offline charlesskelter

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Re: 74 TL 125 (Desert Rat)
« Reply #9 on: Nov 03, 2011, 01:16:30 »
Looking damn good.
If you've cut it and added a hardtail it's a chopper, NOT a bobber.

02 EX250, 97 GSX600F, 76 CB750F, 71 CB175