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Author Topic: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"  (Read 30979 times)

Offline Brodie

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #160 on: Nov 06, 2016, 18:29:58 »
Not done yet mate, I have to many projects on the go and bounce from one to the other.

I currently need to rebuild the exhaust as all the thin spots got blasted open when I took it for a test ride.

I also need to replace the engine seals at some stage.

They are a good bike, just make sure the oil pump is in working order as it also lines the crank bearings.

I have considered using a flat seat but I still like the current look so I think I will keep it. If I recall correctly the seat is a Roc City seat.

Would love to see a build thread for your son's bike.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #161 on: Nov 06, 2016, 19:36:06 »
He's 11 so......he gets distracted ha ha. I'll probably be doing a lot but that's fine! Like yours it's gonna be a little or no money job. It runs and drives, but it's just boring. Will probably do a thread, I'm bad so it'll be short. Bye the way...it's got more rust than it looks
« Last Edit: Nov 06, 2016, 19:39:46 by cbrianroll »

Offline Brodie

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #162 on: Nov 28, 2016, 18:14:36 »
So i tried to weld a new section on to the header of the chamber but it was not possible. Most of the chamber is no longer steel, but thick rust.

Looks like a hole new exhaust is in order.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline Weldangrind

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #163 on: Dec 31, 2016, 21:24:04 »
Brodie, that could be a fun opportunity to play with a later-model expansion chamber, to see if you can wring out a few more ponies.

Offline harryahern76

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #164 on: Jun 04, 2019, 23:42:54 »
Hi There,

I ended up finding this thread. I bought the project off Broady a few years back and have completed the bike since.

Few photos of the finished build are attached. Broady if you see this I'm having some issues with the 12v conversion, when I hit the headlight

my antigravity battery shits itself under the LED headlight's load, otherwise the bike charges the battery without it on. let me know your thoughts?

Happy to chat more about the build :)

Cheers,

Harry



Offline Maritime

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #166 on: Jun 05, 2019, 11:07:49 »
Nice job.
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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #167 on: Jun 05, 2019, 13:07:17 »
I can dig it, man.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Luugo86

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #168 on: Jun 05, 2019, 14:06:16 »
Gnarly little bar-hopper.. well done man.
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Offline Brodie

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Re: '76 Suzuki TS185 "Roker"
« Reply #169 on: Jun 05, 2019, 19:41:30 »
Awesome dude. Came out rad. Glad you finished it. I was only wondering about this bike the other day. Must be a hoot to rise with how light it is.

As for the battery. How big is it? What are the specs for the headlight?
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.