Andy Bo­las

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - BUYER'S GUIDE -

Well this is where it all started for me. In Jan­uary 1991 my fa­ther pur­chased my first bike for me; a 1988 TS50X for the grand sum of £385. Af­ter a few weeks work­ing to­gether on the bike it was ready to go, un­for­tu­nately temp­ta­tion got the bet­ter of me and I got caught rid­ing it on the road at the age of 15 and that was al­most the end of my motorcycling ca­reer be­fore it had even be­gun. Af­ter restor­ing my DT50MX I wanted to get a TS50 to re­store with my fa­ther, sadly he passed away be­fore I could find a suit­able bike as th­ese early TSS don’t seem to turn up very of­ten. How­ever, the fin­ished ar­ti­cle was ded­i­cated to him and I’m sure he would have been proud of the end re­sult. The TS was a lot eas­ier to re­store com­pared to the DT as a lot more parts seem to be avail­able (gen­uine Suzuki) although the prices can be a lit­tle rich but the staff at Robin­sons Suzuki are very knowl­edge­able. It took around two years to re­store the bike mainly due to the num­ber of other projects I have on the go but I’m re­ally pleased with the bike it’s nice to have a bit of my motorcycling his­tory in the garage!

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