From shed to show­room

Suzuki TS50ER, Shaun Bolton, Crewe, Cheshire

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Good luck to Jim with his

TS50ER build. I found mine in a shed in mid-wales along with 11 lawn­mow­ers in Oc­to­ber 2015. I fi­nally talked the owner into sell­ing it to me in April 2016. The bike is a 1982 X-reg with only 798 miles on the clock. Af­ter giv­ing it a light restoration I think she came up well.

I could tell from the mo­ment we pulled it out of the shed it was go­ing to be a nice lit­tle bike. I’ve tried to keep the bike as orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble and I was so pleased when she passed her MOT first time af­ter nearly 20 years un­used. Rid­ing it is great fun although slow, and you have to get used to blokes of a cer­tain age want­ing to talk to you and try­ing to buy it.

Light resto proved per­fect for this TS Gives our Jim a nice tar­get to aim for

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