1980 Suzuki TS185ER

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - In Your Shed -

Owner: Sean Clark­son, Ac­cring­ton, Lancs Owned for: two and a half years So far: barn find to com­plete nut and bolt resto What’s next? full resto of an GT200 X5

Iwanted to do a full resto af­ter read­ing the mag. I’m a com­plete novice with all things me­chan­i­cal but I have loads of en­thu­si­asm. I like Suzuki two-strokes and I’ve never owned a trail bike so the Suzuki TS range ap­pealed to me. I found a TS185ER on ebay in Jan­uary 2016 and made a cheeky of­fer which to my amaze­ment was ac­cepted. I re­alised it was miss­ing quite a few parts and wasn’t the bar­gain I thought it was. It re­ally has been a labour of love and I’ve tried to keep the bike as orig­i­nal and gen­uine as pos­si­ble but with one eye on costs.

That’s a pretty good job of work for a first resto

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