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A few snaps of the new project that's under way. 2 stroke power :)



 

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That will be cool when done. I have a little TC100 that I got a few months ago for $50. It is held together with paint and rust but it was cheap and it runs. FAR beyond restorable but still a fun little ride.

Rochester, NY
74 CB450
73 Triumph Bonnie 750
80 KZ1000 drag/street
 

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The Puch is cool, but I want something with gears.

I got 63mph (gps verified) out of the Puch on one gear and a good tailwind <img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>

There's more to be found in the engine and aero, but the rest of the bike can't take much more. Maybe I'm a coward <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

I'd like to do the Ton on the Suzuki <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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That TS185 is a solid bike. Had one that was the farm bike for years. We'd pull it out of the barn every so often and ride it. Put it away for a few weeks/months, pull it back out and it would fire right up.
Lots of fun.


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Enough about the mighty Puch. Back to the lecture at hand!

New tires arrived yesterday <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>



Made some progress on the tail and started in on the rear sets. Yeah those small triangles of plate steel are the rear sets <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>



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Cut off the whale tail. You guys could say something like: "Hey dipshit cafe frames are flat!"

Laid some glass on the tail.



Mounted the tires up too.



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I'm sure something like a CB350 brake, or if you want to stay Suzuki a GT185 or GT250 brake will be more than enough. That little enduro brake will probably be good for one medium stop before totally fading out (if you are lucky).
 

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Brakes just slow you down.

Found that the clipons from the Puch fit the Suzook like a glove. Big honking 30mm tubes!!!!

Goodbye clubmans! Thank God.

F the 350 hub. I need a whole front end.

I'm on my second box of Brillo.




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Beginning to take form. Stole the clipons from the Puch. They're kinda short.

How long should they be from the centerline of the fork tube?





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dude, seat and rearset bracket look awesome!

i'd say the clipons need to be JUST long enough to fit everything on (which they look to be).

about the front end, look into a GT185 front end, as the forks (30mm) will fit nicely in your triples, AND most years (74-79) use hydraulic disc brakes! (though i'd use a '73 drum...it's sexy as hell)

ps- how'd you paint the frame?...looks nice

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." -Hunter S. Thompson
 

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got the rear brake going on!

check it out

 

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Not feeling the oil injection tank and the bearing is direct lube, so the cases get cracked and welded on. Need to add a weep hole from the transfer port to the bearing for the premix :D



 

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7" headlight would look sweet on the nose.

Anybody got one they don't need?

 
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