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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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suzuki TS400

hey anybody ever own a suzuki ts400 circa 70's? i looked it up and it not to bad looking of a bike, but to get to the point, i recently got my hands on a engine from one, it looks pretty clean and turns over freely, i think it needs a new piston though. 400cc 2 stoke motor up for grabs if anybody knows who wants one or wants it themselves
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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I've had two TS 250s, a common problem was the coils, and the fact that if you threw the chain, there was a little plastic cover for the neutral indicator light that would break, leaking all the oil from the crankcase (not that I ever seized one up or anything ) both my bikes I got used within a few months the coil went out on the first one, a wire lead off the coil broke,easy fix with a soldering iron. the 2nd bike, I had an old coil off a RM 125 that I tried and it worked. fun old bikes but they had very limited suspension that got used up rather quickly. the engine could make a cool shifter cart though.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 04:44 PM
 
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Me and my buddy just assembled a 78 TS250 that was in a box in his garage and turned it into a street bike for him to put around on lol. Its a pretty rough old bike but fun as hell to cruise on I wonder if the 400 motor would fit in the 250....
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that would be a big mod, 250 to 400cc! ow!
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damnit Chris, Ive said this before and someone in this thread mentioned it. F*CKING SHIFTER KART BRO!

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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I just did a google search on my bike and this thread/forum came up.

So I just became a member to say I have one.

I am trying to find out what year it is. I should know tommorrow.

I posted up on it on this thread on advrider with pictures and a short video if your interested

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=251008
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so this engine i have would be perfect for you!
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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^ haha. Nah.. I don't need one. I made this video tonight after messing with the bike. This should give you an idea of its power.
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nice video

what did you use to edit the video?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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^ Thanks.

video was captured on my tripod and my Kodak Z650. It captures it in .MOV format. I had to convert it using RADTools. Its a free download online. I converted it to AVI so windows movie maker could use it.

Video was assembled, cut, and put together with windows movie maker.

My bike is a junker. The forks are bent.

It needs a front wheel, front brakes, forks.. and many other things.

I am thinking about putting the engine/tranny into a go cart and making a shifter cart... hmmm

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