I recently got a couple of Dual sport motorcycles . These have history with me and I am super happy to have these two.
The first one I got is my uncle's 1971 TS250 'Savage' He bought it new in 71' I talked him into giving me a ride on this in 1972 . I would have been 11 YO . It was stored in a shed on his hunting property for 25-30 years and needed a lot of work to resurrect it . But that is the kind of thing I like to do so I 'played' with it for a couple of weeks and got it running for him to take the first ride.
At 75 YO you could see him still beaming with pride over this bike and he didn't hesitate to kick it over and run it around for awhile.
I love this bike and will take good care of it.
For me though this brought back a lot of memories of my first machine .
In high school I was just aching to have a motorcycle of my own , so I worked my butt off after school pumping gas and flipping burgers until I saved up enough to buy a TS125 Suzuki , I rode that thing endlessly , I burnt up 2 pistons and replaced them . My Dad actually told me he was proud of what I had done with that thing , being that I was 16 and rebuilding motors and such . I never forgot that.
I saw this TC125J on C/L nearby and couldn't stop thinking about it so I went and took a look telling myself that this had better be damn good for me to pay what he was asking.
Well It was nice ... And after sitting on it and starting it first kick , running it around a bit . (sounded and felt just like my old one)
I couldn't resist. It was about at the going price for these now, but my emotional connection to it took over and it is mine now !
For 45 years old these are both very classic machines and both in good shape.
Forgot to mention the green one has 3500 miles on it .
The red one has only 2120 miles. Barely broke in
Edited by MGP59DB, September 04, 2016 - 12:54 PM.