My Ongoing Restoration of a 1984 Suzuki TS 125 Motorcycle

As a motorcycle enthusiast, I have always been fascinated by vintage bikes. So when I saw a 1984 Suzuki TS 125 motorcycle being sold for 10,000 PHP, I knew I had to have it.

Motorcycle Condition

Upon inspection, I realized that the motorcycle needed a lot of work to restore it to its former glory. Despite this, I decided to take on the challenge and purchased the bike.

Check out my first time seeing this bike. I uploaded this to YouTube since my server has a limited resources.

The motorcycle had complete papers, but it had not been registered with LTO since 2016. This meant that there was a lot of paperwork to be done before I could legally ride it on the road.

We also checked the clutch lining, and to my relief, it was still in good condition. This was a great sign as it meant that one less part needed to be replaced during the restoration process.

Initial Issues Encountered

The initial assessment of the bike revealed that it needed an estimated cost of 20,000 – 25,000 PHP for full restoration. I knew that I was in for a long journey, but I was determined to bring this bike back to life.

Upon delivery of the motorcycle, I encountered a few issues that prevented it from starting. The carburetor was overflowing, and the spark plug was full of gas, making it impossible to start the bike.

Ignition System Replacement

With no other options left, I brought the motorcycle to my trusted mechanic’s garage at 9PM for repair.

The next day, he started replacing the ignition system with a new magneto, backplate, regulator, primary coil, ignition coil, and spark plug cap. This cost me 3,375 PHP, but it was necessary to get the bike running.

After the new ignition system was installed, we were able to start the motorcycle with just one kick. However, we noticed that sometimes it required a bit of choke, which is normal for a 2-stroke motorcycle.

This was a good sign that the new ignition system was working correctly, and it was a relief to know that we were making progress in the restoration process.

Engine Top Refresh

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After the ignition system was replaced, we ordered a new piston and piston rings for an engine top refresh. We also ordered a new carburetor repair kit to fix the leak in the carburetor.

Carburetor Repair

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Final thoughts

Restoring a vintage motorcycle requires a lot of time, effort, and money. But for me, it’s all worth it in the end. I am excited to see the final product of my hard work, and I can’t wait to take this 1984 Suzuki TS 125 motorcycle out for a spin.