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Hi, my name is Lode (Low-de pronounced), it's flemisch for Louis. I'm from Belgium an live near the city of Antwerp.
Recently I had to clear out my mother's house because she's goes to a retirement house and in her shed I stumbled over my old Suzuki TS125 from 1977. I acquired her in 1999 and driver her a while before buying a car. I have also an old Mercedes Campervan T1 207D from 1982 and a Toyota Landcruiser BT71 from '89.
I love 'old' mechanics!
I'm starting to give the old motorcycle the TLC she needs but finding parts is becoming an pain in the ass!
The plan is to overhaul her completely and set her in her former glory!
The first pic's is how she is now, I want her to became like the last 3 pic's witch I found on the internet...
I hope to find sum directions and good tips from the community here!

Greetings from Belgium!
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Welcome to the forum, Lode. Congratulations on recovering your Suzuki TS125. That's a great bike.
WELCOME ABOARD the site, and...

Hope to see you contribute. You get more from the site when you do.
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Hi, my name is Lode (Low-de pronounced), it's flemisch for Louis. I'm from Belgium an live near the city of Antwerp.
Recently I had to clear out my mother's house because she's goes to a retirement house and in her shed I stumbled over my old Suzuki TS125 from 1977. I acquired her in 1999 and driver her a while before buying a car. I have also an old Mercedes Campervan T1 207D from 1982 and a Toyota Landcruiser BT71 from '89.
I love 'old' mechanics!
I'm starting to give the old motorcycle the TLC she needs but finding parts is becoming an pain in the ass!
The plan is to overhaul her completely and set her in her former glory!
The first pic's is how she is now, I want her to became like the last 3 pic's witch I found on the internet...
I hope to find sum directions and good tips from the community here!

Greetings from Belgium!

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Your bike looks in pretty good shape, so shouldn't be a major task to restore IMO. Keep us posted.
Welcome Lode. That is a fantasitc little bike. I exceptional shape too! Good luck & keep us posted on progress.
Welcome, looks like a fun project.
The bike looks great as is. Change the oil, gas and brake fluids then see if it starts. Then go to the carbs if needed, depends on how it was stored. You may want to put 4 ounces of Seafoam in the first tank to help clean out the fuel system.

Oh, and check the tank for rust before you fill it.

I am not sure if this is because of the European model but the 1977 TS125 in the US only came in red changing to blue in 1978. Try here for parts. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/suzuki/motorcycle/1978/ts125
If the tires are old, please replace them, regardless of how much tread is left on them. Old tires can rot from the inside, so there's no evidence of it from the outside. Noone wants a blow out.
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Welcome to the forum, Lode. Congratulations on recovering your Suzuki TS125. That's a great bike.
that is a sweet looking little bike, It looks like a grin on wheels
Hi-dee, Lode! How da ya doo dee? From the looks of that Suzuki you don't have much work to do to restore it!
Hi, my name is Lode (Low-de pronounced), it's flemisch for Louis. I'm from Belgium an live near the city of Antwerp.
Recently I had to clear out my mother's house because she's goes to a retirement house and in her shed I stumbled over my old Suzuki TS125 from 1977. I acquired her in 1999 and driver her a while before buying a car. I have also an old Mercedes Campervan T1 207D from 1982 and a Toyota Landcruiser BT71 from '89.
I love 'old' mechanics!
I'm starting to give the old motorcycle the TLC she needs but finding parts is becoming an pain in the ass!
The plan is to overhaul her completely and set her in her former glory!
The first pic's is how she is now, I want her to became like the last 3 pic's witch I found on the internet...
I hope to find sum directions and good tips from the community here!

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Good luck Lode! Sorry I can鈥檛 help. I only change fluids, adjust chain, adjust cables, etc鈥, and RIDE!!
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