I love old motorcycles. There’s a certain bit of character that they just show up with. At times that character can manifest some trouble, but it’s usually worth it.
One thing a lot of old bikes do not come with is spare parts or instructions. It’s sort of like raising foster children; you get them, you’re likely unprepared and there’s virtually no one to turn to for (constructive) advice and you don’t know how they’ve been treated.
When I loaded ‘Grover’, the 1971 Suzuki TC 90 into the back of my Subaru wagon a several months ago I knew I was getting in pretty deep. The piston was seized there was no real way to check out the rest of the mechanical condition. But, for $150, whaddya gonna do?
I rebuilt the top end and got it runni...Read More