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mqqn

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TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« on: August 31, 2009, 06:10:58 PM »
Hi folks -

I own a 100% original TMX 100 with 180 miles showing on the odometer.

The bike is cosmetically rough, as it was stored in a shed for many years, and then in a garage for many more.

The bike has the original tires, grips, cables and all other items as far as I can tell, and it does not show any real wear from riding, just from sitting neglected.

Here is a link to pictures of the bike -

http://www.iammoon.com/albums/Bridgestone%20TMX100/index.html

One thing I am not sure about are the rear shocks - they do not look like the shocks I expect to see on a TMX, but I will ask here what you all think on the shocks - stock or not?



Based on what you see, would you clean the bike and try to preserve it's survivor status, or would you restore it to pristine?
     
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mqqn

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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 07:18:37 PM »
The shocks are not stock and you are missing the rear rack.

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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 12:17:05 PM »
Thanks Mikey -

I am already potentially onto a set of stock shocks for the bike.

As for the rear rack - is this a standard item? Most of the pictures of the TMX I have seen do not show a rear rack on them, although the original owner could have easily removed this and threw it in the shed, I never saw that.

Thanks for your reply.

best regards -

mqqn

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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 07:24:51 AM »
mqqn,
I posted pictures under the gallery 100. The orange TMX the holes were added but the rack is OEM.

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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 08:15:39 AM »
Thanks Mikey!

I appreciate your doing that.

I looked at the pics of the orange one, and it appears to be a newer model than mine, with a different pipe (mine is all chrome) and some other minor differences.

Mine is a 1970 model.

Thanks also for posting the G/P pics of the green one - I can see the many similarities. I do like the look of the TMX better, with the larger tires it has a beefier look.

Do you know if the fork legs off of a SS RS175 are the same as the legs on my TMX 100? I found a set for sale and just want to make sure they will work.

best regards -

mqqn
« Last Edit: September 02, 2009, 08:26:55 AM by mqqn »

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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 08:32:15 PM »

Do you know if the fork legs off of a SS RS175 are the same as the legs on my TMX 100? I found a set for sale and just want to make sure they will work.

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mqqn

The 175 fork legs and all other fork parts are not the same as the 100 Trail/TMX 100 and won't fit.
Karl Swartout
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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009, 10:52:02 AM »
The shocks in the photo are old Yamaha Thermo-flow, off 70's motocross bikes, before they went to monoshock system

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Re: TMX 100 - restore or preserve?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2009, 11:22:17 AM »
Thanks guys!

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