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I couldn't resist buying this '89 TS185 this morning. Banged up and rusty but the engine turns over nicely, has spark and good compression.
All the electrics are gone, other than ignition, more important, it's missing the 2-stroke oil reservoir and oil lines. If I remember correctly, the TS series oiling system lubricates the main bearings directly as well as adding oil to the fuel, and the throttle adjusts the oil flow. So this bike has the wrong throttle cable too.
I guess someone thought it would be okay to just put premixed fuel into the tank, but that is likely to run the main bearings dry.
Any advice on where to find parts would be very helpful. I'm in Queensland Australia but I'll order parts from the US or Japan if necessary. Or even China!
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