Interior trimmer Lydia has been making a new seat cover for our 1967 Suzuki TR 250.
Before making the seat cover properly from Alcantara, Lydia made a mockup to ensure her idea would work. She used a piece of scrap fabric to work out the shape and add all the fixings she needed, and this also gave her the time to work out the fluted design for the topmost seat.
Once Lydia had completed the base part of the seat, she moved to the back. The backrest needed to be fixed to the seat, so she drilled some holes to allow her to bolt the backrest onto the seat. She then attached the foam padding, which is quite thin to allow maximum rider seat space.
Lydia fixed the backrest cover to the wood and added decorative piping to the edge. This helps to close up the gap between the fibreglass seat and the material. Next, she checked that the front flap lifted as it should to allow access to the bolts underneath. These are so you can attach it to the motorcycle as and when needed.
We recently welcomed a 1967 Suzuki TR250 into the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
Known for its rugged design and impressive performance, the Suzuki TR250 has all the power and torque you need for a successful race.
The owner of this bike is a keen racer and bike owner, as you can see from the images below, and has bought the seat into us so Lydia can put a new cover on it.
It’s always exciting to see a project come to a conclusion. Recently, we were extra excited to see one of our own vehicles finish its restoration journey and return home to its owner – Bridge Classic Cars Managing Director, Craig’s motorbike.
Our 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T is complete and, as you can see from the photos below, it’s looking incredible.
There’s no doubt that Craig will enjoy his bike and we look forward to seeing it out and about.
Now that the weather has been much more summery as of late, there have been some great biking days and, Bridge Classic Cars Director, Craig recently took his 2017 Ducati Scrambler 800 Cafe Racer out for a ride in the nice weather.
As you can see from the photos below, the bike looks incredible and was undoubtedly an exciting ride out.
More progress has been made on the restoration of our 1984 Suzuki GSX 400T. The switch has just arrived and is very flat across the top. The speedo pops up 20mm and has a convex glass so you don’t have to be over it to read it with a fully digital display.
All of the controls are now sorted and a combined digital speedo and tachometer and rear light have been fitted, so just wiring to go.
The clutch issue is now solved, thanks to lots of mucking about with the sprocket and lift mechanism. The clutch lifter, when operating, moves toward the drive sprocket, with a 10mm offset sprocket and HD 520 chain they met at 1/4 lift.
Another lift mechanism has been sourced from a later model, which sits more flush on the inner case and gives 4mm extra lift, then another 3mm off the back of the sprocket and turned chain link to the inside and all is now fine with more than enough clearance at full lift.