Restoration Project


TL125 Restoration

Presented by redbug2


Exhaust was mostly home made.    2008-12-15 08:00:03 Engine had jumped timing, but seems to be all there, points covers came with it.    2008-12-15 07:59:30 Missing just about everything, rear rim is not original and the shocks are wrong also.   2008-12-15 07:58:45 Power sprayed the frame, will get it ready for painting.   2009-03-09 07:51:19 Engine off, parts put in the frame for storage.   2008-12-15 08:34:25
A total wreck, will take a lot of work.    2008-12-15 07:57:52 Started on the frame, banged out the skid plate.    2009-06-07 08:36:42 Frame Cleaned and Primed, ready for paint.    2009-08-13 06:58:00 Frame painted, starting to re-assemble.   2009-09-17 08:33:42 Cleaned all of the mud off the engine.    2009-03-09 07:50:26
Cleaning out spin filter, making sure everything is ok inside.   2009-05-30 06:06:41 A lot of aluminum was worn away by the chain slapping around... I always thought this was a bad design..    2008-12-15 08:39:52 Cylinder had Epoxy on the side, what were they trying to seal???   2008-12-15 08:36:37 Cylinder on, cam chain in.    2009-06-07 08:35:02 Cleaned and painted side covers.   2009-05-30 06:07:29
Engine Completed, now on to the frame.   2009-06-07 08:36:15 Front tensioner was spent, will need a new one.    2008-12-15 08:38:36 Engine had no compression, and here Extra Original Seat Photo   2009-07-31 11:28:37 Side View   2009-07-31 11:29:10
Inside of Removed Cover   2009-07-31 11:30:09 Front   2009-07-31 11:29:39 Bottom of seat   2009-07-31 11:30:40 Right Side   2009-09-15 07:53:34 Bottom View   2009-09-15 07:52:55
New Seat cover installed! It looks great, from vintageavenueshop on ebay.   2009-09-15 07:34:26 Second Powder Coat job.    2009-08-29 11:36:49 Tumbled the tank, it worked well, removed most of the loose rust.    2009-03-09 07:52:04 Muffler   2011-01-22 06:08:42 Chain Guard   2011-01-22 06:09:22
Its coming together.    2011-01-22 06:09:53 Muffler placed on for sizing.   2011-01-26 06:40:52

Log Entries

Work Start Date: 2009-02-22  Work End Date 2009-02-22
Title: Cleaned EngineHours: 1 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Started to clean engine. First used gunk. Got most of the mud off, then put engine in parts cleaner. After removing the mud found that the chain had fallen off in its past and it had broken a lot of the aluminum around the sprocket... Nothing had broken through, may just leave it as is under the cover.. or I may get new pieces tigged in.

Work Start Date: 2009-06-07  Work End Date 2009-06-07
Title: Finished EngineHours: 3 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Finished the engine. Replaced bent valve, sandblasted the head, new seals and gaskets, timed camchain, should run fine.

Title: Disassembled engine Hours: 2 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption:

Work Start Date: 2009-06-07  Work End Date 2009-06-07
Title: Sandblasted and Primed FrameHours: 2 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption:

Sandblasted the frame, got all of the grease off. Wire brushed what I could not get with the sand. Primed the frame about 6 times throughout the day. Will wet sand, prime again and then paint with gloss black.

Title: Purchased Two TL125sHours: 4 Cost: $200.00
Work Descrption: Bought 2, one a frame for $125 and the other for $75. Picked them up.

Work Start Date: 2009-05-10  Work End Date 2009-05-10
Title: Purchased SL125Hours: 2 Cost: $100.00
Work Descrption: Purchasd a parts SL125, had a lot of good engine parts, will probably use the cylinder and head.

Work Start Date: 2009-05-30  Work End Date 2009-05-30
Title: Started Assembling EngineHours: 2 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption:

Put in cam chain. Cleaned side covers and painted them. Received rings. Started cleaning cylinder, will need to clean head and take out bent valve.

Work Start Date: 2009-11-01  Work End Date 2009-11-01
Title: Worked on Triple TreeHours: 1 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Triple tree was full of sand because of sandblasting. Took it off and then cleaned it up. Re-greased and assembled. Buffed out aluminum top piece.

Work Start Date: 2009-11-02  Work End Date 2009-11-02
Title: Assembled some moreHours: 1 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Bolted on swing arm. Cleaned up front forks a little and put those on. Put on front and rear tires so that I could roll frame around.

Work Start Date: 2011-01-21  Work End Date 2011-01-21
Title: Worked on the Muffler and Chain GuardHours: 3 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Fabricated a yamaha PW80 baffle to the end of the TL125 muffler. Wire brushed it and then painted with heat paint. Also cleaned up chain guard and painted that.

To Do Entries

Total Cost: $300.00    Total Hours: 21

Parts Wanted

Desired Cost
Date Entered
Part Description
Seat CoverFrame$20.00 2009-05-30Would Like a new seat cover

Parts Purchased

Date Entered
Part Description
MufflerFrame$20.00 2009-05-30Found a rough muffler, it will need some welding, hoping its not too far gone.
Cam ChainEngine$25.00 2009-01-11
Piston RingsEngine$20.00 2009-02-24Need some standard piston rings (new).
Gasket SetEngine$15.00 2009-05-30Found a new gasket set in Taiwan off of ebay.
Kick Starter SealEngine$6.00 2009-06-26Purchased Kick starter seal, would not be bad to have shifter seal and countershaft seal but all I really needed was the kick start seal.
Rear ShocksFrame$25.00 2009-05-30Found rear shocks on ebay. A little rusty, but authentic TL125 Shocks
Shifter and Kick StarterEngine$45.00 2009-05-30Purchased Kick Starter and Shifter
SpeedometerFrame$100.00 2009-05-30

Purchased a real TL125 Speedometer. Metric....

Cam Chain Tensioners and Clutch cable.Engine$25.00 2009-05-30Purchased off of ebay, they were not that great... CLutch cable was good though.
Purchased used CylinderEngine$25.00 2009-05-30Purchased a good used cylinder, though I may not use it.
Rear Rim and TireFrame$55.00 2009-05-30Bought a complete TL125 Rear wheel in great shape
Chain GuardFrame$25.00 2009-06-26Purchased a chain guard off of ebay. Saw it for 15 plus 10 shipping, they usually go a lot higher than that...

Total Cost: $386.00