FS: Cheap Suzuki GN250

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by WorkTOG, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. WorkTOG

    WorkTOG Guest

    This wasn't intended, because I've just got this thing nicely sorted
    out. The Doctor really wanted the best CD200 Benly I could find, and I
    couldn't find one at sensible money, so I bought this instead, because
    she hated the MZ TS150 I bought from Sweller. *Sigh*. Life gets
    complicated sometimes.

    Sod's law strikes - I've just located (with some help from the
    esteemed Tim Crowther, who tipped me off that it was for sale on his
    company's noticeboard) the CD200 of her dreams. Well, I bloody well
    hope so, because I've just bought it sight unseen.....

    Anyway, that leaves this little GN250. 1991 model on a J, 27,000
    miles, completely stock, very, very nice runner and (best of all) a
    brand new MoT. No tax, though. I'll throw in the rack that I put on it
    because I can't be arsed to remove it, and the grabrail that was in
    place before the rack was rusty anyway. You can have the grabrail too,

    Some corrosion on the engine cases, but nothing that won't polish up
    nicely with Loyblox and elbow grease. I might even do it myself if I
    can get a round tuit. New shocks on the back (some cheapo Taiwanese
    things but hey, new shocks are new shocks). Some arsehole cut the seat
    with a Stanley knife so there's a small black gaffa tape patch on it.

    The exhaust is patched underneath with bandage and paste, where the
    headers siamese. It's holding fine and not blowing, but at some time
    in the future it will either need a spot of welding or replacement.
    The silencer itself is perfect, but it's stained where battery acid
    blew onto the chrome, presumably because nobody knew how to fit a
    battery breather tube.

    And it's missing the right-hand side panel badge. Seven quid from
    Suzuki apparently, or less from a breaker.

    Bloody nice soft little engine. It's actually parked in our office car
    park as I write this, having carried me the 40-odd miles to work from
    The Chateau. It cruises at 60-70mph and tops out at over 80. Nothing
    startling, but decent enough. Fuel consumption is about 65-70mpg.

    Very low seat, which is why it was bought in the first place. Good
    tyres, decent chain, new rear brake shoes, plenty of life in the front
    pads, and I've just cleaned up the front brake caliper and greased the
    slider pins.

    The Crowth has got first refusal for - is it his sister? I unremember
    - but to be honest, I think she's looking for something a bit more
    powerful as a post-125cc bike, so I'm sticking it up here on the
    off-chance. Obviously it's 33bhp legal (something like 22-24bhp,

    Yours for ukp350. Yep, slightly more than it cost me, but then I was
    very lucky to get it at the price I paid, and I've sorted out what
    needed sorting, added the useful carrier, and got a year's MoT on it.
    Perfect winter or town hack. if nobody wants it, it'll go on Ebay
    where I'm certain it'll make more, like about ukp400-425. <fx:
    Shylock> Trust me on this.

    SW London area. The email addie on this posting will bounce so try:

    Chateau.murray at dsl.pipex.com

    Oh, and it's red.
    WorkTOG, Oct 17, 2003
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    Hog Guest

    Jonathan, the recent convert and Bandit owner from this neck of the woods is
    looking for something like this. I'll email it too him. He could tie it in
    with a trip to the NEC.
    Hog, Oct 17, 2003
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    JH Guest

    She has no taste, I told her so too...
    Jolly cute, and in red too, what more could you ask of a winter hack? Now i
    wonder if SWMBO would allow a third bike on the drive...<voice of sense: no,
    she bloody wouldn't, she'd have your balls for earrings!>

    JH, Oct 17, 2003
  4. Heh. True, true. This is the polite thoughtful one.
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 17, 2003
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    Alan.T.Gower Guest

    And here's me looking for a nice little 500cc bike for a low, low price.
    Providing it's got a decent engine anything will do.
    Alan.T.Gower, Oct 18, 2003
  6. The engine in this one is superb. But it's a bit lacking compared to a
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 18, 2003
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    sweller Guest

    Did you mention that you were after a clean ETZ 250?

    I have a nice, German, ETZ 300 that should be MOT'd, serviced etc. etc.
    [1] and ready for sale on Monday. Will make a very fine winter machine.

    [1] But not taxed, colour everyone surprised
    sweller, Oct 19, 2003
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    sweller Guest

    An ETZ 300 any good?
    sweller, Oct 19, 2003
  9. Observe how the Sweller Demon tries to ensnare its victims....
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 19, 2003
  10. I think MZs actually came from the factory with a handwritten "Tax in
    Post" note in the little holder.
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 19, 2003
  11. Very Cheap, and "It's an MZ".

    What more d'you need to know? ;-))
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 19, 2003
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    Andy Wegg Guest

    I have never met that Tim Crowther.
    Andy Wegg, Oct 19, 2003
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    sweller Guest

    I was thinking around £310. Ermm, its orange, quite nice (FTVoMN), has
    an after market electronic ignition, German built 1987 'E' reg 300cc,
    can't remember the mileage but not outrageous or it would have stuck in
    my mind.

    Avon AM21/23 tyres with quite a bit of life in them. Chain has plenty of
    adjustment and all the electrics worked first time. Usual fuel tap
    problems, (tap washer swells and hardens restricting feed and leaks if
    you poke it about too much), now sorted.

    It has the unusual (I've never seen one before) cylinder head. It has
    neat looking fins bolted on the top rather than looking like its been
    garroted IYSWIM.

    Hope to have it MOT'd and some pictures later this evening.
    sweller, Oct 20, 2003
  14. *Tempted*
    The Older Gentleman, Oct 20, 2003
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    JH Guest

    Some while ago Simon yep. SWMBO would probably kill me. I have caught the MZ
    bug though...
    Mmmmmm, resist...
    <MZ mode>Wots tax?</MZ mode>

    JH, Oct 20, 2003
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    JH Guest

    Give it up, I'm a few miles up the road and getting more and more tempted as
    the minutes go buy. Damn 3 bikes?!

    JH, Oct 20, 2003
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    JH Guest

    Gerorf, stop being greedy...

    JH, Oct 20, 2003
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