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Title: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: chuck peterson on October 15, 2018, 06:25:14 AM
This is the stuff I wanna fill the garage with...doesn't look original paint though. Anyone drive one of these?

https://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1971-suzuki-t250-hustler-road/6723443814.html


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Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: bikelee on October 15, 2018, 08:45:47 AM
I had one back in the day. Peaky power band. 0-60 it was very quick.  Really fun to ride. Suzuki advertised it as a Triumph 500 beater.
Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: Charles in Lake Charles on October 15, 2018, 10:20:28 AM
I had a 74 model which I rode all over northern Mexico on a trip.  Fun bike, awful brakes in the wet
and small.  At6!4, I was told that I looked like a monkey    ing a football when riding it.
Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: JukeboxGothic on October 15, 2018, 10:21:08 PM
I bought a restored 250 GT for my then girlfriend to learn to ride on. Fully restored and lovely to ride. She never sat on it. I rode the wheels off it though. Great fun strokers and a bit more docile than a Yamaha RD.
Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: Aaron D. on October 16, 2018, 06:17:19 AM
My English teacher bought one new, rode it from Massachusetts to DC and back.

I rode one 10 years later, nice bike.
Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: lrutt on October 16, 2018, 10:40:19 AM
I have a 1970 T250II. All original. Wonderfull little bike. My BIL and I had 'the race' this summer. He has a 1972 Yamaha 250 twin and I have this one. I followed him on rolling starts and let him get the jump but I caught and passed him 3 out of 3. With the 6 speed trans it cruises easily at 60 mph and isn't even really 'on the pipe' yet. I had it up to an indicated 98mph. I suppose with just a tad bit of work it would hit the ton.


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Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: MikeLemon on October 16, 2018, 11:24:58 AM
Just finished running in this little baby after rebuilding her.  She'd been put away in 1996 and left for 22 years before I rescued her. She's now the goto bike for day to day running around. Fantastic fun!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181016/45b69963dd69a12cad1ad6ce2e83f73c.jpg)
Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: Huzo on October 16, 2018, 03:28:26 PM
I bought a restored 250 GT for my then girlfriend to learn to ride on. Fully restored and lovely to ride. She never sat on it. I rode the wheels off it though. Great fun strokers and a bit more docile than a Yamaha RD.
Same thing happened to me in a previous life..
I also presented my then girlfriend with something that I thought she would enjoy and she wouldn't sit on it either..
Talk about ungrateful...! :sad:
Title: Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
Post by: oldbike54 on October 16, 2018, 04:42:26 PM
 Giving a GF a motorbike that appeals to "you",  yeah, that's a good plan   :rolleyes:

 Dusty