Author Topic: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl  (Read 775 times)

Offline chuck peterson

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Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« 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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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
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Offline Aaron D.

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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #5 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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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #6 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!

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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #7 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:

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Re: Antique Pick of the Day, 1971 Zuki T250 Hustler, Hartford, cl
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 04:42:26 PM »
 Giving a GF a motorbike that appeals to "you",  yeah, that's a good plan   :rolleyes:

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