GBP 2,450


Date : April 23, 2022
Location : Stroud, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

If you’re looking for an affordable classic look scrambler, the Suzuki Grass Tracker is a great choice. Simple mechanicals, a pleasure to ride and looks every bit the part. And if you’re looking for a Grass Tracker, the one to have is the Big Boy which scores over the standard one in having bigger wheels – 18 inch rear and 19 inch front with wider rims and swinging arm (so the rear takes a full 4×18 tyre quite happily), beefier front forks and the same twin pot front brake as the Suzuki SV650. Electric start and also kick start, with a decompressor valve so really easy to kick if needed.
This is my Grass tracker Big Boy, bought direct from the importer and then refurbished and registered by myself. The refurbishment comprised:
Front brake overhauled with caliper repair kit and new padsFront forks overhauled with new 15w oilCush drive rubbers replacedFork gaiters and stainless jubilee clips fitted for that classic look (fork tubes are 100% good, you’re welcome to check)Wheels refurbished and new tapes, tubes and brand new Heidenau K60 tyres fitted as per BMW GS sizesCarb cleaned and new seals fittedNew foam air filterSeat re-coveredNew spark plug, oil and filterRear light bracket strengthened and new LED rear light fitted for safetyRenthal aluminium handlebars and cross brace fitted, along with new Doherty classic gripsAll outer engine cover screws replaced with a set of stainless allen screwsThe biggest new MotoBatt AGM battery I could squeeze inJust given it fresh oilIt already had the nice after market stainless 2 into 1 exhaust and stainless Super Trapp style silencer when I bought it. This is also the twin-port engine which has a bit more horsepower than the single port TU250s.
The bike has a superb patina which I chose not to destroy in the restoration so I often get asked what sort of British 1960s bike it is (no name on tank) but if you wanted to of course you could strip and repaint it. It sounds absolutely right with the Japanese ‘silencer’ that came with the bike. Tank is a dark, slightly metallic bronze. Frame the original silver/grey and mudguards original satin black. I did the Distinguished Gentleman’s ride on it last year and felt very much at home with the older bikes.
MoTd to 30th June and I can’t see it would want anything for another one then. Speedo looks original to me and reads 26,350 Kms which is 16,373 miles, all consistent with past MoTs and reading when registered by me. V5 here, with me as the only UK owner. Cheap to tax and insure, learner legal. Comes with a spare oil filter, a new braided front brake hose I had custom made, a spare gaiter, spare plug, set of new EBC uprated clutch springs, set of fork seals, indicator relay, original chainguard, etc. One of the easiest Japanese import bikes to get spares for as the engine, electrics and rear hub/brake are all GN250 parts and the front brake is an SV650 part. Plenty of suppliers in Japan still offering aftermarket bits too.
I’m only selling as I’ve already bought a bigger adventure type bike for a long distance event I’m doing with my sons this year. Priced very realistically to sell – the current importer prices are around a grand more than this one for the inferior standard model without all the extras which have gone into this one. Be quick and don’t miss it.