Suzuki A100 (go-fer)

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Glen, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. Glen

    Glen Guest

    Has anybody had any experience with one of these. I have an eye on a 1976
    model with very low mileage. What should I look out for on this model?
    Just looking for a low budget machine to restore and have a little fun with
    (don't want to make my other machines jealous) and try to teach my kids to

    Thanks, Glen
    Glen, Sep 1, 2003
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  2. Neat little 2-stroke single. Disc valve induction. Four-speed box with
    an "all-down" pattern[1] with neutral at the top. Top speed about 65mph.
    Pressed steel frame, engine bolts straight into an AP50 chassis for an
    instant power upgrade.

    Totally valueless so a decent runner can be picked up for a couple of
    hundred (pounds or dollars). Actually, I've got a side panel for one

    Main problem is rust - mudguards corrode, pressed steel swinging arm
    corrodes, pressed steel frame rusts.... but as a dirt cheap little basic
    bike, it has its uses.
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 1, 2003
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  3. Glen

    Geribaldy Guest

    I had one of these as my first bike when I was 17, and it lasted well
    against the punishment I gave it.
    It did suffer rusty mudguards as TOG said, and also a stripped plug thread,
    which was helicoiled and worked fine thereafter.
    Geribaldy, Sep 1, 2003
  4. Glen

    Glen Guest

    Thanks for the replys. I went for it, but was 3 hrs late. Guess it wasn't
    to be.

    Glen, Sep 2, 2003
  5. *Please* tell me you're joking!

    The Older Gentleman, Sep 7, 2003
  6. Glen

    geoff_m Guest

    Nope, no joke. I had the specs a couple of house moves back, but can't
    find them now. Suzuki New Zealand brought in some factory race barrels
    and other parts. I was talking to the guy who bought a dozen of them
    (which had been on the shelf for 20 years) a few years back for $10...
    The race specs included triming the rotary valve, new (bigger) carb,
    spannie and port work. I can't remember the power output, but IIRC it
    doubled it, which isn't as much as it sounds...
    geoff_m, Sep 9, 2003

  7. *Excellent*! Made my day, that has.
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 9, 2003
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