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    Suzi FA50

    Only update I have of recent . Been stuck at work and havnt had time (like I said I would make) to do anything, so I had a tiny bit of time last night so cracked into a few small tidy up jobs To stop rust I gave the plate I welded in a lick of paint! Also while I was there I mounted my ignition barrel in the hole where the oil level gauge would normally sit. Other than that, all I have really done is bolt the motor back up to the frame. I think next on the list will be making a tidy loom to stash under that plate, wire it all in and ride
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    Suzi FA50

    2018 and back at it! And this year I’m going to make a bit more time for this. It won’t be for a few months as I over spent over New Years and need to catch up I did manage to finally finish my under seat electronics cover though! I had to tidy up the edges but got it fitting snug Feels good to be back with my welder! Welds aren’t that great looking (I really need to get some gas) but it does the trick. Also over the break my genuine filter elbow finally turned up! Looks a shit load better than that shitty thing I had on before!
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    Suzi FA50

    UPDATE FINALLY I have been pretty busy this week so havnt really touched the FA50 in a while...I do finally have those picks of her all cleaned up though! All I’m waiting for now is my sheet metal to turn up so I can get onto welding up my under seat electronics cover On the positive side though a few weeks back I ordered a NOS intake elbow! I was sick of the random one I had on there that I was just making work. So when that arrives I will get a new filter to suit and go from there. What else.... I finished welding up my exhaust too, so while I’m waitin
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    Suzi FA50

    Yeah mate that’s the one! That farm hack story sounds familiar too so must be your old one! Yeah it was just spark. Had to do a bit of re wiring and a new plug and she ran. Did a compression test on it not so long ago too and it was at about 100PSI
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    Suzi FA50

    UPDATE FINALLY I have been pretty busy this week so havnt really touched the FA50 in a while...I do finally have those picks of her all cleaned up though! All I’m waiting for now is my sheet metal to turn up so I can get onto welding up my under seat electronics cover On the positive side though a few weeks back I ordered a NOS intake elbow! I was sick of the random one I had on there that I was just making work. So when that arrives I will get a new filter to suit and go from there. What else.... I finished welding up my exhaust too, so while I’m waitin
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    Suzi FA50

    Today I got around to cleaning up the frame First step was get some degreaser on the years of shit that is caked on there! The degreaser didn’t quite get everything off so I went to my back up of some foam wash my brother in law had. Sprayed it on and left it for a few minites and with a quick waterblast it came up as good as it could could do (I will get a pic tomorrow as it got too dark to get a good one). Next up clean up the motor
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    Suzi FA50

    Yeah I noticed that once I sat on it! Lol I was planning on adding a bracket on after I got it running. I had cut the factory one off the stock exhaust and was going to weld that on but glad to see you guys are watching carefully in case I miss something haha
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    Suzi FA50

    So to start off I didn’t make the Raglan ride my babysitter fell through and I had no back up! Buuuut time to focus on the next big ride....Tauranga So tried starting her up with that pipe on and no go. Kicked and kicked and kicked but it would splutter and spit flames and die. After a bit of thinking I loosened off the exhaust and boom started up first kick! Conclusion....The pipe was too restrictive. In the rush of trying to get the FA ready for the Raglan ride I just cut the pipe off and welded the factory exhaust back on where ever it sat at the time of welding it (which to be honest
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    Suzi FA50

    So, was just chilling at work and this showed up! I totally forgot I had ordered it! It is just a cheapie from trademe (I think it was about $30 including shipping). Of coarse I had to fit it as soon as I got home, so I chucked it in the vice and began chopping The sparks went flying!! Once I got it cut where I wanted I mocked it up and luckily the bracket for the silencer lined up nicely with a bracket on the rear frame. I mounted it up and marked where I would cut the old muffler off and the factory exhaust got the chop as well With a bi
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    Suzi FA50

    There is one it’s just charging at the moment. In the excitement of the first ride I left the light key on and ran it flat (a brand new battery! )
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    Suzi FA50

    It could just be that then? It’s my first 6v Moped so was thinking there wasn’t enough juice to power them up properly Yeah man if you can bring that filter as a back up that would be sweet! I’m going to try source one tomorrow so hopefully they have one in stock
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    Suzi FA50

    I don’t think I will paint it now you said the yellow ones aren’t around that much so thanks for the peer pressure
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    Suzi FA50

    Plans are, once she survives the Raglan ride, will be to strip her down again and get her looking spify! This will include paint job and just a cosmetic tidy up of the motor/gearbox. While that’s all going down I will try get to the bottom of a lighting circuit issue I have but for now I will be using this....
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    Suzi FA50

    Forgot to add the aftermath of my victory burnout that I did when I finally got her running properly! When I had got it running at idle it wouldn’t rev up very well/wouldn’t get the power to drive itself forward. After many laps of taking the carb off and cleaning it out, taking the exhaust off and trying to burn it out and whipping the plug out and cleaning it I figured it wasn’t any of those. Then a mate was over and we took the rectifier out and she purred up and took me round the block! (Hence the picture above I got a bit excited haha) Next up is to make the cover for all
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    Suzi FA50

    I’d be happy with 60km/h to be honest haha i don’t expect much from it (unless I do a motor swap, which I will probably will end up doing lol)
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    Suzi FA50

    A bit of modification and I think it will look at home here!
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    Suzi FA50

    Now she was breathing fire and 2 stroke smoke it was time for the tidy up.... First on the list was the wiring! Ive always had a soft spot for messing around with wiring so I was looking forward to this part. I pulled out the loom (they run through the frame on these bad boys) I decided the loom was un salvageable, so plan B was to search through the box of parts that came with the bike. I found a quite complete, quite untouched FZ50 loom in and after a bit of research I found out that the FZ & FA bikes are practically the same! So I binned the FA loom and ran the FZ loom through
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    Suzi FA50

    So a bit of history on the old moped.... My brother in law owns a Honda Chaly and wanted to get me on something old school. He was chatting with someone he worked with about old mopeds and he said he had a FA50 and an old FZ motor lying around he wanted to get rid of. So one of the boys got the FZ motor for his FZ & I put my hand up for the FA. I had no idea what condition it would be in or even if it would run because all I knew about it was that it had been sat somewhere for years without being touched. When we got possession of it we all thought the same thing. Have we bi
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    Suzi FA50

    Havnt done one of these in a long time and with summer coming up I’ve been seeing a lot of builds I follow pop up with updates as they edge closer to completion. This got me to thinking...I’ve been tinkering with something trying to get it ready for summer, why aren’t I documenting it! So here I am This is my 197something Suzuki FA50 Bit of history on how I ended up with her... I always had the mentality of ‘scooters are for fags, why don’t they get a real bike!’ But after being taken out on my first ‘scooter mish’ with a few of the lads, that perception all changed! It w
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