Suzuki FA50 project

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Suzuki FA50 project

Postby Breaze » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi all,
I recently acquired a 1980-84 Suzuki FA50 and hoping to get it running. I was hoping for some ideas on a few things now that I have it dismantled and see what I'm up against:

1) The carburetor was in the worst shape so far. The throttle slide seems to be stuck holding the throttle cable in so tight I can barely get the cap off - obviously the throttle cable is stuck not allowing any freeplay. I've used various lubricants including wd40, PB blaster, and carburetor cleaner but no go. I'm thinking I should soak it overnight but not sure what to use. I'd rather not cut the cable - still hoping to use it.

Also looking for a description of the function of the manual choke valve in the carburetor - cable is fine but does not come out - is it stuck also or is it not designed to be removed?

2) How can I find the exact year of the model?

3) Carburetors seem to run about 45-50 used and 65 or so new on e-bay - any suggestions on parts search?
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re: Suzuki FA50 project

Postby xrongor » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:37 pm

google search for suzuki parts. the FA50 is located under scooters. there are exploded diagrams and such that will help you. if you plan to keep it, do yourself a favor and just replace all the cables. probably wise to do the brakes and tires as well.

as for the year, find the VIN on the frame and ask a suzuki dealer or your local DMV what year it is.

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re: Suzuki FA50 project

Postby codyology » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:13 pm

sadly i throw one of these away a couple years ago i find it in the woods. should have keep it and just gave the parts away.
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