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Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:13 pm

HI from the UK

Heres my Suzuki ZR50 k x1

I had a new one at 16 i actually did the unthinkable and traded a perfectly good Suzuki ap50 in against it.
The Cost was £399 new less £150 for the ap50.

Within 10 seconds of leaving the bike shop i knew i had done it wrong,it has to be the most painfully slow bike ive ever bought.
So why did i want another?
Not sure really maybe it will look better in my dining room than the plant pot :)
This one has been built from mostly nos bits about 6 years ago and it has got to be quite a rare beast in this condition nowadays.


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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:21 pm

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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:06 am

Dont talk much here do they? :(
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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby silverfox » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:36 pm

Your bike is beautiful even though it is not a true moped in the sense that it does not have bicycle type pedals.

But that would not stop me from buying it if I found it in a barn.

You will find that the below website is much more active:

mopedarmy.com

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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:50 pm

I understand what your saying about it not being a proper ped in regard to pedals but they all have their place.

The reason these bikes sold was that they looked alot more like biger bikes and had recounters and a proper dash but the downside was that while they got rid of the useless pedal arrangents they had a design speed of 30mph :(

Because of that they didnt sell well and as a result quite rare,especially in this condition.

Thanks for the other site.
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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby John » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:07 pm

But there was a lot you could do that 50 cc motor to derestrict it and easily get 50-55 mph out of it. Then kit it and get 70 mph. Definitely a beautiful restoration but needs to be riden to really appreciate.

I am doing up a Honda MB50 right now. Wll look almost as nice as yours but will be kitted out and used. Get on that thing!

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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Sat May 12, 2012 12:27 pm

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And the frame thats being used....

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painted in 2 pack 2k with a £15 gun :)


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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Sat May 12, 2012 12:29 pm

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A little more progress :)

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Slowly coming back to life now :)

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Postby silverfox » Sat May 12, 2012 1:50 pm

Great stuff, keep it coming......

Let us know how it runs
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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby mountainmoped » Sat May 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Great job!
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Re: re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ohno » Sun May 13, 2012 2:57 am

silverfox wrote:Great stuff, keep it coming......

Let us know how it runs


If its anything like the new one i had back in 1980 its will be exceptionally slow :)

but no,it wont be ridden its just too good.
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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby John » Sun May 13, 2012 5:05 am

Too bad you will never ride it, and the bike becomes a trailer queen! Find another, build it to ride in some EACC events. Appears there are some still around and parts available.
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re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby Ralph C Barger » Sun May 13, 2012 5:42 am

What John said!!! Beautiful bike!!
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Re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby martyp » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:24 am

Sorry for using an old thread, but can anyone remember how to derestrict these little Suzuki ZR50's?
I've just picked one up but I'd forgotten how under powered they were!
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Re: Suzuki ZR50 x1

Postby John » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:56 pm

Carb, airbox, pipe,sprocket smaller at motor., and lose weight.. lol
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