Resto project – Suzuki A100

Here is my ongoing resto project – a little 1980 Suzuki A100 2 stroke.
image

“First introduced in 1966 this slim and elegant single cylinder two stroke developed a healthy 9.3hp @ 7500rpm with the help of a disc valve induction system and was universally popular as a commuter model. Its sporty styling with slim mudguards ad attractive candy colour schemes, available on later models, ensured its ongoing sales success. The very crisp two stroke delivered strong acceleration and a top speed of 65mph-75mph making this 83kg lightweight ideal for city and out of town commutes. This was one of the finest machines of its type at that time and ran on with styling changes until the late 1970’s.” http://www.cmsnl.com/a100_model13054/info/  

The bike rode pretty well when I got it but had scruffy faded red paint and needed a tidy up. Have repainted the tin-ware gloss black and replaced the pitted exhaust, rear shocks and seat and various other bits from ordering parts online (same bike is still in production in SE Asia so all part available). Still to do is a 12V conversion, and replacing the ugly speedo with a neater cafe racer item.

CURRENT PICS

IMAG0598IMAG0599

AS RECEIVED

A100 021A100 009A100 011A100 018IMAG0346

RESTORATION

IMAG0351
A thin coat of paint stripper has the tank back to bare metal in no time.

IMAG0449IMAG0448 Auto Italia March 2014 004  IMAG0579 IMAG0578

ORIGINAL SALES MATERIAL

1974_A100_sales_Luce_860 1975_A100_sales_Luce_900   1975_A100_sales_Luce_b900

1966_A100_brochure_450

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s