Sold for $784.26 in 2017
The Suzuki FA50, also known as the “Shuttle,” is popular noped manufactured by Suzuki from 1980 to 1991. Throughout the years Suzuki changed the noped very slightly, primarily by using different coloring schemes.
The quality of the bike is generally good. Both the paint and chrome finishes are high quality. The bike is however not heavy duty by any measure. The FA50 features 14″ rims and a mono shock rear suspension. The brakes are responsive and the brake cables are nice heavy duty ones, though the rear cable is somewhat prone to binding. Integrated in line with the rear brake cable is a safety disengage lever for the kick start. The brake must be applied for the starter to function.
The FA50 engine is a 49cc case inducted 2-stroke. It has an oil injection system that seems to be reliable, but as in all older bikes run the injection at your own risk. The engine runs remarkably smooth and is extremely reliable. Though the top speed of FA50s tends to be less than spectacular (28mph) it has excellent low end torque. Probably the most notable feature of the FA50s is the enclosed drive line. The drive line consists of a centrifugal clutch, chain, and reduction gear, all of which is enclosed and bathed in oil. This feature makes the drive train very low maintenance and should last the life of the bike. The muffler tends to be a bit on the flimsy side but should last if not abused. The FA50 came equipped with a Mikuni VM12SH carburetor with a #77.5 main jet.
The previous owner loved this one and added a bicycle horn, bell, and a cute little spray paint stencil skull and crossbones logo. We think they give the bike come character so we left them on. If you would prefer to have them removed before pick up just let us know. With all of the fun they were having, they seem to have torn the seat so we replaced the cover. Bonus for you!
We currently have two model year 1985 Fa50f nopeds in stock (built in 84); why not make an offer on the pair!?!?!?! View the other one here!
As noted above, these are not crazy fast bikes, but like other Japanese nopeds, these are very high quality bikes. For this reason, we simply gave them each a new battery, a tune up, a bath, and a polish.
These are both ready for years of stock fun or performance upgrades!
All vehicles purchased online must be picked up from our flagship store on Michigan Avenue within one week of online payment. If you live in the metro Detroit area but don’t have a way to get your new whip home, we can have out our fun and friendly staff deliver it right to your front door! (Full priced purchases only.)
National shipping is available for RESTORED MOPEDS, E-Bikes, and/or Electric Scooters. National shipping can be arranged through U-Ship at the buyer’s expense. We expect it to be $200-$300 depending on location.
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