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Old September 23rd, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default 80's suzuki bikes - need help

I have two, I think 1981, suzuki motorcycles. One is a 750 "cruiser" the other one is a 250 maybe.

Anyway. I have no keys to them and no idea on their mechanical state.
The 750 has a kickstart and electric, and the engine turns over. The other bike only has electric start so I can't even check if the engine is free.

I would like to know how easy or hard are these bikes to work on. Are the parts expensive if they need to be fixed?

I guess I just need to a way to find out if they are worth fixing, or if I should try to sell them as they sit?!
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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I have two, I think 1981, suzuki motorcycles. One is a 750 "cruiser" the other one is a 250 maybe.

Anyway. I have to keys to them and no idea on their mechanical state.
The 750 has a kickstart and electric, and the engine turns over. The other bike only has electric start so I can't even check if the engine is free.

I would like to know how easy or hard are these bikes to work on. Are the parts expensive if they need to be fixed?

I guess I just need to a way to find out if they are worth fixing, or if I should try to sell them as they sit?!
For the 250, you could run jumper cables to the battery connections to see if it will turn over.

(seems like a genius like you could have figured that one out)

I mean, I'm just a worthless teacher.
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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For the 250, you could run jumper cables to the battery connections to see if it will turn over.

(seems like a genius like you could have figured that one out)

I mean, I'm just a worthless teacher.
I would, if I had a key for it. I just clarified that in my post above.
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I would, if I had a key for it. I just clarified that in my post above.
Then you could probably unplug the key switch, which I'm assuming will have a wire harness that could be bypassed with a piece of wire and a couple solder-less connectors.
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