This is my first burning questions entry on how to start a 1977 Suzuki RV 125 trail/Road bike. We acquired this bike from a farmer, who was selling his farm and moving into Edmonton to live out his retirement . time my Father At that time my Father had owned a machine shop and had a reputation of taking on almost any job and completing it. Said farmer drives up to the shop suzuki crotch rocket in the back of his pickup. Goes in and says "I'll give you three motorbikes if you can start mine" of coarse we said yes, he wheels the bike in and my father looks at it, kicks it over, nothing, again nothing, he turns on the electric start the motorbike putses, pops then stops. He says to the farmer, come back in three hours. Three hours later the farmer walks back in expecting that the bike was doomed. My father Stands up from his desk and says "finally come here" He walks over to the bike turns on the ignition, gas and kill, hits the electric start and it starts and runs fine.I turns out the points needed to be adjusted.
This bike when we got it, was not running, the handlebars had been bent in half,and the turn signals had been knocked off.
We got the parts from a local wrecker and the only thing wrong with the engine was that it had the wrong sized piston in it and the exhaust pipe was broken.