Re: Is the Suzuki 50 quad a good starter?
I have a garage full of 90's, a KS and a mini 50 (Kasea calls it a SK2 -- I call it "Mini Me."
After three months of abuse, here is my opinion:
1. With the restrictors removed, it easily hits 20+mph with a 200 pound rider;
2. Starting is easiest in the field. Just turn on the fuel valve and push the button. Within one minute the auto choke is off and it runs like the full size models
3. Suspension in the front uses an I beam design that is just fine for the purpose. In the rear, the engine is part of the swing arm (like the LT80) but it does not bother me on such a small machine.
4. It comes with a tool kit under the seat
5. the hand tether is a metal pin design so it should last (I suggest getting a couple of extras just in case).
6. There is no back up kick starter but you could add the side case from a KS5 Skyhawk 50 with some simple mods.
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Cut the doughnut off the right grip. I had the grip slip back and hold the throttle on.
The plastic under the seat may crack in the two front
corners. I took a hot soldiering iron and burned a round hole in each corner to prevent the crack from chasing.
If you add lights, use a Raptor style upper dog bone as the light base. It works great.
Remove the rear tether (if not needed) by connecting the two bullet plugs together.
IF you remove the exhaust restrictor, use high temp sealant on the exhaust flange to prevent leaks. The stock gasket will not hold the exhaust when the restrictor is removed.
This ATV can easily be made wider and longer. I have upgraded to an aluminum cylinder, some trans parts, lights and a wider stance.