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Ooh reasonable!

Post by fossie » Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:08 pm

This bike was a club members years ago....not far from me now , but never come across it.
Anyway £1700 seems pretty ok..

If the other bikes seem interesting aswell .
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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by fossie » Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:30 pm

Looking at the reg it is very possibly one of the actual UK bikes not a grey ....AF was not an area used on the grey import listings ....though it is one from a West Country Suzuki dealership of those days . ;)
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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by Nicky Dodds » Sun Jul 04, 2021 2:03 am

Nice to see a different colour scheme but it's too reminiscent of a bandit shade.
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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by shev2439 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:04 pm

I've been looking for a 'pop-up' for a while and so have bought this to keep my 650 company! The log book says it was new in '85 and first registered in '85, is there any other way I can check if it was one of the original Heron Suzuki 100? (It has got a 17" rear wheel.)
If any one knows any of it's history I would be delighted to know!
Wasn't sure about the colour, I had intended to return it to original, but I think it might be growing on me.
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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by SamK » Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:43 pm

shev2439 wrote:I've been looking for a 'pop-up' for a while and so have bought this to keep my 650 company! The log book says it was new in '85 and first registered in '85, is there any other way I can check if it was one of the original Heron Suzuki 100? (It has got a 17" rear wheel.)
If any one knows any of it's history I would be delighted to know!
Wasn't sure about the colour, I had intended to return it to original, but I think it might be growing on me.
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The main giveaway, for me anyway, is the mph overlay on the clock face.
Grey imports tended to have individual stickers on the glass.

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Also means you can’t see what speed you’re doing after dark Image

Other is the 50mph warning light

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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by fossie » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:14 pm

There is no way to know the history really BUT the log book says new in 85 then it was a Heron jobbie ...one of the few . They came as intended from Japan and Heron added an inlay inside the clocks , as Sam said so small it couldn't be seen in dying light. They still had the 50 mph light ...
There were some from Australia / South Africa / New Zealand with 18" rear wheel and extra bhp but very few the majority were Jap market. ;)

Most inlays over the years became unglued or crinckled and taken off .
The reg district isn't one that is used on grey imports .

So technically worth more as not an import. :D
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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by shev2439 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:25 pm

Thanks both for the information. Not really concerned about value as I think this is a keeper, Just interesting to know!
(Oh that sounds a bit antiques roadshow doesn't it!!)
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Re: Ooh reasonable!

Post by fossie » Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:04 pm

The beginning of its history starts in Truro Cornwall. ;)
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