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1972 Suzuki TC90J Blazer

This was my first motorcycle, purchased at a dealer in Wichita Falls before my 15th birthday. My older brother, 22 at the time, and I bought our motorcycles on the same day. He bought a Suzuki 185 that seemed awfully big to me.

  • 90 cc two-stroke, one-cylinder engine (see detailed specifications below)
  • Dual-range transmission (street, off road)
  • Vehicle identification number TS 90 85394
  • Purchased new for $445 on May 5, 1972 from Cycle World of Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Sold to neighbor Earl Blair on August 9, 1974 in Iowa Park, Texas

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Suzuki TC90J Blazer

Original sales brochure (front; TC-90J Blazer model)

Suzuki TS-90 Honcho

Original sales brochure (back; TS-90J Honcho model)

Specifications (Blazer Model)

Length 73.8 inches
Width 33.1 inches
Height 42.5 inches
Wheel Base 47.0 inches
Ground Clearance 8.7 inches
Dry Weight 199 lbs.
Engine Type 2-stroke air-cooled aluminum, single cylinder rotary valve
Bore & Stroke 1.85 inches by 2.04 inches
Cylinder capacity 89 cubic centimeters
Compression Ratio 6.7:1
Carburetor VM19SC
Maximum Output 11 hp/7500 rpm
Maximum Torque 7.8 ft.-lbs./7000 rpm
Speed Range 60-65 mph
Transmission 4 x 2, dual range, constant mesh
Clutch Multi-plate, wet disc
Starter Primary kick
Brakes: Front Right hand, internal expanding
Brakes: Rear Right foot, internal expanding
Suspension: Front Telescopic, oil-dampened
Suspension: Rear Swinging arm, oil-dampened
Tires: Front 2.75-18 4PR full knobby; radius (18 + 2 x 2.75)/2 = 11.75 in.
Tires: Rear 3.00-18 4PR Full Knobby; radius (18 + 2 x 3.00)/2 = 12.00 in.
Color Morro Green
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.72 gals.
Oil Tank Capacity 2.5 pts.
Instruments Speedometer
Climbing Ability 35 degrees

Created 20110922; Updated 20111027