Unless he's lucky, and can find someone who will work on it, he'll have to get a manual and do it himself if they're too far. That's what I had to resort to, and it's really not that bad. Plus, it saves me a lot of money in labor fees. What kind of work does he need done?
motor dies unless you pump the primer bulb. He replaced the primer bulb and fuel line. thinks it might be in the carburators. the strange thing is that it runs fine wide open, but when you drop to idle speed it instantly dies and is very hard to keep running at idle.
If it helps when he presses the bulb, 10:1 it's the fuel pump, though thoroughly cleaning the carbs never hurts. He can probably rebuild the fuel pump for less than $20, but I'm not positive on the price. He can look up about any part here: http://www.brownspoint.com/
The folks there give good service, but the people at Friday's Marine in VA have helped me tremendously. I order everything through them now. I don't have the number here at home, but I'll post it in the morning when I get to work. Suzukis are great motors, but dealer support is lacking in Ohio and it's tough to get anyone to look at them. Tell your buddy to get a manual for his motor. There's almost nothing that can't be done at home.