Newbie: Exploring JR50 Direct Drive

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by LivewireRacing, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. LivewireRacing

    LivewireRacing New Member

    Hey All;

    I've a Suzuki JR 50 mini motorcycle that the kids have outgrown. I'm checking out the possibility of mounting the hot little 2 stroke and using a direct drive to the left or a "jackshaft" via the crank.

    I'm searching but don't even know the correct terms to search for. The engine comes with a foot shift neutral/in gear centrifugal clutch so I don't need a free wheel. I know I won't want to pedal with a bike carrying an engine up so high and would like to use it like a scooter, mounting footpegs instead.

    Can I just mount cranks/chainrings on the left and right side with the primary drive on the left and final drive on the right? Seems like it would work great if I could get the gearing figured out.