Project Bike

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Randeyeman, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Randeyeman

    Randeyeman New Member

    Just getting into motorized biking by converting my Diamondback Wildwood Deluxe mountain bike. So far, I've installed a 44 tooth drive sprocket on the wheel. Mounted a rear rack mounted 2-liter fuel tank, installed twist throttle/kill switch and dual brake lever on right handlebar, clutch lever on left side handlebar. I'll be picking up a 48cc engine kit next month.
    Now here's little problem I've run into.... The bike has an 8-speed sprocket set. I've removed the front derailleur to make room for the engine. Any ideas for mounting a gear shifter (8-speed) on the left side of the handlebar? It seems as though all the available 8-speed shifters are made to be placed on the right side of the handlebar... Anyone know of a shifter that's made for the left side?