The SS50 racebike, a project that has been in a corner for a long time, is now getting a new chance.
The rules for 4-strokes have changed, allowing them to be 85cc in the 50cc class, and as my CB50 was sold, I need something new if I want to ride in the 50cc class again.
Well the SS50 racebike had an almost complete 85cc race engine made for it, so that would be a good start.
Just needed some gearbox work, as the first gear was too short for the rest of the custom made close ratio 4-speed gearbox.
It is put together from SS50, S65, Z50 and other parts and now getting a taller first gear consisting of a chaly gear grafted onto a chinese shaft.
seen in this picture, from top to bottom
- Takegawa 5-speed 14/33 first gear
- Custom made chaly / chinese 14/32 first gear
- Cut off chaly 2-speed gearbox shaft
- chinese 11t shaft for bearing type engine casings (of no use in my old SS50 cases)