Activating second gear on JR50

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This is the very same problem I am facing. I first heard of this at a Suzuki dealer in Waco TX, but have not been able to confirm this until now. This trick JR50 has its second gear activated, so it 'must' be there ?! - Anyone else I ask gets a glazed look in their eyes. Either it is the best kept secret ever, or is total BS :think
 
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ITS first

Its second gear that your in now . first gear is blocked off.
about 45 min and a die grinder you will be flying
 

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BunduBasher- Send me a PM with your fax number and I will send you some info about how to do it.
 

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Thanks for the info guys, at least now I know there is more to this than just a story.

So how do the gears work? Neutral, two one , or one up, one down, with neutral in the middle ?
 

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Originally posted by BunduBasher
one up, one down, with neutral in the middle ?
That's it.
 

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Thanks Vic for the instructions.

From what I can see it is a fairly simple procedure. Remove the right side cover, and you will see the part when you wiggle the gear lever, you will see the bump that needs to be ground down. I will give it a bash and see what happens ! :)
 

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You're welcome. Good luck.:)
 
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1`st gear

I did this mod about 24 years ago,my son is now 29 years old. AT the time he was to young to get much use out off the use of the extra gear,but if your youngster is agressive it`s most likley worth a try.Its been so long that i have forgotten how it`s donebut don`t think there was much to it and it`s free so might as well go for it.I think that suzuki blocked off low gear because most of the intended riders were to young to use both gears properly.
 

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So, is this "other" gear a lower ratio gear or a higher ratio gear?

It seems to me that you would only be able to use one gear or the other, in other words, you could not kick iti n 1st gear and then shift up to 2nd?
Is this the way you understand it?
 

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Originally posted by RKT
So, is this "other" gear a lower ratio gear or a higher ratio gear?

It seems to me that you would only be able to use one gear or the other, in other words, you could not kick iti n 1st gear and then shift up to 2nd?
Is this the way you understand it?
It's a lower gear. You can shift between the gears while running, but it's a long throw.
 

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Has anybody had any luck finding stiffer engagement springs so that the engagement rpm can be raised higher?

If so, where did you find them?