I don’t know the exact answer but I would think you could use some kind of roller type chain tensioner. I would just make a spring loaded tensioner personally using delrin for the roller but I know not everyone is in a position to just fabricate what they need.
This came up on another thread, but I’ll re-state it here as it may help. You can flip the bottom plate 180 degrees and offset the motor mount outward more. This will allow you to move the engine in a few holes on the top plate and get the chain clear of the top plate. Might be worth trying out in this scenario.
Thanks for all the tips! Tonight I will try to flip the clutch inboard as that would be the easiest fix. I was just a little worried about how close the sprocket comes to the seat but I think it will be fine! I appreciate the tips. Especially that diagram! This is my first time messing around with a 206!
That is an inboard sprocket / outboard clutch. An inboard clutch means outboard sprocket. According to the Hilliard link posted above.
EDIT: doing a quick search, it seems like the default noun is the sprocket. In other words, if you say “inboard” without referring to the clutch side or sprocket side, the sprocket is assumed. When I say “outboard clutch” that means clutch away from the engine. That might be confusing, so I’ll stick with referring to the sprocket instead from now on.
Yeah, that’s why I added my edit. In my head, I liked referring to the clutch until I realized how confusing it is that the clutch and clutch assembly are two different things. Referring to the sprocket makes the most sense. Just my previous comments on this thread were in reference to the clutch (and I tried to make sure I said clutch). I’ll start referring to the sprocket instead from now on, just my newness showing, haha
not sure what that clutch is, but you should be able to flip that clutch around, sprocket away from motor, and problem solved. obviously, you’ll need to reposition your sprocket on the axle, and check to see if the shoes in the clutch need to be flipped.
if you have the time, i’d still look into whether you can flip the mount plate as fatboy1dh mentioned, and just move the motor closer to the seat side of the mount. then you don’t really have to mess with the clutch, just where the motor is positioned. there seems to be a decent amount of space from the clutch to the seat, so you have room to move towards the seat, with the clutch as is.