in it's actual form there will be a lot of drawbacks when using it in the manner you've mentioned. But the base offered by this Suzuki is much better than one could ever imagine. Have a look at Krasniewski's build of a Ryca Scrambler in 'Some assembly required'. There's also a link to Ryca's own web-site (if you didn't know about these guys up to the moment). I think, you don't have to buy everything off them but it gives you good ideas and you're able to get there what you're not able to fabricate on your own.
I'll watch your progress with interest!
Kind regards, Bambi
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