Post by ramblinman on May 23, 2015 22:07:11 GMT -5
i moved out of my last apartment because i suspected my roommate was on meth. he was definitely on something. guy was up 24/7 the entire week before christmas. i came in late one night and he was outside hanging christmas lights at 3am with a small radio playing a little too loud, imo. he finger painted the walls and got glitter in and on the washer and dryer. another night he was on the back patio dumping gas in the yard creating bonfires. claimed he was killing the weeds when i asked him "what the he!! you doing?" i stayed there 2 months and was serious close to moving into a motel or tent before i found my new place.
hopefully you don't see him again. otherwise build a doghouse and find a tenant.
I also suggest using " Royal Purple Max Cycle " in your scoots . this is one of the best , if not the best synthetic oil out there. On the street racing show " street outlaws " , the only oil " big cheif " uses in his garage and street racing cars is Royal Purple. I've been using it for most of my scoots life. Now and then I have to buy a cheaper oil " when I'm broke " but I usually use the RPMC . its 17.99 a quart at advance auto. The regular royal purple is around $9.00 bucks a quart and is also good to use. Of course this is just a suggestion , many already have their specific type of oil they like to use. I'm hoping to get another 20k on the scoots engine but only time will tell. I'm afraid I may have caused damage to the crank bearings and the cam bearings when my oil pump stopped working , but again only time will tell. So far there is no unusual noise coming from anywhere.
yeah, no offense but i'm not paying that price for a $300 engine. that's over 4X the price i normally pay. i'm not an expert on oil but i doubt i will get 4X the mileage.
wonder how much of that $17.99/qt goes into the pocket of "big chief"? people will do/say anything for the right price. proly a big reason why that oil is so expense with all the advertising and endorsements. i'm not saying it's a bad oil... just saying it's not worth the money. no offense.
....... nevermind, i thought i had a good idea for you but i had it backwards. you're in pompano, yes? if you need help with tools let me know. i have an impact wrench you can borrow.
What did you have backwards ?
well, i deleted it so not to cause confusion but if you must know... said he could reduce his weights by a gram thinking it would reduce his rpms to 7,3000 but it would actually increase them to about 8500. anyhow, disregard this post to avoid confusion.
Two things I'm trying to improve. First my scooter doesn't really coast until under 2500ish rpm, it always feels like it's pulling to slow down.
Second i would like to improve acceleration it's ok if i have to trade off a few mph i max out at about 56mph.at 7900rpm, the road i take to work is stop and go 45mph And I'm always the fasted,but not when it comes to starting from stopped.
the only time i've ever had a scooter coast was when i had a racing clutch that didn't engage until over 5000rpm. the coasting was great but i hated the high rev starts. really felt like it was causing excessive wear with those slingshot starts.
i cringe at the thought of messing with your cvt. normally you could just reduce the roller wights to gain low-end torque but it appears you have the top end near perfect which means you'll have to play around with the contra spring to gain low end. soon as you change the contra spring you'll be back changing the roller weights. it's a balancing act getting the cvt just right... and a huge frustration.
upgrading everything in the cvt is a great idea. i also highly advise accurate notes on rpms, wieghts, contra spring, top speed and whatever other information is important to you. last time i tuned my cvt i made 5 changes between weights and contra spring and it was worse than when i started. then i couldn't remember how it was set up to begin. anyhow, good luck and take notes. you have no idea what your getting yourself into.