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smart51

posted on 23/12/14 at 03:53 PM Reply With Quote
Scooter performance question

I've noticed a reduction in acceleration off the line from my scooter engined trike. Once you've got going it's fine. What might cause this? If the V belt was worn, would it do this? Perhaps it can't get the lowest "gear" any more.
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coozer

posted on 23/12/14 at 04:55 PM Reply With Quote
Gunk in the rollers? Belt would have to be well stretched to cause it.

Check the rollers and ramps are nice and clean and free first.





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on_eighty_runner

posted on 23/12/14 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote
I had a Gilera Runner 180 and extended motorways use did cause the clutch to get too hot and the friction material to become glazed over. A gentle sanding did sort it out but always came back!
Extra weight if the trike makes the clutch more likely to slip, more heat, more slip, more heat.....

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smart51

posted on 23/12/14 at 07:08 PM Reply With Quote
It's only when pulling away. Once I get over 20 MPH or so, everything is fine. If it was clutch slip, I'd expect to see higher revs.

There is some extra weight though. It's like having a permanent pillion rider. Nothing more than it should be able to cope with, but more often than usual.

[Edited on 23-12-2014 by smart51]

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RichN

posted on 23/12/14 at 08:38 PM Reply With Quote
I've just had the belt and rollers replaced on my daily rider scooter and it has made a huge difference to pulling away, it has a lot more "go".

This is after only 6500miles and nearly 3 years of commuting.

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