I have seen this go both ways.. I noticed on my Linhai Roketa MC-54-250b there was grease in there but some threads on here hand videos on YouTube say it should be dry. Which is it?
Having a blast driving it around but I need to ditch the stock tires on it soon, going with shinko SR586 tires. Also couldn't stand the bright red decals on the back plastic's so had to fix that with some new vinyl decals.
Dry, the rollers or slides have their own lubrication that they release. It's that black graphite type substance that collects. Grease collects crud and ends up slowing things down. And anybody that thinks grease in the ramp plate doesn't get out and onto the belt at 8K RPM is living on Pluto. This is just my opinion. Rich
My theory why on the 250s they pack it with grease is because of the size of the rollers. The Variator slots are to big and without grease they make a racket. So to quite things down due to the undersized weights they pack it with grease. my .02 Alleyoop
I'm way behind the curve but is grease a reference or necessary? Minds was packed with grease and my belt had it on it as well 😕😡so I went with out grease so the question is do I still need that cover? This is a project on the center stand I have not rode it yet 😑
My theory is they put that grease in there to hold the rollers in place during assembly. When I got a new variator, the rollers were held in place by a big gob of grease. I cleaned all the grease out, and assembly was much more difficult trying to keep all the rollers in place. Imagine an automated process, machine banging around, rollers bouncing out of their slots, what a mess. Sticking those rollers in a thick gob of grease would hold there during the process. Those rollers need to move smoothly with no resistance. Why pack them with grease.