How long are the roller weights supposed to last? My scooter has about 200 miles on it & I’m already seeing flat spots in each of them. The spots are small (maybe about 1/8 of an inch wide) & not very deep. I’m just wondering if this is considered “normal” wear?
Yup normal wear. I have a 150 and service my CVT every fall or sooner and theres all kinds pf flat spots, I find the more I service and clean the assy the more they roll and get slat spots. I just accept it as the nature of the beast.
Here is my Vari with the rollers in it, see all the powder? Click then magnify it to see the flat spots. This was last fall at the end of the season, I could tell by the way it was acting I needed service. I will service earlier this year.
Last Edit: Apr 2, 2018 18:49:32 GMT -6 by czmdiver
Is this the normal on Chinese scooters or all others as well?
Yup, 50's, 150's in GY form.. Its a constant wear item, I accept it as part of the game.. As a avid Diver I have rented these in the Tropics for many years before I purchased one for myself in addition to the other two wheel vehicles I own, in the rainy seasons it could rain several times a day and the locals gotta get to work and the Divers gotta go dive and out to dinner and with the islands being at near sea level you ride thru flooded streets every day, and those flooded streets its not just rain water but rain mixed with salt water and sand, just add to the expense of ownership a new Vari every six months or so. they are cheap. In those conditions Ill take a conventional modern chain and sprocket setup.
Hers that fancy shmancy coated Vari with under fifty miles on it. I knew at first glance the coating was a cheap teflon type and wouldn't last any amount of time but jeeeez. And these ar the rollers frm that same vari, you can see how clean they still are but flat spotted already.