Continuation of my threads "Dies when starting at red light" and "Variator wear/coloration, " I have taken pictures of my clutch bell and pads. Once again leaning toward slipping within the CVT, I am guessing that my clutch assembly may be the culprit. Last week I sanded the clutch pads a bit to roughen up. I was able to drive real hard for many miles before the hesitation/sputtering started. So here are some pictures for review.
I put in a 1500 rpm contra/torque spring and left the clutch springs stock. I have another spare (used) clutch and housing. The bell/housing has rust. The pads on the other clutch look to be a harder gray material. It shows wear as well. Would stronger clutch springs make a difference?
Well, it has been just over two weeks using a used spare clutch and bell housing without any problems. The pads on these OEM clutch plates do look to be different material at least in color. The one slipping is from a Lance while the other is from a no name Znen. Both have approximately the same amount of mileage logged. I do want to put my 1500 rpm contra spring back in and maybe change the clutch springs to 1500's as well. I like the response this set up gives.
Thanks for all the help regarding my scooter woes. I really get a lot of good information from this forum.
I think my Citycom is starting to be infested with Roaches in the clutch department too, only problem is that we don't have roaches here so close to the Antarctic, so nobody stock the insecticide. Will have to get it from the internet and then it will be "take that you roaches!!" Strange how they seem to love the clutch, probably they like the heat and riding "Merry go rounds"!
Post by damorg5623 on Aug 16, 2012 16:39:52 GMT -6
I am also having a problem with my MC-54-250 Motor Scooter, Viberating/Shuddering, terribly when I first start off. I've noticed that it gets worse after the scooter warms up. I just got it last month, and I don't even have 300 miles on it yet. Goldenvale has been sort of helpful in trying to help me sove the problem, they did send me a NEW variator to try. That's what their mechanic thought that the problem might be. I am going to try and put the NEW variator on this weekend. Hopefully that will solve my shuddering problem. If not, then I guess I'll call Goldenvale back and ask them about a NEW clutch. assembly. It really makes you angry after months of saving up, and then paying all that money, for a BRAND NEW Motor Scooter, you finally get it... and It's got problems. Good Luck with yours!