Have a question on roller weights. I have a 2007 TGB R9. I have a teeneager that is new to riding scotters and is having a hard time adjusting to the slight rev before the clutch engages. I am wondering if changing the rollers to sliders will decrease the amount of RPM's before the scooter starts moving? I dont want to lose any top end being I will be driving it to work on 55 mph roads this summer.
Post by bigphillip79 on Mar 24, 2011 23:02:23 GMT -5
its a matter of just being used to it, Set the Idle to 1000 rpm or just to where the tires stops moving. After some time he won't even notice. It can't be worse than a Burgman 400. clutch doesn't engage til about 3500 rpm.
You can also change the clutch springs so they engage earlier. If you go to a lower RPM spring you lose some power but for around town it should be fine.
I think i will just leave it alone and tell him to get use to it. He will have to practice in an open lot though, the first time he jumped on it thinking he was Evil Knievel he headed straight for my truck in the garage! Then still thinking he knew what he was doing got it turned to wards the road and hit the throttle and straight for the ditch he went. That was enough for me, he was done! Maybe training wheels for Mr Knievel!!
Considering it is a 2007 when was the last time the clutch or variator was inspected, any dust in them cleaned out and then lubed? It may just be time for a little maintenence (cleaning/lube) in the drive case.
The R9 is a 150cc bike and requires a motorcycle license (in most parts of the USA) to drive it so if he does not already have his motorcycle license maybe a MSF scooter course for the lad would be a good idea.
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