Variator weights answer...

todd amundson /

If someone say's 18.6 grams of variator weight, do they mean 18.6 grams total? Or 18.6 grams in each slot. I'm sure it's 18.6 total but I'm in a fight with my other personality right now about the right answer. Thanks

Yes I only know single speed e50 stuff.

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Total weight.

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i used a rubber hose in my rear spring with a bolt through it & nut on the other side, tightened it up equally on both sides about 9 turns, it acted like a lighten ball effect.

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^ seems legit

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todd amundson /

Thanks, Im really having a tough time with a derbi. I didn't build the motor. Has yellow contra, treats plate and still can't break 40. No shit.

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Is it variating fully? With treats rumpus plate you may want to go back to stock contra and drop down the weight in the rollers

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> Mike Boyd Wrote:

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> Is it variating fully? With treats rumpus plate you may want to go back

> to stock contra and drop down the weight in the rollers

What he said. Go back to stock contra spring and 24-18g of weight. I run 24g in mine because I don't like it screaming it's ass off all the time and I'm not the only one that rides it. 21g to me is good but still a little on the screamy side but not bad. 18g will get the job but but will scream and suck PLENTY of gas.....

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Derbis are usually very limited by gearing. Go as tall as possible.

And yes, rumpus plate is designed for very weak rear springs

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is your slide all the way up @ full wick?

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todd amundson /

I have gone back to the TJT plate, 21 grams, was able to squeeze 7100 rpm out of it but still no 40 mph. This should rip dicks! It's a flatreed with a 47mm kit! I even went from a MVT premium ignition to a Powerdynamo and it still won't do much. Even went from a TM24 to a 21 phbg and it's the same shit. Yes full wick.

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todd amundson /

Oh yeah. If I approach a decline and start going down grade/hill, the bike feels as if it downshifts and slows down. This stupid bitch goes slower down hill!!!!??????

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Put it on the stand.

Rev.

Does it go to full variation really really quick?

If so, your rear spring needs to be replaced with a stronger one,

What is your gearing?

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What's your jetting on the phbg? What reeds? Oh and what pipe? 13/35 gearing?

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My piston port is geared at 21x24 and goes over 40.

Gear as tall as fucking possible.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

7400 RPM's is very low for your setup.

My FR with Airsal/Metra spends most of it's time at 9.5/10 and wont start over-rev until about 52mph.

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i still say the slide is not up all the way...

your clutch will take beating at slow , down low take -offs all day long unless u peddle the 1st 8 miles an hour all the time.

DILLON's right about the lack luster rev's

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