Hey mr steep cheeks, why you rip so hard

Just a quick heads up about something I'm fucking with. Been doing it for a long time but felt the difference a/b style yesterday and figured I'd post since the diff was night and day and my bike got scary to ride again (50cc hahahobit)

If you can get access to a lathe, and you have a ripper engine on any variated bike and want faster acceleration.... steep the cheeks.

I make my variator more steep, and steepen the clutch bell fixed cheek as well (hobbit in this situation)

But BROOO What do you get?

A much faster acceleration, can use thinner belts (more responsive than thick fatty belts)....can ride the belt higher in the pulley for more over range etc.... just be sure you're not bottoming out the rear pulley in the process. Also must shim the variator to take up the slop and snug the belt into the cheeks with no slip.

Don't worry about stupid ass belt angles n shit, belts will conform to your steeper pulleys over time.

Pics in a bit.

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Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) /

I don't have a lathe, but I'd send some cheeks to somebody who would cut them. I have some derbi pulleys that have some grooves worn into them from a stuck variator, and I wouldnt mind having them machined

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Multiple 1mm fiber washers to take up variator spacing. No excuse to have a belt riding much above the boss at zero variation

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Only trick about tuning this is you have to go slightly heavier with weights. Nbd

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DO you use larger diameter weights to make up for the change in distance variator to ramp plate or NBD?

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That's what the washers are for

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ah yes the ramp plate goes with. for some reason it was on the other side of the washers in my head

Edit: i think i had it right the first time. the stack up would be variator, weights, washers, ramp plate, lock washer, nut. so now you have more space between variatior and ramp plate. so weights would travel further up the ramp before variation.

so to get the most out of this you would want larger diameter weights or am i fucked in the head and the stack is variator->weights->ramp plate->washers so the whole thing moves as one. (edited)

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Vari - weights - spacer washers-ramp plate-washer-nut

Oversized rollers not needed but can be used.

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