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    Wrapping up, sliders, variator, etc, 2nd gen

    There are..as many ways of doing the sliders (weights) variator and clutch (springs) as could be discussed here...

    But They all _tend_ to favor the 1st Gen bikes...

    Is the basic wisdom that the 2nd gen resolved enough performance/reliability issues in these, that "upgrading" is less beneficial?

    I would not argue away more zip from a light.
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    It would still be worth it to upgrade to the Dr. Pulley sliders and sliding pieces (guides) eventually, as they last essentially forever and will still give you more grunt off the bottom and better performance overall through their superior materials and design.

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    *nod*

    Thanks for the confirmation..added to the list.

    I already have an Aeroflow screen (tall one) on order as I sit high enough to want it, and my first farkle.

    May go take advantage of my discount at the dealer and snag a Navigator VI as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skutorr View Post
    It would still be worth it to upgrade to the Dr. Pulley sliders and sliding pieces (guides) eventually, as they last essentially forever and will still give you more grunt off the bottom and better performance overall through their superior materials and design.
    Im prepared to order this, but Im looking for a wrench buddy in Norcal...i'm an apt and dont have to direct resources at home...to do this.

    I am not against a local trusted mechanic to do it either, as i understand it is not a long job..
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    I've done about 8 sets in different vehicles...hint, hint...

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    ..I guess I need a Kaoko now too...

    Stay tuned...I need to catch up on the "right" weight or combination of weights..I dont mind the stock clutch engagement/release. I really don't notice it.

    I drove a Tmax in Thailand last year, that was _impossible_ in traditional city traffic there...just jumped in and out of engagement, and wouldnt disengage until a near stop which didn't let you coast at all.

    THAT RENTAL is what got me eyes/mind on a MaxiScooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtoys View Post
    ..I guess I need a Kaoko now too...

    Stay tuned...I need to catch up on the "right" weight or combination of weights..I dont mind the stock clutch engagement/release. I really don't notice it.

    I drove a Tmax in Thailand last year, that was _impossible_ in traditional city traffic there...just jumped in and out of engagement, and wouldnt disengage until a near stop which didn't let you coast at all.

    THAT RENTAL is what got me eyes/mind on a MaxiScooter.
    Yes on the Kaoko, it's awesome. As for weight, I'm using 30G sliders with good results. Refer to this post if you need instructions on doing it and feel free to post/DM any questions.

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    Is there a brace I can borrow in Norcal?

    Not replacing the clutch, this appears quite simple..
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtoys View Post
    Is there a brace I can borrow in Norcal?

    Not replacing the clutch, this appears quite simple..
    Iím in Sacramento but probably further than your want to deal with.

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    Why wont my clutch and variator cover come off. All the bolts are off and it rocks back-and-forth and if I tap it sounds loose but it will not come off
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