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buddys_n_blasters
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Smoke from CVT Reply with quote

I had the buddy on the center stand and held in the clutch while revving it WOT for about 5 minutes. After a while some smoke started coming out of the CVT box. Is this normal? Should I not rev it out while holding down the clutch? If so, why?

It kind of freaked me out so now I'm thinking about changing the gear oil. Any suggestions on what kind to use?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this same post tomorrow on April 2, EDT.. it's still April 1 here.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Smoke from CVT Reply with quote

buddys_n_blasters wrote:
I had the buddy on the center stand and held in the clutch while revving it WOT for about 5 minutes. After a while some smoke started coming out of the CVT box. Is this normal? Should I not rev it out while holding down the clutch? If so, why?

It kind of freaked me out so now I'm thinking about changing the gear oil. Any suggestions on what kind to use?
In case this isn't an April Fools joke, how did you "hold the clutch down"?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's perfectly normal whenever you do that. The flux capacitor that drives the ion clutch is just converting the excess friction into nebulous gasses to protect the engine's fusion reactor from over heating. If you plan on doing this on a continuous basis, I'd refill the gatorade reservoir at least once a week to ensure your caloric output remains stable.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A...April Fool's everyone I totally g...got you :/

Seriously though, I take it the left lever does not disengage the transmission? It's just a brake? I just assumed it was a clutch.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buddys_n_blasters wrote:
Seriously though, I take it the left lever does not disengage the transmission? It's just a brake? I just assumed it was a clutch.

It might have been better if this were an April Fool's joke. How have you been riding this scooter if you thought the left hand lever was a clutch control rather than the rear brake?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
buddys_n_blasters wrote:
Seriously though, I take it the left lever does not disengage the transmission? It's just a brake? I just assumed it was a clutch.

It might have been better if this were an April Fool's joke. How have you been riding this scooter if you thought the left hand lever was a clutch control rather than the rear brake?


Boy he's in for a shock once he tightens up that rear brake cable!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buddys_n_blasters wrote:
Seriously though, I take it the left lever does not disengage the transmission? It's just a brake? I just assumed it was a clutch.


You seriously thought that... well,then... April Fool (singular).





Sorry, couldn't resist. Laughing
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