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Is the left brake lever also the clutch?

 
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soup
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2007 Buddy 125 - prof. upgraded to 162cc

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Is the left brake lever also the clutch? Reply with quote

When the previous owner sold me my Buddy 125, they told me that the left (rear) brake lever is also the clutch, even though it's an automatic transmission. Is that true? If so, I find that it doesn't fully disengage the engine, so maybe it needs adjusted.
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Dooglas
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Buddy 125, GTS300, Typhoon 125

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Buddy has a CVT (auto) transmission. The left hand lever is the rear brake. Assuming the CVT is correctly adjusted and maintained, the scooter will idle in neutral when you stop the scooter by applying the brakes.
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soup
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2007 Buddy 125 - prof. upgraded to 162cc

PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dooglas wrote:
The Buddy has a CVT (auto) transmission. The left hand lever is the rear brake. Assuming the CVT is correctly adjusted and maintained, the scooter will idle in neutral when you stop the scooter by applying the brakes.


Wow, I just watched some youtube videos on CVT's and that's a pretty fascinating technology. It sounds like then that the previous owner is incorrect, and that it's only a brake lever, not a clutch lever. The scooter does seem to idle just fine. I was just going on a false assumption about the left lever. Thanks for the reply!
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