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 Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive

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Dibber
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PostSubject: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:52 pm

I have a 2003 Silver Wing 600. When I excellerate to around 55 to 60 mph my Wing shifts down dropping RPMS down about 400rpms. It actually does this twice dropping about 800 RPMS totally. Like having 2 over drives in the transmission system. It cruises nicely at about 4900 RPMS at 60 mph. I have asked a couple of dealers about this and they don't know what I'm talking about, not surprising. Does anyone know how this works and where? In the CVT? The clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:25 am

Hi.
I think there is something wrong in your CVT. It`s sticking somewhere. There´s not overdrive in the CVT. You must open the system, clear it up or change new parts.

jussi
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:05 pm

The CVT appears to be doing what it's supposed to do. At higher speeds, on flat terrain, lower revolutions needed. Better highway mileage results.

Your Swing is working fine.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWqlfDZnmQ
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:16 am

Hi.

If there is a stroke in the acceleration, there is somehing wrong with the front or rear of the variator.
Spins must be evenly lovered.

I understand the Dibber to mean this.

jussi
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:07 am

CVT, that seems to say it all, it should feel seamless up or down in speed a 'shift ' point to me would indicate a sticking somewhere. The variance in tach readings will be different at a given speed depending on load. I see that in our CVT auto transmission.
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:14 pm

I finally resolved my CVT issue. After cleaning and spraying Teflon on the ramps, cleaning the CVT, buying a new ramp. I replaced the Dr Pulley sliders with a set of oringinal Honda rollers and now the CVT is working as it should and I’m really enjoying this scooter.
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:43 am

Glad you figured it out! Here's to many more miles of riding.
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PostSubject: Re: Silver Wing Shifting into Overdrive   Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:17 pm

Gee, stock parts work well!! I am now on 10th new maxiscooter, never modify drive line---always use OEM belts and change at makers recommended intervals. Only one broken belt in over 400,000 miles.....Helix,, carried spare belt and they were easy to change without removing pulleys/pulley or special tools---just remove cover and squeeze rear clutch. Nice design!
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