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PostSubject: freewheeling   Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:17 am

hi silverwingers
enjoying commuting and local riding on my new to me 2004 wing
the weather is too crappy and i am too old to enjoy a long run
new tyres and new belt and new fork seals fitted
have to move or remove the backrest as i find it a bit cramped
wierd thing is when i am going really slowly the clutch is disengaged
and the scoot freewheels , its not a prob but just wierd
is this normal , ??? never had the same on any other cvt scoot
sorry if this is a stupid question and thanks
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:32 am

The freewheeling is normal, under 2000 rpm's I believe. I took a little riding to get used to that and the two hand lever stop on a dime give a nickle change brakes Smile
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:01 am

thank you my minds at rest now not worthy
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:29 pm

It gave me a fright first time it happened too!
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:57 pm

thanks steve
yes its what i felt , i thought the belt , clutch, variator were the prob
i just need to adapt my low speed manouvering
to the peculiarities of the bike
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PostSubject: freewheeling    Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:52 pm

Yes it all sounds normal. With a little practice try maneuvering at low speed and applying the left brake lever slightly to help stabilize the scooter. With a little practice it defiantly helps at low speed.
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:33 pm

thank you
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:25 am

I find it's a problem when going down a steep hill. When the clutch disengages you lose engine braking and have to depend entirely on the brakes. Not good.
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:52 am

Riggers wrote:
I find it's a problem when going down a steep hill. When the clutch disengages you lose engine braking and have to depend entirely on the brakes. Not good.

The only way I got to do that was on purpose, yes you can " coast " downhill but just a blip of the throttle will reengage the drive.
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:52 am

affraid have not come across this going down hill bit yet but forewarned is forearmed
it was just low speed corners or moving bike around in a tight area ,for sure i will get used to it
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PostSubject: Re: freewheeling   Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:42 pm

Yes, the clutch does disengage below around 15mph which is a bit higher than a lot of other scooters.
It's not a problem though - it certainly never has been in my experience and I've been to quite a lot of hilly areas. Sometimes it can be a nice feature for example allowing you to roll gently up to traffic lights etc.
However steep the hill the brakes should be fine at that low speed and if your speed is increasing due to rolling down the hill just blip the throttle as oldwingguy said - make sure you do it before the speed picks up too much though (which is just common sense surely).

Really it all just comes down to getting to know the characteristics of any new vehicle.
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