Malossi Clutch/Bell/Variator Tuning for LX 150 ie 2v
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:06 am quote
I have a 2013 model LX 150 ie 2valve and I recently installed Malossi multivar 2000 variator kit, as well as the Delta Clutch and Bell set for Vespa.

I installed the Variator Kit first, around 2 months ago, and used it with stock Vespa clutch and bell for a while, and man did I feel the improvement in power!! I used the 14 gram weights it came with. Acceleration was much better and low end torque improved significantly. I then purchased the Delta clutch pack and installed it, and I noticed the following:

1. Low end power was not as peppy as when I had the variator kit only (with stock Vespa clutch) -- almost "sluggish" feeling when launching from full stop (you have to wait a while before the power comes), and sometimes it even feels like the power bogs down for milliseconds before it comes back and returns

2. With the old set up (stock clutch and bell), I noticed that when on center stand, the rear wheel would spin slowly, meaning there is slight power and clutch is engaged even if no throttle input. When I put the Malossi clutch and bell, the rear while is just dead stopped while on center stand...


Grateful for your inputs on these and what tuning I should try out to solve the power problem. I installed the Delta clutch kit thinking it would make things even better, but then this is where I am now...


Appreciate you all!!
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:07 am quote
When I switched to the Delta clutch in my Honda at 23,000 miles, I noticed that the stock clutch still had more pad thickness than the new Delta.
I tell everyone at work that when something goes wrong, look for what you did different than normal.
Try the stock clutch again. If it is better, then save the Delta clutch for a backup in case the stock clutch fails.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:55 am quote
The clutch is either engaged or disengaged. It does not change the speed or acceleration of your scooter. The springs will change the speed at which it engages.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:28 pm quote
Thanks for these tips guys!


Just wondering if I replace the current 14g weights to the 9g weights included in the variator kit, will that be better for low end torque?
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:23 am quote
Try them. That's how you find out.
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