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Back last year in anticipation of a needed belt change, I bought a Malossi tuning kit which included their torsion controller. After a bit of searching here, there seems to be a mixed opinion of it's effectiveness. Most of the comments are a bit dated, so curious if anyone is currently using one. Seems at worst it's effect isn't noticeable. What concerns me is that it sounds that it can be a bit of a challenge messing with the spring.

As I'm off to AV next week, I don't need to take on any new challenges....I can do a belt etc, and thinking maybe best to leave it at that.

Thoughts?
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Did the tuning kit include new contra spring as well?
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No....just the yellow ring.
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Pinasco was the first with this? They call it a spring slider.

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Theirs is a proper flat axial ball bearing which reduces friction when shifting. I don't think there is any real performance benefit just smoother shifting.

The yellow thing is more smoke and mirrors from Malossi. If one is going to the trouble of dismantling the driven variator then use the Pinasco one?
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waspmike wrote:
Pinasco was the first with this? They call it a spring slider.


The yellow thing is more smoke and mirrors from Malossi. If one is going to the trouble of dismantling the driven variator then use the Pinasco one?
Thanks. Considering that it didn't cost me much, I think I'll let it gather dust for now and save the hassle of installation, especially since every first time project tends to be double (triple?) my optimistic time estimates.

My scooter's been running good. There are those moments when I'm vulnerable to tweaking though.....
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Yep, know exactly what you mean regarding tweaking. I'm itching to do the Malossi 282 tuning kit, not just the V4 head piston & barrel, but everything including the Malossi variator etc.The kit comes with an upgear set too. I'll jolly well hit 100mph one way or another! Laughing emoticon
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