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I have a new 2012 Typhoon 125 and when i take off i can feel the clutch grab after about 8 feet of movement. sometimes it grabs harder than others.

Is this normal?
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'grab' - once the scooter is moving, the clutch is essentially engaged anyway. How many miles on the scooter? That may give pointer as whether it still needs breaking in - with the clutch being part of that process.
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its hard to explain but i feel a noticeable 'bump' and then the power in the wheel feels more in sync with the throttle.

i have about 240 miles on it so far.
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Get the first service done early and tell them about this. Get them to check all the clutch pads are moving freely.

I do expect the effect will go in time anyway - do you ride off at full throttle (quite normal for a 125) or 'take it gently'?
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i take off slow or 3/4 power. i have never full throttled during take off because i am trying to stick to the break in 'rules' in the manual.

maybe i will give them a call monday morning and see what the techs say.

Thanks for the help!
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Typhoon125 wrote:
its hard to explain but i feel a noticeable 'bump' and then the power in the wheel feels more in sync with the throttle.

i have about 240 miles on it so far.
I kinda know what you mean but what I have is in a slightly different way, I think.

There are these speed bumps on my residential road (like 5 or more). So I'm cruising along, and as I come to the bumps, I throttle off and press the brakes just to slow enough to go over the bumps without being jolted out of the seat. After I pass the bumps, I throttle on a bit (and slowly). In about just less than a second, I feel a slight "bump/jolt" which makes me think it's the clutch re-engaging. I guess maybe this is normal for an automatic scooter? I don't know.
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