View Full Version : My "Tuned" Crankcase (kickstarter)cover

Dutch Royal T
10-20-2001, 07:48 PM
Here it is. It not only looks very cool, it also works alot better than I'd even hoped.

The whole transmission stays cool, speciall important is that the clutch stays cool (because when getting hot it expandes and will engage sooner when it's getting heated up more) On a whole, it keeps the performance on a better level.

Puctures: (Sorry modem users, these are already downsized)





micah apriliaforum com
10-23-2001, 03:39 PM
Nice work, how many miles (kilos) are on your scooter. Do you work on bikes for a living or are you just an enthusiast? I am certain that this mod will do wonders for the life of the centrifical clutch and probably the belt too...not to mention that it has that same "works" look as a superbike dry clutch cover. I will be in Amsterdam in two weeks!!!!...I have rented an apartment on the Vondelpark. Do you know of anywhere I can rent a scooter for a day or two?? A scooter would probably be the best way to see the city.

Dutch Royal T
10-23-2001, 04:17 PM
Thx Micah.

I have no idea about scooterrenting.

Yes it does wonders to the clutch. Of course all parts stay real cool. Normally after driving for about 20-30 minutes my whole transmission was very hot. The cover itself, but the parts inside were "cooking". I couldn't hold the variator in mu hand. (same for clucth, clutchbell etc.)

The best thing is ofcourse that the clutch will engage on the right moment.

(for people that didn't know: The clutch get's hot. When heating up it will expand. This make the clutch engage sooner that it's supposed to. Of course this isn't good for your performance)

And Micah, no I don't make a living with scooters, though I might going to try to. Right now I'm just a big scooter(tuning) fan. (As many people in Holland. And you're going to notice that when you get here.)

Dutch Royal T
10-23-2001, 04:30 PM
I forgot, I have 12.000 km's / 7500 miles on the bike. (and aprox 4000km / 2500 miles with my 70cc cilinder) Crankshaft and crankshaft bearings are the original ones (!)

micah apriliaforum com
10-23-2001, 05:26 PM
You definitly would do well in the Scooter Business...but I am supposing that you are a computer guy so the money may not be there for you....I have been to Holland before, that is where I got the scooter bug....incredible selection of scoots and tuning parts.

Dutch Royal T
10-23-2001, 06:10 PM

Well I really like design work (with the pc) But scooters is my passion.
I study (final year) Business IT.

But I would also like to do industrial design or just go futher as a scootertuner (optical and technical)