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ptingib

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more power and higher top speed
« on: November 30, 2017, 12:06:15 PM »
hi my 500 is getting on a bit and has always had a max speed of 150kph but really cruise top speed is 140kph,  is there the equivalent of a malossi kit that will increase the power and size of the engine.  I had it with my italian scooters in england but have not heard anything for the xciting.  I know the newer bikes do 160 kph /100mph easy.

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Re: more power and higher top speed
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 10:47:04 PM »
I fitted a Malossi variator. I got it in ebay or amazon   . It came with very small dia rollers. I did not like how that kept the scoot revving high all the time.
I put the original rollers in.
That caused the scoot to pull away in 3rd gear.
To sort that, i made a 1mm thick washer that i put next to the the washer already in  between the two plates.
The scoot pulled away better, but now the top speed had improved to 155kmh at 7500rpm.
I was happy  with that, and left things like that.
But there is also a sports clutch available , and the combination of both should definately make some improvements on performance.
Let us know how you get on.
My scoot to speed was 140 before the mods. 500 ri 2010. The 2009 i test rode when i was buying actually got to 160km but it had higher mileage, so for some strange reason the newer model is slower.

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Re: more power and higher top speed
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 11:51:08 PM »
That's weird. My top speed was about 97 when I rolled out of the factory with it (after properly breaking the engine in at 6000 rpm or lower on normal streets first). Now my top speed is around 92-ish.

What's the key to getting the bike to speed up better when over-taking other vehicles? It does decently now (when cars aren't jacking up to 110 mph) but I am very interested in how to get "more" per se.

ptingib

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Re: more power and higher top speed
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 06:08:33 PM »
its ok to commute to work but its hard to keep up with the sports bikes on runs!!

Also at 140kph its not alot as most japanese 250 scoots do that or even kymcos 300s.   Made it pointless having the a 500.

BTW what is the fastest scooter ever made is it the gilera 800 gp????

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Re: more power and higher top speed
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 06:49:28 AM »
You could change your muffler, put in a polini vario etc, but really all you would do in increase the noise! Not going to get much more speed out of a 38HP engine. :-*  Leave it stock and ride on forever with out constant break downs my friend. :-*