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Old 01-06-2012, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Mongoose XR-75 MTB Weed Eater Friction Drive

So we reworked the throttle so it works a little more smoothly now, and improved the scissor clutch operation too. Along with the new rear tire, we also wrapped the roller in Gorilla tape (yes, I know it will not last long, just wanted to see how the extra bite and diameter would feel).

The improvement was enormous. The new tire and taped roller meshed great. Much more pickup and speed! Only rode for a few minutes and there is a nice tire shaped mark in the tape, lol. Definitely time to find something durable to add to my socket for the extra grip.

I was really surprised how well that little 30cc motor was able to move me. And when my brother-in-law rode it who weighs 70 lbs less than me, it flew! lol.
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