A fast(er) vespa

Since it's Ramadan I'm interested in "fasting" my vespa ciao. It already has a leovince pipe, 13.13 carb (with the bored out case intake), a grande rear wheel and variator, as well as the malossi belt.

What should be my next practical speed upgrade? A kit? Rear gears? Any suggestions Vespa gurus?

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

take out two weights, shave the copper bushing off of your variator (youll see it, it sticks into the pulley spaces)

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I also already shaved the copper bushing. Why take out the weights? How does that help?

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

it makes the variator rev higher before "dropping".

aka, faster acceleration.

but if you go too light, you engine wont "break" the vairaotr.

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take out three weights, two will be unbalanced. get a 64 malossi or polini kit. the malossi multivar is better than an upgraded stock one, too. Also some port work and cutting the crank will help. What kind of air filter?

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3 will be unbalanced as well.

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

3 is more balanced than two in a 5 roller system.

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***Kim Jong illest*** /

^^^^yup

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Have any of you tried the 8 roller set up that zippy is selling?

About taking out the weights, I'm already getting tons of pickup. Just poor top speed...

What about the rear gear set?

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oh and I've got the malossi red filter

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

just get a multivar in late sept/oct when malossi reopens and has em back out. If you are upgrading the variator anyways.

other than that, get a kit. thats the next step. then gears. unless you have 20mph gearing?

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I'm not sure what the gear set up is called in numerics, but if you sping the wheel once, the variator turns 12 times.

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Oh yeah...I havent run the stock variator in so long I keep thinking its got 6 like the Malossi. Heh. Maitland is right, of course.

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12.25:1 is the stock gearing for the 30mph bikes. Get some 9.5:1 or 9:1s, but I'd kit it and change the variator first or at the same time.

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

thats the normal vespa gearing.

get a kit and then the new 9 something gears.

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