Update I got my new cage roller, annnnnd I’m disappointed
It comes with 3 weights, each weighing 8.5g so 25.5g total, compared to a stock 3 roller which is 30g it’s not bad, compared to a 2 ball set up, 20g, or my 2 ball set up which is 15g, again using 2 Peugeot starter balls it’s heavy
And yes the weights are unique, treats does not have any lighter versions, so I tried to drill them out, the brass gets hot and spins insides the sheath, no dice
But I had some standard weights that were all plastic, so I tossed them on my bench grinder to make em fit...
They were 3.4g to start with, so I modified (which wouldn’t fit), you’d be looking at 10.2g total, buuuut when I shaved them all down they became 3g’s each, so 9g total, that shit was waaaaay to light! I couldn’t get past half variation
So I’m back to my 2 ball set up, and it’s looking more and more like, if you are gonna stick with the stock variator, Jbot’s method of madness is the best choice.
HOWEVER, at 15g, modded pads (cut down to about 1/4 of the original size), using Rebel’s spring stiffening technique, no starter arms, and my variator lightened, my bike takes off very well for street riding, it’s a vast improvement over stock, like so good it makes me not want to use an er2/er3 since it can still start easily, and these mods are much simpler then what Jbot is doing, again not as effective, but very good.
BUT for racing all of this seems pointless now that you can use clutch pullies in the stock class...