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Old 02-09-2018, 10:37 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Goofy1 View Post
Here are my questions about the CVT:

Why can't a disconnect clutch be installed between the engine and drive pulley to allow slide and glide riding?

Shouldn't a properly designed CVT start applying power at the torque peak and then transition when the engine is at peak HP, constantly keeping engine RPM in that sweet spot?
Actually, I'm not sure where I saw it, but someone was proposing to put a Sprag clutch on the drive wheel of a scooter. If that were done then P&G would not be a problem, but then one would lose the engine braking effect when decelerating... That would mean you would be much more dependent on the brakes to slow you down. Most likely one would be replacing brake pads and possibly brake discs much more often than they would otherwise.
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