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New to me 08 xciting 250. Runs sluggish

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 8:37 pm
by Trebek
I just bought this scooter and I'm happy with it, but it's slow on the take off and tops out at 55 mph. When I slow to 5mph I can hear a slapping noise from the belt/clutch/variator area.

Any ideas?

Re: New to me 08 xciting 250. Runs sluggish

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 9:05 pm
by flybd5_juan
Time to take it apart and check the drive belt.

Re: New to me 08 xciting 250. Runs sluggish

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 11:21 pm
by Trebek
Thanks, I'll take off the belt drive and have a look. I heard I'll need an impact driver to take off the variator and clutch right?

Re: New to me 08 xciting 250. Runs sluggish

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 11:28 pm
by Trebek
Thanks, I'll take off the belt drive cover and have a look. I heard I'll need an impact driver to take off the variator and clutch right? The guy that I bought it from says he just replaced the belt so I'm expecting something else causing belt issues but ya never know.

Re: New to me 08 xciting 250. Runs sluggish

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 9:24 am
by flybd5_juan
The only way to find out is to open it up and look. I have no idea what tools you will need. Take the cover off the variator housing first and look.