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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Scootworks Under drive pulley for the 1700!

FYI Guys. For those who would like to gear down their 1700's, Scootworks is planning on developing an under drive pulley for the 1700. Here is their response to my email inquiry.

"We do have this on the list for development. We're currently completing several other new products, and should begin work on this in the coming months.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 05:46 PM
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With the history of scoot works the pulley will not work right or take 6 months to get it. If its anything like the sorry excuse for risers they sent me.


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Doesn't the 1700 have 6 gears? If so, there really isn't a need to gear it down, is there? I rode a Vaq and was comfortable cruising 75 in 4th gear.

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Don't understand the need.

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Definitely seems like a strange idea for a product; are you sure they didn't misunderstand you and thought you mean 'OVERdrive'?

Why not just run it in a lower gear? Pretend you don't have a 6th?

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Good Lord, where does it all end....pulley's/taller tire for the 9, Euro gears for the 2000, pulley's for the 17.....lol. Half of you guys should just buy a busa and get it over with....lol.

OH....ON THAT NOTE!!!!!!!I met a guy at the coffee shop outside of town riding a Busa......that isn't anything bizarre....but, here's the caveat....he was 81!!!!!!!!
He had a full face helmet, leather jacket with the fringes.....spent most of his time talking about his 45 Harley with the suicide shift that he bought for 75 dollars! He still drove truck for a living until he walked out last week because they weren't paying him enough. Man, what a character! He blasted off on that rocket like he was 21!!!!!!!!

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I don't see the need either, however I received one of the early renditions of their overdrive pulley on my 07 900 and it worked very well.

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Now I've seen just about everything. I can't wait to get the bike out of first into second. First pulls like a tractor. You must be wanting to haul a big trailer to lower the gearing.

The 1700s are definitely not bikes you want to slow cruise on. You will fry your legs slow cruising on these big engines.

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At first I did not think this was a good idea, but maybe it is. Although i think first is plentlly low, but I never ride two up. 6th gear is plenty high and do not use it a lot. However an underdrive may allow it to be used more. Since I do not have a tach do not know where my rpm is. Believe top end is limited by horsepower, not rpm. With less engine load fifth and sixth may pull better. Any thoughts?

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Sounds like a good thing to me, considering our top speed limit in Australia is 68 mph unless you live in the Northern territory then they can do about 80 mph.
Here in Oz we spend a lot of our time riding at speeds of between 50 & 68 mph, not really suited to the long stroke motor of the 1700.
The times I have screwed the throttle right out makes me wish I lived in the U.S., it would be awesome to be able to ride around at higher speeds that are suited to this big engine.
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