Monday, February 26, 2007


Friday, February 23, 2007, I go to the workshop to pickup my scooter. Cause my friend said that its done. I wokeup in the morning in a rush, just to get to the workshop earlier. And I receive a sms from my friend that he can go to the workshop too just to get some test ride of my scooter. I said its a perfect timing to test ride before I switch some CVT parts.

After taking a shower and packup some parts, jacket and helmet, I go get into the road, stop a taxi. I am so nervous how was my scooter going look a like after it finished.

After arrived at the workshop, I go to the section where was my scooter been fixing. But something wrong happen. It could be my eyes or what? My scooter isn't finish yet! Whats wrong?

My friend said that he clean all of my scooter section, including the tank. Wow, I am so proud of him. He is so dedicated to his job. I never ask him to do that job, but he do it; checking all of my scooter condition. After the cleanup process is done, he plug and screw all of my scooter parts into the proper place.

The final check is checking all of the panel. He found out that the speedometer lamp is dead. He plug a brand new lamp for the speedometer and its done. Now he turn on my scooter again. But wait, something wrong with it. My scooter sometimes suddenly dead. He check all of my scooter electricity.

And then my friend is come.

We discuss about so many things around the scooter. He asking me so many thing, and I answer it based on my knowledge. I'm so happy to meet such a friend like that, his curiosity made my blood run faster. I like a man like that.

While we are on discuss, I look at my mechanic friend. It look like he confused about the problem. His assumption that my CDI socket is broken. I borrow my friend CDI to test it on my scooter. If the test is good, then the CDI must be broken. If the test fail, then another part is broken (don't know which is). And the test result is good. Oh no, I must buy a new CDI. Its expensive!

But I must buy it if I want my scooter run again. So ask him to buy it, and buy a new original torque spring (default 1000RPM). After he arrive, he plug it and test it. But the problem is just the same. Oh no, I waste my money for nothing.

He search all of the cabling system and the electricity. Now he get another conclusion, there is one cable that plug onto the CDI that broken. It take so much time to search only which cable that broke down.

But my friend can not wait that long, he already had a appointment with his client. I said I'm sorry to him, that I can not fulfill my promise to him. But he said, it's alright, may be next time.

After it solved, he turn on my scooter again. Now it run with no problem. He adjust my carburetor for the final check, plug NCY variator, 10g roller set and torque spring.

Can't wait 'til I test it. Finished with the administration, I say thank you so much to my friend.

I leave the workshop to another place. I have to catch the tight schedule. I open the throttle smoothly, but the power is less than before. This must be because the torque spring. Ok, next is low climbing. I turn the throttle a little bit wide. Hem, I can feel the acceleration even when on the climb area. I know that this is not a good place to test. Lets find a wide open area to test the acceleration from 0 to 60kmh. After I got the perfect place to test, I open the throttle in a hard way. The result is slower than before. But when 60 to 80, it become faster than before. When the speed reaching 80kmh, I can still open the throttle again, and power still exist. I think I can go more than this, but the track isn't enough for the test. To much other vehicle, and it dangering my self as a tester.

Saturday, February 24, 2007, I go ride with my wife. With this new parts, riding become more fun than before. Because I can control the power easier than before, not like riding on a mad buffalo. Riding in tandem is so much, I don't feel losing any power on the CVT, even when I tried to climb on the bridge, the power is still exist when I open the throttle again and again. When I look on the panel, it 60kmh. Amazing. And it still has more power in it. My experience crossing the bridge with tandem is can not exceed 40kmh and it losing the torque.

I think I can enjoy it for a while. (Until the next new toy).

The new Green Free Ex is just reborn with the new power. Does anyone want to test it?