I'd say "No". Almost all cycle engines have electronic rev limiters these days. I'd be very surprised if the AN650 did not. But I'm not going to dash outside and try it. I agree with the "who would want to" part. :wink:wasions said:-snip- I suspect you might be able to overrev in 'Manual' mode, but who'd want to. -snip-
Hi, Old Biker. :hello2:Old Biker said:About how much mileage can you rack up before any major problems with the bike?
I am using this bike to commute on 100mile return trips.
Snowmobile belts are the rubber variety. Not sure about ATV's.frugality said:Are snomobile and ATV transmissions the rubber-belt variety, or do they use the steel link-belt variety? The original question applied to the 650. I didn't think the steel link-belt variety had been used on anything except cars so far, but maybe I'm wrong.
The belt itself is probably more durable. But the 400's (and snomobile and ATV's, it seems) CVT is mechanical. The 650's SECVT is electronically controlled, and Old Biker's question was:billmeek said:Which uses the steel belt and is more durable.
The answer really should have been, "Experience here on the board seems to show that the SECVT is pretty reliable, but no one has put more than 25k miles on their scooter yet." The SECVT is a new critter. There are CVT's like this in some cars, but it's new to Suzuki and new to motorcycles. So it remains to be seen how durable they really are. If memory serves, there are some small drive motors and plastic gears that control the varying of the pulleys, so it remains to be seen how well these and the electronics that operate them will hold up in the long run.Old Biker said:About how much mileage can you rack up before any major problems with the bike?
Is it more complex? How many counterweights, bearings, gears, etc. in a variator-actuated CVT have been replaced by a simple electric motor in the SECVT?frugality said:...The 650's [transmission] is much more complex with more potential places to go wrong. ...