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I just picked this up on the Yahoo Maxi Scooter forum.

It covers Malossi Variator for the 400 and the Suzuki High screen for the BurgerKing.

Two of the contributors Julian Bond and Paul Blezard ( A member of this forum too) are Burger experts, in fact Paul Blez is a journo on the Twistn Go magazine.:
> julian pike <[email protected]> wrote:
>> I was considering the *magaluti* variator when the drive
>> belt needs changing .I understand its rev's the engine harder to get
>> max power I wondered if anyone had fitted one and was it worthwhile
>> and is the power/economy trade off worth it.
Julian>
First, remember it's a MALOSSI kit. Not a Magaluti nor even a Malaguti!
Available from VE in Notts. http://Www.malossiuk.com
Julian Bond said:
> Yes. Do it. Best performance mod ever. Might cut 5 miles from your mixed
> urban range if you use the performance. Dramatically livens up the
> performance in the crucial 35-60 overtaking range. Cuts maybe 1s from
> 0-60 time. Does make the feel of the bike a bit buzzy. Stock is more
> relaxed but also slower...

Paul Blex said:

I'd recommend it too. See my report in Twist & Go No.7.
Back issues available from http://www.twistngo.com
There is also a graph of the dyno test comparison in the same issue in the
comparison between all 4 big scoots. (Silver Wing, TMAX, Burg400 and X9500)
This showed a dramatic increase in horsepower over stock in the low and
mid-range.

Talking of comparisons, there's an excellent comparison test by Sticky of
the new TMAX against the Nexus in the September issue of Scootering.

Also, while I'm on, I've just had to swap screens on my Burger King 650.
The optional Suzuki high screen, which started cracking about a year ago,
suddenly flopped right back the other day when I was doing about 90mph on
the A3. I had to grab it with my left hand to stop it snapping off
completely. It's split across the mounting holes and folded in the middle.
I might try fixing it with some reinforcements, but in the meantime I've
re-fitted my Givi screen. This gives excellent protection, but it is
definitely too high for me, and I'd forgotten how much 'suction effect' it
gives as well.
Can anyone recommend the best way to cut it down a bit WITHOUT removing it
from the scoot? Alternatively, I might try adding one of my patent screen
extensions to the original standard Suzuki screen.
PNB
Note by NormanB: Paul actually uses an old visor gaffa taped to the top of the screen on his TMAX (like a laminar lip) not elegant- but apparently works like a charm (for him).
 

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Good information, I just saw that on the maxi site as well. Blez is a great source of scooter knowledge. I usually just skim through these scooter forums in a cursory fashion, but I make it a point to read all of his posts, if possible. The maxi group is good for information, but the Brits also have a sense of humor that fits my preference.

I really do need to get off my backside and order that Malossi unit.



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I wonder if installing the Malossi kit would void the Suzuki warranty?
 

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billmeek said:
I wonder if installing the Malossi kit would void the Suzuki warranty?
In a heartbeat!

My recommendation is to live with your 400 as it is until the warranty runs out and then Malossify it UNLESS:

You are competent with the wrench - it will take less than an hour to revert to spec should you wish to present the machine back to Suzuki for a warranty claim!!
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So no Malossi for me for another 4+ years.
 

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billmeek said:
So no Malossi for me for another 4+ years.
Really Bill?

Judging by your posture (avatar) it looked as though you had just finished 'on the job'. :wink:
 

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The only way I can sling a wrench is at someones head. Right now, I'd have to put down my crutches to do that well. :)
 

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I'll switch to a Malossi despite whatever the warranty issues are, but as an aside, it seems to me that only the drivetrain would be devoid of warranty, no?




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Technically you are of course correct - but once they start a wrigglin' - you are on the back foot and are then in a weak negotiating position.

I honestly do not think fitting the Malossi will cause harm to the Burger, it only really effects the 0-60 time and more the 0-30. Above 60mph you are doing no more rpm than you would stock - this device is not creating power - it is just delivering it earlier!! (when you need it).

As I said if by chance you do develop a problem (could be completely remote - like say a generator or a rear brake problem) and want to remove the wriggle room for the dealer/Suzuki - swap the stock bits back.

Thats my take anyway.
 
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