A couple of interesting developments. Got a refund from Dairyland insurance when they combined the scooter liability with my road bike’s full coverage. The NC by itself was $400/yr and after adding the scooter the combined annual premium it dropped about $20. I guess having a cheap 2nd machine dilutes their risk on the road bike.
Turbo fan test: I did a test route then tested the heat at the valve cover (it was accessible) with the ‘turbo’ fan. Average 156F in a few different spots. I did some other stuff, swapped back to the OEM fan and tested: 158F average. So too close to see a difference with my unscientfic method. I’m calling it a wash for now.
Did a couple of roller weight test runs and noted RPM:
12g sliders from before = 4.5K WOT
test kit average 10g rollers = 5k WOT
test kit average 8g rollers = 6k WOT
test kit average 6.5g rollers = 6k WOT <— interesting
I assume the RPM should have gone up with the 6.5, but maybe my machine is not running optimally (fuel/air?) or something else keeping it from going over 6k. Pickup is noticeably stronger at 6k.
I also installed the new keyset. Ignition was trivial, the glovebox was a pain to get to. I can’t get the seat release to pull far enough yet; might have to tweak the bracket.