7 thoughts on “Porta Scooter”

  1. Sure, 200 euros … plus the cost of replacement tires. Sign me up.

  2. They’ll have ’em at target for sixty bucks by next summer, Jim.

    It’s an interesting idea, sure, but it doesn’t seem solid enough for ‘real’ use, maybe to rescue a broken down Vino, but it’s certainly doesn’t seem like a viable alternative to a real trailer for longer trips and bigger bikes. Maybe I’m wrong, though.

    My question: Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t most automatic scooter engines always “in gear?” Wouldn’t that wear down your transmission gears and belt and maybe clutch? I haven’t quite figured out how a CVT works yet.

  3. No, Beeb they are not always in gear. The variator spins off the crank turning the belt which then engages the clutch on the real wheel propeling the scooter forward. I have pushed automatic scooters before and there always seems to be a lil drag so I can’t really say if it’s truely in nuetral. I know that a car in park will kick into N at around 15 MPH as evident by many a Lincoln Park Towing Tow Job. I recommend we try it out with Prof Matthew’s Fly and see how it works out

  4. that’s why i was thinking they were always in gear, the Blur has a little resistance when you’re rolling it… dunno.


  5. The clutch will never engage by spinning the rear wheel. The piaggio moped cvt has a clutch that works like that but modern automatic scooters don’t. The resistance when pushing is from the gears in the final drive. There is a shaft that attaches to the rear pulley/clutch by gear then another gear reduction before it gets to the rear axel. All these cogs are spinning in gear oil and all that resistance with the gears in this oil is the drag you feel. Let the gear oil viscosity-fuel efficiency debate begin!

  6. Sure Patrick, just sign over the title to your Lambretta first.

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