What are your thoughts on going greaseless weights? Someone mentioned I might want to try it with the heavier slider weights to get better response... And possibly a gold spring? I'm just trying to figure out what a good starting point would be, then go from there. I might just put the orange spring back in for now, and try it with the new belt, one way, slugs.. Plus i Just put in new front wheel bearings and new axles, which was much needed. So it should roll better now. And I'll probably try 1.5mm shim instead of 1mm as well, with orange spring, then get a purple or gold spring later, and a sheave when I get the spare money.
As for getting a coop sheave, how do you go about doing that? how long does it usually take to get it back? and how much does he charge?
I run grease with no problem, but have run stock weights without grease for the same performance.
There may have been slightly more noise without grease, but as grease is cheap i decided to use it, just more sparingly than the factory.
For now I suggest you run the orange spring and try to get the belt to slip, is you cannot then the orange is enough for now.
Get in touch with Arnie Cooper with COOP45.com and he will tell you his schedule, most guy do without their sheave for a week, and if you want to pay the extra, he will get a new sheave, machine it and send it to you, so you do not stop riding, then you have two sheaves. He can tell you his prices this year, and he has always been a good deal.
You can send him your sheave for machining and he sends it back.
To know what is going on, remove the shim and count your stock pulley ratio before machining, then get the sheave back, add grease and the stock weights, count the ratio then let us know what you have, and want to change from there.
Ride that set-up for a good long day ride, then some shim in combination with machining and let us know what you find, then we can change the weight of the weights to change the engine speed if you want, then cut the cam plate for fine tuning later.
The trick is to get the ratio as high as possible, then make the other changes.