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HOWTO: Upgrade the drive pulley on a 2006 Yamaha Jog ZR

A more aggressive drive pulley on a scooter with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) will improve performance by reshaping the power curve of a CVT and increasing the ratio of the top end.

This HOWTO will explain how to upgrade the drive pulley in a 2006 Yamaha Jog ZR scooter, but should be applicable to any late-model (2000 or newer) Jog or CV50 (frame number SA12* or SA16*). Basic concepts will also be applicable to any scooter with a CVT (I learned much of this from reading about Italian scooters.)

For an excellent explanation of CVT technology, see Howstuffwoks' article on the subject.

Top speed before modification: 65kmh

Top speed after modification: 70kmh

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