Back to original Comet clutch combination
My Chinese Vegas Carts 780 clutch had these weights and yellow springs (who knows what tension or strength they really were).
When I got my genuine Comet 780, I didn’t even try the 106 gram weights with the yellow springs it came with. I assumed it was going to be similar to the CVC clutch.
I first tried the green springs with the 106 g weights and really liked the low engagement and how much more quiet things were when going 20 mph or less due to the engine turning less RPM. But the little 390 just didn’t have the grunt for that combination. It definitely struggled on some of the larger hills. On flat ground it was awesome though.
Then I tried the green springs with 91 gram weights. That was a much better set-up for the 390. I thought I was going to keep that combination until I had another person on the cart and noticed that performance suffered on hills again. It wasn’t a big difference, but noticeable. I considered keeping that set-up though because most of the time it is just me on the cart. But the weather is still warm and thought I would try the yellow/106 set-up that came with the Comet.
This is what the 91 gram weights looked like after about 4 hours of use. The color on the weights has faded.
Engaging the green springs on the weights was easy, the stiffer yellow springs takes some effort.
Back to the original set-up.
I went out for a night drive last night with the yellow/106 set-up and I am definitely keeping it. Acceleration and hill climbing is so much better than the other two combinations I tried. If I had a larger engine, the 106/green set-up would have worked out really well for the type of driving I do.