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 Post subject: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:46 pm 
2011 49cc Honda Ruckus 4,500 miles.

I needed to change my belt so it only made sense to change the variator weights out while I had it off. Took it to a machine shop and they used an impact driver to take the variator nut off and I changed out the parts. I swapped out the belt for a Gates and the weights with some sliders that I picked up on eBay. The sliders were the same weight (7g) as the stock roller weights (I measured them all on a scale). I didn't notice anything odd leaving the shop after everything was said and done. Now when I accelerate a single click sound comes from the variator housing. It almost sounds like the centrifugal force is throwing the weight against the wall of the variator with such energy that it makes an audible noise.
On top of this, it now boggs down (not out) right when I pull out of my driveway and give it throttle. What do you think the issue is? I plan on selling it soon and want to make sure she's running smoothly for the next guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:45 pm 
Did you put the sliders in the correct orientation?

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 Post subject: Re: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:54 pm 
Did you take it apart and see if it's right?

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 Post subject: Re: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:56 pm 
lilpinny wrote:
Did you put the sliders in the correct orientation?

Yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:58 pm 
ogmofo wrote:
Did you take it apart and see if it's right?

I'll have to buy a pneumatic impact driver and check it out. I'm almost certain I did the repairs correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:46 pm 
Did you pull the cover at least and you can GET that bitch off with a oil filter wrench or a Allen wrench not as recommended. I ain't never used a impact on my ruck and it's been apart more then I brush my teeth.

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 Post subject: Re: Variator noise and bogging down.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:34 pm 
So in my line of work things break in the middle of the night, when people are making changes. The next morning if something has broke the first question I ask is what changed? Because up until that change everything was humming right along. Chances are that change caused the problem. Could have been done wrong, the right stuff wasn’t used, forgot to do something, etc.

So I’d pull it apart and double check. The sliders (and they are real easy to slip out of their orientation when you are putting the cvt back on, you almost gotta hold that thing together when you put it back in), make sure the belt is the right size, those little plastic spacers are still there, etc.

Take the cover off, get it up on the stand and rev the engine and see if you can see what the cvt and clutch are doing when you rev it up. That might point you in the right direction.


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