> Is it possible when you milled the cheeks you didn't keep the angle and
> contact area with the belt
When you de restrict the c2 vario, it’s not actually the cheeks you modify, it’s a spacer piece connected to the outside cheek. You can see here, what I circled in red is shiny, because I faced it off in a lathe. It was longer.
Here you can see my belt is still not going the whole way up, this is because I need to window the variator next so I can allow the weights to actually push it further in. Because the weights work as almost a lever between the ramp plate and the vario this is the max they will push in stock form, I’m almost wondering if because it’s kitted and it’s not opening all the way that’s what’s stretching it? I don’t know anyone who has windowed a c2 vario yet, never seen photos anyway not even in the fb variated minarelli group. So I’m not sold on that idea. See my next post about some belt stuff I found.
Below here you can see in the middle a little bit of that “attached spacer” when it’s the original length, it does not allow them to close near this far, I took off a little more than an 1/8 inch to get this, and you can see it still has about a mm till it’s fully closed. So I never touched the ramp itself