Differences Between 50 L and V
Contrary to popular opinion, you can't just bold a variator onto a 50L to turn it into a optimally running 50V. A few of the differences* between the 50L and 50V models for those interested in converting:
Front sprocket tooth count (L=44 V=54) Back Sprocket tooth count (L=13 V=11) Chain length (approx. L92= V=104) Belt tension spring (V spring is much stiffer) Spring retaining clip (V has a longer hook)
Add to that list, the lever on the driven pulley, it’s a different shape and the gear engagement gap is much deeper on the 50V version.
There are probably more differences, but these are all I've noticed so far. . .
- (This is based on comparison of a 1977 50L to a 1978 50V)