Differences Between 50 L and V

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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)