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(Howto crack open a motobecane variator)
 
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--[[User:Elldawg99|Elldawg99]] 22:37, 11 December 2007 (EST)
 
--[[User:Elldawg99|Elldawg99]] 22:37, 11 December 2007 (EST)
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'''Alternately,'''
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*you can just drill a couple screws into your workbench to line up with these holes here:
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[[Image:Variator01.jpg]]
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*Then use some heat to loosen up the nut on the back plate and break it free with a long wrench (or use a spare set of handlebars for a lever).
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*Once you break the nut free, use some big channel lock pliers to break free the back plate.
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*also, I noticed that these screws here:
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[[Image:Variator02.jpg]]
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Had been locked in place with little dabs of weld. I had to clear out the slots with a flathead screwdriver and some firm but gentle hammer taps.
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*I like this way better because there is much less chance of warping the variator with the vise.

Revision as of 17:06, 9 April 2008

Here it is the best way I know of to crack open a varaitor without dealer tools:

Click the image to see the full scale version Variatorcrackin.jpg

reasons to crack a variator

-to grease the balls

-removing a variator ball

-shaving the back plate

-installing a performance variating plate

-Using an AV7 variator on an AV10 motor

--Elldawg99 22:37, 11 December 2007 (EST)


Alternately,

  • you can just drill a couple screws into your workbench to line up with these holes here:

Variator01.jpg

  • Then use some heat to loosen up the nut on the back plate and break it free with a long wrench (or use a spare set of handlebars for a lever).
  • Once you break the nut free, use some big channel lock pliers to break free the back plate.
  • also, I noticed that these screws here:

Variator02.jpg

Had been locked in place with little dabs of weld. I had to clear out the slots with a flathead screwdriver and some firm but gentle hammer taps.

  • I like this way better because there is much less chance of warping the variator with the vise.