Here's kind of a dumb question...

What the hell is a variator and what does it do?

I have a Minarelli powered bike so I wouldn't know...

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It's a cvt transmission basically . Using a load and rpm sensing drive pulley via flyweights and a springloaded secondary or final drive pulley You get an automatic transmission without steps - Check this out for a visual

Re: Here's kind of a dumb question...

It's a cvt transmission basically . Using a load and rpm sensing drive pulley via flyweights and a springloaded secondary or final drive pulley You get an automatic transmission - infinite drive ratios - kinda like a derailer system on a 10-speed bike without the steps - Check this out for a visual

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Whoa ...... that was weird - sorry for the double post

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Nissan Murano has a variator so there is less moving parts and you don't feel it shifting gears because well...it DOESN'T! :) It's a pretty sweet concept I think.

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I also bookmarked this once, just in case all those other links aren't sufficient for you:

http://www.flexistentialist.org/blog/archives/2003/10/27/cvt-basics-constant-variable-transmissions

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Thanks guys that really helped.

I want to ride a variated moped now lol.

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