Hello again Chris;
I'm almost in Oshawa (about 50kms, your side of Toronto). I've diddled with the weights in the variator, tried some ball bearings out of a front CV joint from a car axle. Covered them with 'shink tube' so as not to damage the alunimum (whatever :) ) housing. They weighed roughly double the original ones. Go a little more top end, but had to pedal to start off, Soooo, I filled the original ones with solder. I'm sure I got another half klick or so, I think ;). Although it seems to pull smother for all my efforts. Havent taken the rear one apart yet to see if I can at least buff up the shaft the 'halfs'? slide togeather on.
I'll look for the resistor tomorrow, seems like a good place to put it where it can get cooled right up front. Say, what oil/gear lube goes in the rear hub? Sure looks like a filler plug on the left. Ahhh belts, lucky for me the first belt I bought was too wide....so we were forced to figure them out. I got reading an old ski-doo manual, its much the same idea. I was wondering since the belt wears on the sides if the dealer belt had an advantage.
I'll look for your post tomorrow (would'nt have a wiring diagram eh?), it's now become a challange to keep this thing going. I'm still amazed that my lawn mower is 5hp and the Honda is 2hp. It's a hoot, even get the odd Harley rider that waves,
GO Leafs Go.................:)