Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

Okay!

My belts are all crazy cracked! I need to replace these! What exactly are the steps involved?

1.) Remove Variator

2.) Remove Belt and replace

3.) Re-attache Variator

Does the clutch have to come off?

Is this how it goes? I do not have any of the specialty tools for the bike, so can I still do this? I have a large metric tool set, will that do?

What type of belt do I use? Brand and #, that I can get at the autostore?

Re: Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

The belt should be available locally. Do a search on this site.

Re: Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

Hami Onder /

No im pretty sure you need a special variator belt. I think the width or the belt is important to the variator. Which means you need a belt made for the bike. Can anyone a little more experienced back me up on that?

When i replaced mine all i had to do what remove the cover over the variator. Then you just muscle it on. Using a screwdriver to wedge it on is what i did.

Re: Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

So, no need to remove it from the bike, just the cover?

Where did you get replacement? The one at the mopedjunkyard must be found somewhere else...

Thanks,

Fred

Re: Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

Hami Onder /

i looked everywhere and finaly found one on ebay. And yeah, there is a cover that screws over the variator just remove that and pry it out with a screwdriver. if its too tight then you have to take the whole variator off.

Email mopedjunkyard im sure they can get one for you.

Re: Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

I was out looking at it at lunch. I see where the cover fits on. I got a #9313 at the auto store which bret says will work fine. I will try it out.

The belt will be unusable after i take it off...so I can just cut it.

Thanks,

Fred

Re: Replacing Belt - Motobecane 50v '79

I allready email fred, but just in case some one else sees this

DO NOT REMOVE THE VARIATOR just pull the belt off the pedal pulley

I used a 4l32 belt from napa for relacement It works fine

here is a forum about motobecane belts https://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/discuss/6/5375/5375/

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