How to remove variator off Honda hobbit

Emil Kniemel /

Uhh. What's the deal with that bent washer thing. How do I get this off? I want to check the condition of my rollers.

Thanks!

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un-bend it

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To answer your next question, get a strap wrench.

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Then get a big crescent wrench or vice grips

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Emil Kniemel /

Yes. MARS YES!! I just thought to myself before checking MA "hmm. I need a strap wrench"

2012.

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I just use the belt to tension the rear pulley and take the nut off/on.

I think after 3+years I need a new lock washer.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

I got this set,

It's best to grab that thin nut on 6 sides.

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Why don't you have plastic nublets on your ramp plate Nick?

You gonna destroy that tjt. I just modified my stock variator nubs a bit ith a dremel to fit and they work great.

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campeona del mundo /

ha no sliders and the ramp plate is eating into the guides. be careful man! i just dremel the malossi ones until they fit. the orginal hobbit ones are always so brittle and break. i used em on my tjt the first day and by the end of the first ride all three of them broke in half.

also, please don't use vice grips or lock jaws on the big nut. they're a bitch to find and get chewed up real fast. get a big of 36mm socket and a strap wrench and preserve it!

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JBOT ... Wrote:

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> Why don't you have plastic nublets on your ramp

> plate Nick?

> You gonna destroy that tjt. I just modified my

> stock variator nubs a bit ith a dremel to fit and

> they work great.

TJT seems fine. Trust me I'm all for doing things right but sometimes when you have a crazy fast setup and you can't explain why it's so fast you just keep doing what your doing. Just leave it alone. It's never had the plastic nublets on the ramp plate.

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^lol

p.s. 36mm bicycle headset wrench works great on that nut.

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Emil Kniemel /

Ryan Perkins Wrote:

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> ^lol

>

> p.s. 36mm bicycle headset wrench works great on

> that nut.

i didnt have my 10" crescent so i looked if my headset wrench fit.. badabingbadaboom.

strap wrench here i come.

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The stock hobbit nubs ones worked fine for me, you just have to dremel the slots open. They only break if you don't open em enough and they bind up.

As for nick, really man, get some nubby guys. Your posts are getting eaten up, and the ramps are crooked.

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campeona del mundo /

that's rad i guess mine were just pretty crappy but i filed em til they were nice and loose and sliding well. I think i may have not tightened my var nut down enough because the ramp plate seemed to have broken all of them in half, all in the same direction...ehh its hard to explain.

nick you should put sliders on there...tjts ain't cheap.

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I forgot to mention this...

My tjt ramp plate was too big on the flat side, so it just spun on the hub. I added about 1/8in of weld to get it to lock onto the flat section of the hub.

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18v cordless impact driver. get one. makes life really easy.

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Everything seems to work fine, I'll leave it the way it is. After the swoops rally in August I'll be taking the hobbit off the road for a while and doing a slow rebuild, change out all the wear and tear parts(TJT, carb, bottom end stuff). It'll get a new TJT then and I probably still won't use the rubber things for the ramp. lol

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That totally explains Nicks ripping speed… the increase in friction on the plate is causing him to variate slower… keeping him up in RPMS>> also, that explains his love of really light weights..

ok .I have contributed nothing.... I am going to sleep.

Also .. I think I need a welder.

and a grinder.

and some nice gloves..

and a welding hammer.

and a vice..

I really need a vice.

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Will Parrish Wrote:

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> That totally explains Nicks ripping speed… the

> increase in friction on the plate is causing him

> to variate slower… keeping him up in RPMS>>

> also, that explains his love of really light

> weights..

>

> ok .I have contributed nothing.... I am going to

> sleep.

>

> Also .. I think I need a welder.

>

> and a grinder.

>

> and some nice gloves..

>

> and a welding hammer.

>

> and a vice..

>

> I really need a vice.

Nope. I've always run 18g or under total weight. The rpms staying hi is because of JBOT's rear pulley mod with the extra spring.

Trust me guys my TJT is completely fine.

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c-c-c-c comon… you did that awesome pulley mod like last week.

frankly I am envious of your willingness to rock it raw….

Also.. I would pay good freaking money for some new variator nuts.

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This scares me on my bike.

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It was a random picture, nothing was tight at all. I like the colors though.

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-Brian- The Ruffians STL /

Just as an FYI, a 36mm oil filter socket (it's for the cartridge filters on some bmws and ford diesels) can be found at auto parts stores if you don't have an adjustable wrench big enough or don't like using them on such a think nut.

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Gromosaurus Rex - Brad Pitt /

Ryan Perkins Wrote:

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> ^lol

>

> p.s. 36mm bicycle headset wrench works great on

> that nut.

Agreed, its nice and flat and works well. Then just destroy cheap HF strap wrenches.

@ Nick. Seriously though. The polini guides fit perfectly and are like $5-10 bucks. Why screw around with a $100+ variator ? I may even have extras floating around.

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Hmmm.... 36mm is the same size as the fan nut on a VW Beetle engine.

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So, you wanna put a VW fan on your variator eh? Good idea :)

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

Silverfox Sullivan Wrote:

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> Hmmm.... 36mm is the same size as the fan nut on

> a VW Beetle engine.

Different threads, I think.

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Emil Kniemel /

uhh.. so sometimes when reinstalling my variator (swapped out weights blah blah) it seems like something is causing the variator to not fully variate?

all else equal-- actually swapped my OG weights back in. sometimes the washer slips? how far should i be tightening that nut down? should there be play between the ramp plate and the variator when its at rest?

dropped my top speed down to 35mph from 39mph.

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Emil Kniemel /

move to repair forum maybe?

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Ok got a tjt and a ramp plate from treats for my pa 50 2. So the tjt is way too tight. I measuremthe id of the oem to be 29.82 mm and themtjt to be 29.45 so I am sanding the bushing with 220 grit over a piece of PVC irrigation tubing. Almost got it. Neither the oem plastic guides nor the mallosi guides I have in the ready for my mallosi bravo build fit. So a.) is this tjt bushing tightness the norm. B. which should I attack the black oem or the triangular mallosi which I will fit into the square tjt ramp slots.

Cheeta is right : if it fits easy it ain't a moped part.

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