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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-16-2016, 06:54 PM
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What is that? a bigger bearing with more bearing surface to carry and distribute load from the chain that is trying to pull it forward (all around really) not to necessarily keep it from twisting the wheel to the side. (though it would have a little more of that effect too)

Bigger bearing distributes load around the axle with more bearing surface to carry the load... Bigger bearing... less stress on it. That would be its main function.

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post #22 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-16-2016, 08:48 PM
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It's exactly why the extra bearing is there, the lateral or twisting force applied to the rear sprocket grinds it to the bushings, damaging them and creating a play. Try to put a load on a bicycle pedals with loosened rear wheel axle nuts -- the wheel will always twist to the one same side. Now add road conditions which considerably increase these lateral forces, and get the idea why i would not want to have a single brake disc when stopping hard or looking for a better control of the braking.

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post #23 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-24-2016, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Have next week off so Im gonna try to get off my booty and pull it apart. Wife and I decided to fix it since it fits 2 "normal" sized people very well and is actually very well thought out. I may get a hardness test on the O.E.M. outer face and compare it to the Malossi variator. Still kinda angry at the whole thing BUT I still enjoy riding it. So we will soon see if the Z50 curse has got me also, and what is needed to fix it.
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and at the same time you can add a hitch and pto for pulling stumps, that little 200 should be able to take out a moderate sized redwood

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Bet it could Mikey! Its a strong little motor that is connected to a iffy transmission. I have hope I can figure it out and rid it of the bugs. Should just spray it with Raid! So stay tuned for further developments......
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O.k., started ordering the parts to attempt to fix the Z50 curse (sorry for dragging you into this Z50 but you were the first!) of the variator wearing out. Going with a Malossi variator. Racing Planet will be my friend for most of the parts of this experiment. Will verify all the sizes/weights and what needs to be replaced during this rebuild. Also post money spent totals when done. I sure hope this experiment works and the transmission last past 10,000 miles! What is my new catch phrase? WISH ME LUCK!
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Roller size for Burgman 200-I have a stock, never installed roller and it measured 23.88x17.90MM. I bring this up because there are both 23x18 AND 24x18 rollers/sliders available. I remember seeing someone say 23x18 is the correct size, but due to my measurements I believe it to be 24x18. I also weighed the roller at 23 grams. Im ordering a Malossi variator and the roller sizes may be different, but I figured I would post my findings since the Im working with new, O.E.M. parts for reference.
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I'm bringing the stock OEM roller to work with me to get a final measurement. Work has much more accurate measurement devices. I still think the correct size roller is 24x18 but since there seems to be opinions on this I just want to verify it once and for all. The Malossi uses 23x18 but comes with 12 gram rollers. More I think about it, I'm just replacing the variator with the OEM again since I cannot get a Malossi fixed half of the pulley. Reason I want to verify the roller size is because I might try the Dr. Pulley sliders next. Now, if I do decide to try the Malossi variator I know that size already. I still find it weird that the OEM roller size is not listed in the service manual.
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If you do the dr pulley sliders, I would be very interested in how they affect rpm's, especially at high speed. I'm hoping they reduce hwy rpms. Max hp is at only 8000 rpm, so taller gearing may actually make it faster as well.

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Some of ya'll gonna be bummed because I just got another OEM variator. OEM was $60, Malossi was $240 and I really dont have have a issue with the performance of the OEM, just that stupid wear issue. I also could not find a matching fixed face from Malossi for their variator. It was fun to dream. Going to try the Dr. Pulley sliders in 19 grams/24x18 and see how that goes. Side notes-the "recommended" change interval for the drive belt is 9000 miles. We all know that is conservative but I ordered another one anyways (OEM was $110, no aftermarkets that I trust). Putting the squeaky PUIG back on because the scratches on the tall touring OEM drive me nuts even though they are not in the line of sight. The tall OEM is still up for grabs-FREE, just pay shipping. The scratches come up to the top of the dash dome. Tint or try to buff the scratches out OR ignore and try a tall touring OEM on the cheap. So, its a transmission overhaul and a tip over repair. Fun, fun and more fun. Just waiting for the parts to ship.
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