Fuzzy Washer Mod
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 31 Dec 2018
Posts: 38
Location: Florida
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:55 am quote
Has anyone done the fuzzy washer mod and still had the belt rub?

The mod is to put an extra washer before the outer half of the variator, I guess so the two halves won't squeeze together too much, and the belt won't ride too high. I assume that will take care of the belt rubbing issue, but I wonder if there have ever been cases where the belt has rubbed even with the washer in there.

I'm running 21x17 14 g rollers in a gts 300.
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GTS300 Super Blue Gaiola
Joined: 01 Nov 2005
Posts: 2531
Location: Sydney, Australia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:33 pm quote
With standard size rollers in the standard variator you don't have to worry about belt rubbing. With sliders or an after-market variator you might. Depends on the thickness of your washer.
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Piaggio MP3 250, BigBeo
Joined: 30 May 2015
Posts: 134
Location: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:35 am quote
Also if you buy "100% compatible" belts from a Greek seller on ebay. At least, my belt for 250cc mp3 was longer, thus made lots of noise.
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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 31 Dec 2018
Posts: 38
Location: Florida
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:54 am quote
Clarification
I'm using Dr pulley sliders (the odd shaped ones not the round ones) and the washer is the same size as the one that is already in there.

I don't think anyone has ever had the belt rub with an extra same sized washer in there.

But its a little ridiculous, if you think about it. The Dr. Pulley makes the variator halves close more tightly than they otherwise would; and the washer makes the variator halves close less tightly than they otherwise would.
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2008 Vespa GTV 250 1962 VBB 1965 VBB
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Location: Brisbane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:16 am quote
I have a malossi variator, 13g Dr sliders and two stock washers and had rubbing on deceleration from 100 km/h. Three washers needed to get no rubbing.
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