BV350 variator holding tool
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:42 pm quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Hey, JKJ, if I'm reading right, you have a homemade variator holder.... have a photo?
I stated above that the pieces of the variator tool were 1" x 1/4". They're really 3/4" x 3/16".
The pictures include a clutch tool. Not very elegant but it works. It could have been simpler.
Hey, who cares elegant? 15 minutes and it's back on the shelf for a couple of years.

Thanks!
Hooked
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:18 pm quote
If you search Amazon and/or eBay you can find advertisers that say that ones that they are selling will fit the BV350, so my guess is that you won't need to do any grinding if you order one that says that it will fit the BV350.
Hooked
2008 MP3 400
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:28 pm quote
Got my tool.
Well made for the $ vs the oem tool.

The pins are 1 piece and welded to the main tool.
You can see variation in shape but both are measuring 6mm

That is just under 1/4" and I'm 100% confident this tool will work great to hold a BV variator.

The tool feels strong and is about 12 inches long.

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Hooked
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Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:31 pm quote
The larger pins are 9.5mm
Hooked
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Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 pm quote
To hold the clutch in place I'll just use 2 screw drivers in the holding pin slots.

Thanks everyone...now I need to get all my torque specs.

Anyone have a fast list?
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2014 Commuter BV350(43,000)/2015 Scoot Life BV350(10,000)/2010 El Diablito SH150i(29,000)
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:50 am quote
The only drawback with that tool is if it's truly 12" long. My homemade tool is 18" long and can be wedged on the ground. That frees up one hand and makes it easer to do the job. Unless you're willing to wedge the too against the bike frame, if you can do that. Still kudos for DIY.
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:02 am quote
breaknwind wrote:
The only drawback with that tool is if it's truly 12" long. My homemade tool is 18" long and can be wedged on the ground. That frees up one hand and makes it easer to do the job. Unless you're willing to wedge the too against the bike frame, if you can do that. Still kudos for DIY.
You could slip a pipe over the handle if you wanted to.
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2014 Commuter BV350(43,000)/2015 Scoot Life BV350(10,000)/2010 El Diablito SH150i(29,000)
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:04 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
breaknwind wrote:
The only drawback with that tool is if it's truly 12" long. My homemade tool is 18" long and can be wedged on the ground. That frees up one hand and makes it easer to do the job. Unless you're willing to wedge the too against the bike frame, if you can do that. Still kudos for DIY.
You could slip a pipe over the handle if you wanted to.
Is "slip" the key word in your post.
Hooked
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:11 am quote
Yes I have several styles of cheater pipes I can use to extend that handle
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