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I came across this video that shows exactly how I used to change snowmobile belts. I don't know if there is enough room under the trans cover of my GTS for this but I think it's worth a view.

http://tinyurl.com/2ylu5f
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I don't *think* that will work on a GTS, because of the transmission housing as you stated. I wish it *would* work, though, that would be cool.
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I *will* try that......

*next time

R

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That "snowmobile" has a rear tire! I have never changed a belt, but that sure made it look easy. Looks like that variator tool would come in handy too.
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I doubt it will work on a GTS.

Look at the situation:

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A) belt removed, it shows a "wall" (framed in red) and the surroundings of a bolt (white circle) that will be in the way of the belt coming off the variator.

Look at it in place:

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B) remember what it looks line inside. That belt could never pass by the variator. It would be held in place by that wall and the bolt.

Actually, I think that bolt (and the guide it fastens) are designed to prevent the belt from veering off the variator. While you could remove it, that wall would still be in the way.
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Damn safety devices getting in the way of easy maintenance! Thanks for the pix.
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Being anal like I am, I engineered and made a tool that locks the clutch and when turned around will lock the variator in place. The hole in the middle allows a socket to be used which also keeps the tool centered.
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I once had to replace the clutch seal on my Ducati. "I don't need no stinkin' special tool!" I had to buy a new clutch basket AND the special tool.

Good tools are cool.
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i dont use that tool for removal I use an electric impact wrench, but for assembly a torque wrench and that tool works pretty good. I pressed 4 steel dowel in one side that stick out about 1/2 inch and on the other side I press in 2 dowel pins and leave them hang out about a inch. The 4 pins distribute the force evenly over 4 different fan blades and the two pins go into the window of the clutch. The tapped holes on the sides are used to screw a threaded rod into. This rod will contact the ground and keep the variator from turning when you torque up the nut
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I am really quite inept with the "search" function on the MV Forum. My searches generally provide me with a truckload (small truck!) of threads to peer through.

That written, can someone supply me with the topic reference(s) for the numerous posts I have seen with photos of changing the drive belt. Thanks.

I would be happy to hear from anyone with pointers on using the search function. Please feel free to PM me so as not to bore other MVers to death or distraction.

Thanks,
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