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70500 miles and the variator went bad. It had been making noise for a while.
I am not sure if it was something I did or it just wore out.

Does any one have a use 2009 MP3 500 variator they want to get ride of?

The clutch is pretty worn too, may go ahead and put one in that has less miles than mine does.

The ones in Ebay right now are for a 400, I do not think they will work
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Re: lookig for a variator and clutch
Cajun Stump wrote:
70500 miles and the variator went bad. It had been making noise for a while.
I am not sure if it was something I did or it just wore out.

Does any one have a use 2009 MP3 500 variator they want to get ride of?

The clutch is pretty worn too, may go ahead and put one in that has less miles than mine does.

The ones in Ebay right now are for a 400, I do not think they will work
they are the same, just different roller weights on the variator.
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Thanks OAD
I was hoping you would chime in.
Some of the Part #s were different in AF1 for the 400, so I wasn't sure it would work. Figured that it would just be the weights that was different, but don't have the money or time to waste. My MP3 is my only ride.
Had to bum a ride with the wife this morning.
How about the 400 MP3 clutch, will it work on a MP3 500? It looked different and the AF1 numbers were different also. With that said it seems it should work though.
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ORDERING BOTH FROM AF1
the others from Ebay will not be available for a while
thanks agin OAD
glad you are there
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ORDERING BOTH FROM AF1
the others will not be available for a while
thanks agin OAD
glad you are there
don't forget to get the fixed outer half of the variator part number 832697.

the differences in the part numbers on the variation is the roller weights. as far as the clutch numbers it would be a different spring but the 400 would work. I would change the spring out to a white malossi one anyway as its a better spring and reduces shutter.

are you sticking with the stock rollers or going with the dr pulleyl sliders?
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Sorry it took so long to answer back. I have been researching this forum before I responded and also got home real late because of the car pooling.
Man! I would be lost with out you guys, even crusty Buba Jon. Love his post Tranny service with Dr Pulley and Fuzzy Washer.
THANK YOU! to all that have made it possible for me to own my MP3!

I will order the 832697. I ordered the 833291 Complete roller housing and 872100 Clutch driven pulley assy at work yesterday morning before your post.
So I will make another order this morning. Saturday

Are you thinking the ware on the outer fixed driving half pulley (832697) merits its replacement and both halves being new should be a biter match for the belt? I thought that, but not enough to order it. Still a newbe.

As for the rollers vs sliders - I just put my new set of sliders in the variator that busted. It ate most of them up along with the horse shoes. I will have to start with the rollers that come with it and as soon as I can afford the sliders, I will replace them. Sliders are great!
The bike was acting like it had rollers in it at take off. I thought it was time to put in the new sliders and it fix it. For a week I thought pretty high of my self, then it just kept getting worse until I just had to stop and open it up on a work night. The center of the pulley has about 1/8" play, so what ever it is made of, maybe brass, is powderd over the interior. With the abuse this belt has been through it will have to swapped out. Fortunately I already have one because I hate to be without my ride!

I have used the 19g Sliders because my route is mostly 55 MPH and above without many stops. I am a lucky guy. Every weekday 15 miles of my trip is a tree covered winding country road without any lights or stops and the next 10 are not in town driving. On weekends bikers from all around come to cruse on this road.

Thanks for the input on the clutch. I will research for the spring change and see if it is something I can handle. It took about a year before I finally did the air box mod.



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no worries on the white spring as your installing a complete new assembly. now 20,000 more miles down the road yeah its something to consider.
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That means around 90,500 miles I will need to have the spring figured out.
May have to fix the notch before then. It's beginning to bug me.
For now I have to patiently wait on AF1 to get the parts to me.
None are in stock, but sure glad they are there.
Its funny, because I didn't get the parts on EBay because the guy was on vacation until the 10th.
I am only on day 2 with my bike grounded. Patience patience patience

Thanks for being there OAD. You will never know how many that have used this forum highly value your opinion.
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Cajun Stump wrote:
Thanks for being there OAD. You will never know how many that have used this forum highly value your opinion.
Agreed! OAD is very generous with his time and knowledge and is much appreciated!
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Next time someone needs a variator for an MP3 500, we've got the OEM one in stock, as well as the really good ones...
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Motovista, in stock would have been great. I wish I heard from you sooner. I am checking your sight out for the first time.
This is my first Scooter and I haven't owned a bike in 30+years, so there is a lot I do not know and very grateful for this forum.
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No worries. The guys at AF1 are great, and I suspect they will have your parts out to you a lot faster than you think. I just bought a lot of stuff from them for a BV250 that broke my new year's resolution not to buy another scooter. I can't believe I made it 21 days.
If you need a belt, I highly recommend you take OAD's advice, not that I know what that might be.
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Cajun . you need a new belt as well. highly recommend the malossi as it is cheaper than the stock belt and performs as well or better. you can get it at scooterpartsco.com they have them in stock and fast shipping.
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Thanks all
I do have a "new" belt, 849090, that I will put on, but I never go very many miles without a new backup belt. Even though I probably hold the record on miles per belt, I have read were you never know when they may go out.
Normally I would have use this belt for many more miles, but it has seen way to much abuse. Before the variator, I had the throttle cable brake on the interstate and it stuck wide open a couple of times. My break pads and the drive belt had to suffer a little bit to get me safely out of traffic before I could turn off the power. That was exhilarating!
The sliders and the belt will be acquired as soon as possible. I have already signed up on the scooterpartsco.com last Saturday.
After you have used the sliders for 45,000+ miles, why would any one want to go back to the rollers?
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