Sat May 01, 2021 12:42 pm

Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 21 Jun 2007
Posts: 175
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 21 Jun 2007
Posts: 175
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Sat May 01, 2021 12:42 pm linkquote
I changed the belt on my MP3 500 today and took off my variator and clutch. Everything went back together just fine, except this piece which looks to me like a bushing. I can't find any spindle or shaft small enough for it. The bike seems to be running fine without it, but I am really concerned.

Any idea where it might go?

Thanks!

Marty



Sat May 01, 2021 2:25 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21961
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21961
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sat May 01, 2021 2:25 pm linkquote
that is a varistor roller. need to pull it back apart and see if your missing one.
Sat May 01, 2021 4:36 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6806
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT, 2014 Can Am Spyder RT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 6806
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Sat May 01, 2021 4:36 pm linkquote
Yeah. Don't ride without it.
Seriously, if your variator is missing a weight, it will throw it out of balance and eat itself. Quickly.
Sat May 01, 2021 5:35 pm

Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 21 Jun 2007
Posts: 175
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
 
Hooked
2016 MP3 500 Sport
Joined: 21 Jun 2007
Posts: 175
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Sat May 01, 2021 5:35 pm linkquote
Thanks, but it is definitely not a variator roller. This is heavy steel and probably weighs as much as 5 rollers. I have Dr. Pulley sliders and all 8 of the original rollers are in a baggie on my workbench.

I'm hoping maybe it came from my center stand or my lift.
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