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PostSubject: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:04 am

While Lowering my rear end yesterday, I've noticed that the speed lever is attached to the clutch/brake pedal shaft. What does it actually do? Tighten the clutch so it gets better grip? Anyways can I simply remove it? And what are the consequences? The setup is in the way of the tranny, and If I don't really need it I don't want to relocate it.
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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:05 am

Some more info about the tractor may be helpful. Sounds like you have a variator or VariDrive.

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:33 am

If its there, its there for a reason

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:15 pm

@willis923 wrote:
If its there, its there for a reason

So is the cutting deck, the seat switch, and the dashboard throttle lever... NEXT!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:08 pm

@Doc Sprocket wrote:
@willis923 wrote:
If its there, its there for a reason

So is the cutting deck, the seat switch, and the dashboard throttle lever... NEXT!!! LOL

But you don't NEED any of that.. Kinda need a 'speed control lever'
Gotta go fast!

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:19 pm

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@Doc Sprocket wrote:
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If its there, its there for a reason

So is the cutting deck, the seat switch, and the dashboard throttle lever... NEXT!!! LOL

But you don't NEED any of that.. Kinda need a 'speed control lever'
Gotta go fast!
na, i think its like the governer, you could use it, but it aint needed LOL
the lever your talkin about is basically how you "shift" gears on mtd's it controls the belt tension, which when in corralation to the sucky (in my opinion) vari-drive speeds it up and/or slows it down.
budy of mine disabled it and then used a smaller rear pulley and a biger front pulley, but left the rest of the vari drive set up, it ran decent, but the rpms ended up controlling the speed

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:30 pm

The speed lever stops the CVT from moving so it stays "in gear". If you remove it the speed wont function right and it will be stuck in either 7th or N, I cant remember which.

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:41 pm

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The speed lever stops the CVT from moving so it stays "in gear". If you remove it the speed wont function right and it will be stuck in either 7th or N, I cant remember which.

From what I have seen lately, it looks like it would sort of 'float' around 3rd gear.

With as Richie pointed out, the actual speed being determined by the RPM of the engine.

The clutch pedal could slow you down or speed you up, as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:50 pm

the way his drove, it was good for speed, say if you want to dragrace, or just do straights, but it would suck in the corners, the damn thing would haul ass, ive actually thought about building a drag racer from a mtd gt rearend so i would have 2 "gears", but thats a project for later

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:38 pm

Ok, makes sense.  Now if I was to change the pulley and put like a 3" pulley and remove that selector.  it would pretty much always in the the same "gear" and the throttle would pretty much decide how fast I want it to go..

I have a MTD vari-drive something like that (#MTD 717-764). I could just change trannys,  I Havent heard much good out of them. lol.

Too bad since the other day there was a peerless at the junkyard but it had a hole in the casing :/
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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:03 pm

Could this be a good replacement tranny?
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-tondeuse-souffleur-a-feuilles/victoriaville/transmission-foote-4360-33-transaxle/1000259596

And what are good trannys that I should jump on?  Besides the Peerless 700
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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:11 pm

Peerless MST205, MST 206, 820, 930, 633a (horizontal input, 5 lug hubs)), 2300(horizontal input, 5 lug hubs).

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PostSubject: Re: Speed Lever - Can I remove it   Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:53 pm

Doug Fackler wrote:
Peerless MST205, MST 206, 820, 930, 633a (horizontal input, 5 lug hubs)), 2300(horizontal input, 5 lug hubs).
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