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Variable drive rear-end question

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thedaddycat
As I recall the BGB and tranny are the same for a regular three speed and the variable, it's just the pulleys, belt and linkage to change the effective diameters that make it a variable speed drive. You still have three gears but can change speed up or down while in any given gear. My 7116 is a hydro so I can't just go look at it and give you details.

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Chris727
There was never a 7016 with the "variable" transmission. Are you swapping the whole rear along with BGB or just the rear axle/trans? The B-series bevel gear box is different.

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RayS
The pulley shaft is 2 - 3 inches longer on the 3 speed rearends out of a variable speed then a standard 3 speed. The 7016 6 speed have a shorter pulley shaft like used in a straight 3 speed like in a B 10. The 7016 6 speed has a threaded pulley shaft and is keyed for a hub and the older style used a keyed shaft with a set screw in the pulley. Not sure about the pulley shafts in the 3 speeds but the BGB shafts are not hardened. I have been thanking about taking a good variable speed rearend that I have and threading it down to the distance needed to put a pulley set up that I have from a 6 speed on the variable speed rearend. Then just cut off the excess pulley shaft when I am finished. From what I have looked at so far it looks doable. Only thing holding me up is this 10 pound weight restriction I have from this back surgery I had done. May never get to it I prefer hydros. The BGB`s are different but there should be one in the 7016.

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timflury
So I have a lead on a vari-drive setup for my LL 2110. It seems that you're telling me that adding one would not work because the transaxle input shaft would be too short,,,, yes??

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