Howdy. A couple of points of interest:
The variator holding tool offered by racing planet is not entirely compatible with the Like 50 2t. It is not long enough for 2 attachment points. Great for taking off the nut, not so much for putting the nut back on. I think I have the nut on tightly enough, but I am going to go to my local shop to see if they will be kind enough to double check.
Figuring out the best means of using the clutch holding tool took some trial and error, but got it worked out. What sucks now is that the outer nut on my clutch is stripped. I am fairly certain that the new guy at the shop slightly over-tightened it when we put the stiffer contra spring on and when I was returning it a little bit ago, it got to almost at proper torque and then started free-spinning.
I don't know if I am safe to ride now or what. I have research to do.
I am hoping that it will be okay until I can get a replacement, but I need some advice.
That being said, I started the engine with the cover off and everything stayed in place. That, though, is no indication of what will happen under load and several thousand rpm.
The new vari, though, fits well. I did get to clean out the case, remove some glaze from the clutch pad, and clean out the clutch bell. The oil filter wrench I have is not large enough to fit the clutch, so I will need to get a strap or some such.
Right now, though, I have to figure out my nuts situation (don't we all:)
Oh yes, I almost forgot, I tried using a small wrench to hold the outer face of the variator to make sure I was tight enough, but it started chewing into the case and into the wrenches themselves. Eventually I will need to get an impact of some nature, I am certain.