Not sure I'm posting this in the right place, but here goes anyway.
I've had my 2002 SWing for about a year and a half now. It had 21K miles on it when I bought it and now has about 27K. I bought it used from a local dealer, who gave me the maintenance records for the bike. Turns out it had one previous owner and he was pretty meticulous about maintaining it.
I have a record that the PO changed the CVT belt at 19K. About 500 miles after I bought the bike, the V light went on. I consulted the manual and switched it off, but it went back on. Done that several times, same result. Previous research here suggests that the V light stays on when non-standard variator pins are installed. I do not know if that is the case here, but I've decided to change out the belt and pins in preparation for a long trip into the Northwest I'll be taking in August or September. I believe I can do the change out without much problem (THANK YOU FOR THE PICTORIAL, JEFFR!!), but I have several questions:
1. I'd like to keep the RPMs down a bit at freeway speeds, as I'll be running interstate for at least part of the trip. Which variator pins, stock or aftermarket, are best for that? Which weights?
2. The local Honda dealer way overcharges for parts, as I found out when I replaced the air filter. Where can I find the stock OEM belt and pins for a reasonable price online? Where is a good source for the aftermarket pins?
Thanks in advance for your wise responses. I apologize if I misposted in this folder...