Hondamatic Continuously Variable Transmission Operating Principles - Honda ATV Forum
Repair & Maintenance Having problems? Doing a rebuild? All Repair/Maintenance Discussions here.

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Helmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 23,581
Liked: 23 times
Hondamatic Continuously Variable Transmission Operating Principles

I don't think there's a lot of people that know the operating principles of the Hondamatic CVT trannys, myself included, so I thought I would post this link to a good read on the Hondamatic CVT. This is the transmission that the Rancher 400AT and the Rubicon 500 use. This is not the type of transmission that the Rancher 420AT or the Rincon uses. The 420AT uses a completely different type of auto tranny that incorporates a dual clutch system and the Rincon uses an automotive style tranny.

2001 Honda Rubicon Hondamatic hydraulic transmission

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

Last edited by Helmut; 12-06-2011 at 01:10 PM.
Helmut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 12:12 PM
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Redracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Denver, Co
Posts: 6,616
Liked: 5 times
Great find, I will make this sticky

Thank you to my 2012 Sponsors:
Dynamic Graphics, Inc.
Aurora Honda
LoneStar Racing
Leatt
Fox Shox
HondaATVForums.NET
Redracer is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Helmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 23,581
Liked: 23 times
Another link.

Honda Worldwide | Technology Close-up

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
Helmut is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 05:23 PM
Member
 
polska12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 84
good info, from experience the CVT tranny is smoother but is not as sharp when your trying to throw it sideways. that's just my opinion lol
polska12345 is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Helmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 23,581
Liked: 23 times
Yeah, that's probably because you can't gear it down to bring the engine RPMs up, like you can a foot shift.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
Helmut is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 06:48 AM
Junior Member
 
micmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maberly
Posts: 28
Smile Hondamatic Transmission

Now i have the bike working, Dose any one rebuild then or use the old ones for cores? I'm tempted to dismantle this one to see what the fault is for its not apparent looking at it?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03521.JPG
Views:	4821
Size:	43.0 KB
ID:	1322   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03508.jpg
Views:	3279
Size:	47.1 KB
ID:	1323  

Last edited by micmut; 09-27-2010 at 07:08 AM. Reason: add photo
micmut is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Helmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 23,581
Liked: 23 times
Quote:
Originally Posted by micmut View Post
Now i have the bike working, Dose any one rebuild then or use the old ones for cores? I'm tempted to dismantle this one to see what the fault is for its not apparent looking at it?
I don't know much about the Hondamatic trannys, but I hear their non repairable because you can't get the parts to service them with.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
Helmut is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 09:26 PM
P54
Junior Member
 
P54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 8
Liked: 1 times
Quote:
Originally Posted by micmut View Post
Now i have the bike working, Dose any one rebuild then or use the old ones for cores? I'm tempted to dismantle this one to see what the fault is for its not apparent looking at it?
If the AT in Rubicon goes bad Honda in Japan have been known to take them back and give a new one under warranty.
Bobbyc1 likes this.
P54 is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-29-2010, 06:31 AM
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
tomgodd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 5,847
Liked: 2 times
Helmut, that is some great info!

NEVER TAKE A SLEEPING PILL AND A LAXATIVE IN THE SAME NIGHT!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exbsw5ssn4I
Equal opportunity offender.
tomgodd is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Junior Member
 
deltabrkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
deltabrkr

I have a 03 350ES that is hanging up in gears up and down. Anybody REALLY know whats causing it and the cure? Changed to new battery, and checked the oil. No luck!
deltabrkr is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda ATV Forum > Honda ATV Technical Discussions > Repair & Maintenance

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome