How to Remove the Governor Off a Honda Moped

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How to Remove the Governor Off a Honda Moped
Remove the governor washer to increase the speed of your Honda moped. (Schwalbe image by Ulrich Schwartz from

A governor is a washer placed in a moped's variator system to help control the operating speed of the vehicle. Removing the governor washer allows your Honda moped to go faster by removing the operating speed limit placed on it by the engine. Removing the governor washer in the variator system on a Honda Moped is relatively easy, and can be done in about 30 to 60 minutes.

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  1. 1

    Pull the pin attaching the kickstand to the variator box up and out. Pull the kickstand off.

  2. 2

    Look for the two bolts holding the plastic cover to the intake box. Unscrew them with a wrench.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the six bolts around the variator case lid with a wrench.

  4. 4

    Unscrew the bolt holding the front faceplate to the front pulley wheel. Take the faceplate off.

  5. 5

    Pull the governor washer attached to the pulley rod off by hand.

  6. 6

    Reattach the faceplate to the pulley wheel. Replace the variator lid. Put the plastic cover back over the intake box and reattach it. Attach the kickstand and reinsert the pin.

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