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Generic Replacement Parts

This is a list of generic replacement parts for Modern Vespa scooters, primarily small parts like nuts and bolts and other easily-lost doohickeys.

Clip-On Nuts

What: These metal clips (sometimes called "speed nuts") are wrapped around the edges of plastic and metal parts and accept a sheet metal screw. They are easily lost, often falling down below the cavernous plastic floorboards, never to be seen again without a serious spelunking effort.

Where: They are available from McMaster-Carr, part number 94810A006.

What they look like:

Square Nylon Insert Nuts

What: These white nylon (plastic) nuts accept a sheet metal screw and are typically inserted in both sheet metal and plastic panels. They strip easily if the corresponding screw is over-tightened.

Where: They are available from McMaster-Carr, part number 98550A475.

What they look like:

Copperized 7MM nuts

What: These are used to attach the exhaust header pipe to the studs on the Leader and Quasar engines. Hard to find.

Where: BMW Copper Collar Nut 7 mm Exhaust Manifold to Cylinder Head Part Number: 11-72-1-437-202

What they look like:
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