Hello - can anyone tell me the wrench size
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:40 am quote
Can anyone tell me the wrench size to remove my Vespa VBB rim and tire off my scooter , its the 4 large nuts in the middle -

Thanks in advance
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:31 am quote
If you talk about the vintage Vespa:
On 8 " wheel = 11 mm.
On 10 " wheel = 13 mm.
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 am quote
Thanks I am actually talking about the 4 big nuts that hold on the actual rim and tire to the hub of a 8 inch Vespa VBB, so I guess that are the Hub Nuts on a VBB , what would be the wrench size
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:02 am quote
I *think* they’re 18 same as spark plug.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:06 am quote
Ok 18mm wrench - spark plug wrench is 16 or 18 ?
Reason why I am asking is I want to buy a tool kit for my VBB and I want to make sure the tool kit has a Wheel Nut sizes wench in it so I can change a tire and replace with a spare on side of road
so its 18mm wench for the 4 wheel bolts on a VBB 8 inch .....
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:25 am quote
The VBB lug nuts are a 22mm wrench, same as the motor swingarm nut.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:29 am quote
Thats AWESOME!!!!! thank you Chandlerman - exactly the confirmation I needed
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:32 am quote
Mike R F wrote:
Ok 18mm wrench - spark plug wrench is 16 or 18 ?
Reason why I am asking is I want to buy a tool kit for my VBB and I want to make sure the tool kit has a Wheel Nut sizes wench in it so I can change a tire and replace with a spare on side of road
so its 18mm wench for the 4 wheel bolts on a VBB 8 inch .....
Do you not have any tools currently?

Just take a spark plug socket and see if it matches up, same with the other stuff. Grab the multi tool and check out what all works.

We all build out our tool kits differently.

Fwiw, it’s definitely not 16, that much i do know.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:34 am quote
chandlerman wrote:
The VBB lug nuts are a 22mm wrench, same as the motor swingarm nut.
There we go!

For some reason that was my first guess, but I had it in my mind that I had at one point used a multi tool to undo one.

Anyway, there’s your answer.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:36 am quote
Ok good plan , thank you for helping , you guys are great
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:43 am quote
I saw the question and was like "22mm," but then after all the conversation ensured, felt compelled to go check to be sure.

I think there's another front fork with the four lug nut pattern like that which is smaller, maybe off the earlier Super's? I may have one of those in a spare parts pile that I picked up really cheap when I was looking for a non-bent front fork option for the VBB, but can't be bothered to go looking for it this morning.

Glad you're sorted, Mike R F, and welcome to MV! Let's see some pictures of your scoot. We love pictures around here
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:48 am quote
Very cool, I will grab some pics and post later for sure - as I am away from home . But again Thanks chandlerman- now I can order the tool kit I need with confidence - your a good man
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:01 am quote
Also please don’t get the 32 point wrench that barely catches a corner and rounds off a not perfect nut if you look at it wrong. Or a perfect nut if you look at it sideways.

Also
22.0 mm = 0.866 inches
22.225 mm = 0.875”
7/8” = 0.875”

Long way of saying a 6 sided 7/8” wrench or socket works just fine if you have one.
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