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ok just to get this straight

items required prior to oil change and hub oil change.

1 oil
2 oil filter
3 drain plug o-ring
4 filter o-ring
5 oil strainer o-ring
6 sealing washer(gearbox)
7 split pin (wheel)
8 exaust port gasket
9 gearbox oil.

order

1 remove side panel
2 remove access port
3 remove/disconect oxygen sensor
4 remove exaust
5 remove wheel

do oil and filter change
do gearbox oil change

put every thing back in reverse

have I missed anything?

cheers
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You really don't have to take all that stuff off to change your fluids.

Look here for oil change:
https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic12767#168727
Just find a way to get it off the center stand so you don't get oil all over it. You could lean the scooter against something, have a friend hold it, or use the side stand if you have one.

Here for hub oil:
ET4: Gear Box Oil Change
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Danny is absolutely right. Why make an easy job any more difficult than it needs to be and risk breaking an exhaust stud while you're at it.

There are two things that are key to easily and neatly changing the crankcase oil without removing the exhaust: using either an open-end or box-end wrench instead of a socket to remove the drain plug and finding a way of supporting the bike upright with the center stand in the up position so that the oil doesn't dribble down the leg.

The hub oil can be drained neatly without removing the rear wheel by fabricating a simple funnel/chute out of an empty water plastic bottle as in Danny's link.
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No need to take the exhaust off unless you are removing the rear wheel - and you don't need to do that for the hub oil if done with care.

Also there's usually no need to use any of the spare O-rings, gasket or the washer, but they *are* useful to have to hand 'in case'.
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A stubby wrench like Greasy's was hard for me to find, so I just did this:

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24mm combination wrench, cut in two. A couple light taps on the box end handle with a dead-blow hammer does the trick.
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danny*h wrote:
A stubby wrench like Greasy's was hard for me to find, so I just did this:

External inline image provided by member with no explanatory text

24mm combination wrench, cut in two. A couple light taps on the box end handle with a dead-blow hammer does the trick.
Bookmarked the oil change page and the gearbox oil change - marked them up as helpful - bit of an understatement!!!!

I was dreading this job. looks not so bad now. only need to buy one tool for the oil filter.

Danny,
Goes to show necessity is the mother of invention .

I have a 24mm combo spanner, I have an angle grinder.....sorted

cheers guys
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