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Hi
Does anyone know the dimensions of this tool (020646Y)? It's very expensive. Maybe it could be possible to make it yourself.
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Re: Piaggio locking and positioning tool 020646Y
rafbog wrote:
Hi
Does anyone know the dimensions of this tool (020646Y)? It's very expensive. Maybe it could be possible to make it yourself.
Can you post a Pic ?
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That looks like the alignment tool. You can do the same thing with a tape measure. Find some that knows how to do a front end alignment on a car with a tape measure and they can help you.
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Re: Piaggio locking and positioning tool 020646Y
Hillbilly Fred wrote:
rafbog wrote:
Hi
Does anyone know the dimensions of this tool (020646Y)? It's very expensive. Maybe it could be possible to make it yourself.
Can you post a Pic ?
This is pic
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That looks like the alignment tool. You can do the same thing with a tape measure. Find some that knows how to do a front end alignment on a car with a tape measure and they can help you.
Maybe you're right, but I want to lock the parallelogram and be sure the front suspension is upright and the steering (handlebar) is centered (straight riding position).
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Piaggio's retail price for that tool is EUR113.05, or about $125 at current exchange rates, and every now and then Piaggio has sales on special tools. I think you could probably find a used one for less in a country where they sell a lot of MP3s. Do they ever show up on ebay France?
And how much interest would there be in owning one here in the US? If there is interest, I might order some, but I don't want to order five and spend the next ten years looking at four of them.
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I don't think having this tool is all you would need to correctly set up the alignment, there is an additional jig to actually do the measuring. I suspect the overall costs would be prohibitive and in any case probably wouldn't achieve much more than a common sense approach to getting the toe-in at around or slightly greater than zero. The mp3 has peculiar handling characteristics even when new and with perfect tyres, and although its fine at lower speeds once over 70 mph I was never brave enough to test it at extreme angles again after my first bad experience ( essentially chronic understeer) .
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