Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:55 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:55 am linkquote
Building out a toolkit for my ET2, Want to do some longer rides in the new year.
I see SIP sells a fairly comprehensive toolkit for $270, I think I can put something similar together for under $60, will make my own tool roll.

My question is what size sockets/wrenches are the best to carry?





Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:09 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:09 am linkquote
Do you miss this?

Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:17 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:17 am linkquote
I agree with Attila, it's a modern scooter so nothing goes wrong mechanically, but flats happen! I had a 98 Yamaha Zuma and went on crazy long/far rides and never carried any tools. The only time it ever broke down was when the throttle got stuck. Carb was beyond fixable. I just called my wife to come and rescue me! Unless you modded your motor just carry a flat kit.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:20 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:20 am linkquote
I do have the cheapo factory tool kit on my Liberty and the only thing I added was a stubby wrench to fit my mirrors. Ever since I went down my left mittor will randomly come loose.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:21 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:21 am linkquote
Thanks Attilia /sc00ter Will definitely get a flat kit.

I have a 70cc kit /larger carb/ vario kit on my 2t et2. set up to run on premix.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:24 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:24 am linkquote
I would think you need to consider some things as it will make a difference on what you need in a kit. For instance:

Is this tool kit for extended touring or general travel?
What roadside repairs are you capable of making?
Will you be carrying spare parts? What tools are needed for those spare parts?
What specialty tools will be needed?

For example: If you are carrying a spare belt, you will need the specialty tools to replace as well as a torque wrench.

Go thru doing some of the repairs you think you will doing roadside and make a list of the tools and spare parts used. That should give you a good idea of what is needed.

Unless you are carrying a spare tire, I don't think you would need tire changing tools but a flat tire repair kit would be handy.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:28 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:28 am linkquote
You can keep the tools in the garage, if you do regular maintenance it is unlikely that when traveling you will have mechanical problems that can be solved with DIY; to the limit it can bring a front lamp and a rear lamp and the minimum tools to change them. Another small accessory can be a small flashlight.
I also recommend a stick of medicine for insect bites.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:26 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:26 am linkquote
Oh, tuned! With 70cc kit! I used to do 70cc Zuma bug-eyes. I rode with a small group of 2-stroke owners, all modded. Here's what we found. It seems that no matter how many tools you carry whatever will break cannot be fixed on the roadside. Reduction boxes failing from wheelies or burnouts. Rear torque driver failing from a clutch spring breaking. Exhaust cracking from vibration. Here is what we carried:
Extra spark plug and plug cap/boot.
Zip-ties. Extra long UV resistant quality.
A few metal zip ties. (you zip tie all of them on the frame with a extra zip tie).
T-handle with the sockets to fit transmission case. Fold flat and zip tie to frame.
Upgrade existing factory tool set. Same tools, better quality.
Wrench for mirrors.
That's really it for tools.
Flat kit as mentioned before.
Small container of gas.
Frogg Toggs jacket/pants combo. Good for rain and if it gets cold.
It you wear a book bag clip bicycle blink light to it.
Quality small flashlight.
Cash money.
Make sure your phone is fully charged!!!
First aid kit because you never know. I carried a medium size one.
Other than that we've had great luck on rides! Once we learned how to bulletproof the Minarelli motors all was pretty good.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:36 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:36 am linkquote
Before I forget. Furthest I've ridden a 70cc bug-eye Zuma. 68 miles one way to play pinball. The road to the pinball place is 55mph the whole way with a few slow downs for towns. I rode the Zuma pegged on the throttle from Norfolk, VA to Grandy, NC pretty much non-stop. Played pinball for about 3 hours and did the return trip at night. I ran auto-mix on my Zuma, to lazy to pre-mix. A friend went with me on his 200cc Lance scooter. He (friend) said he wanted to go a long ride!
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:54 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:54 am linkquote
sc00ter wrote:
Oh, tuned! With 70cc kit! I used to do 70cc Zuma bug-eyes. I rode with a small group of 2-stroke owners, all modded. Here's what we found. It seems that no matter how many tools you carry whatever will break cannot be fixed on the roadside. Reduction boxes failing from wheelies or burnouts. Rear torque driver failing from a clutch spring breaking. Exhaust cracking from vibration. Here is what we carried:
Extra spark plug and plug cap/boot.
Zip-ties. Extra long UV resistant quality.
A few metal zip ties. (you zip tie all of them on the frame with a extra zip tie).
T-handle with the sockets to fit transmission case. Fold flat and zip tie to frame.
Upgrade existing factory tool set. Same tools, better quality.
Wrench for mirrors.
That's really it for tools.
Flat kit as mentioned before.
Small container of gas.
Frogg Toggs jacket/pants combo. Good for rain and if it gets cold.
It you wear a book bag clip bicycle blink light to it.
Quality small flashlight.
Cash money.
Make sure your phone is fully charged!!!
First aid kit because you never know. I carried a medium size one.
Other than that we've had great luck on rides! Once we learned how to bulletproof the Minarelli motors all was pretty good.
Thanks sc00ter, sounds like some good times, I had a zuma 50 for a short time. but then sold it for a stella. Some good tips I will def include some of these
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 am linkquote
@smallframenyc: Most of the tools in your photos are meant for vintage, shifty Vespas. I see all the necessary tools for the clutch, flywheel, cables, etc. I think it will be a waste of money for an ET2. Get the basics, since an ET2 is unlikely to break down as "easily" a vintage Vespa would (although a proper maintained one will be as reliable as a modern one)...
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:29 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:29 am linkquote
sc00ter wrote:
Oh, tuned! With 70cc kit! I used to do 70cc Zuma bug-eyes. I rode with a small group of 2-stroke owners, all modded. Here's what we found. It seems that no matter how many tools you carry whatever will break cannot be fixed on the roadside. Reduction boxes failing from wheelies or burnouts. Rear torque driver failing from a clutch spring breaking. Exhaust cracking from vibration. Here is what we carried:
Extra spark plug and plug cap/boot.
Zip-ties. Extra long UV resistant quality.
A few metal zip ties. (you zip tie all of them on the frame with a extra zip tie).
T-handle with the sockets to fit transmission case. Fold flat and zip tie to frame.
Upgrade existing factory tool set. Same tools, better quality.
Wrench for mirrors.
That's really it for tools.
Flat kit as mentioned before.
Small container of gas.
Frogg Toggs jacket/pants combo. Good for rain and if it gets cold.
It you wear a book bag clip bicycle blink light to it.
Quality small flashlight.
Cash money.
Make sure your phone is fully charged!!!
First aid kit because you never know. I carried a medium size one.
Other than that we've had great luck on rides! Once we learned how to bulletproof the Minarelli motors all was pretty good.
At this point a sidecar is only required to take the workshop with you for repairs.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:32 am

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:32 am linkquote
skim through the parts diagram or sip catalog for various parts you might need to work on for that frame. Should be able to figure out what sockets/wrenches etc would be bare minimum for the frame.

Vintage I make sure I have 6-14mm sockets, 17 and 19mm sockets maybe. third hand tool and some cables/plugs etc.
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:08 pm

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:08 pm linkquote
Besides a various size zip ties ( both plastic & Stainless) & tire patch kit my AAA card with Premier Exective status = one (1) 200 mile tow a three (3) 100 miles tows & 5 gallons of Gas if i need it
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:49 pm

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:49 pm linkquote
I keep a small funnel, a four-in-one screwdriver, a Motion Pro four-socket T-handle (8,10,12,13mm), a crescent wrench, a set of metric Allen wrenches, and needlenose Vise Grip pliers in each of my scooters.

In a pinch, the wrench and the Vise Grips can tighten down the mirror mounts.

Also, for those scooters that lack kickstarters, a lithium battery booster, which can also serve as a high-capacity USB charger.

Repairs beyond what can be handled with this stuff are likely to require time, a tow, and/or parts - access to tools is not going to be the limiting factor.

Motion Pro T-handle - I think suggested by Ryan F9:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GZJF1Y/
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:50 pm

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Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:50 pm linkquote
T-handle has 3 drive points but 4 sockets.
Where to you keep the 4th so it doesn't get lost...?

Just wondering.

Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:57 am

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:57 am linkquote
Many including Ryan F9 have pondered this question. My answer, which is not a very good one: in the plastic ziploc bag it all came in.

Will someone make a cross-shaped version for 4 sockets, like a car tire lug nut wrench? Seems obvious.
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:09 am

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:09 am linkquote
I zip-tie the extra socket to the T-bar. Then I realized I didn't need the extra socket so it went in the toolbox. But I later found a T-handle that folded flat(ish). Cheap Harbor Freight brand. I fold it flat as possible with the sockets on it, wrap it in a rag and zip-tie it to my frame under the floorboard. Come to think about it I forgot to remove it when I sold my Zuma. Wonder if its still under there? Moral of story? Zip-ties are the greatest thing ever!
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:15 am

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:15 am linkquote
Then don't forget something to cut the zip ties!
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:18 am

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:19 am

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:19 am linkquote
Read this, remove what doesn't apply:
Minimalist Tool Kit for GTS Touring
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:02 pm

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:02 pm linkquote
Syd wrote:
Read this, remove what doesn't apply:
Minimalist Tool Kit for GTS Touring
I don't understand what the dentist's probe is for ... (17).
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:26 pm

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:26 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
Syd wrote:
Read this, remove what doesn't apply:
Minimalist Tool Kit for GTS Touring
I don't understand what the dentist's probe is for ... (17).
Emergency roadside dentistry! That and superglue....

Not sure if there's another use, but I'm planning on getting one for pulling O-rings. Screwdrivers are too thick and my tool of choice to date is a putty knife
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:28 pm

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:28 pm linkquote
fledermaus wrote:
Attila wrote:
Syd wrote:
Read this, remove what doesn't apply:
Minimalist Tool Kit for GTS Touring
I don't understand what the dentist's probe is for ... (17).
Emergency roadside dentistry! That and superglue....

Not sure if there's another use, but I'm planning on getting one for pulling O-rings. Screwdrivers are too thick and my tool of choice to date is a putty knife
A trivial nail or a toothpick will save a few cents...and space.
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:27 pm

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Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:27 pm linkquote
Attila wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Attila wrote:
Syd wrote:
Read this, remove what doesn't apply:
Minimalist Tool Kit for GTS Touring
I don't understand what the dentist's probe is for ... (17).
Emergency roadside dentistry! That and superglue....

Not sure if there's another use, but I'm planning on getting one for pulling O-rings. Screwdrivers are too thick and my tool of choice to date is a putty knife
A trivial nail or a toothpick will save a few cents...and space.
Ah, but that need to buy *something* especially if it's cheap!

Besides, i have big hands....
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:45 pm

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Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:45 pm linkquote
One thing I have learned is that stuff gets lost on the road, so I've gotten over the desire to spend a lot on tools for travel. One of the cheap socket kits from Harbor Freight is a start. They are about $5. Remove the ones you will not use, the sizes Piaggio doesn't use. Get a set of small wrenches, again carry only the sizes you need, small needle nose vice grips, a set of small allen wrenches, with the ones you don't need left out of the kit, clutch tool, variator tool, something to fix flats, phillips and regular or four way screwdriver, or one screwdriver and a set of bits, safety wire, zip ties, at least one extra nut for the exhaust manifold, other extra nuts and bolts. spark plug socket, pliers, small 1/4 drive ratchet, adapter from 1/4 to 3/8, a 1/4 extension no longer than the rest of the long items like screwdrivers. A good tool roll, small loctite, small amount of wire and electricians tape. fuses as needed, small sheet of aluminum foil, cheap disposable boxcutter from dollar store or harbor freight, a wrench in the size to take off the rear wheel, cut down the handle so it's no longer than the screwdrivers, etc. If you need it on the road, you can hit it with a rock or find a pipe in a pinch.
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:52 pm

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Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:52 pm linkquote
I carry many of them above plus

OBD2 Bluetooth capable and adapter,
Pocket knife WITH bottle opener,
Painkillers,
Bottle water,
Toilet paper,
Hair ties,
Tea towel for drying the seat,
Sun cream

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:32 am

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:32 am linkquote
steelbytes wrote:
I carry many of them above plus

OBD2 Bluetooth capable and adapter,
Pocket knife WITH bottle opener,
Painkillers,
Bottle water,
Toilet paper (3rd roll),
Hair ties,
Tea towel for drying the seat,
Sun cream
From the documentaries i see on TV about Australia, i understand that it is too little ... But ... what do you do with the painkiller? But mostly i don't understand the hair elastic and sun cream, or maybe ...
How will you do when you cross the thousands of miles of desert areas?
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:45 am

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:45 am linkquote
For Australians, the painkiller is offered to the battered and defeated beast that attempted to consume you - crocodile, spider, emu, etc.
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:50 am

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:50 am linkquote
Juan_ORhea wrote:
For Australians, the painkiller is offered to the battered and defeated beast that attempted to consume you - crocodile, spider, emu, etc.
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:23 am

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:23 am linkquote
I know I am not on the safe side as I should carry a flat kit and I don't. But I do carry zip ties. Always helps. And did today when my windshield decided it was time for him to fly alone one the highway!
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 am

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 am linkquote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Then don't forget something to cut the zip ties!
For me, a Spyderco pocket folder knife is part of my EDC. I feel naked without it. A decent knife is a handy tool to always have on hand, especially if you have Amazon Prime.
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:15 am

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:15 am linkquote
JimR_ATL wrote:
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
Then don't forget something to cut the zip ties!
For me, a Spyderco pocket folder knife is part of my EDC. I feel naked without it. A decent knife is a handy tool to always have on hand, especially if you have Amazon Prime.
Jokes? Victorinox is the best.

https://www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/SwissTools/c/SAK_SwissTool?ScrollPosition=0&maxResults=30
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:51 am

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:51 am linkquote
I love took kits. I hate working on the scooter.

What's that all about??
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:53 pm

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:53 pm linkquote
When I know I will be gone from home for several days and several hundred miles, I do have a pretty exhaustive tool kit and flat repair kit with me.

One thing missing in most kits is a small spool of wire and some wire cutters. Someone above mentioned metal zip ties, but I think a spool of wire provides better utility.

For those items I can't fix roadside, I have AAA RV Roadside assistance and towing. You'll also get roadside assistance as a perk of your Vespa Club of America membership.


Full toolkit

Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:27 pm

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:27 pm linkquote
I think it's more important to carry the essential spares, though the tools are certainly useful! Tools can be useless without the actual spares (exhaust gasket, belt, fuses etc) whereas any tools required can be sourced far more easily. That said, best to carry a minimum of tyre repair kit and mini compressor.

Only if I'm going far from home, out of range of cell service or easy human contact will I carry a more extended tool kit. I'd also take our SpotX satellite communicator in that case as well.
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:07 pm

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Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:07 pm linkquote
Now, the practical part. After more lessons learnt the hard way.

Use your road "tool kit" for all of your maintenance for the the next 24 months. Builds confidence and muscle memory with the only tools at hand.

Add, subtract, multiply or divide as needed.

This tried and true toolkit is now ready for most of what ya need.

Then lay all those tools out on old news paper and spray paint them some gawd awful color.
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8130
Location: Latina (Italy)
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
In garage: Yamaha Tricity 155 Urban 2019 - MV Agusta 125 RS 1956
Joined: 21 Jul 2007
Posts: 8130
Location: Latina (Italy)
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 am linkquote
Now i understand why someone complains about the slowness of the vehicle or high consumption, with all that iron inside the scooter ...
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:28 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9585
Location: KS USA
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 GTS 250
Joined: 21 Feb 2011
Posts: 9585
Location: KS USA
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:28 am linkquote
jimc wrote:
I think it's more important to carry the essential spares, though the tools are certainly useful! Tools can be useless without the actual spares (exhaust gasket, belt, fuses etc) whereas any tools required can be sourced far more easily. That said, best to carry a minimum of tyre repair kit and mini compressor.
This is true. Especially with the exhaust gasket which seems to be the usual offender. Once I even procured tools at a gas station. You would be surprised at all the tools some poeople keep in their pick ups.
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Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:32 pm

Hooked
'79 - V90 =//= 2005 - ET2
Joined: 05 Sep 2019
Posts: 160
Location: Brooklyn, New York
 
Hooked
'79 - V90 =//= 2005 - ET2
Joined: 05 Sep 2019
Posts: 160
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:32 pm linkquote
Well after all this advice I never completed that Modern Vespa toolkit . Today I was riding to work and if seemed like I had an exhaust leak, the bike was much louder, I had hit a massive pothole the night before so I started to think I cracked my pipe near the header. Made it home after work w/the bike producing about 1/3 power and excessive decibles. It turned out to be a loose exhaust header bolt on one side. Adding some metric wrenches and a 4" crescent wrench under the seat asap.



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