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Wonder if we have enough folks and interest here to create a decent catalog of vintage vespa factory tools? Maybe there is already a website/page out there with that info but I couldn't find one?

Post could include:
The Piaggio tool number, picture of the tool, models it was used for (Widebody, LF, SF), description of what it was use for. I know many of the factory tools have an obvious use, but there are some really interesting ones and some that are pretty unique.



Thoughts, comments, spitballs?
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That's something that The Wiki is optimal for.

I've thought about starting a section that details parts by specification rather than just "fits model X" because I get tired of seeing things like a $5 Malossi head o-ring when I can get fifty of those for $5 when ordering based on the spec. Likewise for seals, bearings, nuts n' bolts, etc.

The other use case is when you would like to avoid paying $10 to ship a fifty cent part, then waiting for it to arrive when you could get at the hardware store in half an hour if you just knew the spec's.
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It also occurs to me that organizing those tool sets by task would be even more useful for most folks.

Think about how many times we've listed off the tools people will need prior to tackling a task or project for the first time.

I know that scooterhelp does this generically for common tasks, but a cross-reference with lists of tools for specific models might also be a helpful reference.
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I agree, it would make a great topic.

A pic of the tool, what it's for, and showing it in use would be helpful.

We've even got people on the forum with machines capable of reproducing some of them ... cough charlieman ...
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That sounds like a really good idea. It should be a sticky or something. Maybe listed in terms of:

Absolutely must have
Very useful but not crucial
Nice to have if rebuilding/tuning often
Don't buy that, just use/make this

As a newbie, it would be helpful. Forum members have answered this question for me, but it's still hard to figure out what I need.

So far I have a case splitter, clutch holding tool, clutch nut tool, crank wedges and crank installer. I will be making my own castle nut tool for the drive shaft bearing as I have a lot of that stuff laying around.

Also, I'm sure a lot of people have dabbed stuff like engine stands, pullers and drifts. It would be nice to have that included.

Just my $.02.

Thanks
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SoCalGuy wrote:
We've even got people on the forum with machines capable of reproducing some of them ... cough charlieman ...
I don't know if you noticed - Im just trying to create a round part with a pad that stays in place right now... 🙂
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