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Gilera Fuoco
Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 38

 
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Gilera Fuoco
Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 38

Don't get caught out! I started to replace the my sparks plugs today and noticed Mr. Piaggio had kindly fitted an allen bolt on the casing so close to the spark plug that the toolkit spanner would not fit.

Not the greatest of problems but very annoying if you were at the side of the road! I sorted the problem by thinning down the side wall of the plug spanner. Whilst the plug was out you could remove the allen bolt and thin the head down its up to you.

Molto Verboso
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Molto Verboso
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Ive just tried and my socket fits on and turns them, its proper close, and looks likes like it touches... i think your socket is just too thick and probably a thickish walled job... try a nice beta one works a charm 8)

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Gilera Fuoco
Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 38

 
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Gilera Fuoco
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I am on about the plug spanner than comes in the standard toolkit, there is no way this would remove plug shown, in fact it would not even go over the plug. I understand what your saying about a thinner socket but surely the basic toolkit is there for emergencies and should fit the parts it is designed for.

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Fuoco 500ie SOLD
Joined: 08 Mar 2009
Posts: 234
Location: North West, England
 
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Fuoco 500ie SOLD
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Posts: 234
Location: North West, England
Strange, the one in my Fuoco tool kit fits and works ok

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Gilera Fuoco
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Gilera Fuoco
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Perhaps as CT said mine is slightly thicker walled, or even the allen bolt head is higher? I just wanted people not to get caught out.

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41659
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
 
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
Joined: 26 Aug 2007
Posts: 41659
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Is that the right bolt? I don't know, I haven't looked at mine (dark etc) - but would a domed one do the same job and yet keep out of the way?
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Gilera Fuoco 500
Joined: 25 Oct 2008
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Location: Croatia, Europe
 
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Gilera Fuoco 500
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Location: Croatia, Europe
No remorse wrote:
I understand what your saying about a thinner socket but surely the basic toolkit is there for emergencies and should fit the parts it is designed for.
Yesterday I've try to change sparks and my socket is just like yours
Probably somebody in factory made a little prank
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Fuoco 500 i.e
Joined: 20 Jun 2022
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Location: England
 
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Fuoco 500 i.e
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well as a new fuoco owner I'm so glad I've just discovered this post! I'd assumed it was something that only my bike suffered from and now I can see this applies to others I feel a whole lot better.
I'll be grinding down the plug socket tool and changing the allen bolt for something slimmer.
Who on earth fits a bolt so close to a removable component that it literally cannot be removed

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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
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Location: Belgium
 
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Doulting wrote:
...Who on earth fits a bolt so close to a removable component that it literally cannot be removed
Well, most likely some Italian guy. As to why? Probably because it was the best spot to make servicing as difficult as possible. BTDT many a time with Italian cars.

Logic and Italian electrical engineering are mutually exclusive.

Example: When the Titanic struck an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic, the lights stayed on until the ship went down. Fast forward 100 years when the Costa Concordia struck shallow rocks a few hundred yards off shore. What is the first thing that happened? Instant electrical blackout. It doesn't get more authentic Italian than that.
   

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