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Created article Specialty Tools

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Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:22:12 +0000 quote
I'm sensing a theme from Dave in the Nominate Your Favorite Post! thread. Tools! Specifically the exotic ones that you won't find at the local hardware store. We should list all the specialty tools needed to work on modern Vespas, a picture of each one, what it's for, and a link to a page on making a homemade equivalent.
Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:24:03 +0000

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Dave has a lot of favourite articles. It is great how he has come up with such a huge list so quickly. I think the Wiki unveiling will come as a huge surprise and will be met with a lot of excitement and welcome. This is such a great addition to an already great resource for us Modern Vespa owners.
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Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:30:04 +0000 quote
Added some basic section entries to the article. And thus, structure was born. This is probably the single most important thing we can do at this stage in the wiki's life: provide a framework for others to create. We don't have to write all the content ourselves, we just have to show them where the holes are and let them fill in the blanks. Even if the page is essentially empty (like this one currently is) it defines the needed content in specific terms. I believe (hope) people will respond to this.
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Dave has a lot of favourite articles. It is great how he has come up with such a huge list so quickly. I think the Wiki unveiling will come as a huge surprise and will be met with a lot of excitement and welcome. This is such a great addition to an already great resource for us Modern Vespa owners.
Yeah, really glad someone took the bait there.

Based on my early response to that thread, I was starting to think that this whole wiki project would get a lukewarm reception, with nobody wanting to bother to contribute material to it. I still live in abject fear of this, but I at least see that Dave is at least taking the trouble to find the threads that he found useful. That's a sign of life, at least.
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Mon, 09 Jun 2008 22:36:54 +0000 quote
ah, you'll have to include dougl65's home made variator removal tool - it's very rustic but apparently works very well (i'll be testing it out with him in a week or two)
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genie wrote:
ah, you'll have to include dougl65's home made variator removal tool - it's very rustic but apparently works very well (i'll be testing it out with him in a week or two)
Definitely. In fact, we should have a page devoted to each individual homemade tool, with instructions for how to make it.
We can then point to each on from the appropriate section in the Specialty Tools article.
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Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:20:04 +0000 quote
Put up a bunch of info about variator tool, clutch tools, steering head bearing tools and added oil filter wrenches to the mix as well.

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Chetwynder wrote:
Put up a bunch of info about variator tool, clutch tools, steering head bearing tools and added oil filter wrenches to the mix as well.
Nice work!
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I have a picture of a variator tool (shown in use) for ET, LX, GT200, the type motorsport sells, but I don't know how to get it properly lined up in the article.
Here it is if someone can do it...
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I have a picture of a variator tool (shown in use) for ET, LX, GT200, the type motorsport sells, but I don't know how to get it properly lined up in the article.
Here it is if someone can do it...
I wouldn't bother with a variator tool on this kind of variator. A screwdriver wedged in the teeth against the upper sump cover works MUCH better that the buzetti tool which slips. Trust me, I have bought the tool which is crap!
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Wed, 26 Nov 2008 00:10:23 +0000 quote
Seems some of the pictures disappeared before we got a chance to upload them to MV.
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I made this clutch holding tool from one for the ET2/4. The posts were a little too short for the GT/GTS. I removed the original posts and then threaded the holes for a 1/4" bolt. I then sanded the hex heads off the bolts and rounded them off a little. I can remove the posts to store the tool in my onboard tool bag. You can make this tool yourself from Aluminum, Steel or even Wood.
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Pic needed for BV500 tool
Picture shows CVT tool in use
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Updated some image locations.
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And some more image locations.
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