NOTE: This topic has a wiki article associated with it. You may view it here.
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:17 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:17 pm linkquote
Created article Specialty Tools

(This message was automatically generated)
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:22 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:22 pm linkquote
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 Jun 09, 2008 2:24 pm

Moderator
2010 Dragon Red GTS 300 Super, 2018 Grigio Titanio Piaggio Liberty S 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 16293
Location: Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 
Moderator
2010 Dragon Red GTS 300 Super, 2018 Grigio Titanio Piaggio Liberty S 150
Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 16293
Location: Toronto, Canada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:24 pm linkquote
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.
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:30 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:30 pm linkquote
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.
Benito wrote:
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.
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:36 pm

Gobshite Shiva
Kymco Downtown 300i the 'Dolphin Noise'
Joined: 16 Mar 2007
Posts: 14960
Location: London UK
 
Gobshite Shiva
Kymco Downtown 300i the 'Dolphin Noise'
Joined: 16 Mar 2007
Posts: 14960
Location: London UK
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:36 pm linkquote
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)
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:39 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:39 pm linkquote
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.
⬆️    About 5 months elapsed between posts    ⬇️
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:20 pm

Ossessionato
Baart-less
Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4499
Location: 56°58'34.49"N x 111°29'38.40"W
 
Ossessionato
Baart-less
Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4499
Location: 56°58'34.49"N x 111°29'38.40"W
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:20 pm linkquote
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.

Dave
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:42 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:42 pm linkquote
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!
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:15 pm

Moderator
Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 5145
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
Moderator
Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 5145
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:15 pm linkquote
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...
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:46 pm

El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 9022
Location: Belfast Metropolitan Area
 
El Macho
KTM Super Duke 1290, Vespa GTS 300
Joined: 27 Oct 2006
Posts: 9022
Location: Belfast Metropolitan Area
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:46 pm linkquote
Menhir wrote:
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!
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:10 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:10 pm linkquote
Seems some of the pictures disappeared before we got a chance to upload them to MV.
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:53 am

Ossessionato
01 ET2 - 01 ET4 -- 05 GT200L / 05 PX150 / 1986? Honda CH150 Deluxe.
Joined: 27 Nov 2005
Posts: 3000
Location: SoCal OC
 
Ossessionato
01 ET2 - 01 ET4 -- 05 GT200L / 05 PX150 / 1986? Honda CH150 Deluxe.
Joined: 27 Nov 2005
Posts: 3000
Location: SoCal OC
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:53 am linkquote
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.
⬆️    About 1 year elapsed between posts    ⬇️
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:35 pm

Addicted
BV500 - GTS250
Joined: 04 Jul 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Portland, OR
 
Addicted
BV500 - GTS250
Joined: 04 Jul 2008
Posts: 548
Location: Portland, OR
Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:35 pm linkquote
Pic needed for BV500 tool
Picture shows CVT tool in use
⬆️    About 11 years elapsed between posts    ⬇️
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:59 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:59 pm linkquote
Updated some image locations.
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:38 pm

Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
0:7
Joined: 11 Oct 2005
Posts: 32199
Location: Bay Area, California
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:38 pm linkquote
And some more image locations.
NOTE: This topic has a wiki article associated with it. You may view it here.
  DoubleGood Vespa Design  

All Content Copyright 2005-2021 by Modern Vespa. All Rights Reserved.

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Shop on Amazon Smile with Modern Vespa

[ Time: 0.0321s ][ Queries: 5 (0.0128s) ][ Debug on ][ 209 ][ Thing One ]