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So. As my P slowly (and I mean SLOWLY) returns to roadworthiness, I've begun to wonder about the Vigano hubcap which I was given to put on it. It obviously cannot bolt to the wheel mount bolts, as the cap covers them...

I assume then that what you need to do is mount the wheel rim to the scoot, tighten the wheel mount bolts good, and then on the other side (shock side) you can undo three rim bolts without fear of the rim splitting on you. You wrangle the hubcap on so its three mount points are on the shock side of the wheel at the now nutless rim bolts. Reapply the nuts to the rim and you've got the hubcap on?

And yes, I'm aware that "nutless rim" and "reapply the nuts to the rim" are fantastically disturbing ways to phrase this 8)

Thanks for the help!
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Any pics? Different hubcaps have different mounting methods.

Some of the old school ones used to have a bracket that you mounted first, and others like the Pinasco moon hubcaps used to require longer rim nuts that you then screwed allen screws into. (btw, if anyone is holding original finish Pinasco hubcabs I am buying!)

Not sure which hubcap you're talking about specifically...
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If that hubcap is like mine, a three pointed "knock off" cap that has the mounting bolt, the "wire wheel" cap, and the black plastic ring that goes under, there is a three legged spider that mounts to three of the lug bolts. Pretty straight forward. The legs of the spider didn't seem evenly spaced, but the central "nut" was in the center.

Am I missing something?
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Hm I'll whip a picture together this evening. It sounds like the one you describe Tor2ga. Are you saying the whole body of the hubcap comes off of the three-prong "spider" mounting, so that it CAN be bolted to the hub-bolts, and then you screw the rest of the hubcap onto the three-prong dealy?
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yes, the spider is bolted to the wheel at the lugs, and the female threaded center of the spider accepts the screw on the back of the three pointed outer piece.
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that is what mine looks like. I only have the front, are these still available?
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You are the man, Veloce. Looks like I'm all set. Told you guys it was a stupid question!
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You are the man, Veloce. Looks like I'm all set. Told you guys it was a stupid question!
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Tor2ga wrote:
that is what mine looks like. I only have the front, are these still available?
Yes!
You can find repop on SIP or another online stores, or you can make it by yourself with the help of welding stuff... It's easy mate
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