Drug home my first Vespa! Lots o' pics

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by sro99, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. sro99

    sro99 one odd owl

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    $60 without shipping. Might as well pay a machine shop to do it.
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    sro99 one odd owl

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    I am prepared but I could fail.

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  3. sro99

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    I also have a baby mig welder. Do I dare try to build up a big enough blob and weld a nut on to the stud?
  4. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    I'm a cheapskate about paying someone to do something I can do myself, but I don't have a drill press so I can't control anything well enough to put a bit into the center of the stud. And that stud is pretty well stuck in there because it broke off inside the hole. Also, the price to get a replacement head is quite a bit more than the price of the shop, I think. So that's why I voted for a machine shop. But it's your decision, you know your own situation and your skills.
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  5. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I mig em out all the time.
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  6. sro99

    sro99 one odd owl

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    I'm frugal also so have to give it a try myself. Don't own a drill press so have to use a hand drill with the cylinder head held in a vise.

    Tapped a dimple in the centre of the stud with an awl. Used a 1/8 drill bit and went about 7mm deep. Tapped the extractor tool in and said a prayer.

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    Steady gentle pressure and I heard a crack.

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    Woo-hoo! Victory is mine! :clap

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  7. Ride2Live/Live2Ride

    Ride2Live/Live2Ride On the road again Supporter

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    Great job.
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    If my parts were here I could be riding this weekend. Waiting on parts sucks.

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  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    You gunna do the water pump while it’s out? Or has that been done recent enough to not warrant it again?
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  10. sro99

    sro99 one odd owl

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    Good question. Looked at the water pump repair kit but didn't place the order. For $50 I probably should have so I could have it on hand to do it in January or February when there is snow on the ground. At least you dont have to remove the motor to do it. It does weep a little but I don't think it's excessive.
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  11. villageidiot

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    shouldnt weep. That’s the failure warning sign.
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  12. sro99

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    Yeah you're right. Thanks for that. Just emailed to try and add the water pump kit and gasket to my order as it hasn't shippet yet. I'm in this deep might as well do it now while the coolant is drained. That's the problem with only having one bike, I get in a hurry to get it back together so I can ride.:ricky Maybe I need 2 of these Vespas.:D
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    Gotta have one to shit on and one to cover it up with.
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    :lol3 One for the shed and one for the bedroom. :lol3
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    That’s not usually my kind of party, but whatever you’re into.
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    A man can dream.
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  17. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    I hate having a bike apart and doing nothing, waiting for parts. It feels like i'll never get it together again. But if you have the engine out on a bench, it really pays to take the time to do the whole job. It's one of the many excuses I have for owning a lot of scooters.
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    I like the way you're thinking. Especially if you want to keep some older bikes on the road.
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    Awesome job on that screw!
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    I’d like to be able to say I’ve heard that before :lol3