Anyone know of a video or instructions on a rear Vespa Grande Rear gear build?
That's a good tutorial, but I don't condone using a hammer to drive the bearings in place. Even hammering on the closed end you can deform the bearings.
Press them in for sure. If you don't have the shop space for an arbor/hydro/screw press, a 6-8" vice can work great as well.
The Link did not show up? any chance you can repost it?
Just go into the Vespa section in the Wiki and it's there
Thank you so very much.
Ellak, how'd your rebuild turn out? I'm think of doing my extra Bravo trans. Then storing it.
Still sitting on my work bench in the garage, Still really cold here in Ohio. Also, I'm trying to figure out how to remove the small rear chain sprocket from the rear wheel. I have the thin 36mm wrench required to remove it. What I don't know is if the threads are reversed or not to remove it? from what I understand, That thing is on there tight from years of usage. Has anyone removed that rear chain Sprocket on the right side of the rear rim?
You just crank that shit off. It's not reverse thread.
Thank you. Is it best to leave the rim still attached to the frame to get better leverage to remove that sprocket? I'm planing on using a long ass pipe attached to that 36mm wrench for leverage and hope nothing snaps off and breaks?
on the bike is definitely easier, but off the bike I typically just sit down on the tire and than pull it off. I've never heard of the output shaft snapping... typically they are just cranked on and laced with corrosion.
I have never needed a pipe, but standing on the wrench has helped me out.
Well, You certainly got motivated now! Thank you for the good information that the lack of on my end regarding that Sprocket. It has been bugging me for sometime now until now hearing how it's done from you. Not many people have removed these things it appears on the Vespa Grandes...
> ELLAK MOLNAR Wrote:
> Well, You certainly got motivated now! Thank you for the good
> information that the lack of on my end regarding that Sprocket. It has
> been bugging me for sometime now until now hearing how it's done from
> you. Not many people have removed these things it appears on the Vespa
> Thank again.
It's the same on every Vespa moped, same design and procedure.
Left mine on the Bravo also Ellak. You are referring to the freewheel? Know what you mean, cold InYoungstown.. (edited)
Exactly. I was just out looking at the parts a few minutes ago. I'll wait for it to get warmer before I start working on it. But I'm ready to rock & roll as soon as the weather breaks. I'll keep you updated as soon as I start ripping it all apart.
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