With a title like this it probably won’t surprise some of you to learn that the people behind ‘The Whale’ go by the name of Crazy Monkey Development. Hailing from Düsseldorf in Germany, CMD have produced this neat little tool for accurately adjusting and setting the ignition-timing on a Vespa smallframe or large frame engine.
The Whale is attached to the engine casing via the flywheel screws, as a flywheel holding tool does, with a gauge displaying the timing in degrees.
However after launching the Whale only a few months ago, a suggestion that apparently came from Scooter Center Köln has led to adjustable pointers replacing fixed length items which were previously supplied in varying lengths to suit different flywheels (EG PX or a machined PK). A far more convenient solution that changing the tips apparently.
Anyway, using the gauge and these two movable spines not only helps you to find the perfect ignition timing required, but you can leave it on your engine during the process of checking and setting it. How clever is that?
Made from stainless steel with engraved markings, The Whale retails at €39.90 from Scooter Center Köln and before we go we’ll leave Lambretta riders with the good news that Crazy Monkey Development are working on a Whale for your Series 1, 2 and 3 engines too!