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by slotrod65
Thu May 12, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Backrest, will it work
Replies: 8
Views: 2379

Sometimes you have to move or open up the mounting holes. I have a similar backrest on my 150 4T
by slotrod65
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 150 4T 22mm carb worth the $$?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

OK, So here is the link: http://www.tassoparts.co.uk/cgi-bin/store.pl?action=link&sku=TS009 Tasso is not giving up whose carb this is, and if it were a Mikuni or a Polini, I suspect they would be trumpeting it... and it would certainly cost more, no? They say it is bolt on to the stock intake, f...
by slotrod65
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 150 4T 22mm carb worth the $$?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

150 4T 22mm carb worth the $$?

Tasso has a 22mm carb offered for the 125/150 4T. What advantages might there be? Disadvantages? It runs around $50 less shipping. I am wondering if it is a worthwhile upgrade.
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Dude Parting 4T on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1392

For those prices, I would rather buy new from TASSO and pay shipping.
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 4T Camshaft: Ongoing Evaluation
Replies: 11
Views: 4091

Thanks again, I look forward to hearing more.
by slotrod65
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Readspeed CDI link
Replies: 11
Views: 3991

Hmmm... No rev limiter does scare me a bit. I guess I am going for the slider. Thanks!
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Readspeed CDI link
Replies: 11
Views: 3991

So, Which do you feel works better? the Adjustable CDI or the slider?

I have a 150 4T with the RAM air filter and GPI exhaust.
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7626

Thanks Buddy, I just ordered one.
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7626

I think we are talking apples and oranges. I was asking about the little filter in the crankcase vent.
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7626

Thanks, I'll start searching. I hope to see you at the Rumble.
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Readspeed CDI link
Replies: 11
Views: 3991

So I am a bit confused. Do you have both the Tasso slider and the Reedspeed CDI installed. Don't both advance the timing?
by slotrod65
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Readspeed CDI link
Replies: 11
Views: 3991

So I am a bit confused. Do you have both the Tasso slider and the Reedspeed CDI installed. Don't both advance the timing?
by slotrod65
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7626

Where did you get that neat little filter and the elbow?
by slotrod65
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scooterpaint.com
Replies: 17
Views: 2800

Hi Guys, Just my two cents about TUPP/Scooterpaint. I ordered the blue and glosscoat to match my Stella, and painted the wheel rims last summer. The match was perfect. Expensive yes, but perfect color match, also yes. Ease of use: I prepped the parts according to the instructions and painted in my b...
by slotrod65
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Calling all Pod People...
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

I have been running a 40mm Ramair for a year now with zero problems whatsoever. You do hear valvetrain clank though.
by slotrod65
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7626

Thanks for the pics guys, I may just have to add the air box chop to the list for this year's mods.
by slotrod65
Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Off Season Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 2509

Here's my list. Get and install TASSO sliding timer bracket, upjet the carb, maybe spring for the TASSO 22mm carb. I also need ot get a 2T hub so I can finally paint my hubs to match the body. Oh yeah, I have a set of FIAMM airhorns mounted that need a compressor. My Stella already has a Tasso CDI, ...
by slotrod65
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: STELLA LED Turn Signal and tail light installation
Replies: 60
Views: 23677

Thanks for the kind words. Swapping to LEDs has allowed me to add additional lights. For saftey... yeah, that's it, they are for safety... LEFT: http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/010_zpsv3fqjotd.jpg RIGHT: http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/009_zpsz9h9aign.jpg BRAKE ht...
by slotrod65
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7626

Thanks for posting this. I was thinking of ripping out my airbox as well and using the space to store a set of tools, freeing up room in my glovebox.
by slotrod65
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Whitewall tire recomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

I installed Primas. They are just a smidge wider, so I needed to put washers on the studes before mounting. There is no noticable difference due to the washers, and I denfinately have more rubber on the road.

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by slotrod65
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: spray paint stella colors
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

I ordered TUPP paints for my rims. They are a two part color and clear overcoat. To simplify things (and because I was too lazy to clean the rims) I bought new rims, sanded them lightly, then gave them a quick wipe down with naptha, and painted them. I am quite please with them, but the paint did co...
by slotrod65
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Me and my Stella start in Rally promo: A-Town Rumble!
Replies: 5
Views: 3373

Me and my Stella start in Rally promo: A-Town Rumble!

My acting debut! This is a promo for our local scooter club rally in Albany, NY: The A-Town Rumble. Yeagh, that's me with the spots and mirrors:
https://vimeo.com/129484582
by slotrod65
Sun May 10, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T gurgle?
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

The ram air is a 40mm end to fit on the carb.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ramair-Air-Filt ... ee&vxp=mtr

I think I left the breather on... You need something there, even if it simply drains behind the wheel.
by slotrod65
Fri May 01, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Cuppini 3n1 back rack
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Let's just say that you do not have to. :-)

You may have to unplug some tubes, put the rack on, then plug 'em back in.
by slotrod65
Fri May 01, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Cuppini 3n1 back rack
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Yes. I needed to add a longer pin with some washers. I also had to grind the front of the bracket to clear the tank. As for functionality, my rack is fully functional as a back rest, spare tire holder and as a rear rack.
by slotrod65
Fri May 01, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Cuppini 3n1 back rack
Replies: 8
Views: 2707

Here you go. Please let me know if there are any details you need to see. Ignore the wires, they are part of my 5 extra tail lights. http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/001_zpsir7cmdk2.jpg http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/003_zpswj3vzkhe.jpg http://i632.photobucket.com...
by slotrod65
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

I wried to the center switched just like the previous spots, and I am very pleased with the results. The LEDs do not project very much, but they shold be excellent running lights.

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by slotrod65
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

OK, so I finally had time to convert the last two spots, I was worried these would be harder to convert, as the bulbs on the Notek lights are held in with three little screws. In fact. they were easier: a few notches added to the H3 bulb base with a triangle and mini round file and I was all set: ht...
by slotrod65
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 1.5 hours labor to swap tires???
Replies: 15
Views: 2736

I never changed scoot tires before, and did my own last summer. 1.5 hours sounds high to me based on my experience. As others have said, yes, there is a paper filter in addition to the screen, it is on the other side of the motor. I have changed it myself. It is not difficult to do. As for the tubes...
by slotrod65
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Poloni 165cc big bore kit, Turbocharger and EFI project
Replies: 78
Views: 22092

That looks sharp!
by slotrod65
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Nothing at this time. I need to get another set of bulbs to convert the other pair of spots. Then I will wire those to the Center switch.
by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

And the moment of truth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC2uvU9V51Y The stadium light in the center has a 102 LED bulb, while the Lucas lamps are only 28 LEDs. I plan on trying a pair of 68 LED and 102 LED in the Lucas lamps, but there maybe clearance issues as the LEDs are not the same size as the...
by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

And finally wired in the connections to the spots. http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/029_zpssum2ykhv.jpg I am thinking that I will need to enclose the wiring in a project box to prevent shorts, but for now, I was very happy how it all worked out. http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu...
by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Next I created a parallel harness for the hot lead:

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by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

The switches were an easy install after that: http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/018_zpssjksrboe.jpg http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/019_zpsmo6rfcth.jpg http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/024_zpsqlgbhkvk.jpg http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slot...
by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Now it was time for the main event: Drilling the 9/16" mounting holes with the big bit. I drilled in short bursts so as not to heat up the drill, and to reduce burrs. http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/013_zpsiw6v0ny0.jpg http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/016_zps6...
by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

OK, so this morning I finally screwed up the courage to install the toggle switches. Why all the angst? Because I would have to drill holes in the glove box to mount them. Some masking tape allowed me to sketch right on the glovebox, and plan where I wanted to mount them. http://i632.photobucket.com...
by slotrod65
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Yesterday I removed the horncast, and ran wires into the glovebox. A piece of coat hanger wire came in handy yet again in assisting fishing the wired through the holes. 1: In the horn slot: http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/004_zps5frv61pf.jpg 2: through the legshield and into the gl...
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

That's odd... it says Public. One more time:

https://youtu.be/SZgZ4stWMys
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Next up: wiring into the Stella's harness, including a switch to turn them on and off.
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Although everything looked good, there was no way to know until everything was assembled, and I cold test the results with a 9 volt battery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZgZ4stWMys
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

It was brainstorming time. I knew I would never find a washer the correct size to fit the light and the bulb, so I decided to make one. Then I realized I did not need a washer, but simply a spacer with a slot cut in it. I drink espresso and have a dozen empty Illy brand coffee cans lying around. The...
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Here is the H3 LED bulb next to the original 48 watt bulb. Note the skirt. http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/slotrod65/005_zpsea33nj1k.jpg It appears I was too smart for my own good: The skirt in the H3 bulb is too small for the mount on the spotlight. http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu49/s...
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

I finally got around to picking up a pair of H3 LED bulbs. I chose H3s because they have a mounting skirt, and the vintage bulbs have a skirt as well. Here is a photo of the original bulb mounting setup for the outer pair of Lucas spots: The skirt on the bulb is held in place by a spring clip. http:...
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spotlight conversion and wiring
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Spotlight conversion and wiring

Hey gang, So, I mounted vintage Notek and Lucas spotlights on my Stella last year, but did not wire them since each of the original vintage bulbs is a whopping 48 watts, and that would kill my battery in no time. Instead, I the plan is to convert the lights to low wattage LED bulbs. I am not using t...
by slotrod65
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Poloni 165cc big bore kit, Turbocharger and EFI project
Replies: 78
Views: 22092

Will you be upgrading the rest of your driveline to handle the extra power? I am thinking is the crank, bearings up to it? Based on my clutch's lack luster performance, that may be an issue as well. I would like to hear more... and see photos!
by slotrod65
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: That yearnin', burnin' feelin' !
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Yesterday it was 50 degrees out, so I put in the battery and started her up. Because I have a RAM foam air filter that dodges the stock airbox, you can hear the valve clatter in the first part of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHmrc_0Ex84&feature=youtu.be Then I armored up and went f...
by slotrod65
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Living with a Stella/no storage-------Stella vs. Buddy
Replies: 25
Views: 3610

That being said, I am having a blast doing my own maintenance and performance upgrades. A Stella is a hell of a lot cheaper than a vintage 50's or 60's car.
by slotrod65
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Living with a Stella/no storage-------Stella vs. Buddy
Replies: 25
Views: 3610

Again, I have a Stella shifter, with a GPR exhaust, a Ramair 40mm foam air filter, a Tasso Hi Power "orange" HT Coil, a : AOR14LGS Brisk High Performance Motor Cycle Special Silver Electrode Spark Plug, and I have up jetted the carb. Do I have more performance, yeah... more pulling power i...
by slotrod65
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Living with a Stella/no storage-------Stella vs. Buddy
Replies: 25
Views: 3610

You won't beat anyone in a drag race with a Stella. It is not a pig, but if anyone wants to pass you, they will.