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by srbbnd
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Lean condition lml star 125 4t
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Drain tubes top and bottom might be clogged a bit as well.
by srbbnd
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Fender Replacement Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 291

by srbbnd
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 40,000 miles on a Stella
Replies: 4
Views: 285

frak yeah! Nice work! You got a any pointers for keeping her running for so long?
by srbbnd
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2t turned off while riding . Doesn't run now
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Hello there, I have had similar problems with my 2013 4T so I don't know if this will be of any help, but issues I have had that have gotten it running after it stalling are the following: Vapor Lock- gas was not flowing to the carb due to vapor lock and was remedied by disconnecting the EVAP system...
by srbbnd
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 18838

Re: Mr.Yuk Build

Just finished my paint and upgrades on my 03 Stella, https://i.imgur.com/vZkdJ5i.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6J5D7T1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RejszNM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/zZtbFlq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/cyQyMGx.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xOe4Ruu.jpg [/img] I'm pretty happy with the end result, the paint...
by srbbnd
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White sidewall tires?
Replies: 18
Views: 613

I love my white walls but keeping them clean is no easy task. Wire brush and white wall cleaner spray is an usual occurence. I assume if you painted them regardless of how good the product is it wouldn't last too long with the amount of times you have to clean them with a wire brush.
by srbbnd
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ignition Coil
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Ignition Coil

Sorry if this has been posted before, but my ignition coil is turning into dust and my Stella is having a few issues, I think that may be the culprit. Will any scooter ignition coil work for a replacement for a Stella 4t or is there a specific one needed for the Stella 4t?
by srbbnd
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Newish Stella 4T engine stalls/dies while riding
Replies: 43
Views: 4753

It looks like it has been mentioned in the thread already but I had a similar problem. It was the kill button and the evap system. The fix was replacing the kill button and removing the hose on the evap system to the air hose and sealing the hole on the air hose. This fixed the vapor lock issue and ...
by srbbnd
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Question About Extra Weight on Stella 4T
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Well I reattached all the tubes and took the carb off and put it back on. I also re did the air and fuel screw. I think that remedied the problem.


Thanks
by srbbnd
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Question About Extra Weight on Stella 4T
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Question About Extra Weight on Stella 4T

I have noticed when I have a passenger on my scooter it leaks a few drops of gas under the oil holder. When I ride solo it does not leak gas. This makes no sense to me. Maybe the extra weight is causing a bend in a hose, which I do not see any evidence of? Or maybe the extra weight for some reason i...
by srbbnd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4t oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Well I think I got it fixed. Had to remove the screw completely, the screw had either become stripped or the nut had gotten stuck on it and was not tightening anymore but wouldn't come off as well, either way I had to dremel a slit and get it out. I replaced it with an exhaust screw after dremmeling...
by srbbnd
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4t oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Not the gasket, seems to be the bottom left screw is loose, the oil is coming from the housing above the oil filter between the seal there, think it is because the screw is not tight enough creating a loose seal, need to figure out how to tighten the screw properly without mangling it with a vice gr...
by srbbnd
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4t oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Anyone know where to get different gaskets than the green ones? I think it is a gasket problem, tried a few different ones all green from LML that leak regardless of how tight or loose the filter cover is. Maybe i will try to double or triple them up. I had gotten some red ones that seemed to fit be...
by srbbnd
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4t oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Having the same issue going to give this a try.
by srbbnd
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: adding brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Thanks!
by srbbnd
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: adding brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

Recommendations Brake Pads

My brake fluid is low and I came across this, do you guys have any recommendations for front brake pads or are they all pretty much the same?
by srbbnd
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Another Stella 4T Stalling Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 7080

Here is a link to a thread I started in the past.

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewto ... highlight=

It has a pic of what became disconnected. I put gorilla glue on the air hose/manifold hole. I did not seal the small tube. I have not had any leakage that I have noticed.
by srbbnd
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Newbie Stella 4t questions: shifting cables, evap, horn
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

There is a nut that you have to slightly adjust. Just turn it a few clicks. It is on the underside of the scoot. Once you get the hang it of it you should be fine for a few thousand miles until it snaps.
by srbbnd
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Another Stella 4T Stalling Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 7080

The stalling would happen to me occasionally. It would always happen if I put too much gas in the tank. It would also sometimes randomly occur. One day it stopped and I never put much thought into it. However, one day when I took the cowl off the right side I noticed the rubber line from the evap sy...
by srbbnd
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scoot Parking in Washington DC
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

There is designated motorcycle parking spots in random areas of the town with fair prices. Also some parking lots have special motorcycle parking. Careful parking your scoot and locking it to bicycle racks. The bicyclists in DC are elitists and will have no problem vandalizing your scoot. Never park...
by srbbnd
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 28880

OK, this is an interesting one. A Vespa made by PGO, Taiwan. According to the seller, this was made in 1984 and has a manual transmission. Looks really clean and 150cc 2-stoke? Yes, please. And that convertible VW bug next to it looks pretty tasty, too! https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/d/vespa-...
by srbbnd
Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 1367

I think you are correct on your assumption there was foul play involved, but I cant remember if the 2T and 4T seats are different.
by srbbnd
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Replies: 67
Views: 8159

Nice! If you go through Southern Missouri, you will have some better scenery.
by srbbnd
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Replies: 67
Views: 8159

Good luck man. How many miles you got on your Donna?
by srbbnd
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: remove front hub
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h70mN1l7p-k

It is in German, and is about replacing a disc brake but is useful for front hub removal.
by srbbnd
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know where to find these parts or the OEM number
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Thanks for the information. That looks like the part on SIP I went ahead and ordered it.
by srbbnd
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Anyone Know where to find these parts or the OEM number
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Anyone Know where to find these parts or the OEM number

Hey peeps I have changed the oil a couple times on my Stella 4T but I guess this time I got a little too aggressive. The metal cover for the oil filter cracked and one of the screws is stuck which caused the screw stem to come out. Anyone have a PDF of the Stella 4T Parts catalog or know where to fi...
by srbbnd
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Air Screw Replacement (4t carb)
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Hmmm I cant quite tell by that photo, but the air screw and idle screw can get really gunky. Also, my 2013 Stella had a plastic guard on it for the air screw. I don't know what year they started adding it to them, but if it was on there before and was taken off it could cause some problems. It might...
by srbbnd
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3413

Awesome, I am going to try this out thanks for posting.
by srbbnd
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Two questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2225

by srbbnd
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Question about front wheel alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

I will try to get a video up, there is no wiggle at all.
by srbbnd
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Question about front wheel alignment
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Question about front wheel alignment

I have noticed my Stella 4T seems a little off lately when driving it. When I spin the front wheel it does not spin true, it goes left to right a bit. I put the spare on it and it does the same. Wasn't quite sure where to start to try to remedy this problem. Anyone have any suggestions?
by srbbnd
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
Replies: 101
Views: 18493

5000!!!! Halfway to my goal.
by srbbnd
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2014 Stella automatic with sidecar not starting
Replies: 6
Views: 2489

Oh my that is a lot of work to get to the carb.
by srbbnd
Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2008 Stella 2t dies
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

If you over-fill you will get vapor lock for some reason.
by srbbnd
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 10,000 Miles on 4T! She Won't Quit!
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

Niiiiice!
by srbbnd
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Polini Exhaust for LML 125/150 4T
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Awesome thanks!
by srbbnd
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Polini Exhaust for LML 125/150 4T
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Polini Exhaust for LML 125/150 4T

Anyone have any experience with this exhaust?

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/EN/Produ ... +_19000140
by srbbnd
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Summer Stella Scenic Spectacular
Replies: 17
Views: 3269

BigDaddy SnakeOiler wrote:Damn, forgot to mention the best part of the day, crossing the Lanier Bridge from Jekyll Island to Brunswick. I've been high before, but not like that!
How was the wind on that thing?
by srbbnd
Fri May 20, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Needs Some Help!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5040

My fuel gauge stopped working and I was because the wire was lose in the headset. Was an easy fix.
by srbbnd
Wed May 11, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Mine just went today, seems like it is going to be a real pain in the ass to install a new one. It was difficult to even get the speedometer screwed back on the speedo cable. Not looking forward to this.
by srbbnd
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
Replies: 27
Views: 6691

Stella 4T

I recently moved and just got my Stella out of storage after a little over 2 months. I put some gas in it and a battery and it started right up. It has served as my main vehicle for about 2 1/2 years now and after replacing the kill switch after the first few months I have had 0 problems with it. If...
by srbbnd
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Condensation in instrument cluster
Replies: 5
Views: 2040

I get it as well and it usually goes away after a few minutes driving. However, I do think this was the culprit for my speedometer getting stuck. I eventually had to take it apart and spray a whole bunch of bicycle chain oil in it to get the speedometer unstock.
by srbbnd
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attempted Scooter Theft
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Attempted Scooter Theft

Well it finally happened, someone tried to steal my scooter while I was sleeping. Do any of you guys know what they were trying to do? I can't seem to figure it out. It was chained to a tree, so I am not exactly sure why they would break the horn cast first and start screwing with the wires. It also...
by srbbnd
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

I swapped the carbs, and it works great now, I don't know why. I adjusted the idle and air screw per the Stella 4T manual. I took it out on a spin and for some reason it is much faster and got a top speed of 67 mph with the gps. I have know idea if it is the spark plug or carb swap. The air screw on...
by srbbnd
Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

I have been driving it around and all is well on a lower idle. It occasionally dies when in neutral or if I am drifting with the clutched pulled in for long periods of time. I am curious to see how this effects my MPG and after a tank or two I will raise it up slightly. What is strange is a while ba...
by srbbnd
Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

It is about 4000 miles. I adjusted the idle a bit today, and I think it was too high. It seems like you need a tachometer to really do it right. For the air mixture screw it is protected my an mileage seal protector, whatever that thing is. So I don't think I will break that seal until my two year w...
by srbbnd
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Iridium, Irrrrri dddddium, just has a nice sound to it. I had to change the center stand springs, because the kickstand wasn't pulling up on its own anymore. After failed attempts to get extension springs that would actually fit from local stores and getting the right resistance I ordered some onlin...
by srbbnd
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Running too rich?

I installed a new spark plug today, runs great, but the old spark plug is completely black on top. I am assuming it has been running too rich. My question is that I am assuming I need to adjust the air mixture screw. However, I am uncertain what direction I need go and what increments would be sugge...
by srbbnd
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Denso Iridium Power spark plugs.
Replies: 25
Views: 4756

Gapping?

Gapping? Picked up a new spark plug and gapping tool, been about 4,000 miles. What is the proper distance to gap for a Stella 4T?