Search found 69 matches

by Johnny O
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: SIP Tubeless Rims
Replies: 16
Views: 3307

Actually viney266, I did take them to two different shops. Youngstown Cycle Supply, and Cycle Motion in Unity, OH. One shop flat out told me no way, they wouldn't touch it (YCS). Another said it didn't fit on their machine, so they put them on with irons. Turned out I used the wrong size tire width ...
by Johnny O
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: SIP Tubeless Rims
Replies: 16
Views: 3307

SIP Tubeless Rims

I had so much trouble getting someone to mount the tires I decided to give up and sell the wheels. I'm just going to stick with the SIP performer tires and TT wheels. No shops I went to were even able to remove the tires let alone mount the new ones! I wrestled around trying to mount by hand watchin...
by Johnny O
Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Petcock removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

I hope you post pictures. I'm looking into doing the same.
by Johnny O
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: LML Dickies
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Take care of yourself and recover! That's scary stuff!
by Johnny O
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Taking Oil Out
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

Thanks for all the great ideas. I've always been curious, what are the consequences of running too much oil? In order to generate power on the power stroke the piston needs to be able to move in a downward motion following combustion in the cylinder head. A extremely high oil level (think full cran...
by Johnny O
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Rear shock for the Stella 4T
Replies: 9
Views: 4423

I'm pretty determined to hash out the fit of the bitubo before Amerivespa this year. I'll post it as soon as I get started. I'm going to be busy for a while so hopefully I'll get it done by May.

In my mind there will be welding.
by Johnny O
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Taking Oil Out
Replies: 8
Views: 1883

A heavy lean to the right with the cap off should work. That or just pick up the front end high enough.
by Johnny O
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Needs Some Help!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 5185

A stator is toast once the insulating resin breaks down and the stator shorts to ground. Manufacturing defect is the first failure mechanism that comes to mind. High temperatures also can cause premature failure of the insulation around the windings. Mileage really only indicates age if you are assu...
by Johnny O
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

I was gonna say.. the plug on the left looks like a 2 t plug. Did the smaller size of your stella spanner wrench fit that plug that you pulled out? If so, did then wrench go down the plug hole ok? That was original issue. Inquires minds want to know My guess, I think a 2T tool kit got put into your...
by Johnny O
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

The 2T runs this:

NGK - B6ES:
Thread diameter: 14mm
Thread reach: 19mm
Seat type: flat
Hex size: 21mm
Tip configuration: non projected
Construction: Standard construction
Terminal type: Removable

I think you got the wrong plug.
by Johnny O
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

According to the manual the following is the direct replacement: Champion - RG4HC; MICO BOSCH - UHR3CC According to sparkplugcrossreference.com: http://www.sparkplug-crossreference.com/convert/CHAMP_PN/RG4HC Details about Champion RG4HC: Thread diameter: 10mm Thread reach: 19mm Seat type: flat Hex s...
by Johnny O
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Once you remove the black plastic cover you'll have a much easier go of things. The cover holds the little rubber insert that is in your way.
by Johnny O
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Readspeed CDI link
Replies: 11
Views: 4141

az_slynch.....how do you go about determining what size / brand bearings you needed? I see a lot of complaints on the Indian bearings, but I rarely see anyone discuss where or how to get replacements? Could you maybe teach me to fish and explain how you came about finding the replacements? As my pro...
by Johnny O
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Off Season Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

I'm going to have to play with mounting for the BITUBO Sport shocks: http://www.sip-scootershop.com/files/catalogue/index.html#/629 For me the biggest factor is getting some adjustability for when I have my wife riding with me. Spring pre-load should help a lot. The upper mount in the rear will be f...
by Johnny O
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Off Season Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 2616

Off Season Mods

Although we're seeing some nice temps this week, I'm leaving Stella in the garage until April at a minimum. Until then I want to start getting ready for some more mods. That got me thinking.....What mods are you all planning on getting done before Spring riding season starts? Here's my short list: -...
by Johnny O
Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7816

There is a fender. I made it out of the airbox and mudguard. Agreed. If you cut off the top of the air box and reattach the bottom as BigDaddy has shown its technically no different. My air filter is actually more exposed being on the side. If you include an elbow from the carb its out of the line ...
by Johnny O
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7816

Looks exactly like the way I did mine. Nice Work!
by Johnny O
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2T Exhaust on 4T Engine?
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

So I spent some time pondering this question today and I came up with my own explanation as to why I believe installing a 2-stroke exhaust on the 4t will work, but with diminishing returns. The 2-stroke exhaust uses the initial shock wave of the gas exiting the cylinder on the down stroke to reflec...
by Johnny O
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2T Exhaust on 4T Engine?
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

So I spent some time pondering this question today and I came up with my own explanation as to why I believe installing a 2-stroke exhaust on the 4t will work, but with diminishing returns. The 2-stroke exhaust uses the initial shock wave of the gas exiting the cylinder on the down stroke to reflect...
by Johnny O
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Upjetting numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 1482

Maybe this will help you:

We had some discussion going for a while regarding the 22mm kit with performance exhaust. Granted both of us are not running the 165 (yet), but might give you a stepping off point:

topic25066.html?sid=75ac23f1da426ef38aa08eac2ec20fef
by Johnny O
Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Replies: 20
Views: 9050

Good call about the choke spring mine behaves the same......I didn't think to try that. Thanks for the info!
by Johnny O
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Replies: 20
Views: 9050

Thanks for clearing that up.....I wasn't sure. Do you have the part number and a linky to where you ordered the 102 Main from? I'm looking for a simple winter project to do and that looks like a good one. I'm also wondering how many turns out you think you have on that screw? If I recall, 2.5 turns ...
by Johnny O
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2004 Stella 2T Rear Wheel Knocking Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 2773

If you grab the rear spring/damper assembly can you wiggle it? Is it loose at the upper mount?
by Johnny O
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Tubeless rims + tires
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

I forgot about responding to my earlier post......Scooterworks never responded to me. I'm not going to try contacting them again. I'm not that worried about it since I don't have the product. My guess would be they don't have to get testing on a replacement part like that.
by Johnny O
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: How to remover the Cylinder Cover (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2043

Please don't take any offense to this, but if you want to expand your knowledge base and plan on doing a lot of work in the future pick up a Haynes manual: http://www.haynes.com/products/productID/501 This will cover 99% of what you are going to need to do. For less than 50 dollars you can be assure...
by Johnny O
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

az_slynch wrote:
I'm going to guess that it's because the GPS speedometer is set to kilometers per hour, since KPH is illuminated. That'd be more like 41mph. I suspect that a 4T couldn't hit 67mph in freefall. :P
Good eye. Yea, I'd have to invest in that type of plug! It'd be cheaper than a new top end!
by Johnny O
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

you might need to change your title of this post to "Running too Lean?". Check your plug and make sure its not burning up.
by Johnny O
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Running too rich?
Replies: 10
Views: 2560

How old is that plug? There could be lots of things that play into that. Carb setting seem most obvious, but you could have some oil blow-by into the cylinder causing pre-mature fouling. MPG changes aren't indicative of faulty plugs rather changes in your carbs ability to manage air-fuel ratio. Too ...
by Johnny O
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Advice on How to avoid ethanol gunk on 2T
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

I don't have any stations near me that have ethanol free gas. Try this site for locations near you: http://pure-gas.org/ Keep searching on this topic in the forum. Lots of good info and debate regarding ethanol in gas and strategies to combat the effects. IMO, I have many 2 stroke and 4 stroke machi...
by Johnny O
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Denso Iridium Power spark plugs.
Replies: 25
Views: 4873

According to the service manual 0.7-0.8 mm. Unless you are looking for what denso might recommend. Back when I noodled with import autos in the 90's I remember contacting Denso about gapping. I recall them e-mailing me that their plugs don't need gapped when purchased for specific applications. This...
by Johnny O
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Tubeless rims + tires
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

Plenty of discussion on tubeless rims here. (I don't want to be THAT GUY, but search function ;) ) http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27034&highlight=tubeless I have the SIP tubeless rims with vee rubber tires. Worth every penny. No, you're not being "that guy", I've jus...
by Johnny O
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Tubeless rims + tires
Replies: 13
Views: 3293

I work in Engineering and materials for my day to day job. IMO, you could have fatal flaws in both types of construction types be it steel or cast one piece wheels. I would suspect all flaws would be associated to manufacturing type defects. For example, in a cast wheel you could have a bad casting ...
by Johnny O
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Replies: 20
Views: 9050

Idle screw is on the side. That is the one you can adjust easily with everything assembled. The air screw is likely what you're looking for...its under the intake venturi in front of the carb. You should be able to get a aftermarket air screw that can be adjusted without having to remove the carb. I...
by Johnny O
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Disc, grip, or other lock for 2014 Stella
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

I use a Kryptonite bike lock through the front wheel. Similarly, I use a 10' lg coated cable I found at Lowes. It has a big loop on both ends and I bought a masterlock to lockup. Weave it in-between critical parts and good to go. Since I garage my scoot I typically don't use this. However, I have c...
by Johnny O
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ignition issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1985

Make sure you are getting Air/Spark/Fuel and go from there.
by Johnny O
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Thanks! I think that covers it!
by Johnny O
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

UPDATE,

Yea I'm guessing its part number 17 on jimmbomb's post above..sorry I didn't read back :oops:

Yea, like stated in that post, if you are out of warranty phase should be a pretty easy swap out.
by Johnny O
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

After some thinking and looking at Page 108 of the service manual, I believe the part in question is the "inner lever" shown on figure D and E of the service manual pg 108. Can anyone confirm this? I could see that this could be a wear item. Now the next question, if you want to replace it...
by Johnny O
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Replies: 17
Views: 3843

Where did you get the part from? Part# available? It might be safe to assume this part is faulty due to bad casting or manufacturing process. Anyone suggest or agree with a proactive replacement at this point? I'd consider it if we are all seeing the problem. In which case I'll do a DIY post to avoi...
by Johnny O
Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Wheel osillation
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

The 2.10 SIP rims fit great as most of us here will attest. I don't know what tire fitment will work on the AUTO but some 100/90-10 tires will NOT fit the 4T. I inquired SIP about this and they informed me the correct tire is the 3.50-10. I also have almost zero run out on my 4T. I investigated this...
by Johnny O
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Wheel osillation
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

A brand new machine should run true. What you're describing sounds like hub run-out is bad. I'm not sure how that would work on the Auto, but on the 4T there is a big nut and cotter pin used to hold the hub on to the drive shaft. I'd guess the Auto is the same. I've never seen this so hopefully othe...
by Johnny O
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
Replies: 101
Views: 18799

@ Matt Tipper, First off congrats on the trip across the US! So glad you had a good trip and completed it mostly unscathed! I wanted to meet you when you passed outside Youngstown Ohio but I was out of town when you came through. Since its in the general taste of this post regarding reliability of t...
by Johnny O
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7816

I installed the Polini (Mikuni) 22mm kit along with this K&N Filter. I'm not a fan of the UNI: http://www.powersportsplace.com/parts/knn-rc-0840 It fits directly to the mikuni carb and doesn't interfere too much with the ignition pack. in the pic you kept the stock elbow, so it turns into that s...
by Johnny O
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7816

Sorry I hijacked the thread with tire talk.....yes, I have the Heideinau K61's 100/90 - 10 and they rubbed bad. I tried all the quick fixes online; shaving the tread, grinding the oil filter cover, spacers. The spacers worked until I hit some hard turns on a warm day and the tires swelled up and sta...
by Johnny O
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7816

Nice pics....yea thats exactly how I did mine too.
by Johnny O
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Replies: 44
Views: 7816

What I ended up doing was chopping up the air box in order to utilize the bottom of the box as a "mudguard". If you have a Dremel or other multi-tool its pretty easy. I also removed all the emissions crap when I did this plugging the gas vent with vacuum plug. You'll have to take the rear ...
by Johnny O
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ever have a blow out on a Stella with a tubeless?
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Ever have a blow out on a Stella with a tubeless?

Just wondering if any of you ever experienced a blowout on a tubeless? How about the tubed stock tires? How did the bike handle? I notice the Stella seems pretty heavy in the rear and my wife likes to ride pillion adding additional load (sorry dear). Was wondering how I would expect the bike to hand...
by Johnny O
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: tire and rim question
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

So I'd just like to get a little clarification.... The SIP tubeless Tire Wheel combos do or do not rub on the stock Stella 4T? I do realize the tire size will make a difference in that answer. I don't have any safety concerns with adding a washer spacer, I'd just rather not do it. I worry that I wou...
by Johnny O
Tue May 05, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T turn signals dim
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Correct ArgonV, you don't. I forgot. Thanks for setting me straight. I took a second look at the wiring diagram and a bad AC/DC regulator, magneto or bad connection to the regulator magneto might be an issue. If you have a service manual you can follow steps on page 33 and 34 to troubleshoot. You'll...
by Johnny O
Tue May 05, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T turn signals dim
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Follow directions in this tech manual: http://www.yuasabatteries.com/pdfs/TechManual_2014.pdf I think you are still having battery issues. I'm not sure your new battery was bad but after your charging method it might be. Read over this manual and figure out if you have a sealed or conventional batte...