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by Mileslord
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 18638

Mileslord: holy hell. The irony here is the next day I hurt my back picking up a 10mm wrench off of the garage floor, I know a wrench, somehow I caused the 3 herniated disc's (that I did not even know I had)in my back to put pressure on the L5 nerve in my back creating a incapacitating amount of pa...
by Mileslord
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 18638

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 Mileslord
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Favorite Stickers or Decals on your Scoot
Replies: 205
Views: 77201

Mr.Yuk

Here are the decals i made with the wifes Cricut machine for my Stella
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My Scooter Club Decal
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and some Rat Fink
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by Mileslord
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

psymple wrote:I ordered both; the putco arrived and one of the LEDs was missing and were sent back. The 3200... are too long and hit the speedo cable input.
Ok, that is nice to know the 3200 are too long.
by Mileslord
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

psymple wrote:
Argee wrote:
I had to modify the bulb mount, moved it forward about 1/4".
Can you tell me about the mod; of course they don't fit...3rd set of LEDS bought and that are useless
I am kinda curious as to what the problem is? both me and JJScoot had no issues installing them.
by Mileslord
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

The price is a good one, about what I pay as a dealer but I am sure they buy in bigger quantity and get better deal than I do
by Mileslord
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

You sure the Putco nitelux H4 fits on a buddy? The back of the bulb looks a bit long, and may hit the speedometer. I already have 2 useless LED headlights that wouldn't fit, the PIAA being one of them. Thanks I had to modify the bulb mount, moved it forward about 1/4". I am curious as to what ...
by Mileslord
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

Not Putco, but I might give this one a try: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2X40W-H4-12-24v-Car-LED-Headlights-Kit-Bulb-Light-3200LM-Dual-Beam-6500K-White/112275737896?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D47507%26meid%3De9acfa20aa5c4b6b8f1ebe9e5731636a%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%...
by Mileslord
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

psymple wrote:where are you finding the original? I found them for $75/pair!!!
That's a great price but I bet you got the discontinued nite-lux part number #270004, you may have problems with warranty support on those.
by Mileslord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

and a 2 year warranty vs the original 1 year warranty
by Mileslord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

Aluminum body, Philips leds and can clock (rotate) the bulb to adjust the beam pattern or to help adjust it for a better fit in the headlamp housing.
but they are more expensive (about $30-50 more per pair)
by Mileslord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I just got a bunch of the new style nite-lux bulbs
http://www.putco.com/products.cfm?actio ... 8037d1078d
by Mileslord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

Now the best advise I can offer for the install is to remove the tabbed ring that locks it in the head lamp (just twist to remove from the nite-lux bulb)install that and then insert the bulb and twist it to lock it in place.
by Mileslord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I am positive that it fits, I wish I had a picture of it to show. It is right up to the speedo cable but I just spread the flexable heat sink around both sides and no problems.
by Mileslord
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I am glad you like it. I never had any oncoming traffic flash me or my wife with that bulb, so you should be good. as for the heatsink on that bulb, I did some testing on them just to see how hot it would get (I was concerned about heat build up) and the mesh heatsink would get warm but never hot, s...
by Mileslord
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I have a idea, I can send you my extra H4 led to try out and make sure it fits, on the honor system, and if you like it buy my extra or order a new set yourself and I can send a call for it to get it back to me-
miles
by Mileslord
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I did buy those as a pair but there should be a number for the single kit, let me check with my supplier tomorrow and get the number but the worst case I do have another new single putco h4 in my stash I could sell.
by Mileslord
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

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Here is a picture of the bulb style
by Mileslord
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

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The only picture I have with me is of my Honda metro's. one with the stock headlight (left) or the Putco nitelux H4 (right) but I can take a picture tonite of my stella (putco H4) and the 2006 buddy (PIAA HS1)
by Mileslord
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I use a Putco nitelux H4 led bulb in my stella and the 07 buddy, I will agree that the light pattern is not as good as the PIAA HS1 bulb but I prefer the led pattern in mine ( more of a rectangle ) because it illuminates father to the left and right than the oval pattern on the PIAA HS1, it just de...
by Mileslord
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlight question
Replies: 39
Views: 5826

I use a Putco nitelux H4 led bulb in my stella and the 07 buddy, I will agree that the light pattern is not as good as the PIAA HS1 bulb but I prefer the led pattern in mine ( more of a rectangle ) because it illuminates father to the left and right than the oval pattern on the PIAA HS1, it just dep...
by Mileslord
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE: Hesitation at 30mph (when NOT accelerating)
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

As I am planning to rebuild my wife's carburetor shortly, I have to ask ... how did you clean the carburetor? My usual method is to: 1) Buy a can of carburetor cleaner at the auto-parts store with a removable shelf. This is not a pressurized container. It's like a paint can with a removable shelf. ...
by Mileslord
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE: Hesitation at 30mph (when NOT accelerating)
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

ChuckyD wrote:Mileslord,

Question for all: What are the stock jet sizes for the Buddy 125?
I think I'll just order a new set, try those out.

Good tip - thank you!
Chuck


looks like my notes said mine was a #38 and #92 on my 07 buddy 125
by Mileslord
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE: Hesitation at 30mph (when NOT accelerating)
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

If you are going to replace the jets, I would also replace the slide diaphragm, just because if that does not seal correctly when you reinstall it can cause some issues (mostly not being able to go above 30 mph) but I would replace it just to cover you ass!!!
by Mileslord
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UPDATE: Hesitation at 30mph (when NOT accelerating)
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

Sounds like a transition from the idle jet to a main jet by the speed you are describing, did you change the jets to a different size?
by Mileslord
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: Land of 10k Scoots rally
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

I am going, can't wait.
by Mileslord
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: What I did today... messin' with Stellas
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

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I painted the rear rack i had for my stella with the dupliclolr shadow kit, the black chrome goes better with my scoot now. I may paint the chrome wheels next.
by Mileslord
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Stella and the rest of the gang
Replies: 0
Views: 2123

Stella and the rest of the gang

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2003 Stella (my ride)
2002 Metro (wife's 1st scoot)
2006 Metro (my 1st scoot)
1984 Aero 125 (my 1st 125 scoot)
2007 Buddy 125 (wife's ride until it was totaled)
2006 Buddy 125 (wife's new ride, pic is on its way)
by Mileslord
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Beautiful! And crazy low milage for an 11 year old ride. Gotta love those "whim" buy scooters that never get used (I assume you checked all the things that time will do...) Yeah, I really dig the tutone. Everything checked out, the guy just installed new tires last year due to ozone crack...
by Mileslord
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Picked up a 2006 Buddy 125 with 1506 miles to replace the totaled buddy.

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by Mileslord
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

lol, I told them what I paid for it but its "replacement value" that is paid to me.
by Mileslord
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

I got $1759 after the deductible for a 2007 buddy 125 with 16,082 miles, but that also includes the upgraded rear rack, the Putco Nitelux h4 headlight bulb, and the chrome front fender that was on it. They did a average of other buddy 125's in my area to get that price but since I purchased it for $...
by Mileslord
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Getting a check from progressive, so the hunt for a replacement buddy starts.
-Miles
by Mileslord
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Crashed? [Crash Reports]
Replies: 1752
Views: 152953

1. Which model and displacement (CCs) scooter was crashed? 2007 Buddy 125 Color? Creme 2. Was the crash due to rider error? no, she had the right of way and the other driver was trying to beat her thru the intersection. What time of day did it occur? 1:32pm CST 3. Could the crash have been avoided? ...
by Mileslord
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Progressive sent crashed toys to pick up the buddy today, so hopefully I will be looking for a replacement buddy 125 soon.
by Mileslord
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Yes, the other driver was ticketed and she was wearing my Bell pit boss sport helmet to see what the difference was between that and her Bell riot helmet, now I am going to order the Bell rogue to replace my damaged pit boss.
by Mileslord
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Progressive's motorcycle specialist is gonna call monday and she has started looking for another Buddy 125, i am proud of her for not being scared of riding another scoot
by Mileslord
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totaled the Buddy 125
Replies: 21
Views: 2875

Totaled the Buddy 125

My wife totalled her Buddy 125 on friday when a truck cut her off while making turn accross traffic on our way to "Psycho Suzy's" (a local tiki themed bar) for my birthday lunch. With the amount of steering damage the scoot is totalled im sure, Jocelyn has bad case of roadrash from doing t...
by Mileslord
Sat May 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: What I did today... messin' with Stellas
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Yeah, I was tried of looking at the other mechanics Harley decals with skulls and decided if I can't find one, it was time to bust out the wife's Cricut and make one. The inspiration for that was based on the Corvette Racing Jake emblems.
by Mileslord
Sat May 27, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: What I did today... messin' with Stellas
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

I got bored and made a decal to replace my missing Stella emblem
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My scoot club decal
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