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by germ
Fri May 20, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Genuine Thank You gift
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

It's all swag which I'll never actually use. The shirt doesn't fit, I keep my keys minimal, don't put stickers on my car and i use my phone for notes. Great thought that I appreciate from a company like genuine. Not complaining.
by germ
Thu May 19, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Genuine Thank You gift
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

Funny that I honestly have no use for any of these things but the thought is still very nice.
by germ
Wed May 18, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Genuine Thank You gift
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

I just got my thank you package from Genuine. Here is an image of what it contained for those who would like to see.

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by germ
Wed May 18, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Dang stickers
Replies: 50
Views: 9255

rondothemidget wrote:
Now on to Walmart for the 3M sticker remover and 3 days of SoCal rain
I curious to see if it works for you. I was amazing on my 2t stella. couldn't believe how easy the adhesive came up. I can tell you that it did not harm my paint in the least so there should be no worries on that.
by germ
Sun May 15, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Dang stickers
Replies: 50
Views: 9255

rondothemidget wrote:

It looks like I'm going on a photo safari for http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
I know right. I think everyone from that site was at my local walmart. But my scoot is now sticker free and happy.
by germ
Sat May 14, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Dang stickers
Replies: 50
Views: 9255

I just removed all stickers from my new 2t. I used 3m adhesive remover that is made for autos. Worked amazingly. I even us a hair dryer and moved the vin sticker from the glove lid to up and under the inside of e glove box. No problems with my paint. Is that stuff usually available at your local au...
by germ
Sat May 14, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Dang stickers
Replies: 50
Views: 9255

I just removed all stickers from my new 2t. I used 3m adhesive remover that is made for autos. Worked amazingly. I even us a hair dryer and moved the vin sticker from the glove lid to up and under the inside of e glove box. No problems with my paint.
by germ
Fri May 06, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: What a Drag.................
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Before you get all steamed about this, do you know that the owner didn't remove it? They could be having some custom upholstery done or getting a different type of seat. What the hell would homeless guys want with a scooter seat? Are they going to sell them on eBay? I was thinking the same thing. T...
by germ
Fri May 06, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: What a Drag.................
Replies: 11
Views: 1750

Re: What a Drag.................

I was going to ride my new Stella to work on occasion, if it ever arrives, but now I'm giving it a second thought. There are a lot of homeless around here that have nothing better to do than look too rip people off. I wouldn't let it stop you from commuting. There is always a risk in anything that ...
by germ
Thu May 05, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: debadge?
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

I doubt if it was the adhesive... more likely exposure to sunlight has darkened the surrounding paint slightly. In anther year, you'll probably not be able to see it. I was wondering that. The scooter shop sometimes puts bikes outside for display. Its not terribly bad but I'm very close to the bike...
by germ
Thu May 05, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: debadge?
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

desmolicious wrote:I really like that orange colour.
Thanks. I think the 09 orange is a bit more subtle than previous years. My buddy is also orange so they are sisters.
by germ
Thu May 05, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: debadge?
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

So I was able to de-badge all the logos and stickers with no problem tonight. The cowl badges were barely on. The only problem is that the badge on the front of the scooter left its image in the paint. Its lighter where the badge was. The adhesive must have affected the paint. It might be hard to se...
by germ
Wed May 04, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: debadge?
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

Awesome. There are a bunch of videos on youtube showing the procedure. I might film the process as I remove mine so there is a stella specific video for de-badging emblems.

PS. I would never try to re-brand the scooter. Just don't particularly care for the stella badges.
by germ
Wed May 04, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: debadge?
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

perfect. thanks.
by germ
Tue May 03, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: debadge?
Replies: 36
Views: 7827

Considering removing the badges, but not sure what is holding them on. Is there a hole underneath where the badge is held onto the body or is it just adhesive that can be pulled off and cleaned up?
by germ
Tue May 03, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Oil leaking on New 2009 Stella...Is this normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

jmkjr72 wrote:she is just marking her territory thats all
Nice.
by germ
Tue May 03, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Oil leaking on New 2009 Stella...Is this normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

I would think this is a minor problem. Some years ago, I had a leak on my 2003 Stella in the same area as yours. The plastic tank for the 2 cycle oil has a hose attached to it that goes to the carb with a clamp on each end. I replaced the pinch clamps with screw tight clamps and solved the problem....
by germ
Mon May 02, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Oil leaking on New 2009 Stella...Is this normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Thanks. I'm gonna consider doing both of these.
by germ
Mon May 02, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Oil leaking on New 2009 Stella...Is this normal?
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Oil leaking on New 2009 Stella...Is this normal?

I just bought a brand new 2009 Stella 2t and I only have 22 miles on it. Today I started her up and let her warm up for a minute because it was cold out. I road her for a few minutes just to take her out and stretch her legs for a spell. When I got back I was taking my first really good look at the ...
by germ
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Opinions anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2112

mattgordon wrote:You'll have a great time on either of them!
Most definitely.
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Opinions anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 2112

I just bought a new 2009 Stella yesterday for $3000. I've seen them as low as $2800 in other states. If your gonna pay full sticker price you might as well wait for the 4t unless 2t is your thing. One thing about Genuine is that they have a good warranty and road side assistance program for a year o...
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Question from a new Stella owner about a noise
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

I had a similar issue on my Buddy's front tire. Its happened twice and both times it was my front brake pads. You could possible have something stuck in there. Bring it in. It may be covered in your 1 year warranty.
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Re: scooter styles

It was the repetition of seeing a red newish Vespa LX150 in the elementary school parking lot on nice weather days that pushed me over the edge to finally order my Stella. We live in a rural area -- I don't see many scooters out and about, but seeing that one was a nagging reminder of how much I ha...
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

I bought a buddy 50 when it first came out because it was better in price, performance, body style and seat height than any other 50 I drove at that time. It's touted as having a classic styling but even after riding it for 5 years it still looks like a plastic Taiwanese scooter to me. But I'm not ...
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Time for a visit to the Optomotrist :D . (Sorry, couldn't let that one pass. I agree, though, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we each like what we like.) Nice. I agree. Its completely subjective. I admit that when I was in the store yesterday that some of the Vespa's looked sharp, but...
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

I think all modern scooters are ugly as S#%t! Including the modern Vespa. Time for a visit to the Optomotrist :D . (Sorry, couldn't let that one pass. I agree, though, that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we each like what we like.) Nice. I agree. Its completely subjective. I admit that wh...
by germ
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Well I did it. I just drove home a 2009 Stella 2t. Its funny how much we scrutinize every detail of everything in today's online forum consumerist market. But the truth is that you sometimes have to jump in. I couldn't be happier on the ride home and what an upgrade in power from my buddy 50cc and V...
by germ
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

haha. I like the competition for the ugliest scooter. IMHO I truly think that the Stella is the best looking scooter on the market today. I think all modern scooters are ugly as S#%t! Including the modern Vespa. I just don't understand them at all. I guess that is why I'm considering a Stella.
by germ
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Yeah, Superior probably is the wrong word but you get the impression that they feel that way. I just finished reading the review of the 4t. (http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17786.html) very nice review. One thing that I found very interesting is the lean issue caused by the engine being on the...
by germ
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Its interesting to me that so many traditional scooter enthusiasts praise the 2t so much and are saying to get a 2t Stella now while you still can. Its really a tough debate. Can anyone give me an educated reason why it is that so many consider the 2t the superior platform for a scooter engine.
by germ
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

I have been reading a lot of posts saying that the Stella maxes out at 50MPH. Is that true? My buddy 50 does that without a mod. I mean its de-restricted but nothing else.
by germ
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Thanks Eric. I'll read your review in full tonight.

I think the only reason I'm considering the Stella right now is that the 2t models are are on sale for $3000 at my local dealer. Seems like a decent price.
by germ
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

Eric, I see that you have a Stella 4 stroke listed. Do you have one? What do you think. I was going to jump into the Stella while they still have a few 2 strokes left at my local dealer but I go back and forth over the 2t vs 4t.
by germ
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

I hear you Dooglas. I'm sure the buddy 125 is a nice scoot. Over all I was pleased with my Buddy but would not do it again for many reasons. Its a good entry level scoot but feels like a toy after riding a stella or a vespa. Its not very stable for rising a passenger either and my girlfriend is tiny...
by germ
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

I still have a Buddy 50 from the first run that they made. Unrestricted it is a very zippy scooter, but it drops out going uphill and it really hasn't held up that well over the years.
by germ
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.
Replies: 41
Views: 6928

2009 Stella 2t or 2005 Vespa ET2 2t.

I was just given a 2005 Vespa ET2 50CC 2 stroke with only 280 miles. Its near mint condition. I am considering trading it in for a 2009 Stella 2 stroke while they are on sale and still showroom condition. I guess I'm wondering if I should mod the ET2 or get a Stella. The Vespa ET2 really lacks power...
by germ
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ride on the back?
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

We both fit on the buddy but it becomes way to unstable and scary of a ride.
by germ
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grade (Octane) if gas >>>
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Seeing that I only fill my tank once a month with a 1 1/2 gallons, why not use the highest grade. My scooter shop suggests it as well.
by germ
Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Else Is Still Riding?
Replies: 34
Views: 2801

here in colorado I ride unless the rodes have ice. I have driven in snow already this year. Had to get home somehow. The large windshield and a wind/water proof jacket are the key.
by germ
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passenger Riding
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

The buddy is not a stable bike for 2 people. It is wobbly and unsafe. I am one with my bike alone but throw in a passenger and I have to work the whole time just to keep the bike up. It is not fun and dangerous. Don't bother.
by germ
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Springs riders
Replies: 28
Views: 3971

I'm right around the corner. A bit under the weather but I might still be able to make it for a cup of joe.
by germ
Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So My girlfiriend wants nothing to do with me. [Necropost]
Replies: 65
Views: 5188

Unless you can lift your buddy into bed with you. I would apologize. How are you not supposed to get pissed when someone wrecks your new investment.
by germ
Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People who are satisfied with the Buddy Topcase?
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

crap. saw it in the store and passed.
by germ
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Traveling too much for the Buddy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

I live in the springs where it is usually a little colder than denver. I ride everyday no matter what the temperature. The only time I don't ride is if the streets are filled with snow or ice. Although I did ride home from work last week in the middle of our first snow storm. I have the tall windscr...
by germ
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pimp my Helmet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1238

The hydrocarbons in paint tend to compromise the integrity of the plastic most helmets are made of. If you do that, what's the point in wearing the helmet? I recommend vinyl stickers.
Keys is totally correct. Don't mess with your helmet.
by germ
Sun Oct 15, 2006 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Springs riders
Replies: 28
Views: 3971

I fly to San Antonio this weekend. I'm out.
by germ
Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Springs riders
Replies: 28
Views: 3971

I should be able to swing the 28th.
by germ
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making my Buddy winter ready?
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

First thing, buy yourself a tall windscreen. If you have cold winters it will keep the wind off of you which is the key to riding in winter. Also if you have a place out of the cold to store the scooter at night it will start immeadiately in the morning. When they get cold they tend to take a while ...
by germ
Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Springs riders
Replies: 28
Views: 3971

I live downtown in the springs and own a buddy50. I'm down whenever ya'll figure it out.
by germ
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead Buddy
Replies: 21
Views: 2796

Check the fuse at the battery. If it is blown all electric power is cut off. Until kick started.