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by 2003stellaDave
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 18720

I saw that one on Craigslist. Looked like a sweet deal. Good luck with it.
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Fender Replacement Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Did you do it? BuddyRaton mentioned a tool:
by 2003stellaDave
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 40,000 miles on a Stella
Replies: 4
Views: 284

You got a any pointers for keeping her running for so long?
Don’t crash. Keep up on maintenance. Ride safe.
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: 40,000 miles on a Stella
Replies: 4
Views: 284

40,000 miles on a Stella

40,000 and a ride out to the coast to celebrate!
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stripped front wheel stud
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Buy a used wheel on eBay. And buy a good quality torque wrench.
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Scooter Magazines?
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Scooternova is good. It’s mostly vintage Vespas and Lambrettas. Excellent photography.

I’ve subscribed to Scootering in the past but it bugs me too much. Too frigging English and sentimental.
by 2003stellaDave
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2008 Stella 2T Rust in fuel tank, clean or replace?
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Clean it. There’s plenty of advice on the web. https://youtu.be/N7NDu3iQGF8 There is a filter in the top of the carburetor that is easy to check. And there is a filter in the tank. These two filters should stop particles of rust. The carb may need to be cleaned a couple of times to get in running ...
by 2003stellaDave
Sun May 31, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: what’s leaking from the carb?
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Could be gas and oil. Looks like a lot of grime. Clean it up and try not to get any crud into the engine.
by 2003stellaDave
Wed May 27, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: DR177 kit installation
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

A “colder� plug may be better. B8HS.
by 2003stellaDave
Tue May 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 150 2T Reed valve gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Scooter Mercato is a good source for parts in the US.

http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-P ... /4723692_2
by 2003stellaDave
Thu May 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella instrument bulbs
Replies: 5
Views: 580

by 2003stellaDave
Sun May 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jay Leno rides a Buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

The man has taste. Looks Ike a Stella to the left.
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Hot Reed at Scooter Mercato?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

That Scooter Thing has a video you should check out: https://youtu.be/90NgpMjWcCk I imagine that the Scooter Mercato product is basically the same thing. But if you are really looking for an significant upgrade in performance then you will need to increase the piston size/cylinder. Check out Eric’...
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Hot Reed at Scooter Mercato?
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Upgrading the reeds may help a little. Try it and let us know.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: DR177 kit installation
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

Cool. Thanks. ✌�
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: DR177 kit installation
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

How’s it going Eric? Do you have an update for us? What’s the difference from the stock setup? Top speed? Are you happy with it?
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Air mix issues Stella 2T manual
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Be sure to check the air filter too. Give it a good clean if needed.

The carb is held on by two black bolts. Loosen them and then tighten the carburetor down securely.
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Where's the voltage regulator?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

The top of the headset is held on by four screws. There’s also a speedometer cable that feeds into the underside of the speedometer and is held there by one nut. Find yourself a Haynes manual. It has exploded views which are helpful as well as torque settings and instructions for dismantling. A St...
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Where's the voltage regulator?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

My Stella kept blowing out the headlight bulb and that’s how I knew it needed a new regulator.
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Where's the voltage regulator?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

It’s hidden behind the battery. Be sure to buy from a supplier that accepts returns just in case you buy the wrong regulator. I remember having trouble finding the right regulator for my Stella.


https://youtu.be/3uPqoEl6fAM
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 18720

I like it a lot. Adds an extra bounce.

I had to shorten the cowl levers to make them work with the single seat but they still work fine.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Wintertime scootering
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Wintertime scootering

Snow!
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella ads
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Genuine changed their ads often. Here are three more from Scoot Magazine.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella ads
Replies: 2
Views: 808

Stella ads

I was looking through some old magazines and came across these Stella ads. One is from a 2004 Scoot magazine and the other is from a 2006 American Scooterist magazine.
by 2003stellaDave
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Scooter Gallery
Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Replies: 68
Views: 18720

My Stella:
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

That’s an interesting review. The air filter box looks like it’s from a GTS. I like the way the panels remove for easier access to the engine etc. To bad about this comment: “Everything under the panels is nice and tidy, much neater than an LML for instance – so far so good.� Some British ...
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: squeak and rattle
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

There’s not much of a gap.
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: squeak and rattle
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Any hardware store should be able to help you out. There’s no spacer. If it’s too close you could try using a washer.
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

The Vespa and Royal Alloy engines do look very similar. I see they are available for preorder in the UK. It would be a tough choice to pick between a Vespa and a Royal Alloy. They’ve done a great job on the RA and it looks great. I can see the bottom falling out of the Lambretta market. Why buy an...
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

The Vespa GTS 300 is also an option. It had an engine upgrade last year. It’s got plenty of power and great weather protection.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

I think the Royal Alloy will make it to the US.

That Dragster looks pretty awesome. I usually don’t like modern designs but that one works.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
Replies: 15
Views: 2859

In Portland, Oregon, next weekend is the One Motorcycle Show. It’s mostly custom motorcycles but usually there will be a few scooters/mopeds.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JXK9Dd1oA2Y
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: squeak and rattle
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

That missing screw fastens the fender to the fork. There are three bolts at the top of the fender and one on the side. The screw/bolt missing is the one on the side.

You’ll need a small bolt, a couple of washers and a lock washer.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Well I fixed it. It was the caliper holder plate bearings that got rusty and needed replacing. I ride all winter here in the PNW and it rains a lot. From now on I will have to check the front end every spring to clean and re-grease. This was the first time I’ve removed the fork. The most difficult...
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An invitation to trouble?
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Scam. Do not touch. It’s all over Craigslist in several states.
by 2003stellaDave
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2t - 4t fork
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Stella 2t - 4t fork

Does the 2t Stella have the same fork as the 4t? Are parts interchangeable?
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

You might also check the headset bearings. This will also cause the front to shudder under braking if they're a bit lose The headset bearings seemed Ok. Right now I’m thinking it was the two bearings in the caliper holder plate. I’m going to replace those, put everything back together and see h...
by 2003stellaDave
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Manual from Scooterhelp. Page 61 onward is useful:

https://www.scooterhelp.com/manuals/VNX ... .man.r.pdf


Video in Italian but very good:

https://youtu.be/Jyw9IYrFnjw

I’ve ordered some tools and parts and will post pictures here if I get a chance.
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

After searching online for a while, I think this may be a problem that’s not going away anytime soon.... :x
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Well I think I’ve found the problem. I have some “play� at the front suspension link.

So...... has anyone removed the front suspension pin before? According to the Service Station Manual there is a fixture (19.1.20021) to remove the pin. Is there an easier way?
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

The disc is fairly new - about a year or so old.
by 2003stellaDave
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Front brake shuddering

When I apply the front brake the is a strong vibration/shuddering thing going on. It’s slowly been getting worse. I took the front brake pads out and cleaned them with sand paper but the issue hasn’t changed.

2003 Stella.

Any thoughts? Anyone had this problem and fixed it?
by 2003stellaDave
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Just in case anyone has a problem with their starter not working, I thought I would post some photos of the starter switch. From the photos you can see how it works. You can check the starter switch without removing it. I didn’t know this until I removed and damaged it in the process.... I had to ...
by 2003stellaDave
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Here are some more pictures. I replaced the de-clutch switch with the new Piaggio one. The electrical connections didn’t match so I used a Posi-lock connector.

Runs fine now.
by 2003stellaDave
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

I’ve recently developed the same issue - electric starter not working. The problem turned out to be the “de-clutch� switch. When you pull in the clutch, this switch creates a ground contact. To remove the switch, you have to remove the clutch lever. The switch can then be unscrewed and removed...
by 2003stellaDave
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 28822

Point37 wrote:anyone else notice how few bikes are on CL now that they are charging $5 an add like they did for cars a while ago?...bet thats driving a lot of people to advertise on facebook, letgo, offerup, etc
Hopefully it will deter scammers.
by 2003stellaDave
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

There’s some good advice already in this thread. Replace the damaged tube with a new one. The only tool needed is a 13mm socket wrench. One thing - assemble the new tube, rim and tire, fill the tube with some air, then loosen the nuts and use an old credit card to push between the rims, making sur...
by 2003stellaDave
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spare Genuine G Hexagon
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

SIP has LML HEX emblems:

Search for 47277490

Or

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/prod ... +_47277490

$3.40 each.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Replies: 269
Views: 28822

The ad is still up! That’s a great price.
by 2003stellaDave
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stop Light Old Skool
Replies: 2
Views: 918

I are I agree with Willie B.