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by whereshaldo
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Vintage 80's style Stella badge
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

I want some too. Maybe we can get another set run? How many do we need to run for a batch? I'm happy to do the work and send them out to everyone who wants them.

Hal
by whereshaldo
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Front brake shuddering
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

I feel like I may have a similar issue. Can you post a couple of the links about what you found?

Hal
by whereshaldo
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Piston Question
Replies: 2
Views: 962

According to the Haynes book they are the same circumference, height and stroke but the LML has 1.5mm rings and I don't know if the ports in the LML are different than a 3 port piaggio piston.

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by whereshaldo
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Piston Question
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Piston Question

My crank failed on my Stella and in the seize it broke a ring. The cylinder is fine but the piston is pretty scored up. Does anyone know if the piston for a 5 port Stella is an LML specific part or can I use a stock piston from a PX150?

Hal
by whereshaldo
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Kill Switch desected
Replies: 3
Views: 2252

I just did the same dissection and repair to mine. Its an easy project but here are a couple additional notes to make it easier for someone else. The wiring for the kill switch is soldered to the contact plate and the ground terminal at the handlebar end of the assembly. If you don't want to unsolde...
by whereshaldo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Well that thing is broken.
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Did you heat it? Assuming they used something like locktite red, plus the interaction between steel and aluminum, you're gonna need heat at minimum if not heat and penetrating oil. Heat, chemicals and patience are key. Try heating the case vs the stud or vice versa. It's a long game or else find a m...
by whereshaldo
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Well that thing is broken.
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

I would pull it out and then use that and the other stud to figure the length. You might be able to see the thickness of the case and figure out the length of the stud. Studs only come in certain lengths so it should be pretty easy.
by whereshaldo
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Well that thing is broken.
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

A good hardware store should have metric studs, or you should be able to order online from a metric parts house. The issue really is whether the stud sheared off clean where it enters the case or if there is a nub sticking up that you can get vise grips attached to. If there is something to grab, th...
by whereshaldo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Spare Genuine G Hexagon
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Spare Genuine G Hexagon

Does anyone have a spare Genuine G hexagon? Mine fell off, and I can't bring myself to shell out $20 for a vanity item.

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by whereshaldo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: SR Road Exhaust and De-Restriction
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

55-160 idle. Stack was a 160-BE3-100 (I did have a 103 in there but it was too rich and the carb was sooty). Now running a 100. Pulled the air cleaner under the seat and went to a P200 filter on the carb. So far it seems great, no flat spots in the power curve and a nice throaty pop pop exhaust note...
by whereshaldo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: SR Road Exhaust and De-Restriction
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

SR Road Exhaust and De-Restriction

I just added an SR Road Exhaust, P200 air filter, and changed out some jets and I have to say its as if I have an entirely new bike. First of all it now [i]sounds[/i] like an old Vespa, but its also now fast and responsive. Gone is the feeling of having a rev-limiter beyond mid throttle, it now pull...
by whereshaldo
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: SIP Road and jetting... Spark plug look ok?
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

In reading about the Bald John settings i thought the main was supposed to be a 125 or 130. Thats what I just ordered, should I have gotten something smaller?

Hal
by whereshaldo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

3 steps forward one step back

I got the carb clean and put about 100 miles on this weekend. Its running really well now and just ticks along like it should. I did pull off the center stand and bent both legs about 2 inches up and the bike now sits properly. Its also much easier to get off the stand. I filled it up today and noti...
by whereshaldo
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

Its definitely not laying flat. When the center stand is up, the rubber bumper hits the angled portion of the bracket underneath, but that holds the legs about 2" away from the bottom of the scooter at the ends. I'll have to find another scooter to look at. Another question is how everyone gets...
by whereshaldo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

I'm guessing its not supposed to look like this. Maybe some creative persuasion is in order. I need to lay down an look at this better.
by whereshaldo
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

More newbie questions

Ok, I have a few more questions now that I've been riding this for a little more than a week. First I did some work on my center stand, the left leg was bent forward and caused the bike to lean left. I persuaded it back to a straight position, but even now when on the stand both wheels are firmly re...
by whereshaldo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella Specific Rubber Bits
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

The hope is that this scoot will replace the Honda Passport that I've ridden the last 3 years in Seattle year round. I missed two days yesterday for black ice and 6" of snow, but otherwise the expectation is that I ride every day regardless of the weather. I"ve put on about 6K miles in 3 y...
by whereshaldo
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Speedometer Cluster Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Speedometer Cluster Lights

What lights are supposed to come on in the speedo when I turn on the key, but before the scooter is started? Gas Gauge? General instrument illumination? Brake comes on if I pull it. Neutral light is out - but i think i know what's the problem there. Also, a more general question, does the engine cha...
by whereshaldo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Repainting Spare Wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Oh we even have the same color! Those rims look good. Its amazing what painting rims will do to any vehicle. If you want to get fancy you can hand-paint an orange stripe in the concavity of the rim lip and it looks sharp. Just spin the wheel and let the paint lay itself down with a small brush.
by whereshaldo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella Specific Rubber Bits
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Stella Specific Rubber Bits

I'm looking for a couple little rubber bits and am wondering if they are available or if I'm better using heat shrink and some liquid electrical tape. I'm having issues with it shorting out in the rain. First is the boot coming out of the Coil that insulates the spark plug lead. Second is a green wi...
by whereshaldo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

That Stella 2T tuneup video is nice. I'm quite mechanical but its good to see someone else take it apart first. carb kit, fluid lines and rubber bits ordered.

Thanks for the info, its a good starting point to get me on the road and feeling confident in it being reliable.
by whereshaldo
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

That's kind of what I've come around to is to do the gear oil and take the opportunity to clean everything up a little bit just so that if there are leaks or weeps later, I can see them. All the lights, instruments and horn work. Only the starter doesn't seem to want to turn, it makes a little bit o...
by whereshaldo
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Replies: 15
Views: 1543

New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know

I just picked up a 2008 Stella 150, I think I did ok. $1000, has 1100 miles, hasn't really been ridden for the last 5 years. I'm putting in a new battery but it kicks over and starts right up and rides seemingly just fine. I'm wondering what people would recommend I do to just blow out all the cobwe...