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by jimmbomb
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2T oil tank overfilled?
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Is your bike a 09?
If so, those had a problem with the check valve staying open when too much oil in the tank. A solution was to only put a half quart at a time when adding.
by jimmbomb
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4268

Just wait till you get bit by the P200 bug!
Power, top end, reliability, classic style and sound.
Mine is stock with a 226 pipe, rejet and it shits and gets.
Good luck
by jimmbomb
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Newish Stella 4T engine stalls/dies while riding
Replies: 43
Views: 5390

Re-route your fuel line to ensure that the flow is always downhill and no short turns.
Also, spray out your float needle and needle seat. Make sure that the float moves up and down freely and the needle valve goes up and down (opens and closes).
Good luck.
by jimmbomb
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New 2012 Stella Owner Needs Guidance
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Ive owned a 2010 4t Stella and managed to fit a side-stand underneath the centerstand mounts and have them both.
It took some finagelling, but worked out great in the end.
Good luck
by jimmbomb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: FIXED: 4T clutch failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

He'll have to drain the oil and find the pieces of the old part in there.
Mine was found in 2 pieces.
by jimmbomb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: FIXED: 4T clutch failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Not on my old 2010.. it was a small part that sorta looked like a hook or claw with a square hole in it that sat ontop of some type arm that went down. no bigger than a cigarette butt..it broke where the claw met the square hole thing.
Good luck.

Ps. Probally sits ontop of that thing you posted.
by jimmbomb
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: FIXED: 4T clutch failure
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

I bought a first year 4t 2010, and the clutch actuator arm broke on mine.
It was replaced under warrenty.
Cable was intact.
Good luck
by jimmbomb
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Shimmy shimmy shake shake
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Stanza wrote:Not so much, it's the rear axle itself. Take off the rear wheel, hub and all, and check out the condition of the axle splines.
Ok, thanks Stanza for the expertise. Project for Friday.
by jimmbomb
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Shimmy shimmy shake shake
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Stanza wrote:Driveshaft splines worn out, or the splines on the hub?
Will that show up as metal in the gear oil when I drain it? Thanks
by jimmbomb
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Shimmy shimmy shake shake
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Shimmy shimmy shake shake

Hi, my 1981 P200e has recently developed a shimmy sometimes in 3 or 4th gears. Mostle when reducing speed and happens too when cruising 3rd and 4th gear.
Not on acceleration though.
Any ideas? Thanks
by jimmbomb
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T Upgrade Options
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

You can get yours sandblasted then chromed.. but the rear hub is a biotch to sandblast and the bearing needs to be pressed out and in.
by jimmbomb
Tue May 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Catching up on little projects to my 2t
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Think I found a rebuild kit that will work . Scooter tech buddy says the internals are the same. https://www.ebay.com/itm/VESPA-PX-DISC-FRONT-BRAKE-HYDRAULIC-MASTER-CYLINDER-SEAL-REPAIR-KIT-BRAND-NEW/122019438654?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3D1c21...
by jimmbomb
Tue May 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2T vs Auto
Replies: 13
Views: 2106

I don't think that blue Stellas we sold in the US after 05?
Only in 2010, the 4t was available a blue.
I could be wrong. better call.
good luck.
by jimmbomb
Fri May 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil leak from site glass
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

ha yeah, like a time capsule. neat idea. You know when I bought my wife's wall clock, I thought it was pretty neat. That was a 1995. Little did I know that I have to pay $140 every 5 years to get that thing cleaned and oiled. And I bought a ship's clock about 8 years ago, and have had to pay that pr...
by jimmbomb
Tue May 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil leak from site glass
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

thank you sir
by jimmbomb
Mon May 07, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil leak from site glass
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Nobody, I sure don't have a manual. But I have changed out clutch cables and I have helped other friends do things to theirs but so far have never pulled the gas tank and the oil tank. Hey do I have to disconnect the gas hose and the oil hose at the bottoms of these tanks before I lift it out? And i...
by jimmbomb
Sat May 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil leak from site glass
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

thanks BuddyRaton... i will tackle this Monday or Tuesday. Im wondering if I can take the seal /gasket to the autoparts store and match it up. Believe it or not, I don't know if any shops here in town that stocks vespa parts.
by jimmbomb
Sat May 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil leak from site glass
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

oil leak from site glass

Can any-1 tell me how involved this repair it would be?
Ive never had the gas tank out and the fuel tap looks weird.
Let me know if you can help with a walk thru.
Im handy on this, but have never done this before.. thanks..

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by jimmbomb
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: will a front master cylinder off a Buddy Genuine 125 09
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

maybe if you can get the mater.cylinder and the hose and the caliper..
You may be able to retro fit the caliper on the stella.. worth a look see.
by jimmbomb
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Only 90psi compression on a 150cc 2t stella
Replies: 21
Views: 2041

maybe find an old P200 and the sell the stella. Oomph city.
by jimmbomb
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New taillight
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

very nice and retro ,good.job
by jimmbomb
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Gearbox oil leak issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

you're welcomed. it happened to me and the forum here told me the same thing. I had to remove the hub and clean it all up. I had no rear brakes as it all was covered in oil. i still use the side stand, but put it on center when starting and running. Turn off the motor, then slap it down on the side ...
by jimmbomb
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Gearbox oil leak issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Don't run the motor if it is on the side stand. At All... The gear oil splashes up the vent and gets into to the vent tube and drips down inside the hub saturating your inner hub, brake shoes and brake drum.
Then out the bottom and onto your rim and tire.
by jimmbomb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Gearbox oil leak issues.
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

do you have a side stand on your bike?
by jimmbomb
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 3 and 5 port 150 2t
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Is it 2t or 4t? If 2t, hold out for a P200 motor. Add and exhaust, rejet, and never look back.
Good Luck
by jimmbomb
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella for sale - opinions please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

i would reply directly to the Craigslist ad... which you did. . and the seller refered you to their aunt. Bow email the aunt and say that youll pick it up INSTEAD of her delivering it to you. Id say, take her as far as you can WITHOUT giving uo any money in anyway shape or form. Play along and see i...
by jimmbomb
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella for sale - opinions please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2182

I see nothing with your link. But I am on a mobile device. Can you link us to the original add with the bike for sale? Tell us about it what year how many miles at cetera
by jimmbomb
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: oil pump or pre mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Ive had a couple of 2t stellas and a vespa 2t all with pumps. Ive very comfortable using them.
by jimmbomb
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Looking at a 2005 2T
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

sounds like a good Christmas present for you.
Is it a color that you can live with?
Whatever you offer will become his starting point.
Hes selling it, He should throw out a number first.
good luck[/quote]
by jimmbomb
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T conversion to 2T
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

BigDaddy SnakeOiler wrote:SIP has a load of LML 200 4T engines which fit into the frame fairly easily.
Do they make big bore kits for the LML 200 4t?
That would be something.
by jimmbomb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Looking at a 2005 2T
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Id say, with a dump of fresh gas, it should kick over. IF, there is spark. If it does kick over, then Id make an offer to him. But once he starts it, he may not be willing to negotiate the price. Id suggest to check for spark, if there is, then start negotiating. Offer a 950 opening bid. Thatll plea...
by jimmbomb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Looking at a 2005 2T
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

its always a tough decision to buy a scooter that isnt running. .. for some..... A newbie with no experience in wrenching on a 2t shiftie may have a tough go at it. A seasoned veteran who's wrenched on them would buy 1 in a heartbeat if they can get it cheap. Fortunately, you can get help here in th...
by jimmbomb
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

your new ride looks great and youve got a front disc brake too.
very nice.
I keep a pre-greased clutch cable inner in a baggie and extra clamp too.
by jimmbomb
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: No Running Lights 2013 Stella 4T 150cc
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

fuse near the battery?
by jimmbomb
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 4t clutch cable question
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Thanks Stilts. I ordered a new cable from the Scooter Lounge. Would you or others recommend also getting new pinch bolts while I'm at it? Since that will take about two weeks to arrive :cry: , are there any possible ways to rig it up to work in the meantime? It's been my daily driver, and I'm reall...
by jimmbomb
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 4t clutch cable question
Replies: 13
Views: 3683

I also carry a pre greased replacement Cable inner wrapped in a ziplock baggie in the glove compartment. No more having to wait for a replacement, because then you can just change it right on the spot.
by jimmbomb
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Bogging down in 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

I am sad to say, that it is possible, that it is running full out at 40 to 45 miles an hour. That's one of the reasons I got rid of my 2010 for stroke, because it was a pooch. It was slower than molasses and it ran great, it was just too damn slow. I put on a straight pipe rejected the carburetor an...
by jimmbomb
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

Not letting me post a pic. Don’t know how. At least not from my phone. posted with my Android Galaxy Note 4 When you are typing a reply. .... below this text box is a tab called 'choose file' tap that, then choose 'documents' navigate to your photo, tap your photo, your attachment file name will ...
by jimmbomb
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

good deal! lets see some photos,
Congrats on your new ride[/code]
by jimmbomb
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

I would also like to ad that your decision could also depend on how long youde like to keep the bike. Like everyone says, that the parts will dry up at some point. If you plan on keeping it for over 5 years, it may start requiring maintenance. Especially oil filters. Some have had very few problems ...
by jimmbomb
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

I have had a couple of 2tStella's, and a first year 4t Stella. I didn't have the 4t long enough for it to present any problems but I gotta rid of it cuz it was too damn slow. It was a putter it ran good but it was just way too slow. & I bought a wrecked 2t stella and still in put a p-200 Inn it ...
by jimmbomb
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Not sure what happened to Stella 2T - died mid ride
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

maybe the spark plug cap heats up and expands and then it looses contact with the tip of the plug? if its a plastic cap, then you make sure its all the way down.... if its rubber, then you can squeeze the "loop" tighter with a pair of pliers. then ckeck your fuel line to see if its not kin...
by jimmbomb
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Not sure what happened to Stella 2T - died mid ride
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

I had an 08 and another poster here had 1 where both of ours had the coil mount break. mine broke clean in 2, twice. check the coi. it's mounted to the side of the motor and the mounting bracket is the part that breaks. where the bracket is bolted to the motor is where the break.happens. If you loos...
by jimmbomb
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T Oil Sight Glass (gauge) keeps breaking?
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Yeah it does look pretty sweet, it's the first time I've ever seen one of those. I don't know if I would have spent the 50 bones for it though but I am a cheap bastard
by jimmbomb
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella Auto Oil Leak from Valve?
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Of it does NOT come off easily with just a plain rag,
Then it IS Cosmoline. A protective coating for shipping just like Yalzin said.
Good luck
by jimmbomb
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Attaching (light) items to the front without a front rack?
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Id say go ahead and strap it to the front
Just dont cover the headlight.
And if it covers the turn sigs, then use your arm for turn sigs.
Good luck.
Ps, for safety's sake, I always run the highbeams, day or night.
You WANT people to see you.
by jimmbomb
Sun May 28, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Some people take their batteries to a battery place and get them to pour out the old acid, and put new acid in.
That may buy you a bit more life.
by jimmbomb
Sat May 27, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Yep... a 2012 stock battery? 5 years old? Youre lucky to get 3 years out of a battery.
by jimmbomb
Fri May 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New to me 2T
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Around 225 pounds?.
by jimmbomb
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Speedometer Cable Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2707

Neurotic-Hapi-Snak wrote:
BigDaddy SnakeOiler wrote:
Stilts wrote:Get a PX one from ScooterMercato.com
Just to clarify, a PX one will work?
There are two different PX speedo cables, a clip one and a threaded cap one. If I recall, the Stella uses the one with the threaded cap.
But that is just for the 'outer'?
Will the same 'inner' work for.both types?