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by ScooterTrash
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New taillight
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

BigDaddy SnakeOiler wrote:What did you do with the ground wires?
Ground wires are attached to the taillight housing and it grounds through the scoot when installed
by ScooterTrash
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New taillight
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

BigDaddy SnakeOiler wrote:
ScooterTrash wrote:It’s now a custom led light. 3 cob led’s in the running light and 12 on the brake
Nice, got any night shots?

Also, was it 3 wires or 4?
It was a 2 wire. Grounded through the housing. 1 wire for Tail and 1 for Brake
by ScooterTrash
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New taillight
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

PhillyKick wrote:Love it! Is it any brighter? Just because it's a bit smaller and might be harder to see.
It’s now a custom led light. 3 cob led’s in the running light and 12 on the brake
by ScooterTrash
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: New taillight
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

New taillight

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by ScooterTrash
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Put some personal touches and a new headlight on
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by ScooterTrash
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 12v power issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Stanza wrote:This is on the stella two stroke shifter? Check the screw fuse terminal. Might be that the internal contacts are crusted up, and you're losing power flow. Try jumping those wires together to eliminate it from the circuit.
Checked the fuse but it was clean
by ScooterTrash
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 12v power issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Yalzin wrote:Are one of the wires bared/stripped, particularly near the cowl lever?

Since the turn signals route through the cowl, that might be your culprit?
That was my thought but it still happened with them off
by ScooterTrash
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 12v power issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

12v power issue

Didn’t know what to search on this one. Everything was working fine for the first couple days. Today out of nowhere it sounded like my battery was dead. Turn signal was slow and inconsistent. No electric start or anything when I got home. Checked the battery and it was at 13.5v. Took the cowl off ...
by ScooterTrash
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Congrats on the Stella. While they dont have the same riding dynamics as a Buddy, they are a lot of fun in their own right. Props on the truck; currently working on a '68 C2500 with my brother. Has the 351c.u. GMC V6 and a THM400. We ditched the 16.5" widowmakers and it sits on 16"s now. ...
by ScooterTrash
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Little elbow grease and paint
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by ScooterTrash
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

bgwss wrote:Welcome back! Love the four eye in the background. Is that a 71 or 72?
Thanks it’s a 71
by ScooterTrash
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long time no see!
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Long time no see!

Hey guys, not sure how many of you remember me but I thought I’d pop in and say hi now that I have another Genuine in my stable. Just picked up this 05 Stella!

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by ScooterTrash
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head swap studs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1175

They come right out
by ScooterTrash
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy won't start
Replies: 12
Views: 2010

If it sat over winter your gas is most likely bad. Gas nowadays has a shelf life of about a week :lol: I have a write up in the tech section on carb cleaning. Fuel filter could be plugged as well
by ScooterTrash
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muffler Question?
Replies: 12
Views: 1915

The mufflers eventually get full of carbon and the packing gets hard. My scoot got louder every year with the Prima which I considered to be a good thing. :lol:
by ScooterTrash
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet Another Prima Big Bore Installation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

You can also tell by the valve cutout size if I remember correctly
by ScooterTrash
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: saying hi!
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

saying hi!

Stopping in to say hi! Been a while since I've logged on. I'm currently without 2 wheels so the wife's buddy might be getting the scootertrash treatment :)
by ScooterTrash
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hot temps...oil recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Royal purple dropped my average oil temps about 10 degrees on a full throttle 20 min ride
by ScooterTrash
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is my Prima Pipe discoloring?
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

It is quite common for stainless steel headers or mufflers to turn gold in color, this is caused by normal heat. Nothing to worry about unless they are turning blue, which means too much heat, engine running too lean. It is common but on these scoots not that far down the pipe Holy Smokes!!! It's S...
by ScooterTrash
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is my Prima Pipe discoloring?
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: jetting

mattgordon wrote:Looks like you've upsized, and added the pipe. Did you upjet too?
Sounds like its running too lean, and therefore too hot....
x2 looks like its way too lean. What color is it by the head? Mine never went past gold right by the head
by ScooterTrash
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy 170i upgrades - round 1 finished!
Replies: 16
Views: 4293

Everything looks good other than that bike is screaming for a Prima pipe! The Prima Pipe description says "make your Buddy sound like a Harley." Why on Earth would ANYONE want that?!!!! I love scooters because they are, in part, a counter culture to big macho Harley BS... They don't sound...
by ScooterTrash
Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Center stand trim mod
Replies: 37
Views: 7080

Save your time and just remove the metal stop on the gearcase cove. Takes 2 minutes with the same result.

I felt dumb when I figured it out :lol:
by ScooterTrash
Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealers having a hard time getting Genuine parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

our parts ALWAYS took forever. I guess a part we waited on for 6 months showed up 2 months after we closed shop :lol:
by ScooterTrash
Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice, please. New piston. Should I do other mods ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

You can just call your provider and file a mechanical damage claim
by ScooterTrash
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice, please. New piston. Should I do other mods ??
Replies: 24
Views: 2230

Always remember Aviator's (MV) philosophy regarding mods. The rule of 3: Cheap Fast Reliable Pick two, all three is not an option It is when you run the shop :twisted: Sucks about your scoot. Best option would probably be to part it out or make an insurance claim then buy another with less miles. Y...
by ScooterTrash
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to post too much on MB?
Replies: 24
Views: 1797

This site holds my highest number of posts and I've been on VW forums since 03
by ScooterTrash
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NBR: What I've been up to
Replies: 1
Views: 729

NBR: What I've been up to

Well as some of you know I sold the Voodoo buddy when I ran out of reasonable things to do. This is my next project. 83 Kawasaki kz750 ltd How I picked it up 08/29/11 http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/xxxfattonyxxx/2011-08-29_17-44-17_307.jpg Today 10/9/2011 http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183...
by ScooterTrash
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I lost my kick start!
Replies: 28
Views: 2020

I have no idea how this would happen lol. The bolt would have to come completely out (not just loosen) and then it would have to vibrate off the splined shaft which is hard to remove on purpose :shock:
by ScooterTrash
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bag of bolts! Lost photos of where they go!
Replies: 5
Views: 893

I could probably tell you where most of them go :lol:
by ScooterTrash
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [SSR] Faith in Humanity: Restored
Replies: 38
Views: 3284

:wha: <<<about all I can process right now
by ScooterTrash
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NBR] R2D2 helmet
Replies: 22
Views: 4464

This helmet on a cute girl = awesome

This helmet on any dude = never getting laid
by ScooterTrash
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carburetor Cleaning?
Replies: 16
Views: 7451

Here's the link: http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic17556.html Be careful with the 4 Philips screws on the bottom of the carb (float bowl screws), they're a bit soft and I managed to strip one of mine when doing this! My dealer says the Buddy toolkit screwdriver is actually a good size for these...
by ScooterTrash
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy's faults?
Replies: 40
Views: 3889

still shifting wrote:OK I'll check it, I ride my friends Buddy almost as often as she does. R
Latch adjuster is on the back of the ignition switch behind the nose cover
by ScooterTrash
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy's faults?
Replies: 40
Views: 3889

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the seat latch. It just needs a little oil and adjustment. Something I always did before a Buddy left our showroom
by ScooterTrash
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still puts a smile on my face...
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Be extra careful with older drivers; while they may have more driving experience, they may be declining in perception and reflexes. "I didn't even see you" is all the more likely to be true. haha, I had an old lady pull out in front of me once I was in a bumper to bumper line of 10 cars o...
by ScooterTrash
Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still puts a smile on my face...
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: Still puts a smile on my face...

pairofscoots wrote:I still love it when drivers of cars have a look of amazement when my little scoot passes them doing 60mph!
You should see the look when they're going 75 :twisted:
by ScooterTrash
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: first performance mod advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2379

Keys wrote:Actually, you left out one that can add up to 5 m.p.h. to your top speed...a windshield.

--Keys
Actually the OP said they were happy with the top speed :wink:

The Dr pulley variator will mostly improve the top end doubled with heavier weights which will affect the acceleration negatively
by ScooterTrash
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: first performance mod advice
Replies: 20
Views: 2379

1500 rpm clutch springs (engagement springs)
10 - 10.5g sliders (if you're happy with top speed)
Performance CDI, coil and wire
Synthetic motor and gearcase oil

Not much else you can do without getting serious
by ScooterTrash
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust, Prima off, factory exhaust on. LOVE IT
Replies: 3
Views: 814

On EVERY 50 we piped / jetted there was a huge gain in performance. I would look in to your tuning while piped
by ScooterTrash
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: seafoam? is it a noticeable difference?
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: seafoam? is it a noticeable difference?

Never met a straight edge kid huh? When I ran a tattoo shop they would come in all the time. They were punk kids that were totally drug free; no smoking, no booze, noth'n. Many of them were vegan as well but I don't know if that was required or not. lol, I am Straight Edge. Have been for many years...
by ScooterTrash
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: seafoam? is it a noticeable difference?
Replies: 28
Views: 1865

Re: seafoam? is it a noticeable difference?

Used in the gas, it's just a carb cleaner and fuel stabilizer, not cocaine. :rofl: Luckily my scoot is straight edge so it doesn't mind the fact that the seafoam doesn't come with a serious rush. I do have to say that it has saved me from a lot of carb cleaning since I don't ride the Buddy 50 as mu...
by ScooterTrash
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gear oil leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 1465

dmonay83 wrote:so should i pay the 180 to get it resealed or should i try to put in a lesser amount of oil. seems to be coming from somewhere on the gear oil box.
It's coming out of the weep hole on the case. Just refill the fluid with the proper amount
by ScooterTrash
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lowest profile tires
Replies: 21
Views: 1333

Thanks again, for playing along. I think I've definitely decided to go with the 100/90-10. The stock tires are Maxxis 100/90-10. Since those don't exist anymore, I've gotta make a change. I'm leaning towards the Prima whitewall at this point. I'm still up in the air as to whether I'll change the fr...
by ScooterTrash
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lowest profile tires
Replies: 21
Views: 1333

so 10 inches is the height and that doesn't change. 90 refers to the width and the 90mm is very slightly wider than 3.5inches. that's my understanding anyways. 10 inches is the wheel size :lol: so that obviously can't change The 100/90-10 is slightly smaller but mostly in width 100/90 is definitely...
by ScooterTrash
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lowest profile tires
Replies: 21
Views: 1333

jijifer wrote:so 10 inches is the height and that doesn't change. 90 refers to the width and the 90mm is very slightly wider than 3.5inches.

that's my understanding anyways.
10 inches is the wheel size :lol: so that obviously can't change

The 100/90-10 is slightly smaller but mostly in width
by ScooterTrash
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: exhaust help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

had multiple people try to pull it to no avail. how much does a stock one cost? Not sure what a stock one goes for but you can buy my original one for $25 plus actuall shipping cost if your are interested. ca i also buy the mounting bracket as well? if so i'm sold! send me your information Yep you ...
by ScooterTrash
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] [NSFW?] How to Deal with Internet Arguments
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

haha, awesome
by ScooterTrash
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wierd tool under seat
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Surprised no one's said this yet, but (like with just about any motorcycle) those tools are junk and you're better off not using them if you can help it. They'll slip, strip bolts and nuts, they don't give you a good grip, they're not made of quality metal, etc. Definitely leave them there for an e...
by ScooterTrash
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad day...
Replies: 21
Views: 1950

dakotamouse wrote:
ScooterTrash wrote:Maxxis White walls. Hard to find anymore
Don't want to hijack this thread but.............What the heck happened to the Maxxis whitewalls? Any good alternatives?
Haven't heard much about the Prima WW but other than those not really