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  Topic: Pinasco 251
2003stellaDave

Replies: 0
Views: 61

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:45 pm   Subject: Pinasco 251
Has anyone considered putting one of these in their Stella? Would a doner LML engine parts work ok?

https://scooterlab.uk/super-t5-pinasco-251-engine-kit-world-first-test-feature/

https://m.you ...
  Topic: Stella ads
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 64

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 pm   Subject: Stella ads
Genuine changed their ads often. Here are three more from Scoot Magazine.
  Topic: Stella ads
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 64

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:16 pm   Subject: 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.
  Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
2003stellaDave

Replies: 60
Views: 15496

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:46 am   Subject: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
My Stella:
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:45 am   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
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 ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
2003stellaDave

Replies: 11
Views: 190

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:49 pm   Subject: squeak and rattle
There’s not much of a gap.
  Topic: squeak and rattle
2003stellaDave

Replies: 11
Views: 190

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:45 pm   Subject: squeak and rattle
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.
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:23 pm   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
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 ...
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:23 pm   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
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.
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:22 pm   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
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.
  Topic: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 186

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:18 pm   Subject: Interesting 2020 scooter videos
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
  Topic: squeak and rattle
2003stellaDave

Replies: 11
Views: 190

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:40 pm   Subject: squeak and rattle
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 ...
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:32 am   Subject: Front brake shuddering
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 e ...
  Topic: An invitation to trouble?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 7
Views: 224

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 pm   Subject: An invitation to trouble?
Scam. Do not touch. It’s all over Craigslist in several states.
  Topic: Stella 2t - 4t fork
2003stellaDave

Replies: 1
Views: 87

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:54 am   Subject: Stella 2t - 4t fork
Does the 2t Stella have the same fork as the 4t? Are parts interchangeable?
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:21 pm   Subject: Front brake shuddering
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 be ...
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:52 pm   Subject: Front brake shuddering
Manual from Scooterhelp. Page 61 onward is useful:

https://www.scooterhelp.com/manuals/VNX1T.VSX1T.service.manual/VNX1T.VSX1T.serv.man.r.pdf


Video in Italian but very good:

https://youtu.b ...
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:48 pm   Subject: Front brake shuddering
After searching online for a while, I think this may be a problem that’s not going away anytime soon.... Mad
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:23 pm   Subject: Front brake shuddering
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 t ...
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:51 am   Subject: Front brake shuddering
The disc is fairly new - about a year or so old.
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
2003stellaDave

Replies: 9
Views: 467

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:06 am   Subject: 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 has ...
  Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 339

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:52 pm   Subject: Stella won't start with the start button.
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 swit ...
  Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 339

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:31 pm   Subject: Stella won't start with the start button.
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.
  Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
2003stellaDave

Replies: 8
Views: 339

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:03 am   Subject: Stella won't start with the start button.
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.
...
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
2003stellaDave

Replies: 235
Views: 20681

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:03 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
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
...
  Topic: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
2003stellaDave

Replies: 6
Views: 1051

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 pm   Subject: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
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 ...
  Topic: Spare Genuine G Hexagon
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:08 pm   Subject: Spare Genuine G Hexagon
SIP has LML HEX emblems:

Search for 47277490

Or

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/emblem+lml+_47277490

$3.40 each.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
2003stellaDave

Replies: 235
Views: 20681

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:20 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
The ad is still up! That’s a great price.
  Topic: Stop Light Old Skool
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 197

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:17 pm   Subject: Stop Light Old Skool
I are I agree with Willie B.
  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
2003stellaDave

Replies: 235
Views: 20681

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:38 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
That Chetak does look nice. No rubber around the cowls though.... And I doubt Many if any Stella parts would fit - as the ad says. Also “no title” would be a big pain.
  Topic: Tire change
2003stellaDave

Replies: 3
Views: 226

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm   Subject: Tire change
You could try it and let us know.

I’d clean off the rust and then apply a thin coat of grease between the rims.

I think rust builds up from non-use of the scooter. If you ride a lot you’ll ...
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 13
Views: 515

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:17 pm   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Scooters are made for commuting. Have fun on your new scooter.
  Topic: Anyone running a Pinasco 177 big bore on a Stella?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 3
Views: 310

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:34 pm   Subject: Anyone running a Pinasco 177 big bore on a Stella?
Can you contact the previous owner about it? What did they tell you about it when you bought it?
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
2003stellaDave

Replies: 19
Views: 670

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:58 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Cool. Keep us posted!
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
2003stellaDave

Replies: 31
Views: 637

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:48 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Have you checked to see if the cylinder could be rebored for an over-sized piston? That way you could keep your current setup.

If you go with the DR177, I think you’ll need a 24/24 carb.
  Topic: going to look at this one tomorrow
2003stellaDave

Replies: 10
Views: 393

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: going to look at this one tomorrow
You should check out this site:

http://modernvespa.com/forum/
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
2003stellaDave

Replies: 31
Views: 637

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:39 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Here ya go:

https://youtu.be/o3gG58j1ByA

You just need to follow along. Couldn’t be any easier.
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
2003stellaDave

Replies: 31
Views: 637

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Do it yourself. I bet you could do a better job.
  Topic: going to look at this one tomorrow
2003stellaDave

Replies: 10
Views: 393

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:15 am   Subject: going to look at this one tomorrow
Take a good look under the floor mats for rust and scratches.
  Topic: Stella Specific Rubber Bits
2003stellaDave

Replies: 4
Views: 351

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:46 am   Subject: Stella Specific Rubber Bits
Try:

Scooter mercato

http://www.scootermercato.com

Or SIP in Germany:

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/

SIP has a catalog, available online as a pdf download, that is fun to look through ...
  Topic: Brake switch
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 330

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:31 pm   Subject: Brake switch
This works on the Stella.

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/brake+light+switch+piaggio+_58072300

Part 58072300

Buying stuff from SIP only makes sense if you have a large enough orde ...
  Topic: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
2003stellaDave

Replies: 7
Views: 543

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:25 am   Subject: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
If you just want to change the brake pads you do not need to remove the caliper.
  Topic: Malossi 166 on a 2T: spark plug, oil, and fuel octane?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 7
Views: 1009

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:46 am   Subject: Malossi 166 on a 2T: spark plug, oil, and fuel octane?
SIP Fast Flow Fuel tap.

15879000
  Topic: Malossi 166 on a 2T: spark plug, oil, and fuel octane?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 7
Views: 1009

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Malossi 166 on a 2T: spark plug, oil, and fuel octane?
I have a B8HS in mine.
  Topic: Malossi 166 on a 2T: spark plug, oil, and fuel octane?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 7
Views: 1009

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:15 pm   Subject: Malossi 166 on a 2T: spark plug, oil, and fuel octane?
My 2003 Stella has a Malossi 166 on it. I just use regular gas and I don’t add any extra 2 stroke oil. It runs fine.

I’m not sure what spark plug I have in it right now. It’s best to have ...
  Topic: Troubleshoot Stella tail light & brake light not working
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 706

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:21 pm   Subject: Troubleshoot Stella tail light & brake light not working
That’s a good video.
  Topic: How to Remove Air Filter
2003stellaDave

Replies: 4
Views: 711

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:20 pm   Subject: How to Remove Air Filter
it would be a good idea to have someone there to help when reconnecting the shock. Be sure to torque the bolt correctly.
  Topic: Advice on changing engine pivot bushes on 2t
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 645

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:28 pm   Subject: Advice on changing engine pivot bushes on 2t
Not sure if I understand your question but.....

I’ve never had to replace the bushings but I have removed the engine before. It’s a pain to remove but good practice and once you’ve done it a ...
  Topic: How to repair charging system?
2003stellaDave

Replies: 5
Views: 721

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:58 pm   Subject: How to repair charging system?
Do you have a photo of the regulator that you can post here? It would help to see it.

Do you know for sure that it is the stock regulator?
  Topic: SIP Road 2.0 Install problem
2003stellaDave

Replies: 2
Views: 617

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:42 pm   Subject: SIP Road 2.0 Install problem
You could try......
 
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