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  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 63
Views: 5291

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:50 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
I just watched a youtube video from "Motors for the Masses" reviewing the Royal Alloy GP300. Now that's something I could get excited about if it ever makes it here to the USA.
  Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 59
Views: 15311

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:43 pm   Subject: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Who would have guessed it was going to be over 60 degrees in January!

Overlooking Harrisburg International Airport at the radar site.
  Topic: ++Photo++ should my oil line look like this?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 6
Views: 114

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:34 pm   Subject: ++Photo++ should my oil line look like this?
Also make sure that the oil line is sealing well to the tubing coming out of the air box. The hose clamp on there is constricted well beyond the intended hose diameter, plus I have noticed that some ...
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:45 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
The 107 main jet was installed this morning. The results are noticeable directly in cylinder head temperature. On the usual test run route at temperatures in the 40's the CHT did not rise significan ...
  Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 7
Views: 248

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:21 pm   Subject: What did you get for Christmas?
I only bought presents for my scoot. Stella is getting a larger main carb jet, some new spark plugs, and some new rubber leg guard trim.

Happy Christmas!
  Topic: Has anyone converted their headlight to LED?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 3
Views: 141

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:17 pm   Subject: Has anyone converted their headlight to LED?
I put a 10 element TruckLite LED headlamp on my '79 Yamaha XS650 years ago. The technology is nice because it draws only a little current. It allows you to be seen because the LED light is so white ...
  Topic: Front brake shuddering
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 9
Views: 426

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:57 am   Subject: Front brake shuddering
Are the brake discs flat? Warped discs can produce this phenomenon. It seems unlikely, but what else could do it?
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:31 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
It was 45 degrees in the sun today, so I got Stella out for some more miles and testing.

Even though the CHT reads some reasonable numbers (at these cool ambient temperatures), I'm still paranoid a ...
  Topic: Stella 150 harness routing
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 6
Views: 174

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:38 pm   Subject: Stella 150 harness routing
Glad you got the wiring sorted.

Bubbles in the brake line don't like to go downward. I gently pressurize the cracked-open bleed screw using a jar with a dip tube and pressure tube. This necessitate ...
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Suffering from PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) as it is presently snowing.
I'm sitting here reflecting on the engine rebuild. I very much want to get out and get her broken in properly.

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  Topic: Interesting Craigslist finds
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 235
Views: 20366

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: Interesting Craigslist finds
Craigslist find in my backyard... a low mile Chetak.
Oh man, that is sweet.
That glovebox is HUGE !

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/d/york-1980-bajaj-chetak-house-kept/7024507750.html
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:04 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
The #108 main jet was totally dogging on me last night when I took her out to the gas station for some Ethanol-Free. She didn't want to climb any hills. I put the #106 main jet back in which yields ...
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 13
Views: 469

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:12 pm   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
... now if the morning temperature is below 35F I will likely take my car. This make my scooter season it usually early March through early November.

The temperature is a big factor these days. I ...
  Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 8
Views: 295

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:59 pm   Subject: Stella won't start with the start button.
There are four screws under the headset. Item 32
Remove them along with the speedometer, that will give you access to the declutch switch.

declutch switch harness is in yellow.

Referring to t ...
  Topic: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 13
Views: 469

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:33 am   Subject: Anyone else use their scooter for commuting?
I only have a 9 mile trip into the office on all back roads. Scooting to work is perfect.
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:21 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Its nice to be able to put a number on something and chart it out. The wide-band lambda sensors are power-hungry to keep the internal heater warm. I bought a system like this 15 years ago to try to ...
  Topic: Stella won't start with the start button.
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 8
Views: 295

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:37 pm   Subject: Stella won't start with the start button.
Yes, the clutch must be pulled to use the electric starter.
Start with the "declutch" switch to make sure it is operating. Follow that to the PRD relay.

http://www.lmlparts.co.uk/electr ...
  Topic: gas probs with Stella
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 384

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: gas probs with Stella
Starting with the float needle valve is a good place to start. Is the float floating? Make sure its not damaged or hung up.

The volume of fuel delivery out of the petcock is pretty slow.
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:40 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
The weather turned cold, so I haven't come to a final conclusion with enough miles for break in. It is between 106 and 108 Main Jet.

The 106 gives good pickup and pulling torque, but hasn't yiel ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 17
Views: 737

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I test drove the ZERO line of electric motorcycles about 10 years ago. The torque off the line is great. This is why they give the ECO modes, so you don't waste your battery charge pulling out at ev ...
  Topic: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 17
Views: 737

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:30 pm   Subject: Yes Virginia, there is an Electric Genuine scooter!
I wonder if they will be importing all three models? The NGT holds two batteries for a max estimated 80 mile range. That's JUST what I would need to make my farthest normal trip. I'd have to plug i ...
  Topic: Which case gasket
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 2
Views: 273

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:35 pm   Subject: Which case gasket
The biggest difference is the thickness. The blue paper one is half the thickness, and consistent with the thickness of the factory gasket.
  Topic: Which case gasket
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 2
Views: 273

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:57 am   Subject: Which case gasket
Stella 2T gasket kit came with two case gaskets. The holes are identical.
Which one should I install?

The blue paper one, or the shiny grey one?
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:50 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Update.

The ride and tune testing continues on the DR177 & Sito+. As of today the present jetting is:

Stock 20/20 carb
55/160 idle, 160 air, BE3 atomizer and a 106 main jet.

4th gear an ...
  Topic: 2T Exhaust Spoon?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 3
Views: 305

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: 2T Exhaust Spoon?
I saw this "exhaust spoon" thing on Youtube by user Stariocek. It looked liked an interesting concept. It looks like a spoon-shaped shield to keep the oily exhaust directed away from the r ...
  Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 59
Views: 15311

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:54 pm   Subject: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
'09 Stella 2T... wrecked and re-born.... "Stella Undead"
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Well, gang.... the rain finally stopped enough to do additional testing.

The 112 main jet was silly rich. It was just soot on the plug.

I skipped over 110 and went straight to 108. Still sooty ...
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 14
Views: 583

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Might as well start a new thread on this.

DR177 kit from Scooter Mercato came in Thursday. I spend all evening doing the cleaning and prep work to bolt the kit in. No grinding, no cutting, just b ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:56 pm   Subject: Cylinder Install
There's no mention of any sealants used during the cylinder install here. I know the DR kit has no head gasket. (unlike the LML stock head)

So should it just go together dry ???

http://www.sc ...
  Topic: Lets see your helmets!
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 2
Views: 329

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: Lets see your helmets!
My wife razzes me that its not DOT approved.

Dang, those colors are cool though.

Right, Artfull Dodger?
  Topic: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 8
Views: 647

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:36 pm   Subject: I just Joined Modern Buddy!
Scoots are just plain fun. I should have bought one years ago too.
(And I like that my feet stay dry too, Wheelbender)

Welcome to the group, Scoop. Everyone is helpful and friendly.

Mmmmm tha ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:31 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
The oil line was full. I've noticed the oil drains the other way (into the crankcase) if it sits too long and the tank is too full.

I'm starting to think that the root cause was previous overheati ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:50 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart >> Cyl Kit
The original cyl wall is chewed up pretty well, Dave. The original head is worse. This was my chance for Stella to gain some cubes, so I'm taking it. (got the nod from the wife) Wink
I've got ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:03 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
I'm settling on the DR177 kit, doing it myself, and considering which main jets to buy.

Current setup that was just about right for the stock cylinder and SITO+ exhaust was:

Stock 20/20 carb
55 ...
  Topic: going to look at this one tomorrow
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 10
Views: 363

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:32 am   Subject: going to look at this one tomorrow
That's a civilized ride. Very nice choice. How was the first day driving it to work?
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:31 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
The problem with doing it myself is when to stop. Doing the best job you can do for me often involves going too far. I'll probably end up wanting to replace the seals and everything. I will only be ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:54 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
At this point the engine is going to have to be pulled to search for debris anyway. Its just if I want to do it myself, or see how much my ignorance will cost me at my local shop.

Everyone thank y ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:25 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Both rings are broken with pieces embedded in piston.

I'm thinking new stock piston and cylinder kit, keeping reliability in mind .... and stop racing around like a lunatic. Embarassed

What do th ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:39 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Does the cylinder come off without pulling the engine from the frame? I think I've seen that on other Vespa models. Does it clear the frame and head studs alright on the Stella?
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:43 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
I checked the compression again. It ain't good folks. Whatever that noise was it was bad. Now the compression is only 40 psi.
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
I forgot to mention, I removed the carb and looked at the reeds. They looked intact. I suppose a broken reed would be visible.

If I gently pressurized the combustion chamber (via the spark plug ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:18 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
So, I got the flywheel off. The key was not sheared. The magneto plate was not loose.
Timing was not to spec according to the stamp marks on the shroud.

I attempted to find TDC by normal means o ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:00 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
I pulled Stella out into the open and had more help this afternoon (and less beer). I cleaned off and painted the timing marks. I thought the vane (painted white) was supposed to line up with the A ...
  Topic: That Scooter Thing 2T Engine Rebuild Guide
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 2
Views: 277

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:17 pm   Subject: That Scooter Thing 2T Engine Rebuild Guide
Do you think I'm going to need these video's soon, John?
Wink

thanks for sharing, I've been following their channel, but its nice to have them all together in a list.
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:37 pm   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
If it were the stock exhaust.... but a SITO+ with less than 400 clean-burning miles on it. I wouldn't think so. A plugged exhaust would be a slow decline this was like a switch.

If a crank seal fa ...
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:40 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Already used the gauge. The compression gauge registers above 120psi.
  Topic: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 31
Views: 611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:07 am   Subject: Stella 2T stopped, will not restart
Help me out guys, what haven't I checked? My scoot is generally a one-kick start.

I rode to work today and back home with no problems. Right as I came down the hill the engine cut off and I coast ...
  Topic: Are there better years for the Stella?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 12
Views: 306

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:49 pm   Subject: Are there better years for the Stella?
Mike,

The 2009 is just fine. I just don't fill the oil tank up the whole way. Problem solved. Sounds exciting. Hope you can close the deal on one of them.

Yeah, I remember obsessing over the ...
  Topic: oil pump bypass leakage
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 5
Views: 452

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:06 pm   Subject: oil pump bypass leakage
The ball check is under the Automatic Oiler pump cover. Ball goes in first. Then the spring, then a little plastic holder. I wish I took better photos to share with you.

Robot did a nice video o ...
  Topic: oil pump bypass leakage
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 5
Views: 452

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:32 pm   Subject: oil pump bypass leakage
First make sure it isn't a gasket leak.

I found this as well. If I fill the oil tank the whole neighborhood will fill with smoke when I start up Stella.

Now I only top-up the oil tank frequentl ...
 
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