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  Topic: DR177 kit installation
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 44

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: 2
Views: 48

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: 58
Views: 14039

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: 4
Views: 44

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: 4
Views: 44

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: 339

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: 124

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: 118

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 153

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 98

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: 339

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: 339

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: 339

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: 125

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: 250

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: 250

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 ...
  Topic: gas gauge
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 7
Views: 231

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:37 pm   Subject: gas gauge
Can you find a friend with a multimeter? Harbor Freight sells them at a reasonable price. It is an invaluable tool working on vehicle electrical systems.

If the gas gauge stays at empty, it could ...
  Topic: gas gauge
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 7
Views: 231

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:36 pm   Subject: gas gauge
Testing the sender is pretty easy with a multimeter. Set it to ohms and go from the sender wire to ground. Use a hook to lift and push the float up and down gently. The ohm reading should change sm ...
  Topic: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 7
Views: 308

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:43 pm   Subject: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
We call that the "Jesus" clip... I always pray "Oh Jesus" when one flies across the room into the darkest corner.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 52
Views: 3172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:51 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
The 125-150cc segment is very crowded

True. The true vintage look is not easily obtained, few get it right. Its hard to get the best of everything.
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 52
Views: 3172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:11 am   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Are there no demo rides at Amerivespa? We need a first-hand account of this new curiosity.
  Topic: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:43 pm   Subject: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
Just an update. The clock just turned over 4000 miles the other night.

Everything is running great. Stella can haul my 180lb carcass up a particular hill with an average 8.5% grade at 40mph. T ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 52
Views: 3172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:09 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Agreed, RoaringTodd. I'm not sure why they didn't they bring in the GT200 LC? That would have differentiated the offering from everything else currently available through Genuine.

I've ridden my ...
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 52
Views: 3172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:51 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
JohnK, that's the story that I heard. The Scomadi / Royal Alloy are the best looking vintage scoots outside of the Stella.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Stella 2T and all, but I keep watching what ...
  Topic: Troubleshoot Stella tail light & brake light not working
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 2
Views: 487

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:57 am   Subject: Troubleshoot Stella tail light & brake light not working
Whether it is turn signal lamps or tail lamps, the principle of troubleshooting lighting is the same.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMD30Osi_qg&t=86s

Your tools of choice are a test light an ...
  Topic: Just bought my first Stella
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 558

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:49 am   Subject: Just bought my first Stella
Congratulations, on the 2T. I too am just entering the world of the Stella 2T. I've only had mine since July (not quite a year), and have only gone out on short trips to work and back. (It needs to ...
  Topic: Beer Run
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 653

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 pm   Subject: Beer Run
Stella can also make a mail run to the box at the end of the driveway.

Looks like Mrs. Fixit has been online shopping again.
  Topic: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
I don't have a tachometer to check it, but if the idle is too high the gear seems to clunk harder when putting it into first gear. I opted for a nice low idle so it doesn't clunk so badly. It remind ...
  Topic: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:59 am   Subject: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
Second day riding to work after the exhaust upgrade. Plenty more torque and it seems to rev better now that the engine can breathe. I didn't think it would be as loud as it is with the SITO+.

Is ...
  Topic: Beer Run
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 653

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:01 am   Subject: Beer Run
Stella makes a beer run.
A growler on the hook, and a six in the box.

Spring is just around the corner.
  Topic: Purchasing Used - how far to investigate
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 2
Views: 453

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Purchasing Used - how far to investigate
When you purchase a used scoot, how far should you go over it before putting it on the road? Change the fluids, check the brake linings, check the plug. I had to do much more naturally, I bought min ...
  Topic: Stella Tune-Up Video from Vespa Motorsport
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 584

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:55 pm   Subject: Stella Tune-Up Video from Vespa Motorsport
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I've watched a few of his Robot Service Tech videos and they are quite informative.

The fuel tank removal techniques will be handy someday. Wink

I'm surpris ...
  Topic: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:44 am   Subject: SITO+ is an afternoon job on a 2T
I got home from work, even took time to wash the car, and still got the SITO+ installed and carb re-jetted.

The stock exhaust came off with no issues. A little PB Blaster and gentle persuasion was ...
  Topic: 2T oil tank overfilled?
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 15
Views: 1018

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:02 pm   Subject: 2T oil tank overfilled?
Thanks. Yes it is a 2009. I only fill as much oil in the tank as needed now and there hasn't been a problem.
  Topic: small passengers
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 10
Views: 1105

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: small passengers
For Pennsylvania, I think I found the answer finally. It helped to join the AMA and get access to some handy information.

Footpegs / floorboards must exist for a passenger, but it doesn't say they ...
  Topic: Wiring by the column
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 3
Views: 557

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:02 pm   Subject: Wiring by the column
Sparks are bad. The insulation is worn through.

Take the headset casting off to access the wiring. It is very tight in there. Pull each conductor or group of conductors out one at a time remember ...
  Topic: Electric Ural
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 7
Views: 613

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:26 pm   Subject: Electric Ural
Crank-e has got a modification kit for electric conversion for classic Vespa. Yes, the Ural has a bigger place to haul batteries, but not nearly as cool as our scooters.

http://crank-e.at/smallfra ...
  Topic: Like this? Too bad, we won't ever get it here...
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 15
Views: 1963

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:36 pm   Subject: Like this? Too bad, we won't ever get it here...
I like the looks of this. The best looking scooter since the Stella ... imo

http://scomadi.co.uk/models/tl200-liquid-cooled/

http://scomadi.co.uk/media/1086/200-side-orange.jpg
  Topic: Park it almost anywhere - show yours
Mr.FixIt

Replies: 3
Views: 1075

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:05 am   Subject: Park it almost anywhere - show yours
Stella is the perfect companion vehicle to operate a checkpoint during a 5k run. I can pull over anywhere along the road. Everyone finished the 5k run that started, and it was a beautiful day for a ...
 
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