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  Topic: 2014 Stella Auto w/sidecar
Rippinyarn

Replies: 4
Views: 2475

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:19 pm   Subject: 2014 Stella Auto w/sidecar
You can JUST barely remove the carb with the rear body in place, but it's a pain in the ass. Next time, I'll remove the rear shell and everything will be right there. Always run a fuel system cleaner/ ...
  Topic: 2014 Stella auto - won't accelerate after it warms up. Stall
Rippinyarn

Replies: 5
Views: 2498

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:44 pm   Subject: 2014 Stella auto - won't accelerate after it warms up. Stall
The carbs are absolutely tiny on these. It sounds like a partially clogged main jet to me. If it gets worse (eventually only starting and cutting out when you turn the throttle), that's it. BTW, PIA t ...
  Topic: Blur Won't Start
Rippinyarn

Replies: 7
Views: 3827

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:46 pm   Subject: Blur Won't Start
Motobatt make some absolutely fantastic batteries. Search for your size and see if you can get one. They come charged and most of them have four terminals for various fittings. Totally sealed and not ...
  Topic: PGO/Genuine EFI modules and heat
Rippinyarn

Replies: 47
Views: 6331

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:30 pm   Subject: PGO/Genuine EFI modules and heat
AFAIK, the Buddy Kick isn't a PGO scoot (nor Taiwan for that matter), so should have not have any of the temperature issues, perceived or otherwise Very Happy

Correction - I may have had that confused with ...
  Topic: First timer, considering the Stella
Rippinyarn

Replies: 20
Views: 3573

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:25 pm   Subject: First timer, considering the Stella
Another vote for the Stella Auto. As long as you replace the standard tires and crap battery and keep the fuel system absolutely clean/treated, you stand a fair chance of having a reliable and worry f ...
  Topic: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
Rippinyarn

Replies: 27
Views: 6544

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 3:27 pm   Subject: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
Funnily enough, last week after a short ride to a meet-up literally three blocks from my house, the beast would crank but not start. Of course the kick start is next to useless and I quickly gave up a ...
  Topic: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
Rippinyarn

Replies: 27
Views: 6544

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:59 pm   Subject: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
I'll stick with my Stella Auto for a while, thanks, as there are many of them regularly being ridden for thousands of miles, even here in the US, never mind the UK, where they are hugely popular and a ...
  Topic: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
Rippinyarn

Replies: 27
Views: 6544

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
It seems that Genuine has lost their relationships with both LML and PGO. My dealer said that there are no plans to continue the relationship with LML specifically. Parts will still be available, albe ...
  Topic: Stellauto starting prob
Rippinyarn

Replies: 6
Views: 1866

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:29 pm   Subject: Stellauto starting prob
The kickstarter on the auto is a tad difficult to use, and not very effective. It really is more of a back to front movement rather than the usual up to down motion. I've actually only got it started ...
  Topic: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
Rippinyarn

Replies: 46
Views: 11064

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:43 pm   Subject: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
I love mine. After two original (recalled) CDI failures, the original owner had enough and simply left it at the dealership with 7 miles on it. I waited until the coldest day of winter and made a grea ...
  Topic: 4t Auto's side stand, anybody?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 7
Views: 1996

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:16 pm   Subject: 4t Auto's side stand, anybody?
It helped a lot when I installed the Genuine rear rack. The rack is something to hold on to while you step down on the stand. I'm also going to get a little red rubber tip for the partially hidden cen ...
  Topic: Wierd noise and clutch not grabbing
Rippinyarn

Replies: 14
Views: 2847

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:13 pm   Subject: Wierd noise and clutch not grabbing
If you have a friend with shifter cable experience, get them to ride it and to help you adjust the cables. Plan on a few attempts at getting the shifter cables completely adjusted. If you don't have a ...
  Topic: Owie
Rippinyarn

Replies: 15
Views: 3346

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:01 pm   Subject: Owie
Update:
Per the insurance adjuster the Stella frame was bent and the scooter was therefore totalled.

I must say that the Progressive people are very helpful and accommodating in a situation like ...
  Topic: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
Rippinyarn

Replies: 57
Views: 14128

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:49 pm   Subject: I just found out that Siobhan was killed in an car accident.
Very sad news, and my heart and prayers go our for her family and friends.
Live every day, y'all, just like she did Sad
  Topic: Buddy 170i wouldn't start
Rippinyarn

Replies: 6
Views: 1545

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:55 pm   Subject: Buddy 170i wouldn't start
It's the same with the Blur 220, in colder weather if the battery isn't absolutely topped up, the thing will crank and crank and never start. I keep mine on a tender, but I've gone so far as to keep o ...
  Topic: Brake Problem?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 4
Views: 2558

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:45 pm   Subject: Brake Problem?
How many miles? What do the pads look like. I just replaced my rear pads, they were about done at 8kish miles.
My Blur also rubs a bit in the back and squeals a bit in the front. I kinda like it.
  Topic: Cold Start - Engine Racing
Rippinyarn

Replies: 7
Views: 2514

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:35 pm   Subject: Cold Start - Engine Racing
I had this one time and it turned out that the throttle cable had rusted and started to break near the carb. It was an exciting ride that last time before I replaced that cable.
  Topic: underpowered blur 150, any ideas?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 27
Views: 4730

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:10 pm   Subject: underpowered blur 150, any ideas?
I think that the standard starting point is 2 to 2.5 turns out. Make sure that you are getting a full 'pull' on the throttle cable as well, as you seem to have a interesting lack of symptoms for somet ...
  Topic: Howdy From Texas
Rippinyarn

Replies: 9
Views: 3177

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:34 pm   Subject: Howdy From Texas
13.5 gm rollers really help with the Blur off the line.
Did you buy new? It takes a while to break 'em in... and then, look out!
  Topic: New 2013 Buddy 125 Owner Needs Help!
Rippinyarn

Replies: 14
Views: 1745

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:56 pm   Subject: New 2013 Buddy 125 Owner Needs Help!
The thing with CDIs is that they are great one minute and absolutely no spark the next. I'd swap in a new, known good CDI if I was missing spark. Unless it's that 70k Buddy, I'd doubt that the trouble ...
  Topic: Summer Organized Rides?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 12
Views: 1483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:40 pm   Subject: Summer Organized Rides?
You are correct! Philip is doing very well indeed. I was trying to get him to come on here for his yearly hello, but he surprised us by thinking about a series of rides later in the summer and/or fall ...
  Topic: Summer Organized Rides?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 12
Views: 1483

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:35 pm   Subject: Summer Organized Rides?
Just a little something that I heard being bounced around on a conference call the other day...

What would you folks say to a series of "scooter dork" rides around the country this summe ...
  Topic: My 1984 Honda Aero 125…how can I say goodby?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 19
Views: 2160

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 5:14 pm   Subject: My 1984 Honda Aero 125…how can I say goodby?
That's a fantastic looking Aero! I'm sure that the right buyer could be found for it (at or around $1800, I would think, perhaps settling for $1500), but if I were you I too would keep it. Find a way ...
  Topic: finally got the Stella out of storage
Rippinyarn

Replies: 10
Views: 1443

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:55 pm   Subject: finally got the Stella out of storage
And 29 on Monday, 25 on Tuesday and 29 on Wednesday nights here in beautiful SE Michigan.

STOP IT, STOP IT NOW!
  Topic: Stella Auto First Ride(s) + Hooligan
Rippinyarn

Replies: 46
Views: 3713

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:24 pm   Subject: Stella Auto First Ride(s) + Hooligan
The best thing about the Hooligan is something that you can't tell from the pictures... it sounds absolutely wonderful. The sound is everything that the Blur isn't, deep and powerful sounding. The Hoo ...
  Topic: [SSR?] Morgan 3 Wheeler
Rippinyarn

Replies: 17
Views: 1807

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:41 pm   Subject: [SSR?] Morgan 3 Wheeler
Here's Leno's try in a pre-production version. He finds out a lot about how low it really is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CvVr9jU4I0

I have a small deposit on an Elio http://www.eliomotors ...
  Topic: Nice Corazzo sale going on right now
Rippinyarn

Replies: 14
Views: 1790

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:17 pm   Subject: Nice Corazzo sale going on right now
I too was disappointed in the fit of the earlier Corazzos, but the newer ones seem to fit a lot better. I'm long in the arm and big in the neck, but my Tempeste fits perfectly. I'm grabbing a blue und ...
  Topic: Looking for help getting a 2004 2T running
Rippinyarn

Replies: 7
Views: 1139

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:14 pm   Subject: Looking for help getting a 2004 2T running
And always turn the tap to the off position before you shut down. I have a leaking one on my rally, and because of this, I must be super careful with the choke and accelerator (i.e. don't touch them) ...
  Topic: Stellauto just around the corner
Rippinyarn

Replies: 69
Views: 6518

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:01 pm   Subject: Stellauto just around the corner
The hubs are different, but the wheels are the same - they use the same rim mounting holes and are of course the same size. If you can use the front wheel of a 4-T with the disk brake in the back, the ...
  Topic: Stellauto just around the corner
Rippinyarn

Replies: 69
Views: 6518

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:17 pm   Subject: Stellauto just around the corner
Here's my take on it. It's actually much better than I thought that it would be.

All you need to know about Stella 125 Automatic (and then some).
http://www.examiner.com/article/scoot-debut-genu ...
  Topic: Shift Question???
Rippinyarn

Replies: 11
Views: 1799

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:02 am   Subject: Shift Question???
Downshift as needed to maintain a decent speed. As long as the scoot is fully broken in, you should be able to rev the snot out of it.

Be careful when you get to the top of the hill, you may just e ...
  Topic: 150cc has more power then our 220? CRAP!!
Rippinyarn

Replies: 4
Views: 2448

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:57 pm   Subject: 150cc has more power then our 220? CRAP!!
Water cooling is amazing, plus our old air and oil-cooled 220 is a bit wheezy anyway for the displacement.

Note well that this isn't the 150 that's in the older USA spec Blur.
  Topic: Who Doesn't Own / Ride A Buddy?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 17
Views: 1945

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:13 pm   Subject: Who Doesn't Own / Ride A Buddy?
I got my Blur 220 back when they came out as I had a 12 mile commute into Detroit. It was 15 minutes on the highway or 30-40 minutes on Woodward so I went with the displacement and 'bigger scoot' for ...
  Topic: Do GIVI Monokey cases fit to the Cargo Tray?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 4
Views: 1608

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:16 pm   Subject: Do GIVI Monokey cases fit to the Cargo Tray?
Whatever you do, replace with stronger bolts and red-locktite them. I no longer have a top case as the Detroit are roads loosened the standard bolts and the rack snapped, sending my (empty) case tumbl ...
  Topic: Starting Issues - 2011 220i Blur
Rippinyarn

Replies: 12
Views: 3815

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:20 pm   Subject: Starting Issues - 2011 220i Blur
Yep, if it's less than a brand new battery, it's always on the charger. Anything less than a full-up battery (in the cold weather) and she will not start. And get a good battery, that might be the pro ...
  Topic: Heated Gear
Rippinyarn

Replies: 2
Views: 1368

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:29 pm   Subject: Heated Gear
With a fresh battery and always keeping it on the charger, I doubt you'll run into a problem. I always shut down the heat a distance from the destination to give the stator a chance to put some charge ...
  Topic: Does your 220i burn oil?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 5
Views: 1552

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:51 pm   Subject: Does your 220i burn oil?
Do you have a compression tester? It might show that a ring is not fully seated. An easier, if a bit of a shot in the dark method is adding a minute amount of a product designed to unstick stuck rings ...
  Topic: Does your 220i burn oil?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 5
Views: 1552

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:13 pm   Subject: Does your 220i burn oil?
In almost 8k, I've not noticed a big loss of oil, but I have had to top it up once or twice. My break-in period was pretty short, I rode it home (at the speed limit), but within two weeks I was WOT a ...
  Topic: Removing the starter (Blur220)
Rippinyarn

Replies: 1
Views: 1216

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:03 pm   Subject: Removing the starter (Blur220)
As it turns out, it's a doddle.

Pet carrier out, remove the rubber skirt, locate two 8mm bolts holding the rear of the starter down, undo same, gently tap starter rearwards, pull it clear of the h ...
  Topic: Removing the starter (Blur220)
Rippinyarn

Replies: 1
Views: 1216

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:26 pm   Subject: Removing the starter (Blur220)
Has anyone here removed the starter? I think that the standard issue GY6 o-ring in the starter to flywheel hole has either popped out or is nicked. I'm getting the slightest bit of oil weeping out of ...
  Topic: Chinese Scooter 150cc Vs Blur 220i
Rippinyarn

Replies: 11
Views: 3530

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:09 pm   Subject: Chinese Scooter 150cc Vs Blur 220i


Yea that's true. I will say my Chinese 50cc was a good bike and I still own it. but in Michigan the laws say if its under 50cc and stays under 30mph you don't need insurance and you get a sticker( ...
  Topic: My Blur 220 hates the rain
Rippinyarn

Replies: 12
Views: 3161

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:04 pm   Subject: My Blur 220 hates the rain
Check that there is a rubber gasket on the lid part of the gas flap. I've ridden through some pretty substantial rain and never had a problem with water in the tank.

Make sure that the connection ...
  Topic: Blur 200i engine blown. No hope for parts?
Rippinyarn

Replies: 14
Views: 3454

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:28 pm   Subject: Blur 200i engine blown. No hope for parts?
Any Genuine dealer can order any part for the Blur. Even if you have to call one on the phone and deal with shipping, it would be cheaper than buying a whole new engine. Are you friendly with your loc ...
  Topic: My Blur 220 hates the rain
Rippinyarn

Replies: 12
Views: 3161

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:01 pm   Subject: My Blur 220 hates the rain
I've also noticed that the battery in the Blur must be at it's best at all times. Even a slight voltage drop will result in cranking and cranking but no actual starting. I've tried starting fluid, war ...
  Topic: My Blur 220 hates the rain
Rippinyarn

Replies: 12
Views: 3161

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:21 pm   Subject: My Blur 220 hates the rain
It might work to remove the spark plug boot (easiest to remove the right lower skirt), clean the contact and apply a nice thin film of dielectric grease around the inside of the boot. Made sure that w ...
  Topic: Exhaust welds cracking
Rippinyarn

Replies: 3
Views: 1701

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:56 pm   Subject: Exhaust welds cracking
Yup, happened to mine. Replaced under warranty even though I was a few weeks out of the actual warranty period Razz

I can imagine it would be very loud indeed if that were to get much larger. Perhaps ...
  Topic: Two New Honda Scoots =]
Rippinyarn

Replies: 55
Views: 7588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Two New Honda Scoots =]
Maybe not news to some but hot off the internet presses nonetheless. One is not really a scooter, though it should be at 125cc. And the other is a 300cc scooter that should really be the other! Oh my ...
  Topic: Genuine Scooter Family Reunion Ride - Chicago
Rippinyarn

Replies: 1
Views: 724

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:21 pm   Subject: Genuine Scooter Family Reunion Ride - Chicago
Here's my little write up of the event in Chicago. One thing that I forgot to add was that my tail light modification (flashes when the brake is on) is a "Back-off" module. The other white B ...
  Topic: Heated Grips and hand deflectors
Rippinyarn

Replies: 8
Views: 2592

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:05 pm   Subject: Heated Grips and hand deflectors
I use the Oxford Hot hands on my winter scoots (Reflex and Aprilia) and they are fine. These are the grip-strip attached ones, so you just leave the wires in place (from battery to switch, and from sw ...
  Topic: Some people don't "get" the Blur
Rippinyarn

Replies: 29
Views: 5342

PostForum: Blur Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:59 pm   Subject: Some people don't "get" the Blur
I've gotten as low as 56 (with under 100 miles on it), but can now easily exceed 70 MPG as long as I don't hit the superhighway. The real sin is that tiny fuel tank, and we've been griping about that ...
 
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