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  Topic: Are Stella’s junk?
Robbie

Replies: 12
Views: 2670

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:23 pm   Subject: Are Stella’s junk?
It is like having a 1986 PX150.....the technology hardly changed, nor did the construction methods.
In 1986, scooters were just becoming a bit more reliable, and more so every year.
The Stella, just ...
  Topic: New to me 2T
Robbie

Replies: 7
Views: 1615

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:06 am   Subject: New to me 2T
First guess, flooded.

The fuel valve accepts 'off' as a suggestion and if anything like mine, off isn't necessarily off.

Most likely flooded while bouncing down the road on a trailer.

Remove ...
  Topic: Hooligan 170i Charging Problem
Robbie

Replies: 10
Views: 1259

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:19 pm   Subject: Hooligan 170i Charging Problem
You rev the scooter and this is the reading you get? Start with the voltage regulator.

Your machine has a electric fuel pump. Even fully charged, running on battery alone won't get you very far ...
  Topic: Breaking Silence - 170 @ 9,300 Miles
Robbie

Replies: 2
Views: 1167

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:35 pm   Subject: Breaking Silence - 170 @ 9,300 Miles
I'll respond in generalities because I don't own a Buddy......but I have serviced hundreds of scoots and mcys.

I reviewed your online owners manual but saw no reference to draining the oil separato ...
  Topic: New season Stella starting issues - HELP!!!!!
Robbie

Replies: 3
Views: 1781

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:53 pm   Subject: New season Stella starting issues - HELP!!!!!
I suspect the carb jets are partially obstructed, the worst being the low speed jet.
Because it is partially obstructed, the choke cannot provide enough enrichment.
Because it is lean, the idle is s ...
  Topic: Front Brake Switch?
Robbie

Replies: 7
Views: 1807

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:30 pm   Subject: Front Brake Switch?
Now mine might be different from yours, but I think it could be similar for those who may know.
I have a 81 PX 200 with the same issue. I pulled the headset and pulled the two wires from the front b ...
  Topic: 2T stops running
Robbie

Replies: 4
Views: 1340

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:36 pm   Subject: 2T stops running
Try running it with the fuel cap loose or off.

Your description lines up with a tank not venting and starving the carburetor of fuel.

Rob
  Topic: scooterpaint.com
Robbie

Replies: 17
Views: 2502

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:50 pm   Subject: scooterpaint.com
Just got off the phone with Josh at Scooterpaint.

I was returning his call.....he was verifying my color selection on my light blue Stella.

Nice follow up......class act.....I'll report back whe ...
  Topic: scooterpaint.com
Robbie

Replies: 17
Views: 2502

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:09 pm   Subject: scooterpaint.com
Just got off the phone with Josh at Scooterpaint.

I was returning his call.....he was verifying my color selection on my light blue Stella.

Nice follow up......class act.....I'll report back whe ...
  Topic: Hydraulic brake question
Robbie

Replies: 6
Views: 1587

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:21 pm   Subject: Hydraulic brake question
Try this first......I know, it sounds too simple but you can't beat the price and 99% of the machines I run across with this complaint are successfully resolved.

Remove the brake lever, relube the ...
  Topic: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
Robbie

Replies: 112
Views: 16287

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:41 pm   Subject: 80,000 mile Buddy 125
I'm with babblefish on this one......incorrect plug causing detonation.

When detonation is severe enough, long enough, the ring lands collapse as yours have.
The ring lands are the weakest point o ...
  Topic: New Genuine Hooligan. Breaking in or something else?
Robbie

Replies: 6
Views: 1501

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:14 pm   Subject: New Genuine Hooligan. Breaking in or something else?
Here's an audio sample of the clicking noise! Please, does anyone know what this is?



You're just hearing the metal, engine block and exaust, cooling and contracting.
Normal hot engine sounds t ...
  Topic: ticking sound from top of motor
Robbie

Replies: 13
Views: 1604

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: ticking sound from top of motor
Just started hearing a tick from my 150 buddy. Only does it while idling stops as soon as i give it any throttle. Just replaced spark plug cleaned air filter and turned up idle to keep it from stallin ...
  Topic: What Oil Does Everyone Use On Their Stella 4T?
Robbie

Replies: 4
Views: 1729

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:38 am   Subject: Re: What Oil Does Everyone Use On Their Stella 4T?
I am going to do an oil change, decided to get 20w50 after a little confusion reading the service manual stating that it should be 20w40. Is this wrong?

Think I will just get Castrol Conventional. ...
  Topic: New Member Son locked only key in [Silverwing] seat
Robbie

Replies: 4
Views: 841

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:53 pm   Subject: New Member Son locked only key in [Silverwing] seat
Sorry gang....that was supposed to be one post....I dunno what happened and I don't seem to be able to delete the two unwanted ones.

Rob
  Topic: New Member Son locked only key in [Silverwing] seat
Robbie

Replies: 4
Views: 841

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:47 pm   Subject: New Member Son locked only key in [Silverwing] seat
If you purchassed it new the dealer will have (should have) recorded the key code.
If so, have a key made.

Honda did a very good job from a security standpoint.....if you can't get a code then it' ...
  Topic: Dealer in Colorado.
Robbie

Replies: 8
Views: 1965

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:42 pm   Subject: Dealer in Colorado.
Has anybody used A2Z motorsports in Vegas before ? I will be due another oil change by the time I get there.

Hopefully someone has done business there.
In looking at the site their primary focus, ...
  Topic: How does a passenger sit?
Robbie

Replies: 12
Views: 1508

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 1:09 pm   Subject: How does a passenger sit?
As stated above......

Make it clear to your co-rider that their movements will make your operating the machine more difficult for you.

Have your co-rider hold you for now so your movements on th ...
  Topic: Genuine rumors - auto stella and a 200cc scoot for 2014
Robbie

Replies: 50
Views: 7162

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 12:53 pm   Subject: Genuine rumors - auto stella and a 200cc scoot for 2014
Quite true regarding the bucketloads of free advertising for Genuine.....all there for the taking.

The folks running Genuine now really don't understand marketing and how to create excitement in po ...
  Topic: guestion on transporting a stella
Robbie

Replies: 7
Views: 1481

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 2:25 am   Subject: guestion on transporting a stella
Bikes should be transported stand up, wheels down.
Tieing down on a stand stresses it and the chassis with a load it was not intended to carry.

Rob
  Topic: Engine running like crap
Robbie

Replies: 1
Views: 876

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 2:22 am   Subject: Engine running like crap
Most likely, assuming compression is at spec, would be the fly side crankshaft seal....trans side will suck oil into the case, making much smoke and fuel will thin out the trans oil.

The clue was y ...
  Topic: USA Charity ride.
Robbie

Replies: 21
Views: 2945

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:16 pm   Subject: USA Charity ride.
Hi Tipper,

Just left a note on the LMLOCGB forum for you....screen name Robby.

Looking forward to your updates.

Rob
  Topic: Barn Find. 2007 Majesty - to buy?
Robbie

Replies: 13
Views: 1272

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:17 pm   Subject: Barn Find. 2007 Majesty - to buy?
If the paperwork is in order and there is no sign of repaired heavy collision damage, I'd be all over that thing.

A nice winter project that'll sell fast in the spring.

Rob
  Topic: Buddy 50cc loss of power
Robbie

Replies: 5
Views: 1786

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:15 pm   Subject: Buddy 50cc loss of power
Either a carbon plugged exaust port or muffler but due to the low mileage that is debateable.
However, a very dirty air filter can do this, especially if it gets damp....the damp dirt closes the air ...
  Topic: Front Brake Chatter?
Robbie

Replies: 11
Views: 5190

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:04 am   Subject: Front Brake Chatter?
Is it possible the sound generated as the holes in the rotor pass within the pads is being interpeted as chatter?

Sort of a baseball card in the spokes (only quieter) type of sound is somewhat norm ...
  Topic: Yay, all for of my oil filter cover studs stripped
Robbie

Replies: 18
Views: 1376

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:47 pm   Subject: Yay, all for of my oil filter cover studs stripped
I did use a ft-lbs/Kg-M torque wrench. I know torque wrenches generally a less accurate towards the min and max of their value range. I actually had the wrench set to slightly below the specified valu ...
  Topic: Amerivespa 2015 - Indianapolis
Robbie

Replies: 27
Views: 3647

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:21 pm   Subject: Amerivespa 2015 - Indianapolis
I'll be there!

Rob
  Topic: Hold onto your 2Ts and 4Ts - they may increase in price
Robbie

Replies: 25
Views: 1587

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:15 pm   Subject: Hold onto your 2Ts and 4Ts - they may increase in price
The rumor mill has it, and I am now guilty of feeding the rumor, that Genuine has elected to not bring any 2014 shifties in in with the potental mindset of bringing the 200 4t shifty in for 2015.

M ...
  Topic: Yay, all for of my oil filter cover studs stripped
Robbie

Replies: 18
Views: 1376

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:08 pm   Subject: Yay, all for of my oil filter cover studs stripped
A bit late to the party but.....
You indicate you used a torque wrench which is good.

However, you did not mention if you used a inch pound or foot pound wrench.
A foot pound wrench, is terribly ...
  Topic: Stella losing power at the top of the power band.
Robbie

Replies: 1
Views: 589

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:57 pm   Subject: Stella losing power at the top of the power band.
Sounds like it is going lean at the top.

Is it 100% stock?
A low restriction air filter or free flowing exaust without jetting changes will display this behavour.
If stock, then the main jet may ...
  Topic: Afterfiring. Bad for the engine?
Robbie

Replies: 4
Views: 814

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:42 pm   Subject: Afterfiring. Bad for the engine?
Afterfire is a situation were unburned fuel is ignited in the exaust system.
In general, it is an indicator of a loose exaust allowing air into the system between exaust strokes.
It does no harm to ...
  Topic: Scooter Cargo Trailers!
Robbie

Replies: 13
Views: 2243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:06 pm   Subject: Scooter Cargo Trailers!
Tom,

Your custom designed units are beautiful!
Is this something you market or just a hobby you are really good at?

Love the one attached to the Vespa!

Rob
  Topic: Scooter Cargo Trailers!
Robbie

Replies: 13
Views: 2243

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:53 pm   Subject: Scooter Cargo Trailers!
Very nice, the large one behind the ruckus is ambitious. All the work is well done. I have an Inder I pull behind a modified Stella at times.

Really good aesthetics on the black one behind the Me ...
  Topic: Increasing MPG on Stella
Robbie

Replies: 26
Views: 3899

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:46 pm   Subject: Increasing MPG on Stella
Tire pressure......makes a huge difference in mileage.
Remember as a kid how easy you could pedal after putting air in the tires?
Same applies to your scoot.
And, tube type tires need a touch up ab ...
  Topic: UK member,,, Hi
Robbie

Replies: 18
Views: 1609

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:38 pm   Subject: UK member,,, Hi
Hi Andy.......from the same Robby you know on the LMLGB forum.

Welcome stateside.

Do you visit the U.S. from time to time?

Rob
  Topic: Checking RPMs?
Robbie

Replies: 12
Views: 1680

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:09 pm   Subject: Checking RPMs?
Because I like new toys, even though I too still have a inductive tach/dwell meter, I went over to Harbor Freight (aka Chinese Junk Shop) and picked up a (On sale mind you) strobe tachometer.

Kinda ...
  Topic: My buddy won't start!
Robbie

Replies: 7
Views: 1047

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:04 am   Subject: My buddy won't start!
Fuel is a bit sour (old) and temp is too low......wait a few days...like 40 degrees and try again.....might consider charging the battery while waiting to give it a head start.

Rob
  Topic: Top Case Recommendations
Robbie

Replies: 4
Views: 736

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:56 am   Subject: Top Case Recommendations
Due dilligence on this one, the Star 125 can be a 2t or 4t using the same two chassis as their American 150cc cousins.

Make certain Givi has developed a mount for the 125 auto.....it has its own ch ...
  Topic: Stella Switching Unit
Robbie

Replies: 1
Views: 1245

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:12 pm   Subject: Stella Switching Unit
So far, it seems like the switching unit just about never has a problem.

Your headlamp current is AC and does not pass through the unit.

Rob
  Topic: lost one of my cowel bra
Robbie

Replies: 7
Views: 857

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:33 pm   Subject: lost one of my cowel bra
Something weird there.....mine have almost a inch of material on the inside of the cowl........A tornado would hae to pull them apart but I think they would rip before coming out from under the rubber ...
  Topic: lost one of my cowel bra
Robbie

Replies: 7
Views: 857

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:55 pm   Subject: lost one of my cowel bra
They go UNDER the rubber strip and stay on the cowl.

With tongue in cheek I visualize your description as a truly baggy bra.....yechhhh!

Rob
  Topic: 2010 Stella Spark Plug inconsistencies - What the heck!
Robbie

Replies: 21
Views: 4713

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:52 pm   Subject: 2010 Stella Spark Plug inconsistencies - What the heck!
Nuts!

I guess I didn't hit the Send button soon enouph.

Rob
  Topic: 2010 Stella Spark Plug inconsistencies - What the heck!
Robbie

Replies: 21
Views: 4713

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:02 pm   Subject: 2010 Stella Spark Plug inconsistencies - What the heck!
Well, not a four stroke answer but the plug discussion sort of applies.

I run a Iridium plug in my 2T Stella.
It is industry #9804......this is a RN8WY9B3 Champion.
The plug comes with the screw ...
  Topic: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
Robbie

Replies: 67
Views: 7026

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:09 am   Subject: New Genuines and changes for 2014/ 2015
The fake tire cover is hiding a large section of fuel tank as well......it is not under the seat on the 125a.......engine is mounted very high.

Rob
  Topic: Looking to Purchase '09 Stella 2T
Robbie

Replies: 17
Views: 2130

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:49 pm   Subject: Looking to Purchase '09 Stella 2T
I've decided to build a Rally 200 big displacement, long stroke motor for the Stella. Anyone been down this road?

For that question you may get better info from the Modern Vespa forum or Stellaspe ...
  Topic: fuel injection for 125 automatic
Robbie

Replies: 17
Views: 1960

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:44 pm   Subject: fuel injection for 125 automatic
Well gee.......
How about something a bit more suttle.....like you can tell I've been around the block a few times, heh heh.

Regarding the Subi CVT.......on the automotive side, yes indeed, this p ...
  Topic: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
Robbie

Replies: 14
Views: 2783

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:50 pm   Subject: Island scooter rental & this 3 wheel thing....
I think it was about a year ago I saw that episode.

Still laughing.......whatta S/Box.

Yet, when you make the third wheel a trailing wheel and have the pair in the front, the chassis handles lik ...
  Topic: fuel injection for 125 automatic
Robbie

Replies: 17
Views: 1960

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:41 pm   Subject: fuel injection for 125 automatic
Well gee.......
How about something a bit more suttle.....like you can tell I've been around the block a few times, heh heh.

Regarding the Subi CVT.......on the automotive side, yes indeed, this p ...
  Topic: fuel injection for 125 automatic
Robbie

Replies: 17
Views: 1960

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:02 am   Subject: fuel injection for 125 automatic
Tipper - thanks for the information. An electronic carb is new technology to me in a scooter so that is why I assumed it was fuel injected.
I'd appreciate it if someone would explain what makes an e ...
  Topic: Windscreen advice
Robbie

Replies: 11
Views: 1756

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:31 am   Subject: Windscreen advice
Tipper will respond eventually.
That bike is a LML 2004t and tipper hails from the UK.
He had the unfortunate experience of totalling a previous 200 4t and this is the replacement.

If you look up ...
 
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