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  Topic: Virbration at certain RPMs Stella 4t
Tom

Replies: 18
Views: 3672

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:56 am   Subject: Virbration at certain RPMs Stella 4t
Pull down on exhaust too. When u dont have the vibrations a broken weld will be seated up high as if it isn't broken. Mine shook so long and was misdiagnosed till it finally broke off at the pipe. Als ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 12:48 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
Fixed! Big thanks to Genuine and TO Powersports.

Just wanted to say, after it has been replaced, no rattling whatsoever. If you all are having rattling from under the scoot and thinking it might b ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:56 am   Subject: Muffler broke off
Nice! Let us know if it changes anything.
  Topic: No high beam in higher gears
Tom

Replies: 9
Views: 1249

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:38 pm   Subject: No high beam in higher gears
I had the exact same issue, except mine went out at 2nd or 3rd. Was fixed under warrantee!
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:02 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
Genuine remains an incredible company to do business with. They have approved the claim, and are sending an exhaust and shifter cable to my mechanic.

Just want to be clear- they didn't have to do ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:20 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
I think that anyone looking closely at the parts would know that it happened earlier. The weld on that main bracket failed, and it would take quite a while to shake through that main pipe. I will do w ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:02 am   Subject: Muffler broke off
I wish I had known it was a rattling muffler back when I was under warranty.. I'd reported the sound before, but mechanics were never able to figure out what it was. I'm pretty sure I've even posted a ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:45 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
Well, I guess the good thing about the Sito is that it may not break welds as easily. But won't it likely put more stress on the motor (assuming there is some kind of performance increase)? I'm not re ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:37 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
I see. If that's the case, I'll likely try and get the stock one.

Sounds pretty neat right now though. Laughing
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:31 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
That sito looks inexpensive enough. Do I just put it on or does it need tuning or anything like that?

My insurance may cover the repairs. I have liability, but I have uninsured motorist as well. My ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:28 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
Here they are. Just noticed I damaged a cable too. Crap.
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:20 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
I'll go get some photos.
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:13 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
Totally sheared the pipe right out of the motor. Weird. A couple weeks ago someone knocked the bike over in the parking lot, my insurance still trying to sort that one out. Could have been some damage ...
  Topic: Muffler broke off
Tom

Replies: 32
Views: 3503

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:01 pm   Subject: Muffler broke off
That was an exciting trip. On the ride home from school, I was noticing that the motor sounded different. Wasn't sure what exactly, but I was hearing a throatier sound, especially when I would let off ...
  Topic: Ventura area shop?
Tom

Replies: 11
Views: 1253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:19 am   Subject: Ventura area shop?
Yes! I will. I am actually headed out there soon to do a service, just waiting on the next payday. Usually I spend the day at that Mexican restaurant next door to them while they are working on it. I' ...
  Topic: Ventura area shop?
Tom

Replies: 11
Views: 1253

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:22 pm   Subject: Ventura area shop?
I go to both, depending whether the scooter is drivable or not. I have it towed to T.O., or I ride to Goleta. Goleta shop is easier to get into and I like the ride. T.O. shop I drop it off and it's t ...
  Topic: [NSR] that "OTHER" category
Tom

Replies: 8
Views: 995

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:24 pm   Subject: [NSR] that "OTHER" category
Yeah, iTunes match was really worth the price for me. A lot of the music I had was ripped from my old actual cd collections in the early days of iTunes (back when the ipod was 5 gigs and actually spun ...
  Topic: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
Tom

Replies: 28
Views: 2712

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:31 am   Subject: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
By the way- I second "Forget the LML motor". I had 'plans' initially of making a rusted out rat bike with the whole 130 kit and pipes and and and and... I wanted it to look scary and ride li ...
  Topic: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
Tom

Replies: 28
Views: 2712

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:25 am   Subject: NBR.... Abandoned '74 Vespa is *really* starting to tempt me
I say do it! I did it. And I've done nothing with it yet. But what's the harm? 200 bucks is a cheap way to spend all those hours pouring through it and the manuals. Sometimes I just go up to the attic ...
  Topic: 2013 Vespa 946. What's Up With That? (Vid)
Tom

Replies: 25
Views: 3391

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:45 pm   Subject: 2013 Vespa 946. What's Up With That? (Vid)
Do you know, I was not a fan of the looks of this thing till I saw that video. Something about its curves, just needs to be seen all the way around to appreciate IMO.
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Tom

Replies: 226
Views: 21565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:21 am   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
And then there's this option..

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDMQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geek.com%2Farticles%2Fgadgets%2Fkindle-a ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Tom

Replies: 226
Views: 21565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 am   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Ah! Looks like you are right. But some of the books can be had DRM free from B&N's store. Here's the thread I read on it. Maybe just be sure you buy some without DRM?

EDIT: Nope, never mind. Re ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Tom

Replies: 226
Views: 21565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:58 am   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Right now, Racketeer by John Grisham. Eh.

I have a dilemma in that I really like the new Kindle Paperwhite more than the Nook with Glowlight, but I have some $ left on some B&N gift cards, a ...
  Topic: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
Tom

Replies: 226
Views: 21565

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:39 am   Subject: NSR-what books(if any)are you reading?
My desire for the 3G is partly because here in the hinterlands, wifi is thin on the ground.
All you need for a Nook/Kindle is wifi at home. Buy the books using your computer to access the correspondi ...
  Topic: Long time lurker, First time poster
Tom

Replies: 54
Views: 3968

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:30 pm   Subject: Long time lurker, First time poster
Neutral, and don't touch the clutch for kickstart.
  Topic: If a car and a scooter mated?
Tom

Replies: 26
Views: 2837

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:39 pm   Subject: If a car and a scooter mated?
So true. I would absolutely miss leaning, curious to see what the driving will feel like. I figure you still lean but the gyros do it for you as you turn the wheel? Seems strange to think about, becau ...
  Topic: NSR, more Geek related: MS Surface pricing anounced
Tom

Replies: 58
Views: 4314

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:27 pm   Subject: NSR, more Geek related: MS Surface pricing anounced
I concur on the ebook thing. It's pretty awesome, especially if you really like to read classics that are out of copyright. They are free, so the little money you spend on your device is almost nothin ...
  Topic: If a car and a scooter mated?
Tom

Replies: 26
Views: 2837

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:06 pm   Subject: If a car and a scooter mated?
It'll be 19k, in 2014. They're saying 12.5K by 2018 Wink
200 miles on a charge, 100 mph possible. But yes, very very complicated.
  Topic: If a car and a scooter mated?
Tom

Replies: 26
Views: 2837

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:02 pm   Subject: If a car and a scooter mated?
My favorite car scoot combo project is this one here. If it does what they say it will, I'll buy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU5MQlD0r5s
  Topic: Am I a hipster?
Tom

Replies: 60
Views: 6086

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:21 pm   Subject: Am I a hipster?
Are they Tibetan? I thought they were an Andes mountain thing. I don't see them as much, but they are still around. http://www.peruhandicraft.com/alpaca-hat.htm
  Topic: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
Tom

Replies: 8
Views: 1127

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:34 am   Subject: NBR: Anything obviously wrong with this ad..?
Can you go test ride it?
  Topic: Am I a hipster?
Tom

Replies: 60
Views: 6086

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:15 pm   Subject: Am I a hipster?
I remember when I lived in LA in the 90s and hipster for a time was an inclusionary term. Like "do you know so and so- he's a hipster", it just meant "he's cool." It wasn't particu ...
  Topic: LA / San Diego: Riding through Camp Pendleton (or not)
Tom

Replies: 34
Views: 4881

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:53 pm   Subject: LA / San Diego: Riding through Camp Pendleton (or not)
Where I was stationed in CO, PT belt or reflective vest were requirements. I have never been Navy, but there is a Navy base close to here, and whenever I'm close to it, I notice lots of riders seem to ...
  Topic: LA / San Diego: Riding through Camp Pendleton (or not)
Tom

Replies: 34
Views: 4881

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:32 pm   Subject: LA / San Diego: Riding through Camp Pendleton (or not)
In regards to gear requirements, I would bring the reflective vest boots and all- from my experience in the Army, you could be at the mercy of whoever the gate guard is that day and what they interpre ...
  Topic: Am I a hipster?
Tom

Replies: 60
Views: 6086

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:25 pm   Subject: Am I a hipster?
I always find it funny that hipster is now a PARTICULAR scene. Back in the old days it was a way of trashing any scene that didn't make you feel welcome. Like someone was a hipster if they thought you ...
  Topic: How about a V8?
Tom

Replies: 1
Views: 639

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:22 pm   Subject: How about a V8?
Might work in my silver pigeon, whatever motor we use will need to mount under the seat. Laughing
What the heck, it's only $5700
  Topic: Hit and run
Tom

Replies: 10
Views: 1172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:58 pm   Subject: Hit and run
Like I said, I did make the call. CHP told me that they couldn't do anything, but they offered to let me talk to someone who had "suggestions for what I should do if that ever happens again" ...
  Topic: A Long-Awaited Anouncement, And A Thank You To MB *PICS*
Tom

Replies: 49
Views: 6215

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:17 pm   Subject: A Long-Awaited Anouncement, And A Thank You To MB *PICS*
Wow. Thanks for the information, very enlightening to see what can happen sometimes, whether you are careful or not and how wholly that can affect your life.

I sent a little something in when the ...
  Topic: Hit and run
Tom

Replies: 10
Views: 1172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:16 pm   Subject: Hit and run
OK, so I just called Sheriff's Dept- who referred me to CHP- and told them what happened, they said there isn't much they can do, because nobody else called in on it. I think it might be time to buy a ...
  Topic: Hit and run
Tom

Replies: 10
Views: 1172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:08 pm   Subject: Hit and run
It's doubtful because it was an old farm road. Other drivers saw it, one guy pulled over and asked if I was ok. I WISH I had jumped in his car and gone after him for the license plate, but I wasn't th ...
  Topic: Hit and run
Tom

Replies: 10
Views: 1172

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:53 pm   Subject: Hit and run
Was riding to class this morning and some idiot tried to pass me (I didn't see him in the rear view) but to avoid a head on collision with another car, he swerved back into my lane right on me. Only b ...
  Topic: 80's style badge
Tom

Replies: 40
Views: 7502

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:18 pm   Subject: 80's style badge
What will they be made of? I'd be in for three if they aren't chromed plastic.
  Topic: Carrying weight
Tom

Replies: 20
Views: 2247

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:35 am   Subject: Carrying weight
Yeah, I wasn't concerned about that much weight, just putting it directly over the front or rear tire on a rack.. Seat is a good idea, I'll just have to get something to secure it.
  Topic: Carrying weight
Tom

Replies: 20
Views: 2247

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:37 pm   Subject: Carrying weight
I'm wondering whether there is a good reason to go with a particular rack if you need to put a good deal of weight on it. I keep chickens, and the wife is getting tired of picking up their feed for me ...
  Topic: Stella Fumbles - No Touchdown!
Tom

Replies: 21
Views: 7287

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:50 pm   Subject: Stella Fumbles - No Touchdown!
Haha, I have a 2010 4t which I got practically straight off the crate in Mar 2011. First shipment to the US

I'm sure mine was manufactured in 2009

Right, mine is the same. Paperwork does say 201 ...
  Topic: Stella Fumbles - No Touchdown!
Tom

Replies: 21
Views: 7287

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:00 pm   Subject: Stella Fumbles - No Touchdown!
Not that it helps with the dealers dishonesty- because he did order something different than what he said he would- But is there any real difference between a 2010 and a 2012 4T Stella? As long as the ...
  Topic: Stella Fumbles - No Touchdown!
Tom

Replies: 21
Views: 7287

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:08 am   Subject: Stella Fumbles - No Touchdown!
Only thing I can offer here is that Allstate did have a screw up with my VIN too. Basically they didn't have the make and model in their system at all. My agent had to dial it in as Other and off road ...
  Topic: Self Defense
Tom

Replies: 62
Views: 5069

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:26 pm   Subject: Self Defense
move over

+1
Scooter vs car: once the argument starts, you already lost.


If you feel you really need to do something just get a Go-Pro on your helmet and record crazy people like that then r ...
  Topic: A little rust at the floorboards
Tom

Replies: 1
Views: 798

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:16 pm   Subject: A little rust at the floorboards
Don't know what you call the part, but I'm sure you get what I mean.
I was washing the Stella yesterday, and noticed that some of the seams where you put your feet when riding, have some room betwee ...
  Topic: Chugging stalling 4t
Tom

Replies: 4
Views: 1082

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:28 pm   Subject: Chugging stalling 4t
I haven't done any adaptations to mine. Anytime I overfill slightly and stall out, I just pull over and open the gas cap for a few seconds. That lets enough air in so that I can usually get home. Just ...
 
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