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  Topic: Genuine G400C
Yalzin

Replies: 481
Views: 59592

PostForum: G400C Discussion   Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 4:42 am   Subject: Genuine G400C


1) The G400 should be available for purchase everywhere in the US except for California in about three to four weeks. Because of California's more complex emissions laws, we won't see them until n ...
  Topic: 12v power issue
Yalzin

Replies: 9
Views: 1199

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:50 am   Subject: 12v power issue
Are one of the wires bared/stripped, particularly near the cowl lever?

Since the turn signals route through the cowl, that might be your culprit?
  Topic: CARB Spotting - 2018
Yalzin

Replies: 114
Views: 7731

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:51 pm   Subject: CARB Spotting - 2018


I have to agree. I was very enthusiastic about the G400C when it was first announced and as more information and reviews came in. Now I'm kind of leaning toward the Svartpilen 401 as a second bik ...
  Topic: Calling Vacaville/Fairfield, CA Riders
Yalzin

Replies: 10
Views: 2717

PostForum: Rallies, Events, Meetups   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:45 am   Subject: Calling Vacaville/Fairfield, CA Riders
I could probably drive up from Oakland sometime...
  Topic: Stella 2T Helmet Cam view!
Yalzin

Replies: 2
Views: 1616

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:59 pm   Subject: Stella 2T Helmet Cam view!
It doesn't take long, with practice. If you've ever shifted a motorcycle before, more than half the battle is done already (getting off the clutch without stalling or poppin' a wheelie).

If you've ...
  Topic: 4t clutch cable question
Yalzin

Replies: 13
Views: 2937

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:07 am   Subject: 4t clutch cable question
I remember when I first bought my 4T in 2014, and there were a lot of posts about Clutch Cables breaking (mostly from 2Ts I guess?).

My cable finally started shredding 2 days ago. Got 11,500 miles ...
  Topic: Impressions after upgrading to Dr. Pulley variator/sliders.
Yalzin

Replies: 14
Views: 1408

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:04 pm   Subject: Impressions after upgrading to Dr. Pulley variator/sliders.
Did you go with 12g because others told you to, or because it was the right weights for you/your bike/riding situations?
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Yalzin

Replies: 29
Views: 3565

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:37 am   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
For what it's worth, I love my 4T. Just shy of 18,000 miles, and has traveled through the Adirondack, Rocky, and Sierra-Nevada Mountains, as well as many, many country road miles in Indiana.
  Topic: Newbie Stella 4t questions: shifting cables, evap, horn
Yalzin

Replies: 5
Views: 1289

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:57 pm   Subject: Newbie Stella 4t questions: shifting cables, evap, horn
5'7" (on a good day) Wink
  Topic: Are Stella’s junk?
Yalzin

Replies: 12
Views: 2648

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 am   Subject: Are Stella’s junk?
I mean, I've got over 17k miles on mine...

But you definitely need to know how to tinker with it.
  Topic: Buddy 50 muffler questions
Yalzin

Replies: 10
Views: 1604

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:00 pm   Subject: Buddy 50 muffler questions
I was really confused when I saw the ignition coil circled in red.
  Topic: Newbie Stella 4t questions: shifting cables, evap, horn
Yalzin

Replies: 5
Views: 1289

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:07 pm   Subject: Newbie Stella 4t questions: shifting cables, evap, horn
When I bought my windshield for the cross-country drive, I ended up getting the Prima Medium Size Windshield (https://www.scooterworks.com/Prima-Windshield-Medium-Vespa-P-Series-Genuine-Stella-P12630. ...
  Topic: Preventing your battery from being stolen?
Yalzin

Replies: 17
Views: 2258

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:03 pm   Subject: Preventing your battery from being stolen?
Because they can be taken to a recycling center for a few bucks? Don't have to bother finding a buyer then Wink
  Topic: Preventing your battery from being stolen?
Yalzin

Replies: 17
Views: 2258

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:57 am   Subject: Preventing your battery from being stolen?
Get a Stella. Keep 'em guessing where the battery is Wink
  Topic: Rust removal
Yalzin

Replies: 7
Views: 1387

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:54 pm   Subject: Rust removal
Keep any bare metal bits painted. Wash the bike regularly - a clean bike is a happy bike (side note: my bike is not a happy bike right now >_>).

The third thing you can do is come riding with ...
  Topic: Not sure what happened to Stella 2T - died mid ride
Yalzin

Replies: 6
Views: 1303

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:17 am   Subject: Re: Not sure what happened to Stella 2T - died mid ride
I was reading a similar situation about a buddy and it sounded like it was a vapor lock issue.
The "vapor lock" issue you read about with Buddy's is actually a tank venting issue. You can d ...
  Topic: San Francisco / East Bay Scooter club?
Yalzin

Replies: 2
Views: 799

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:48 am   Subject: San Francisco / East Bay Scooter club?
Perfect since I'm on the Oakland/Emeryville border.

I look forward to getting a drink at 'oh crap, we need a new bar' except I can't find it on Google Maps Wink
  Topic: San Francisco / East Bay Scooter club?
Yalzin

Replies: 2
Views: 799

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:57 pm   Subject: San Francisco / East Bay Scooter club?
Hi everyone!

Now that things are settling down for me at the new place, I'm ready to start branching out and making friends. What better way than with a scooter club!

Problem is, I'm having some ...
  Topic: Rubber for Stella scooter works side car
Yalzin

Replies: 3
Views: 1051

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:50 pm   Subject: Rubber for Stella scooter works side car
Your best bet would probably be to contact Scootertworks directly. I imagine they have the parts, if they don't list them.
  Topic: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
Yalzin

Replies: 25
Views: 2426

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:39 pm   Subject: Buddy Kick Kill Switch issue?
I was under the impression that the Kill-Switch was meant to be used in emergencies (engine reving out of control, user needing to stop the motor for whatever reason quickly, etc.) and not meant to be ...
  Topic: Best options to lash/secure cargo on front/rear racks?
Yalzin

Replies: 7
Views: 1214

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:04 am   Subject: Best options to lash/secure cargo on front/rear racks?
Second the bungee nets.
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:26 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Got Donna back today from the shop. New rear tire (as expected), new front shock and the mystery oil leak solved.

Read all about it Smile

http://stellartravels.bryanhoey.com/2017/08/13/aftermath-of ...
  Topic: Genuine Venture 50cc De-restrict
Yalzin

Replies: 7
Views: 1828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:34 pm   Subject: Genuine Venture 50cc De-restrict
waffling between a buddy50 and a venture, because of this. Not expecting unexpected speed (no replacement for displacement), but whatever scoot i end up with, I'd rather have it to its full potential. ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:05 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
ok, there we go. If you are the kind of person that likes to watch a show from start to finish, and not have to wait a week for the next installment like most people do, your prayers have been answere ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:29 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Where did you get the picture of me while I was driving in Nevada?!

(Except there were no cacti to lean against).

Anyway, I've added all of the posts except the last two (Fallon, NV --> Oakla ...
  Topic: help...scooter "buggin down"
Yalzin

Replies: 3
Views: 687

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:28 pm   Subject: help...scooter "buggin down"
Have you changed the air filter recently?
  Topic: Genuine Venture 50cc De-restrict
Yalzin

Replies: 7
Views: 1828

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:55 pm   Subject: Re: Genuine Venture 50cc De-restrict
Anyone have any idea how to de-restrict the Genuine Venture? I read that all it is is taking the de-restrictor chip on it? Anyone have any idea where it is or what to do?

If I remember correctly, o ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:00 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Congrats and you got here just in time, our Summer will start soon...I hope. I'm getting tired of riding in 50 degree weather and in the wind and fog...
Anyway, hope you land a good job soon.Our summ ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:58 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Congratulations!

So now that you've had some time to rest and recuperate, what do you think? Would you do it again, or is once enough for a lifetime?

Best,
-Slashy

I was thinking about tha ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:42 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
So, Donna is currently in the SF Scooter Centre shop. Apparently she has a blown front shock (which will explain the wobbling at very slow speeds)

How exciting. Wonder when THAT occurred?
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:52 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Trip complete! I made it to my destination in Oakland/Emeryville around 5:30pm local time.

Pictures tomorrow. Blog posts tomorrow. Sleeps now.

That California Valley is a killer. I think I drove ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:41 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
424 miles from Delta, UT to Fallon, NV.

My butt hurts.

...not in a good way.

(no blog post, I'm going to sleep).

The end should be tomorrow!
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:32 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Made it to Delta, UT. Slashy, I'm doing 6 and 50. Adventure!

Latest blog post is up, but I'm too lazy to edit the top post here. I'll do it sometime.
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:59 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin,
The heat will only get worse as you travel west, and the rest stops will get much farther apart. More hydration and cooling!

Loving the blog,
-Slashy

And more leaving earlier in the ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:08 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Hey, Southern Indiana has some hills Wink
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:33 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
No problem. Iowa was a lot more fun than I thought it would be! Honestly, I never pictured Iowa as being Hilly, but it definitely was!

Currently in Nebraska (Omaha), and taking a rest day after a r ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:03 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin,
Are you still crossing at Ft. Madison? If so, I can't make any guarantees.

What time do you plan on arriving and leaving?

Best,
-Slashy

That's the plan - hopefully staying at Nauv ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:35 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Launch day was postponed one day so I can sell my truck.

Stand up tomorrow around 10am! Will post updates.

Slashy, Plan on being at the Il/Iowa Border tomorrow night Wink
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:24 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Got the rejection e-mail last night. Oh well. Hard not to think of it as $500 wasted on travel (and quite a lot of time), but I suppose these things happen.

At least I got a lot of my luggage moved ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:28 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Interview went very well, I think! Fingers crossed.

I'll be posting soonish with all the pictures from the California Zephyr. That train ride was SUPER Amazing!

Thanks for the well wishes everyo ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:05 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Thanks! I've done a long haul from Chicago to Trinidad, CO before, spend a lot of time in the lounge car!

Currently in Ottumwa IA, so I'll be going right along the scooter route for a bit. It's a g ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:46 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Thanks!

Once you get your Stella, you should head down to Bloomington. There is a small scooter club there (Hoosier Ride Scooter Club) Smile
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:27 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Figured out a date! I was going to leave this Sunday (July 16)!

...Then I was informed of an in-person interview in SF for next week. So, I've changed the date.

All hail the new departure date o ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:43 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Nice! If you go through Southern Missouri, you will have some better scenery.

Thought about going that way, but decided a more middle-of-the-US would be a bit faster.

Definitely going to do it a ...
  Topic: Attaching (light) items to the front without a front rack?
Yalzin

Replies: 1
Views: 834

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:52 pm   Subject: Attaching (light) items to the front without a front rack?
Has anyone done that? I was thinking about attaching a sleeping bag (or pad, or something similarly light) to the front, but I don't have a front rack. I'm also not super thrilled about spending $130 ...
  Topic: Stella Auto Oil Leak from Valve?
Yalzin

Replies: 3
Views: 1143

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:21 am   Subject: Stella Auto Oil Leak from Valve?
That might just be the oil that is coating the engine from shipping. Should come off pretty easily with your favorite engine cleaner/degreaser.
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:20 am   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Right now, she's a hair over 13,500 miles...a little more than half of it on this motor (it was completely rebuilt, crank and all, at around 6,500mi due to a bearing that came loose, and took out basi ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: Camelback
The Stella should be good for an hour to an hour and a half on a tank of gas (I've been averaging about 80 mpg, but that's without the additional weight of gear and such, so I'm planning on 70 mpg-ish ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:32 pm   Subject: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin,
I rode 100 miles on US-6 in Iowa yesterday. The bugs were pretty heavy. I've never ridden US-50, but I don't imagine it'd be any better down there.

Be sure to protect yourself from bugsp ...
  Topic: Stella (mostly) Across the Country!
Yalzin

Replies: 67
Views: 7023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Trip
For food, I just carry an old army mess kit and canteen cup. I stop off at a store and buy a can of soup or something simple (chili, etc). I heat it us, and then wash up where ever I can. In the morni ...
 
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