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  Topic: Introduction 1.0; what to buy?
dwayneed

Replies: 33
Views: 3941

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:03 am   Subject: Introduction 1.0; what to buy?
I wouldn't want to ride my Black Jack or my Stella over 55mph for any length of time, that is more or less wide open and driving the machine really hard. Sweet spot for the Stella or Buddy IMO is 35-5 ...
  Topic: Buddy 170, BlackJack, Stella 4T, etc. news
dwayneed

Replies: 42
Views: 3695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:51 am   Subject: Buddy 170, BlackJack, Stella 4T, etc. news
Well, I think it would be hard to find anyone that didn't love the Black Jack. It is really hard not to love any of the Buddy models. The main difference with the 170 is the fuel injection. I don't re ...
  Topic: 4T Stella Unwrapping Party @ NoHo Scooters
dwayneed

Replies: 37
Views: 4321

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:51 am   Subject: 4T Stella Unwrapping Party @ NoHo Scooters
I love the Bicolor ones... Any good pics of the new yellow 4t Stella? The yellow is growing on me....
  Topic: Stella 4T--Here but...
dwayneed

Replies: 57
Views: 4992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:12 pm   Subject: Stella 4T--Here but...
Many actually convert injected 2T to pre mix, there's the off chance that the injector stops working on injected 2ts and make the engine very unhappy.
I don't get much smoke at all on my Stella with ...
  Topic: Stella 4T--Here but...
dwayneed

Replies: 57
Views: 4992

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:59 am   Subject: Stella 4T--Here but...
My thought is that if you want to be practical, it's hard to beat a Buddy bang for the buck. Only issue there is the small gas tank and smallish riding area.

The 4T Stella is definitely cool but as ...
  Topic: corazzo ventanta fit
dwayneed

Replies: 9
Views: 2209

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:52 am   Subject: corazzo ventanta fit
I have a Ventata and IMO it runs a bit small. I would probably be happier with one size bigger than I bought. I also own a Shop jacket and a Tempeste. The Ventata runs the smallest out of the three. C ...
  Topic: Shifting for a new Stella owner
dwayneed

Replies: 20
Views: 4122

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:05 am   Subject: Shifting for a new Stella owner
Wow, what is Loveland 9000 feet? You would think the 2 stroke would be a better choice climbing around those mountains..

A stock Stella won't even allow you to rev very high, plus you should not b ...
  Topic: Buddy 170, BlackJack, Stella 4T, etc. news
dwayneed

Replies: 42
Views: 3695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:56 am   Subject: Buddy 170, BlackJack, Stella 4T, etc. news
Yeah I know Smile I didn't really like any of the 2T Stella colors, didn't hate em either... I would have chosen that creme or yellow over the red without a doubt!
The Stella 2T going out of production ...
  Topic: Good deal on a 2005 Stella?
dwayneed

Replies: 10
Views: 2465

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:47 am   Subject: Good deal on a 2005 Stella?
White? I dont recall the Stella in white 2T at least.
  Topic: Buddy 170, BlackJack, Stella 4T, etc. news
dwayneed

Replies: 42
Views: 3695

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:00 pm   Subject: Buddy 170, BlackJack, Stella 4T, etc. news
Wow, I love that yellow on the Stella.... not interested in the 4T tho. Why couldn't they do one more year of the 2T? Crying or Very sad
  Topic: Good deal on a 2005 Stella?
dwayneed

Replies: 10
Views: 2465

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:49 pm   Subject: Good deal on a 2005 Stella?
Mine didn't even feel broken in until after 1500 miles so I would say it sounds like a good deal. Make sure it wasn't dumped or crashed, 1500 bucks might take it....
  Topic: Buddy170: FIRST PICS!
dwayneed

Replies: 81
Views: 6502

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:33 am   Subject: Buddy170: FIRST PICS!
I like the silver, not a fan of the brown. Still loving my Black Jack and Stella, gonna just wait for the Classic Cruiser.... might be waiting a long time.
  Topic: Is a Stella right for me?
dwayneed

Replies: 30
Views: 4905

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:11 am   Subject: Is a Stella right for me?
I might suggest using magnetic backing for your decals, one of the benefits of a steel frame. Smile
  Topic: Belated Happy New Year from Philip McCaleb/Genuine Scooters
dwayneed

Replies: 37
Views: 2403

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:06 am   Subject: Belated Happy New Year from Philip McCaleb/Genuine Scooters
Just started up the Stella and BlackJack last week to keep some juice in them, too bad it was -6 degrees.... Smile

Wed nights in Kenosha, Common Grounds cafe! Talk is going around about brats and beer ...
  Topic: rear rack??
dwayneed

Replies: 36
Views: 4802

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:47 am   Subject: rear rack??
The rack makes it almost impossible to take the cowls off/put them back on. I actually removed my rack because at the moment I don't really have a use for it. The front wraparound part just sucks and ...
  Topic: My new Red Stella - New pics 7/25
dwayneed

Replies: 36
Views: 4497

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:07 pm   Subject: My new Red Stella - New pics 7/25
I strongly recommend putting on a Sito+ exhaust. Cheap excellent way to get more of your Stella's potential!
  Topic: How many miles on your Stella?
dwayneed

Replies: 11
Views: 2206

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:17 am   Subject: How many miles on your Stella?
I just broke 2700 miles on mine today, amazing weather in the midwest! It is really starting to feel broken in now and running really smooth! Love it!
  Topic: What does Genuine owe us for 4T delays
dwayneed

Replies: 32
Views: 3994

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:15 am   Subject: What does Genuine owe us for 4T delays
Rather than delayed, Genuine should have used the term backordered. Do the few of you that have money down have the option to get your money back? In a general way backordered items result in a rainch ...
  Topic: Give up waiting and buy a 2T Stella or continue waiting??
dwayneed

Replies: 31
Views: 5606

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:11 am   Subject: Give up waiting and buy a 2T Stella or continue waiting??
The lastest Scoot! review states thay lost about 20 mph on hills with the 4T, my 2T is pretty strong on hills. I would say that torque will be a difference on a 2T which is generally desirable. I do l ...
  Topic: Stella 4T's to be in Chicago by the 7th!
dwayneed

Replies: 154
Views: 12214

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:11 pm   Subject: Stella 4T's to be in Chicago by the 7th!
You are right there are a lot of new PXs out there, but not discounted. Many dealers loaded up on them knowing it was the 'last' 2 stroke Vespas. I would have considered one against the Stella if not ...
  Topic: What does Genuine owe us for 4T delays
dwayneed

Replies: 32
Views: 3994

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:40 am   Subject: Re: What does Genuine owe us for 4T delays
When I first heard about the 4T Stella (as soon as I could afford $) I placed a deposit along with a friend. I was originally looking into either of the 2 New Honda scooter models or a Blackjack. My f ...
  Topic: Neat Odometer Readings
dwayneed

Replies: 188
Views: 29224

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:36 pm   Subject: Neat Odometer Readings
My Stella was evil once. Evil or Very Mad
  Topic: Mods vs. Rockers 2010- Chicago
dwayneed

Replies: 1
Views: 1248

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:31 pm   Subject: Mods vs. Rockers 2010- Chicago
I joined my local club today for a ride down the the Mods vs. Rockers in Chicago.
What a nice day for a ride! One of our member's SS180 died down in the northern burbs and while we were trying to fi ...
  Topic: Thank you Eric
dwayneed

Replies: 23
Views: 2575

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:37 pm   Subject: Thank you Eric
This forum was void of the above talk, until you brought it here. I for one wouldn't want poor forum conduct elsewhere to leak into this one. Let it go.
  Topic: Just bought a BLACK JACK!
dwayneed

Replies: 22
Views: 1437

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:04 am   Subject: Just bought a BLACK JACK!
Great choice, even with my Stella I ride the Black Jack just as much, over 2000 miles on each one since Nov!
  Topic: Dressed for the Holidays
dwayneed

Replies: 7
Views: 1023

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:09 pm   Subject: Dressed for the Holidays
Just a quick side note, I am going on 8 months and I still do not have all of my promo items. My final item, the top case, finally came in a couple weeks ago but it was broken.

A word of caution, I ...
  Topic: Vespa S150 two tone paint jobs
dwayneed

Replies: 7
Views: 1815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:43 am   Subject: Vespa S150 two tone paint jobs
The graphics at the site don't allow links or copy/paste you would have to have to do some editing to kinda 'borrow' the images. Just go there lazy bones!
  Topic: Vespa S150 two tone paint jobs
dwayneed

Replies: 7
Views: 1815

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:19 pm   Subject: Vespa S150 two tone paint jobs
Anyone notice the new S150s have two tone paint? The red/white is awesome!
  Topic: Bird on Buddy
dwayneed

Replies: 10
Views: 1943

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:15 pm   Subject: Bird on Buddy
FINCH!

(old inside joke from my bicycling days.)
  Topic: anyone take the experienced rider course?
dwayneed

Replies: 18
Views: 1788

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:18 pm   Subject: anyone take the experienced rider course?
I have not taken it, but it looks like it would be really great. I do know you get to take the course on your own bike, here in Wisconsin at least. For free it's a no brainer IMO.
  Topic: Where's my 4T Stella?
dwayneed

Replies: 168
Views: 12108

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:40 pm   Subject: Where's my 4T Stella?
Just make sure your expectations aren't so high that you will be constantly disappointed if something isn't perfect. These aren't precision machines. Razz
  Topic: Riding a BlackJack at Amerivespa
dwayneed

Replies: 22
Views: 1908

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:01 pm   Subject: Riding a BlackJack at Amerivespa
I have roughly 2k on my Blackjack and 2k on my Stella right now. I still have to stand there and decide which one I am going to ride. The Blackjack is a ton of fun!
  Topic: NBR - An interesting looking sport scooter I see around here
dwayneed

Replies: 19
Views: 2778

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 3:29 pm   Subject: NBR - An interesting looking sport scooter I see around here
Looks like it would be a blast if it were manual transmission. CVT is propably fun too though!
  Topic: Best Restaurant by Chicago O'Hare (NBR)
dwayneed

Replies: 24
Views: 1468

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 2:33 am   Subject: Best Restaurant by Chicago O'Hare (NBR)
Let's not forget Hala Kahiki, that sweet tiki bar just south of Rosemont!
  Topic: Genuine Classic Cruiser?
dwayneed

Replies: 24
Views: 2021

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:25 am   Subject: Genuine Classic Cruiser?
The most recent webcast with Phil he talks about it. At the time of the web cast it had gone to clay he talked as if it would arrive in 2011. You should be able to find the webcast on Genuine's websit ...
  Topic: Is this 2stroke Stella worth it?
dwayneed

Replies: 31
Views: 3430

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:40 pm   Subject: Is this 2stroke Stella worth it?
Great deal and great scoot! I just broke 1000 miles on my 2T and every single mile was a smile!

Well...just got home from the scoot shop...actually it's a Ducati shop that also sells Genuine scoote ...
  Topic: I took the plunge.
dwayneed

Replies: 12
Views: 2106

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:47 am   Subject: I took the plunge.
Cool! I have been told that the 2T is officially done, now is the time if that is true!
  Topic: Chicago/Milwaukee Weather
dwayneed

Replies: 14
Views: 859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:44 am   Subject: Chicago/Milwaukee Weather
There's a Vespa party at the Adidas Original store Thursday night. I might actually ride to it (though last time they did it it was pretty lame)

Def. riding to work tomorrow and thursday, though, s ...
  Topic: Im in.
dwayneed

Replies: 16
Views: 2466

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:02 pm   Subject: Im in.
When you say that you "can't put your finger on it", and "it" being the difference in feel.... Here's a helpful idea on what to do with that finger instead;

keep it on the clut ...
  Topic: Chicago/Milwaukee Weather
dwayneed

Replies: 14
Views: 859

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:44 am   Subject: Chicago/Milwaukee Weather
Looks like starting tomorrow were gonna get some good weather! I don't even remember what it is like to ride in warm weather.
Gotta ride from Kenosha to Lake Geneva in the morning to get my Stella wi ...
  Topic: Brrr, ahh, wet!, ahh, brrr...spring riding
dwayneed

Replies: 20
Views: 1480

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:24 am   Subject: Brrr, ahh, wet!, ahh, brrr...spring riding
Man, I have around 1000 miles on already! No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. Smile
  Topic: V for Ventata: Corazzo Ventata Mesh Jacket Review
dwayneed

Replies: 24
Views: 5760

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:15 am   Subject: V for Ventata: Corazzo Ventata Mesh Jacket Review
I don't recall if I put my 2c in on this coat. I haven't used it on the road yet but I do think that the wrists are too open even when velcroed down. I can envision a bee getting up a cuff while ridin ...
  Topic: Im in.
dwayneed

Replies: 16
Views: 2466

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:03 am   Subject: Im in.
Well it seems that I am not immune to the 'new Stella' syndrome. Just take the scoot off the truck after it's first service and no headlight. Do some checking and 2 of the wires on the high low switch ...
  Topic: Integral Bandit
dwayneed

Replies: 28
Views: 10046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:01 pm   Subject: Integral Bandit
Nerd alert! I chose my summer helmet on the basis it looks kinda like an astronaut's. I searched for "bubble shields" on eBay, added one to a white 3/4 Vega helmet, slapped on an old http:// ...
  Topic: Integral Bandit
dwayneed

Replies: 28
Views: 10046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:25 pm   Subject: Integral Bandit
I found what looks like the US distributor for the helmets.

www.alienhelmets.com

Looks like they are not DOT approved.

They specifically say that they are NOT DOT approved. Rolling Eyes

While yo ...
  Topic: Integral Bandit
dwayneed

Replies: 28
Views: 10046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:34 am   Subject: Integral Bandit
That helmet in the original post looks like a driving helmet, not a MC helmet.

http://www.apexperformance.net/cartgenie/Pyrotect-2helmets.jpg
These are made by Pyrotect.

The helmet is described ...
  Topic: crappy weather in midwest
dwayneed

Replies: 23
Views: 1026

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:18 am   Subject: Re: crappy weather in midwest
ok... in the 60's in the chicago area all week & today, when I wanted to fire up the scoot for the first time since last year (& put on my new top case) we have SNOW (& I have a pub crawl ...
  Topic: Integral Bandit
dwayneed

Replies: 28
Views: 10046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:04 am   Subject: Integral Bandit
I found what looks like the US distributor for the helmets.

www.alienhelmets.com

Looks like they are not DOT approved.
  Topic: Integral Bandit
dwayneed

Replies: 28
Views: 10046

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:41 am   Subject: Integral Bandit
OK I gotta get one of these, or one like it. Anyone know where to get a helmet like this?
  Topic: Im in.
dwayneed

Replies: 16
Views: 2466

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:25 pm   Subject: Re: Pic???
Get a pic up already!!!

So far it is stock, once I put some bling on it I will put a pic or two up... Smile
 
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