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  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:11 pm   Subject: pivot squeak
Stanza,

If I understand, it makes sense that it would have to do with the suspension. But what is a pivot squeak?

Also, thank you for the pictures, 2003stellaDave. I just wish I could see the ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 pm   Subject: replaced screw - still squeaks
To fully get a feel for the sound, I uploaded a video:

https://youtu.be/-ugACQq6VNs

I cannot recreate the sound. It happened today only after a few minutes of riding and even then, once it sto ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:42 pm   Subject: reattached fender
I discovered the source (I believe).

The coils on the suspension are rubbing against the fender... or at least that is part of the sound. I tried reattaching the fender to the suspension but it wa ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:43 pm   Subject: no such luck
I checked and they weren't loose.

I can only re-create the sound at higher speeds and then once the squeaking and rattling/knocking starts it will continue somewhat as I slow down. The brake seems ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:29 am   Subject: pic of rattle
[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/XU58xmwBsvvBEr198[/img]

Thanks @stanza for the tip. I will check them out immediately to see if that is the issue. I will update with results.

In the image you ca ...
  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:41 pm   Subject: video of sounds
Here's a link to video where you can hear the sound: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZZkmguGvc8Nyx4YL9
  Topic: squeak and rattle
jeffdowdy

Replies: 14
Views: 1127

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:00 pm   Subject: squeak and rattle
I ride my Stella Auto to and from work everyday. On the way home today it began to make a squeaking noise and felt like it was rattling, seemingly from the front tire area. I couldn't exactly locate w ...
  Topic: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
jeffdowdy

Replies: 6
Views: 1817

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: rear tire change advice
After patching/replacing, do you have a recommendation? I picked up a nail and need to patch/replace but haven't done it before. This the Stella Auto 125. I was curious if I should try to repair or re ...
  Topic: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
jeffdowdy

Replies: 46
Views: 11238

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:53 pm   Subject: RESOLVED!
So, is the engine getting fuel? Is the plug wet with fuel after a failed start attempt (or does it start and run briefly with starter fluid)? If it IS getting fuel and not starting - is it getting a s ...
  Topic: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
jeffdowdy

Replies: 46
Views: 11238

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:56 pm   Subject: update
Update: I drained the carburetor after using an additive to hopefully eliminate any water in the tank and clear the carb. I then added new fuel and more additive and reconnected the battery to the ten ...
  Topic: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
jeffdowdy

Replies: 46
Views: 11238

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:43 pm   Subject: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
I tried again and it still won't crank. So, literally just keep it cranking for 30 seconds?

You mean it does crank (i.e, the starter turns the engine over), but it does not start running? Back to t ...
  Topic: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic
jeffdowdy

Replies: 46
Views: 11238

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:14 pm   Subject: How is everyone liking their Stella Automatic


Fuel system? Yeah, that one I will give you. If the bike sits for a week the small "sub tank" empties and you have to crank the bike 30 seconds to refill it and start the bike again ...
 
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