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  Topic: Spare Genuine G Hexagon
johnk

Replies: 1
Views: 52

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:27 am   Subject: Spare Genuine G Hexagon
If you don't mind a bit of brand clashing, you can get a [url=https://www.ebay.com/itm/VESPA-PX-LML-STAR-STELLA-PIAGGIO-OCTAGON-BADGE-EMBLEM-New-Brand/123770957872?hash=item1cd152f030:g:SzgAAOSwxSVc3o ...
  Topic: DR177 kit installation
johnk

Replies: 4
Views: 119

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:52 pm   Subject: DR177 kit installation
Nice work! I am really glad you got it working again.

I also like that the kit is "for agonistic purposes only."
  Topic: going to look at this one tomorrow
johnk

Replies: 10
Views: 189

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: going to look at this one tomorrow
Looks great! I'm glad you found something that works for you.
  Topic: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
johnk

Replies: 58
Views: 14162

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:46 am   Subject: Post recent pic of your Stella (or P-series Vespa, or Bajal)
Mileslord: holy hell.
  Topic: Stella 2T wiring for rear add on light bar with directional
johnk

Replies: 2
Views: 82

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:45 am   Subject: Stella 2T wiring for rear add on light bar with directional
I don't know anything about lights or wiring, but slotrod65 has a ton of lighting mods, so you might find something by searching for his posts.
  Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
johnk

Replies: 15
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:58 am   Subject: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Nice work!

Most likely some fuel just splashed up into the vent hole. I wouldn't worry about it. I usually try to only fill up to about an inch and a half below the filler hole, but that's difficul ...
  Topic: going to look at this one tomorrow
johnk

Replies: 10
Views: 189

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:12 pm   Subject: going to look at this one tomorrow
Good luck!
  Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
johnk

Replies: 15
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:16 pm   Subject: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Yeah, it should sit close to parallel with the floorboard when it's folded up. If you just lift it up a bit with your toe, does it stay? That's the arrangement I have with mine these days.

Scooterw ...
  Topic: Stella 2t as a commuter?
johnk

Replies: 2
Views: 90

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:45 pm   Subject: Stella 2t as a commuter?
I can't give you a good answer from experience, except to say that I don't see any reason a 2T wouldn't be able to do it. I do think 55 MPH is pushing the stock engine just a little bit, so I might pl ...
  Topic: a big shout out to all the people here on the forum
johnk

Replies: 1
Views: 113

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:19 pm   Subject: a big shout out to all the people here on the forum
Sorry to hear about that! It's really too bad that scooters can be difficult to own for reasons like yours. I hope you can ride again before long.
  Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
johnk

Replies: 15
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:21 pm   Subject: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
All that, except scraping the centerstand in turns, sounds normal to me!

The front wheel on my 2T sits on the ground while it's on the centerstand. I figure the centerstand has just bent over time ...
  Topic: That Scooter Thing 2T Engine Rebuild Guide
johnk

Replies: 2
Views: 123

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:20 pm   Subject: That Scooter Thing 2T Engine Rebuild Guide
I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what's going on with your bike!
  Topic: That Scooter Thing 2T Engine Rebuild Guide
johnk

Replies: 2
Views: 123

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:51 pm   Subject: That Scooter Thing 2T Engine Rebuild Guide
Lee, who runs the YouTube channel [url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwXm18QpP-2aj8qvmcbmofA]That Scooter Thing, is currently posting a series of short videos on rebuilding the engine on a Stella 2 ...
  Topic: image sizing
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 118

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:41 pm   Subject: image sizing
To post on Modern Buddy, photos have to be no more than 800x800 and 200 KB. But it's best to keep your camera set to taking higher-quality images and adjusting the images on your computer.

On a Mac ...
  Topic: Stella Specific Rubber Bits
johnk

Replies: 4
Views: 159

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:47 pm   Subject: Stella Specific Rubber Bits
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZYXrFfCA0A]Here's a video from That Scooter Thing that will identify the engine-side electricals. I believe the black box you're talking about is just a wiring ju ...
  Topic: easy tire questions
johnk

Replies: 6
Views: 249

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: easy tire questions
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAKIuSjPXxA]Here's a good video from MC Garage on mounting tires. It is certainly doable, but you'll see that even an experienced person will struggle. And I think ...
  Topic: Repainting Spare Wheel
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 152

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:08 pm   Subject: Repainting Spare Wheel
I finished the job today.
  Topic: Are there better years for the Stella?
johnk

Replies: 12
Views: 146

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:24 pm   Subject: Are there better years for the Stella?
If I could only have one, it would be the 2T—no question. The 2T is a quick, rowdy, simple machine. The 4T is a lumbering and ornery (but still loveable!) machine. I'm really happy to have both, but ...
  Topic: Are there better years for the Stella?
johnk

Replies: 12
Views: 146

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:12 pm   Subject: Are there better years for the Stella?
I think $2500 is a fair asking price if it really is in good condition. You might be able to talk the seller down a bit.

If you'll be loading the bike on a trailer/truck anyway, there isn't much di ...
  Topic: Are there better years for the Stella?
johnk

Replies: 12
Views: 146

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Are there better years for the Stella?
According to [url=http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31520&highlight=2009]this post, there was a check-valve problem with the oil tank on 2009s, but nothing major.

As far as I kn ...
  Topic: Bike Leans To The Left
johnk

Replies: 18
Views: 1955

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:24 pm   Subject: Bike Leans To The Left
That's a relief! Thanks for double-checking.
  Topic: Bike Leans To The Left
johnk

Replies: 18
Views: 1955

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:00 pm   Subject: Bike Leans To The Left
I don't think mine is worn out or damaged. I bought it new, and the above photo was taken with about 200 miles on the odometer. It has never been tipped over.

I saw a YouTube video a few months ago ...
  Topic: Stella 2t max speed and questions.
johnk

Replies: 4
Views: 118

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:52 pm   Subject: Stella 2t max speed and questions.
I'm not a "max speed" kind of person, but the advice I've always heard is to let the bike cool down for five or ten minutes every hour. Probably more often if you're riding at wide-open thro ...
  Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
johnk

Replies: 15
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Awesome. You might also find the [url=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0857339842/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1]Haynes Manual useful.
  Topic: Repainting Spare Wheel
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 152

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Repainting Spare Wheel
The wheel came out looking pretty good. Not perfect, but a thousand times better than it was.

I used Rust-Oleum primer and Dupli-Color Wheel Paint. I think it could have used another few coats, and ...
  Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
johnk

Replies: 15
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:58 am   Subject: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Regarding the battery/starter, it might make sense to buy a [url=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CITK8S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1]Battery Tender, which will charge the ...
  Topic: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
johnk

Replies: 15
Views: 284

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:39 am   Subject: New 2008 Owner -- Essentials to know
Welcome, and nice find!

I think it's a good idea to change all those fluids, just for a clean start, especially if you're inclined to tinker. The drained gearbox oil can give you some idea of the c ...
  Topic: Spare tire
johnk

Replies: 2
Views: 96

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:19 am   Subject: Spare tire
It mounts shallow-side-out so that you can check the tire pressure while it's mounted.

I have found that the plastic cover just doesn't fit over certain tires, like the Continental Zippy. But I pre ...
  Topic: Repainting Spare Wheel
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 152

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:05 am   Subject: Repainting Spare Wheel
When I bought my 2003 2T a few months ago, it had not been well cared for. All three tires were date-stamped from 2001. I couldn't get the spare tire off the wheel because the inside was so full of ru ...
  Topic: NGK Iridium spark plug
johnk

Replies: 9
Views: 271

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:54 am   Subject: NGK Iridium spark plug
Iridium plugs are a bit sturdier than copper plugs. Personally, I would stick to what the manual recommends. Iridium won't give you a performance upgrade or anything.

I think the real benefits of i ...
  Topic: Interesting scooter sighting in SF today.
johnk

Replies: 4
Views: 223

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 pm   Subject: Interesting scooter sighting in SF today.
I notice the motorcycle people give a kind of outreached "hand salute" that they sometimes do when we pass each other. Am thinking that is a way of saying hello, sharing a common bond. Is ...
  Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 277

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:51 pm   Subject: Is a Starlite a Stella?
I spotted a [url=http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic31851.html]Vespa PK50S in Groningen, NL.

peabody99, if you do end up renting one, we'd love to hear about your experience with it.

PS. What ...
  Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 277

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:46 pm   Subject: Is a Starlite a Stella?
I think peabody99 knows that, but the Star different from the Starlite.
  Topic: Is a Starlite a Stella?
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 277

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 am   Subject: Is a Starlite a Stella?
I had never heard of a Starlite before! It looks like it's equivalent to a Vespa PK, not a PX like the Stella. But it does look like it has a glovebox.

The biggest difference in their appearance is ...
  Topic: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb
johnk

Replies: 4
Views: 273

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 am   Subject: 2009 Buddy 125 light bulb below headlight bulb
The Stella has one, too. I think of it as a reminder that your ignition is switched on while the engine is off. It has certainly helped stop me from killing my battery while working in the garage (whe ...
  Topic: CVT questions
johnk

Replies: 9
Views: 404

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:45 pm   Subject: CVT questions
That's awesome! Nice work living up to your username.
  Topic: gas gauge
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 251

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:58 pm   Subject: gas gauge
[url=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ISAMUA6]Here's a reliable and cheap multimeter on Amazon, if you don't have access to Harbor Freight.
  Topic: gas gauge
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 251

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:09 pm   Subject: gas gauge
If I may join the club, the gas gauge on my 2T basically just bounces wildly while the engine is running. I'm not too eager to fix it (I don't really need it), but I'd be interested to know whether th ...
  Topic: Dash Cam on a Buddy Kick
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 500

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: Dash Cam on a Buddy Kick
Have you tried any of these options, thenikkiroom?

I recently got a Yi Lite (a low-priced action camera) to put on my bike facing behind me. The image quality is good enough to read license plates, ...
  Topic: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 330

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 am   Subject: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
After getting some blank stares from the auto parts store, my trusty local hardware store had an exact replacement for 19¢!
  Topic: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 330

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:58 pm   Subject: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
Thanks, everyone!

Nice researching, Stanza. I'm pretty surprised that Stellas came with adjustible shocks! And it's a relief to know that it's not a mod.

milly: I tried removing the two bolts in ...
  Topic: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 330

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:52 am   Subject: Aftermarket shock blocking brake caliper
I attempted to change the brake pads on my 2T today before realizing that the aftermarket shock on it (fig. 1), installed by a previous ownder, is blocking access to the brake caliper's upper mounting ...
  Topic: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
johnk

Replies: 9
Views: 500

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:02 am   Subject: Buddy 125 stolen in Ballard area of Seattle FOUND!
Very glad to hear it, Tanuki! How did you find it?
  Topic: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
johnk

Replies: 9
Views: 455

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:03 pm   Subject: Flashing Brake Light For 2019 Hooligan
And, arguably, a flashing brake light is most important in emergency-stop situations, in which you can't take the time to pump the lever.
  Topic: Mixing Two Types of 2-cycle Oil
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 301

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:02 pm   Subject: Mixing Two Types of 2-cycle Oil
First of all, congratulations, and welcome!

I don't have a definitive answer, but I was recently in the exact same position with my 2003 2T. I didn't trust the previous owner at all, and I even had ...
  Topic: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 476

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: Near accident! Holy cage idiots!
I'm glad you're okay! And I appreciate the stark reminder of the importance of riding defensively.
  Topic: Squeaking on front tire
johnk

Replies: 3
Views: 300

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:55 am   Subject: Squeaking on front tire
Does it happen primarily at low speeds (including while walking the bike)?

If so, it's just a little bit of harmless rubbing. Brake rotors tend to develop a thin coating of brake-pad material on th ...
  Topic: clutch
johnk

Replies: 5
Views: 291

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:34 pm   Subject: clutch
It only makes one, faint rattling sound?!

Most likely, being in neutral is not the direct cause of the rattle, so I wouldn't worry about a clutch or engine issue. The engine is just idling at the r ...
  Topic: CHICAGO*HELP STOLEN 2014 RH50
johnk

Replies: 7
Views: 290

PostForum: Black Cat, Rattler & Roughhouse Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:25 pm   Subject: CHICAGO*HELP STOLEN 2014 RH50
I hate hearing about this. Please keep us posted. Good luck!
  Topic: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
johnk

Replies: 52
Views: 3348

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:01 pm   Subject: Royal Alloy GT 150 in the USA
"Manufactured to replace the Stella"?

I resent that remark!

(Go take a test drive, Point37!)
 
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