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  Topic: Vintage 80's style Stella badge
mlstephens

Replies: 13
Views: 829

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:04 pm   Subject: Vintage 80's style Stella badge
Glad I could help! That set from Stellaspeed are made from plastic, so they are flexible enough that with strong 2-way tape they will conform just fine. The tape that came with them is pretty weak, ...
  Topic: Vintage 80's style Stella badge
mlstephens

Replies: 13
Views: 829

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:44 pm   Subject: stella badges from stellaspeed
I still have 4 of these, found them in a drawer in my home office, would sell if anyone is interested.
Never installed (I bought a couple sets way back when on stellaspeed and only used a couple of ...
  Topic: Who wears heavy duty boots/shoes while scooting?
mlstephens

Replies: 71
Views: 13505

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:48 pm   Subject: Who wears heavy duty boots/shoes while scooting?

ooo me likey. where did you find those? NewEnough.com
The Oxtar brand is closing out, so they're cheap but limited sizes. The new boot is exactly the same but branded XCR and twice the price. Th ...
  Topic: Who wears heavy duty boots/shoes while scooting?
mlstephens

Replies: 71
Views: 13505

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:19 am   Subject: Who wears heavy duty boots/shoes while scooting?
Oxtar Jupiter 2 XCR boots, every time I'm riding.
http://www.newenough.com/image/path/7588/small/Default.jpg http://www.newenough.com/image/path/7590/small/Default.jpg
  Topic: How can I buy Scooter stocks ?
mlstephens

Replies: 19
Views: 4657

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:29 pm   Subject: How can I buy Scooter stocks ?
On a somewhat related note, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal today about scooters, recent boom in interest and sales due to gas prices, etc. Pretty predictable article, but they had a ...
  Topic: Stella or Buddy?
mlstephens

Replies: 24
Views: 2502

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 3:03 pm   Subject: Stella or Buddy?
jfrost - that was a great reply. Great details and very helpful.

I actually DO want to shift all the time, and I do have the money, although I dont like the concept of expensive repairs on a crash ...
  Topic: what kind of jacket?
mlstephens

Replies: 48
Views: 5485

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:19 am   Subject: what kind of jacket?
I love my [url=http://www.olympiamotosports.com/airglide/airglide.htm]Olympia Airglide Mesh jacket. Strong, durable, very well made, great fit, adjustable straps on the sleeves, warm liner, the mesh ...
  Topic: A Sad Day
mlstephens

Replies: 3
Views: 647

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:45 pm   Subject: A Sad Day
Well, another Modern Buddy member had a happy day yesterday, buying my Black Buddy. When I told my eight year old that the Buddy was going away he immediately started sobbing. And then asked me &quo ...
  Topic: How do you keep your scooter clean?
mlstephens

Replies: 59
Views: 14978

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:26 pm   Subject: How do you keep your scooter clean?
I used to wipe down my motorcycle, helmet & visor with plastic cleaner/polish. I assumed it would be safe for my little Buddy. Anybody else use it? Yep, Plexus works great.
  Topic: Stella 1,000 mile review
mlstephens

Replies: 31
Views: 9342

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:36 pm   Subject: Stella 1,000 mile review
I still feel less confident on the conti3's compared to buddy...but that can have a lot to do with Stella vs. buddy.

The Zippy 3s are terrible, in my humble opinion, particularly with the weight ...
  Topic: NSR...what I do for fun (besides scooters)
mlstephens

Replies: 35
Views: 1405

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:30 pm   Subject: NSR...what I do for fun (besides scooters)
Since I don't have a photo of my Alfas on the track, here's me in the Mazda last Fall.
  Topic: Stella 1,000 mile review
mlstephens

Replies: 31
Views: 9342

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:18 pm   Subject: Stella 1,000 mile review

perfectly said. the Stella is NOT a good choice for a first scooter.

Agreed. I got a Buddy first, then several months later a Stella. One note, though, the stock Stella tires* are terribly squi ...
  Topic: Oil screen install question
mlstephens

Replies: 9
Views: 872

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:47 am   Subject: Oil screen install question
My photo in the guide shows it the way that it came out of with the plug, so I assume that down into the spring is OK.
  Topic: carhartt clothing ?
mlstephens

Replies: 18
Views: 2009

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:01 am   Subject: carhartt clothing ?
Here's a good source for Carhartt at discounted pricing:
[url=http://www.sierratradingpost.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?allWords=carhartt&searchDescriptions=True]Sierra Trading Post.
No connect ...
  Topic: 2008 Buddy/Stella news
mlstephens

Replies: 77
Views: 15687

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:21 am   Subject: 2008 Buddy/Stella news
Interesting, just noticed Steve at the Scoop posted a story, too: <snip>

his info is consistent with what I've heard, but he had a few other details:

<snip>

New improved shocks ( ...
  Topic: STELLAAAAA......
mlstephens

Replies: 59
Views: 6921

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:04 pm   Subject: STELLAAAAA......

Where did you see this? I can't find it on their site or on Genuine's.
In an email from Scooterworks sent today.
  Topic: Show A Picture Of The Next Scooter You Want To Own
mlstephens

Replies: 63
Views: 4892

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:35 am   Subject: Show A Picture Of The Next Scooter You Want To Own
I want a harley!!!!!!! I saw a Topper at the Barber Motorcycle Museum. It was pristine. The museum is absolutely amazing. Every type of bike you can imagine, as well as a bunch of scooters. Well ...
  Topic: Synthetic gearbox oil
mlstephens

Replies: 6
Views: 995

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:59 am   Subject: Synthetic gearbox oil
[url=http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/default.aspx?zo=363706]Amsoil order page
[url=https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/svo.aspx]75w-140 Synthetic Gear Oil
  Topic: 6K smiles and looks like I need a new rear tire.
mlstephens

Replies: 14
Views: 906

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:40 am   Subject: 6K smiles and looks like I need a new rear tire.
I just put Pirelli SL26s on my Stella and they're very nice, especially for the price.
  Topic: roller wts
mlstephens

Replies: 3
Views: 663

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:31 am   Subject: roller wts
MRP doesn't sell to the general public, just to dealers, if memory serves correct. So another source would be [url=http://www.scooterworks.com/Roller_Set_Prima_-_18_x_14_mm_P4940C290.cfm]Scooterwor ...
  Topic: How much are you really saving?
mlstephens

Replies: 20
Views: 2116

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:49 pm   Subject: How much are you really saving?


Fortunately, scooter tires are much less expensive than car tires!



They're actually less expensive than good road bicycle tires! And last a whole lot longer.
  Topic: Only had buddy 1 day & I'm out of commission....
mlstephens

Replies: 24
Views: 2762

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 1:43 pm   Subject: Only had buddy 1 day & I'm out of commission....

I was about to buy one too. I don't know now. The kevlar shirts mentioned above seem to offer more reliable abrasion resistance due to their superior thread. But no padding, so it won't help with br ...
  Topic: Only had buddy 1 day & I'm out of commission....
mlstephens

Replies: 24
Views: 2762

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:22 pm   Subject: Only had buddy 1 day & I'm out of commission....
One poster on another forum said he crashed up with one of those cool weather fabric jackets; the armor shifted and the material burned through. (and he was only going like 10-15 mph)

This makes me ...
  Topic: Only had buddy 1 day & I'm out of commission....
mlstephens

Replies: 24
Views: 2762

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: Only had buddy 1 day & I'm out of commission....
...I do wear steel toe boots exclusively when on my buddy which may help in such a situation. One thing this forum is teaching me is that the proper gear can make a huge difference. Before getting o ...
  Topic: How much are you really saving?
mlstephens

Replies: 20
Views: 2116

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:57 am   Subject: How much are you really saving?
My estimated savings based on 9 months of ownership (while keeping my car) by putting miles my on my scooter rather than on my car. (My math is terrible, so this could be riddled with errors in math l ...
  Topic: Buddy Turn Signal Clicker
mlstephens

Replies: 16
Views: 2033

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 3:13 am   Subject: Buddy Turn Signal Clicker
The buddy clicker is one of the best ones out there. I guess the buddy is one of the better modern scoots anyway. The buzzers that I have installed are annoying when you can hear them. high pitch b ...
  Topic: Synthetic Scooter Motor Oil
mlstephens

Replies: 1
Views: 1050

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:10 am   Subject: Synthetic Scooter Motor Oil
Amsoil has introduced a new synthetic oil formulated specifically for scooters: [url=https://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/aso.aspx]10w40 Synthetic Scooter Oil. This should be a great replacement for usi ...
  Topic: Put on the PRIMA pipe today
mlstephens

Replies: 31
Views: 2588

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:28 am   Subject: Put on the PRIMA pipe today


For now, it sounds something like this:

http://www.heartinsanfrancisco.com/998withtermi.mp3

Hmmmm, I'm a bit torn on this pipe after hearing this. Clearly it sounds "ballsier". C ...
  Topic: The next Limited Edition
mlstephens

Replies: 3
Views: 839

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:33 pm   Subject: The next Limited Edition
...are those photon torpedoes? I ordered mine six months ago and they haven't arrived yet...

--Keys Cool

"We're expecting them in two weeks..." Very Happy
  Topic: The next Limited Edition
mlstephens

Replies: 3
Views: 839

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: The next Limited Edition

The next one is supposed to be called something like "Swiss Army." No details on what
that might look like, but maybe it will be a red and white model?

That's all, just something fun ...
  Topic: Buddy Italia Dressed Up
mlstephens

Replies: 18
Views: 2341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:06 pm   Subject: Re: Buddy Italia Dressed Up

Wiring Mod splicing both front turn-signals together $20

What exactly does this mean anyways? Together? How does this differ compared to how it comes stock? Search is your friend:
http://www. ...
  Topic: Buddy Italia Dressed Up
mlstephens

Replies: 18
Views: 2341

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:50 am   Subject: Re: Buddy Italia Dressed Up
Brown Seat - $75
Brown Grips - $15
Brown Floor Mat - $19
Front Rack - $89
Rear Rack - $89
Wiring Mod splicing both front turn-signals together $20
The stares at your unique ride at a stoplight.. ...
  Topic: Can't decide - Vespa LX150 or Buddy??!
mlstephens

Replies: 37
Views: 3384

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:47 am   Subject: Can't decide - Vespa LX150 or Buddy??!
I actually have my eye on a red Stella that's parked in my building and hasn't moved in months. It has a bit over 800 miles on it and a nice, thick insulating coat of dust.
....
Like Bryce said, ...
  Topic: What did you pay for your Buddy 125
mlstephens

Replies: 34
Views: 2276

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:41 am   Subject: What did you pay for your Buddy 125
Obviously this is a hot topic (cool the flames, please!). To those who are in the new scooter sales business, I salute you! It is no doubt a low margin and low volume (in relative terms) business, a ...
  Topic: What did you pay for your Buddy 125
mlstephens

Replies: 34
Views: 2276

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:01 am   Subject: What did you pay for your Buddy 125
Keep in mind that scooters are seasonal items (even in SF) and we're getting into peak demand season. So, if someone in IL bought a Buddy in November, it may be likely that they got a great deal, whi ...
  Topic: Can't decide - Vespa LX150 or Buddy??!
mlstephens

Replies: 37
Views: 3384

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:57 am   Subject: Re: Interesting viewpoints indeed
Yet I wonder how many of the alternative choices will be seen on the used market 30, 20 or even 10 years from now. There are a lot of Vespas offered as restored, rebuilt or well maintained on the use ...
  Topic: Help me decide which to buy.
mlstephens

Replies: 12
Views: 1493

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:41 am   Subject: Help me decide which to buy.
To compare all four together is kinda like asking "Should I get a Porsche, Ferrari, Bentley, or Rolls-Royce?" First, do you want a sports car or luxury (modern or vintage)? If you want a s ...
  Topic: Is 80/90w oil bad for Buddy gears?
mlstephens

Replies: 7
Views: 1099

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:29 am   Subject: Is 80/90w oil bad for Buddy gears?

I think I'm going to change it out anyway. Just to see if it will make it run a little quieter. Very good idea, and consider it cheap insurance.
  Topic: Hello and another transport question
mlstephens

Replies: 13
Views: 1596

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:58 pm   Subject: Re: Hello and another transport question
Greetings from sunny (most of the time) Plano, Texas. I bought a Buddy 125 yesterday and am picking it up Saturday morning. Congrats! I'm east of Plano and ride in the Plano area quite frequently ...
  Topic: Ad with Buddy in Wall Street Journal
mlstephens

Replies: 5
Views: 741

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:53 pm   Subject: Ad with Buddy in Wall Street Journal
I think we all can agree, that the best thing about this ad is the fact that they used a Buddy.

And they probably paid some ad agency a few grand to come up with this. Rolling Eyes

It is an absolutel ...
  Topic: Ad with Buddy in Wall Street Journal
mlstephens

Replies: 5
Views: 741

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:02 am   Subject: Ad with Buddy in Wall Street Journal
Check out this KeyBank ad from yesterday's Wall Street Journal, with a Buddy featured prominently.
  Topic: exact correct oil for second oil change?
mlstephens

Replies: 4
Views: 754

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:06 am   Subject: exact correct oil for second oil change?
Amsoil makes a great 10w40 Motorcycle oil:
[url=https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/mcf.aspx]10w40 Motorcycle info

Use this link to order (I'm a dealer), stock number is MCFQT for the quart size bot ...
  Topic: Accessories Installed
mlstephens

Replies: 73
Views: 11690

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:07 pm   Subject: Accessories Installed
I installed my chrome rack and Givi E30 case last weekend. The E30 is HUGE, at least in proportion to the Buddy. It swallows my Scorpion size L helmet. I could easily have gone down a size with the ...
  Topic: Transporting Buddy
mlstephens

Replies: 20
Views: 2279

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:45 am   Subject: Re: Transporting Buddy
I'm buying my new Buddy over the weekend, but I have to drive two hours to get it. Do you guys think I can just throw it in the back of my 4Runner (on its side)? I transported a 03 Vespa ET-2 this w ...
  Topic: Maintenance requirement- valve adjustments, and checking for
mlstephens

Replies: 15
Views: 2478

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:24 pm   Subject: Maintenance requirement- valve adjustments, and checking for
I checked my valve clearances today. Quite a job, bigger than the "manual" makes it out to be, mainly because of all the stuff that has to be removed to get at the vitals. The clearances w ...
  Topic: Newbie needs jacket advice!
mlstephens

Replies: 24
Views: 2684

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:47 am   Subject: Newbie needs jacket advice!
I'm lucky in that, right now, my favorite helmet is a Scorpion 400 or 700, both of which are well under $200. I love my Scorpion 700! It is a bargain, along with the Z1R, I don't see any reason to sp ...
  Topic: Newbie needs jacket advice!
mlstephens

Replies: 24
Views: 2684

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:06 am   Subject: Newbie needs jacket advice!
I love my [url=http://www.olympiamotosports.com/]Olympia jacket. It is a mesh armor jacket, model is called Airglide, with a zip-out liner, so truly 3 (or maybe 4 with a mild winter) season. In the ...
  Topic: How was your commute today?
mlstephens

Replies: 267
Views: 13855

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:39 am   Subject: How was your commute today?
I work from home and travel, so commute isn't realistic. But took off this week and have had fantastic weather here in north TX the past few days and rode the Buddy quite a bit yesterday and today, m ...
  Topic: Accessories Installed
mlstephens

Replies: 73
Views: 11690

PostForum: Scooter Gallery   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:38 pm   Subject: Accessories Installed
Thanks for the tip. Crazy that we have to go to this length in order to make an official accessory functional. I ordered the rack today from [url=http://www.scooterwest.com/]Motorsport Scooters, alo ...
  Topic: Maintenance requirement- valve adjustments, and checking for
mlstephens

Replies: 15
Views: 2478

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:57 pm   Subject: Maintenance requirement- valve adjustments, and checking for
Has anyone found their valves out of spec in the first 500 miles?
now that would be highly irregular... It must not be, as it is recommended to measure valve clearance within the first 500 miles. I ...
 
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