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  Topic: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
quen047

Replies: 48
Views: 1211

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:42 am   Subject: Engine Blown Again, What to do?
I know I'm late to the party but after roughly 17k miles on a stock 4T (the speedo cable bit the dust at 12k and I never fixed it) that I bought new, I sold it figuring that it didn't have much life l ...
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
quen047

Replies: 29
Views: 2473

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:28 pm   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
It's just about to hit 8000 miles. The previous owner really babied it. It does have some touch-up paint from a drop on one of the cowls and the fender, but it's done really well. She runs great!

I ...
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
quen047

Replies: 29
Views: 2473

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:37 am   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
And here's pics of mine. I replaced the 2005 PX stencil badge with the old-style badge that's on the Euro 2011-2017 PX150, replaced the grips with old-school P-style grips and added the milk crate.
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
quen047

Replies: 29
Views: 2473

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:27 am   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
I ordered this one from SIP. Everything you need except 4th hand tool/pliers (the wrench is a double-sided 7/8mm)

https://www.sip-scootershop.com/en/products/tool+kit+_90982000
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
quen047

Replies: 29
Views: 2473

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:56 am   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
I always carry an extra clutch cable and nipple, and learning how to fix one on the fly is a good skill (4th hand tool and/or pliers are not included with the tool kit, but you should carry them- they ...
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
quen047

Replies: 29
Views: 2473

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:38 am   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Looks fantastic! Silver is really nice on the PX. I'm going to do the Pinasco cylinder eventually, but already it is so much quicker than the Stella I can hardly believe it. Yours must be super quick. ...
  Topic: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
quen047

Replies: 29
Views: 2473

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 am   Subject: 2t or 4t (which to get). Thoughts?
Welcome to the club! I sold my 4t for a 2005 PX150 because I knew the parts issue was looming. Dial it in with the right exhaust (SIP road) and carb jetting, and you will have a quick, reliable and fu ...
  Topic: Are Stella’s junk?
quen047

Replies: 12
Views: 1963

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:43 am   Subject: Are Stella’s junk?
I put over 16k miles on my 4t as a daily driver (I think. The speedo cable broke at 11.5k miles and I didn't bother fixing it, which is a typical Stella issue) although there was a lot of warranty iss ...
  Topic: a few questions
quen047

Replies: 6
Views: 1378

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:55 am   Subject: a few questions
If you are patient, the turn signal beep will just stop working soon enough (mine stopped after about a year/3000 miles).

Welcome to the fold!
  Topic: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
quen047

Replies: 27
Views: 5132

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:24 am   Subject: Genuine Rep trying to talk me out of Stella
I love my Stella 4t, I really do. Riding it is absolutely sublime. And by taking absolutely meticulous care out of it, I'm approaching 12k miles- far and away the most of any 4t's that were sold by my ...
  Topic: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
quen047

Replies: 101
Views: 15770

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:02 am   Subject: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
I'm at 10,350 now. SF Scooter Centre dealer says it's the highest-mileage 4t they've seen with the original non-rebuilt engine (the back of the dealer is littered with the carcasses of 4t's that blew ...
  Topic: It finally happened
quen047

Replies: 23
Views: 2460

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: It finally happened
So, after 13121 miles and 2 years and 2 months on my beautiful 2012 Stella 4T, the crank (I believe) finally snapped while cruising around 50mph down US-29 on my way to the Dogwood Classic put on by R ...
  Topic: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
quen047

Replies: 30
Views: 3590

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:12 pm   Subject: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
Tipper, PM'ing you for details...
  Topic: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
quen047

Replies: 30
Views: 3590

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:24 pm   Subject: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
Congrats sir! If you and FF have time for a drink while you are in SF, it's on me!
  Topic: Dealer in Colorado.
quen047

Replies: 8
Views: 1713

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:15 am   Subject: Dealer in Colorado.
Has anybody used A2Z motorsports in Vegas before ? I will be due another oil change by the time I get there.

Hopefully someone has done business there.
In looking at the site their primary focus, ...
  Topic: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
quen047

Replies: 11
Views: 3935

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:38 pm   Subject: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
I may never do it again. The last time I tried the winds were terrifying despite the weather report claiming almost no wind. I love having the scoot in East Bay but man, that's a ride.
  Topic: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
quen047

Replies: 30
Views: 3590

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:31 pm   Subject: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
I think the Syracuse Tipper is referring to is in Indiana. If he goes to the one in New York, he's going seriously backwards (although it would be a beautiful ride). If he tries to go to the one in Si ...
  Topic: Steering Column, Fork is getting rusty.
quen047

Replies: 3
Views: 1234

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:48 am   Subject: Steering Column, Fork is getting rusty.
I posted on this a while ago. I cover my Stella every night and polish it probably twice a month and the fork is crazy rusty. I live a mile from the Pacific/San Francisco Bay so the air is a little sa ...
  Topic: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
quen047

Replies: 30
Views: 3590

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 12:00 am   Subject: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
Well dang, it is. I somehow missed that post Embarassed
  Topic: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
quen047

Replies: 30
Views: 3590

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 12:00 am   Subject: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
Well dang, it is. I somehow missed that post Embarassed
  Topic: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
quen047

Replies: 30
Views: 3590

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 7:20 pm   Subject: English dude riding a 200 4t across the US
Have you guys heard about this dude? I reckon we should all be buying him a drink as he rolls through our towns.

https://mattipper.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/day-three-u-turnspain-and-a-pool-playing- ...
  Topic: Tire Pressure
quen047

Replies: 1
Views: 1023

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:28 am   Subject: Tire Pressure
Hi guys, after taking my Stella in for service and replacing the old Michelin S83's with new ones they set the tire pressure at 25psi both front and rear. The owners manual recommends 17psi front and ...
  Topic: Hey Stella peeps! Look what I got!
quen047

Replies: 4
Views: 1477

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:41 am   Subject: Hey Stella peeps! Look what I got!
I took my Stella to SFSC once earlly in my ownership for an electrical problem. I can't remember the part, but they ended up scavenging a part from your Stella (which has presumably since been replace ...
  Topic: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
quen047

Replies: 101
Views: 15770

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:35 pm   Subject: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
10629 at the moment. Still on stock tires, too.


Wow, if those are the stock Sava whitewalls you are still rolling on I could not recommend getting rid of those enough. At about 5000 miles I repl ...
  Topic: Newbie Stella question
quen047

Replies: 59
Views: 10354

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:42 pm   Subject: Newbie Stella question
Hi all. I'm kinda bummed out today. We were supposed to pick up the scooters tomorrow but the dealer called and said they were running really rough. I guess they found a lot of sediment in the carb ...
  Topic: Milestone reached!
quen047

Replies: 10
Views: 2801

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:59 pm   Subject: Milestone reached!
And I thought I was riding mine a lot- 7200 miles in almost exactly two years of mostly commuting, some longer rides to North Bay and now East Bay. Congrats! It's good to know the 4t's have it in them ...
  Topic: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
quen047

Replies: 11
Views: 3935

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:29 am   Subject: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
Thanks for the kudos y'all. I did it again today with little drama. The wind and speed sure does beat me up physically though- I feel like I ran a 10k. Definitely not an everyday commuting experience.
  Topic: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
quen047

Replies: 11
Views: 3935

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:33 am   Subject: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
Took me 2 years to get up the courage to try, but today was a nearly windless day and I had a convention to attend at Jack London Square in Oakland so, I did it.

Rode from SF to Oakland at about 3 ...
  Topic: Hand Grips Slipping
quen047

Replies: 7
Views: 2649

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:57 pm   Subject: Hand Grips Slipping
Motorcycle shops such as cycle gear will carry "grip glue". This will fix your problem. I would also recommend replacing the stock grips with some 24mm diameter Rubber px grips.

Apply a ...
  Topic: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
quen047

Replies: 101
Views: 15770

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:48 pm   Subject: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
Funny to see this again after two years. I'm now at just shy of 6700 miles. After getting past electrical maladies in the first 700 miles or so she's been great.
  Topic: Rusty Fork
quen047

Replies: 1
Views: 719

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:06 am   Subject: Rusty Fork
Anyone else having this problem? I've had my Stella for a about 1 1/2 years and I always cover it at night.
  Topic: Hold onto your 2Ts and 4Ts - they may increase in price
quen047

Replies: 25
Views: 1437

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:06 pm   Subject: Hold onto your 2Ts and 4Ts - they may increase in price
That would make sense and be fantastic. I imagine it might be up to the dealer to decide if they want to keep them in stock.
  Topic: Hold onto your 2Ts and 4Ts - they may increase in price
quen047

Replies: 25
Views: 1437

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:44 pm   Subject: Hold onto your 2Ts and 4Ts - they may increase in price
My dealerSF Scooter Centre is saying they are done. They have two 2012's in stock that have been sitting on their showroom floor for two years, so I guess I understand why (although they screen you ...
  Topic: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
quen047

Replies: 9
Views: 1106

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:01 pm   Subject: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
Great, I would love to see it and hear how the install process goes (although for a 2T it should be no problem)
  Topic: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
quen047

Replies: 9
Views: 1106

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 6:21 pm   Subject: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
I was finally able to talk to scooterwest. Turns out the evap system on the 4t is what gets in the way ditch that and it fits. I've disabled the evap on mine anyway so maybe it's time to get rid of a ...
  Topic: First Stella 4T - Not Impressed
quen047

Replies: 9
Views: 1728

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:11 am   Subject: First Stella 4T - Not Impressed
I get a consistent 90-95 MPG at sea level in SF after 5000 miles not bad considering all the hills and traffic. I doubt altitude would affect it THAT much. I wonder if your dealer didn't prep it corr ...
  Topic: New 2013 Stella. Uber exited. Any Mods CDI, etc?
quen047

Replies: 27
Views: 4624

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:11 pm   Subject: New 2013 Stella. Uber exited. Any Mods CDI, etc?
That looks fantastic. Love the black rack

And $2600??? That's a steal. The new auto Stellas must be killing the shifties. I got mine at SF Scooter Centre in Oct 2012 and they still have two new 2-t ...
  Topic: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
quen047

Replies: 9
Views: 1106

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:16 am   Subject: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
Haha, I will call scooterwest and if I can make it fit I will. I'm finally getting ready to ditch the Sava whitewalls after 5000+ miles and when I get blackwalls I think I'm going to want to go with a ...
  Topic: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
quen047

Replies: 9
Views: 1106

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:33 am   Subject: Euro PX seat for Stella 4T
Hi all, does anyone know if these new Euro PX seats will fit a 4t? Scooterwest lists that it will fit a 2t. I know the chassis/body on the 2t and 4t are slightly different but I don't know if that aff ...
  Topic: Just another newbie Stella thread.
quen047

Replies: 3
Views: 782

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:09 am   Subject: Just another newbie Stella thread.
My experience through 8 months and 2600 miles of 4t Stella has been:

1. I get more attention on this bike than I have gotten from anything I have owned, ever. People love the color, whitewalls (I ...
  Topic: What all is SUPPOSED to be included with an initial service?
quen047

Replies: 6
Views: 836

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:48 am   Subject: What all is SUPPOSED to be included with an initial service?
I believe your initial service should also include a valve adjustment. I know SFSC did one on mine for the 1st service.
  Topic: Rubber
quen047

Replies: 8
Views: 1257

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:46 am   Subject: Rubber
I should add that I use Turtle Wax trim restorer on the rubber every couple weeks when I clean it. Anal-retentive I know, but it seems to be working a charm.
  Topic: Rubber
quen047

Replies: 8
Views: 1257

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:46 am   Subject: Rubber
I had SFSC replace the stock brown grips (as seen in my avatar) with black Vespa PX grips at the 1st service as mine started to melt in the fog (?) VERY quickly. Also replaced the center stand boots a ...
  Topic: Anyone seen the new 2013 Stella's yet?
quen047

Replies: 24
Views: 2746

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:49 am   Subject: Anyone seen the new 2013 Stella's yet?
Judging from the 2012's still sitting around at SFSC when I was there for service last week (at least two of them were there when I bought my Stella in Oct 2012) I think new leftover shifties will sti ...
  Topic: Stella Topcase Options
quen047

Replies: 7
Views: 1775

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:57 pm   Subject: Stella Topcase Options
Thanks for the ideas. Yes, that Aprilia box is stupidly expensive. I guess I'm surprised that there aren't more appropriately-styled options in this department.
  Topic: Stella Topcase Options
quen047

Replies: 7
Views: 1775

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:00 am   Subject: Stella Topcase Options
Hi All,

For the last couple months I've been rocking a milkcrate attached to a folding Prima rear rack via a wood/longbolt/wingnut attachment that I learned from a poster on the Buddy forum. I like ...
  Topic: 4T 200 cutdown project.
quen047

Replies: 22
Views: 2471

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:36 am   Subject: 4T 200 cutdown project.
Glad you lived to joke about your experience, and looking forward to seeing your cutdown evolve (and feeling a tad envious of the extra 50cc you Brits get).
  Topic: to windshield or not to windshield?
quen047

Replies: 42
Views: 7644

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:34 pm   Subject: to windshield or not to windshield?
I am 6'1" tall and weigh 185/190 lbs. I have a taller one on my TGB hack and it does not keep the wind from my face totally nor does the one on my Stella. However I wear a half helmet with a full ...
  Topic: Slipping GripDoes anybody know how to fix?
quen047

Replies: 10
Views: 1357

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:51 am   Subject: Slipping GripDoes anybody know how to fix?
The problem is that they are the PX style grips. Whatever glue is used will not budge. It is just slowly, incrementally creeping off. Not on and off with a little bit of force.

Ah, my PX grips are ...
  Topic: to windshield or not to windshield?
quen047

Replies: 42
Views: 7644

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:34 am   Subject: to windshield or not to windshield?
To each his own, said the man as he kissed the cow. I have the same windshield as Crew's and agree with him. That does not mean that
they are for every body. Go with what suits you best. I have them ...
 
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