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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:56 am    Post subject: Stella 2T Upgrade Options Reply with quote

So I bought a 2005 Stella 2T with 5000 miles on it. I'm looking to get a smooth ride ideal for city commuting. Pretty sure everything is stock. Any reccs?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pinasco kit, pipe and rejet. Nice increase and and reliable. Change the cruciform while you're at it! Do your seals and bearings and you will have a new motor!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BuddyRaton wrote:
Pinasco kit, pipe and rejet. Nice increase and and reliable. Change the cruciform while you're at it! Do your seals and bearings and you will have a new motor!

Thanks and nice Dr. Forrester avatar Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also see about changing the gasket in between the airbox and the reed block. When that starts leaking, you just piss oil out the tailpipe.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve gotta say, after picking it up and not knowing the first thing about shifting (last scoot was the Stella Auto), 2Ts/manuals are so much more fun. After just a week I feel really comfortable on the bike and definitely wouldn’t trade back for an automatic
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question: I'm trying to replace most of my halogen with LEDs. I removed the switching module and rerouted the rear light to run off DC. Are the turn signals already running off DC? Is there a walkthrough anywhere on how to change the flasher to support LEDs for a 2t (there was one on StellaSpeed but it's long gone).
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also got inspired to disconnect the kill switch and use it for a secondary horn. Does it send 12v DC? I'd love to hook it up to a tiny soundboard or something so I could use it in less aggressive situations to just make some people smile.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never thought the stock stella horn was all that aggressive, myself.....

As for the LED turn signals, you can either go with the tried/true solution of running LED's with a resistor, so that the flasher relay still sees the correct load. Or, you can source an electronic flasher relay, which will be compatible with LEDs. You may need to splice the wires in if you go that route.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, my Stella came with the Cuppini 3-in-1 Rear Rack. I've heard that those are prone to breaking/falling off, though. Anybody have any experience with this particular product?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this is your first classic style scooter I would suggest riding it stock for awhile before doing anything major.

It's always good to have a really good feel for the starting point before making moding the snot out of it!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know where to find chrome hubs for the Stella 2t online? I can find chrome rims everywhere but hubs seem really hard to come by.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the smooth dog-dish chrome caps?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet this would work...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Vespa-polished-s-steel-center-hub-cap-caps-VLB-VLA-VGL-PX-Rally-10-wheel/253452339980?epid=5019917812&hash=item3b02efcb0c%3Ag%3AfHIAAOSwBCpbBml2&_sacat=84149&_nkw=Hubcap&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.XHubcap.TRS0
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was looking for the normal Stella hubs, just chromed:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get yours sandblasted then chromed.. but the rear hub is a biotch to sandblast and the bearing needs to be pressed out and in.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternatively, you could work at them with metal polish. That's assuming you have an entire day with nothing else to do.....
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