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New to Buying & Riding in LA, 2T vs 4T etc

 
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Allgrownsup
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Joined: 01 Apr 2017
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Location: Eastside LA
'08 Stella 2T, '09 Stella 2T

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:33 pm    Post subject: New to Buying & Riding in LA, 2T vs 4T etc Reply with quote

Hi everyone! First post here we go . . .

I owned a Stella in Denver back in 2004. Loved it to death.
Fast-forward 13 years and I'm living in LA thinking how great it would be riding a scoot here. So I looked into getting another and I ran across all these California restrictions on 2 strokes and the 7,500 miles rule and all that fun stuff.

I could maybe just buy something vintage but I'd like something restored & definitely don't want to accidentally buy a bodge (which it seems have completely infiltrated the market since I was last into riding).

Has anyone on here recently successfully registered an older Stella 2T in CA with less than 7,500 miles? Googling the issue turned up a million horror stories but none too recent so maybe the issue has resolved itself?

I really like the pop pop of the 2 stroke and am familiar working on them so it feels like a safer route for me, but I'm not totally opposed to a 4T if there are mods I can do to make it louder. Or has anyone on here gone from a 2 stroke to a 4 stroke and want to tell me why I should change my mind about them?
So much has changed since I was last riding, I don't know where to start. HALP.
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Dooglas
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Buddy 125, GTS300, Typhoon 125

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you really want to go classic, then go classic. A PX150 or P200 is a fun classic ride, though they demand a fair amount from you as a DIYer. Otherwise, there are lots of fun 4 strokes out there with no registration issues - be it the 4T Stella or a modern Vespa or a Buddy.
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Drum Pro
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Location: Victorville, Ca.
Buddy 170i "Gizmo" & blue Stella "Epona"

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cali has a TON of p200e about. I'd be getting one of those if you have to get vintage. There are probably a few NOS 4t stellas dealers still have as well. It seems like your no stranger to DIY so I'd be trying to find a P series.
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