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Are Stella’s junk?

 
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Jaywillforget
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Location: Melrose ma
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Are Stella’s junk? Reply with quote

I have had a buddy 50 for years and it’s been trouble free. I love it but want to upgrade to a 125cc or so. My local dealer told me they stopped making the stella. He said they were always riddled with issues. Cheaply made and too much work to keep them going. I love the way they look and would love a manuel. If I did get one am I asking for trouble? What gives?
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Dooglas
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Buddy 125, GTS300, Typhoon 125

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that is an interesting post. Your second on MB and you ask on the most popular Stella site on the web whether the Stella is junk? I won't even pretend to guess the range of answers you will get.

I will say that the Stella started out as the equivalent to a PX Vespa built by an Indian company which previous did contract work for Piaggio. In some of their more recent models they incorporated a 4t engine, and then a CVT (auto) transmission. It appears that the LML factory has now ceased production of the Stella and the equivalent Star. These were always scooters built to a price and used primarily older technology. Many liked them as the last of the old school shifties. They always required more patience and mechanical skill than most modern scooters. It always depended on what you were, or are, after.
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Jaywillforget
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. Perhaps I should have asked - “are Stella’s as reliable as buddy’s”? I am very much a “vintage” sort of person and had my heart set on upgrading to a stella. The local dealer was really trying hard to talk me out of pursuing it. Furthermore after looking at these posts it does seem they have some issues (shifting, carb, etc.). Are some years more prone to known issues? Should I be looking for a certain year? I do enjoy tinkering and am not afraid of reasonable maintenance but I would like a reliable scoot as well. Thanks in advance.
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Dooglas
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Location: Oregon City, OR
Buddy 125, GTS300, Typhoon 125

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaywillforget wrote:
“are Stella’s as reliable as buddy’s”?

Well, I have owned a 2T Stella and a 125 Buddy. The Buddy has been far the more reliable scooter. If those are your alternatives and reliability is your gauge - go Buddy. On the other hand, if you want a vintage shifty as a regular ride, there are very few likely choices. Basically you will need to choose between the Stella and a P/PX Vespa. So, is a shifty what you want? If it is, I suggest you read up on Stella owners experiences here, and on P/PX owners experiences on the Not-so-Modern Forum on Modern Vespa.
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Yalzin
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Location: Oakland, CA
2013 Stella "Donna Stella"

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean, I've got over 17k miles on mine...

But you definitely need to know how to tinker with it.
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Jaywillforget
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don’t know what it is like in others parts of the county but I am having a hard time finding one. Not one on Craigslist near me. Guess I’ll jist keep looking and hope I get lucky.
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