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by EvilNerdLord
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
Replies: 6
Views: 2183

discovered that my (second) patch (there was already a patch, ran over a nail) didn't hold, had to peel it off and redo the fix. so... 1) had flat from nail a) took wheel apart to repaired flat b) reassembled wheel 2) new flat from pinching tube during reassembly 1b) a) took wheel apart to repaired ...
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
Replies: 6
Views: 2183

I thought i did have 'a bit of air' in...buuuut nooo, opposite the stem got pinched.
need to look into split replacement.
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!
Replies: 6
Views: 2183

pinch flats--AAARRRGGGGHH!

Has anyone else had this happen? I had a flat but when I took the wheel off, separated the rim, removed and patched the tube, put all back together...inflated...AND TORE A HOLE IN THE TUBE BY PINCHING IT BETWEEN THE RIM HALVES! and not just once...I have one spare tube with two 1/4" holes on th...
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAW AWAY ! (another I hate California rant)
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

STAW AWAY ! (another I hate California rant)

trust me I live here and want out with all my soul... :cry: Here's the latest "charge" (tax, fee, toll what ever you want to call it) https://www.californiaroadchargepilot.com/about/ it states '..to replace the gas tax...' I say Bull Sugar Honey Ice Tea....it will ALWAYS BE "in additi...
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Rallies, Events, Meetups
Topic: sacramento and parts north, CA
Replies: 8
Views: 3733

Sorry for the delayed response,
I have had my knee replacement and now the Achilles surgery (same leg) so I'm lamed up for at least the next month or so.
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Are Stella’s junk?
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

I keep correcting people that think 'it's just a vespa clone'. It's not..then I have to go into a brief history about how LML was the asia manufacturer, how they and vespa parted ways but LML kept the license to keep making the p/px, how genuine stated importing, CARB/4t versions, etc... that essent...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

As I put distance from the surgery and both pain and physical condition gets closer to 'normal' I am finding that maybe I will keep riding. I just cant push back into it before I feel ready. Good for you. When you feel ready, go for it. But think seriously about getting rid of that Stella with its ...
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

As I put distance from the surgery and both pain and physical condition gets closer to 'normal' I am finding that maybe I will keep riding. I just cant push back into it before I feel ready.
by EvilNerdLord
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have a Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

I have a Problem

After 6-7 years of constant pain from a fractured knee that didn't heal right (put the foot 14 degree out) I finally had my knee replacement and other than a 3 degree bend at the mid calf from a break (by a DUI back in '92) everything is straight and even an actually pain free... :shock: but... Cons...
by EvilNerdLord
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Another Stella 4T Stalling Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 7765

I had stalling issues with my 2012 4T... solution: when the fuel line come down from the tank to the cut off valve it arches back up to drop down into the carb, at ( or near the top of that arc ) is the filter, fuel isn't filling that bell shape of the filter high enough to go into the outflow to th...
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more Stellas? Not for a while.
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

is it possible to drop a 2 stroke into a 4T stella? how much of the frame had to be changed? No. It is the area of the frame supporting the engine which is entirely different. (I suppose the true answer is that anything is possible - but, in this case, not easily) well, if things get too bad for in...
by EvilNerdLord
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more Stellas? Not for a while.
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

is it possible to drop a 2 stroke into a 4T stella? how much of the frame had to be changed? :?:
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella factory may be shutting down.
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

now I wonder if I should sell it before it becomes a burden (only has 3k mile on it)... :?:
by EvilNerdLord
Thu May 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cooling vest in hot weather?
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Cooling vest in hot weather?

who uses one?
how do you like it?
any recommendations for one to weat under a riding jacket?

post a pic if you can..

with the hot as hell summer coming on I was thinking of getting one.
by EvilNerdLord
Thu May 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traffic Light question
Replies: 26
Views: 3573

Before I 'run a dead light' I first try to pull up so the scoot is actually over the coil (you can see the outline cut in the pavement) and I put both feet down and roll forward and back my leg length through at least 1-2 cycles for it detect me, then f* it, I'm going if I can. The sensor is effecti...
by EvilNerdLord
Tue May 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scooting Resurrection!
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

BIGAMIST!... BI-CYCLIST
DON'T YOU KNOW YOU CAN ONLY BE WITH ONE MISTRESS?! :shock:
CYCLE OR SCOOT...

:P
:lol:

I had both too, just not at the same time
by EvilNerdLord
Fri May 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: K-Max topcase: mini review
Replies: 18
Views: 6638

one thing,
I'd of put some rubber between that bottom bracket and the chrome rack to keep it from getting scratched up.

otherwise :clap:
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Guardian Bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

tradition is, your not suppose to buy it yourself...a freind/loved one is suppose to give it to you for luck and safety when riding.


8)
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Sytella 4T stall issue solved! woo-hoo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

yes, I was actually thinking at the time 'do I really need this?', but I wasn't sure if the in tank one was fine enough to be a filter by itself.
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Sytella 4T stall issue solved! woo-hoo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

I don't have the tool for the 'in the tank filter', and isn't it more of a strainer than a filter? (more porous)
by EvilNerdLord
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Sytella 4T stall issue solved! woo-hoo!
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Sytella 4T stall issue solved! woo-hoo!

ever since I got the scoot there have been times she's acted starved and quit on me, I was thinking it must be the CA emissions stuff vapor locking things because every indication pointed to it... runs, starve, quit, pop cap/look/ fuel ok, replace, run, starve, quit, repeat... WTF?!?! replaced cap w...
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE SCOOTER COMMUTER...
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

as long as the body/frame is good, a new engine/rebuild is cheaper.

besides, with my commute (5 mi round trip) if I do nothing else* BUT commute, 10k miles is a loooooong time.

*of course there is little chance of that happening... :wink:
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE SCOOTER COMMUTER...
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

THE SCOOTER COMMUTER...

http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/january-february-2006/page/94/ after tracking both my jeep liberty (2x4) sport for 23,000 miles and the Stella for 2300 miles on www.fuelly.com the results are currently: jeep: ave 15.4 mpg ($0.186 per mile) stella 4T: ave 74.7 mpg ($0.043 per mile) BUT, if...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: HORN UPGRADE
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

is there enough space behind cover for a full size wolo?
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: HORN UPGRADE
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

anyone now how loud the stock is? (decibel), I want to make sure I don't pick up one that's just as worthlessly wussy...
by EvilNerdLord
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: HORN UPGRADE
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

thanx, they have both at the o'rielly next to work (wolo) both at the same price...

hell, while riding I can even hear the stock horn at anything over...say 40mph or so, wind noise drowns it out (modular helmet too).
by EvilNerdLord
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: HORN UPGRADE
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

HORN UPGRADE

OK, folks
I finally had it with the stella's wussy horn and I need to do something (cagers can't hear the damn thing)...

so, what's better

hi tone or low tone?
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How I mounted a camera to a modular helmet, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

techmoam has a review of that camera, I think there is a built in vibration feature...http://www.techmoan.com/blog/category/action-cameras anyway, I mount on side of my modular, just under the hinge point so I can open and catch the traffic on my left (since the US drives on the right all the proble...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

Careful with the LEDs, been a while since I looked at the wiring diagram, but I know some of the lights (taillight, stoplight, and running light for certain) switch from the DC circuit when the engine is off (so they can run on battery power) to the AC circuit when the engine is running (so the bat...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How I mounted a camera to a modular helmet, but...
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

I use both a Cannon power shot ELPH 160 and a VEHO MUVI HD and for editing it's a MAGIX Movie edit pro 2015 I picked up for about $50. downside, need a fairly fast processor or it takes FOREVER, but does have lots of features. using yahoo editor I made this: https://vimeo.com/132299198 but moved it ...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

there is a little gap between the new flasher and the frame, but a bit of foam rubber to fill it (and put a little tension on the band) should take care of it.
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Shop Manual?
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Nettar wrote:Alas, you'll probably find the shop manual as useless as the owner's manual.
have one...printed out too.
does have useful info.
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

ordered this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011BTMDQM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and for curiosity these too: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018G6D3HG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 had a gift cert...so it ended up being free for me. figured what the he...
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

the genuine part has an odd shape, larger square than most and a ridge the rubber strap goes against....otherwise it's a two pin.

I'd have to figure out a way top hang a generic replacement...motorcycle ones do have a clip-thingy on their sides....hmmm, I can find a place for that one...
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

i'm still stock on all the bulbs...I'll look into swapping those out

thanx for the idea, hadn't thought of those.
by EvilNerdLord
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

Backordered.... But it looks like my "new" battery (less than 1 1/2 yo) is bad, won't charge past 75% and was at 33% when I pulled it... Looks like (by the wiring diagram) they run off the battery that in turn gets recharged by the stator.... not directly from the scoots system. Damn that ...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: "warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3787

"warm up" for flasher to work? WTF?!?

Ok, maybe this has been asked before... my '12 4T has the black thermal flasher unit (according to the station shop manual p. 33 there are blue, green and black ones) and it lights, buzzes but takes 5-10 minutes to start to flash and if I shut it down even for a few minute it won't flash again...WTF...
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
Replies: 26
Views: 5524

despite my previous post (my stab at humor...) stella is in the garage, battery charger, fuel off, engine has been run until the carb is empty and there she sits until my part order(s) come in for fixes/upgrades (damn flasher went out, trying to decide to get OEM part or LED upgrades)
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winterizing your scooter, Drain gas or use Stabilizer
Replies: 26
Views: 5524

ride anyway!
stud those tires...
ski the front...
GO FOR IT!
Image

http://www.riminimoto.net/index.asp



:shock:
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: I went to the dark side
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

I thought using car tires on bikes was being 'darkside'?
It is with the goldwing riders over on pashnet forum.
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bar ends
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

wire in some running lights....old school style. 8)
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: yet another electric bug...
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

Now that you've narrowed it down, youre in good shape. Just wait till 1 of your rear cowel connectors looses its tip.. Thats when the fun starts. Good luck ...just like the 'old days' of my CAD work using windows 95 when the software was written for windows 3.x, I had to keep one arm elbow deep in ...
by EvilNerdLord
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: yet another electric bug...
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

looks like it's the front left... :?

for some reason THAT one wants to be the problem child :?
by EvilNerdLord
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: yet another electric bug...
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

looks like it's back...

anyone want to guess what I'll be doing this weekend? :)
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: yet another electric bug...
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

I had that problem. It was loose fittings at the signals. I tightened them and all's been fine. That's what it turned out to be alright, and I too tightened them, both sides to make sure. Then "tested them" by taking a 2 hour ride through farm country and I can safely say the cows I passe...
by EvilNerdLord
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: yet another electric bug...
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

I had that problem. It was loose fittings at the signals. I tightened them and all's been fine. That's what it turned out to be alright, and I too tightened them, both sides to make sure. Then "tested them" by taking a 2 hour ride through farm country and I can safely say the cows I passe...
by EvilNerdLord
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: yet another electric bug...
Replies: 11
Views: 2490

right...
I had a feeling I was overlooking something.
by EvilNerdLord
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Off Season Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

wash, wax, keep the battery charged and work out a better luggage system for camping than the cruiser bag pictured in my avatar...

...seems it pushes me to far forward and with my long legs makes handlebar/brake/knee use....'interesting'