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by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Nice job the sidecar looks great. I saw the small amber at Summit where did
you find the headlight and tail light?
Glad you are positive and enjoying your ride when you put your own into it
makes it the more rewarding.
Will see about moving forward with my pursuit.
Thanks again.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Argon, Did you have any issues getting the replacement oil filter? Regarding rust Rust-O-leum paint should help quite a bit. When you had to replace the clutch inner cable did it snap or had a problem on the shifter end? The Stella with sidecar looks great but seems to be a high maintenance scooter ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Thanks Argon that info really helps. Sounds like how I want to use the set up as well. I have done some mechanic work limited and saw the video on just the oil change for the 4T and seemed rather involved. Do you have to remove the sidecar and rear wheel just to do the oil change. A genuine dealer i...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Argon thanks for the input. I want to keep stock as well and if can do 40-45mph just stay up with traffic that would work. Do you have any pictures of the Cozy steering damper mounted on the scooter and the sidecar lights. How many miles have you put on your Stella with sidecar and what type of ridi...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Eeeeeeelectrical Issue, UGH.
Replies: 12
Views: 3561

Eric, I have found that making the electrical connections using good connectors, a crimping tool (picked up at Harbor Freight) and a little die-electric grease followed with either shrink wrap or something else to insulate the connection has been beneficial. Also allows to take out the tightness in ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Eeeeeeelectrical Issue, UGH.
Replies: 12
Views: 3561

Hi Eric, If not fixed as of yet may try and check out the electric contacts may have pulled apart and grounding out the positive wire or if the wires are tight the insulation worn through grounding out the wires as well. I saw your review on the Stella from the past any updated impressions? I am loo...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Thanks Vinny
Do you recall if the 2011 had mechanical issues like cranks, or electrical?
Also would want to add the VW steering damper if you know the item #.
Also any idea what a realistic price range for this set up would be?
Lenny
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 4168

Stella 2011 with Sidecar- looking for input. Thanks

I am interested in buying a 2011 with sidecar with only 60 miles on it. Long story short original owner hardly used it. I remember not sure if the 2011's had mechanical issues or not. There is no warranty at this time so my questions are what should be done to get back on the road? Anything mechanic...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [NSR] Our employees are our greatest asset. Yeah, right.
Replies: 42
Views: 4410

Charlie been there done that. Was with large corporation for 15 years and bonus based on a target cost of efficiency which was very difficult to achieve. When actually did achieve it was told only met the target for 1 quarter and would have to compare to a full year so bonus can not be paid out but ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buddy SCooter Battery Stolen. South Boston, MA
Replies: 10
Views: 2029

try making up or getting a metal plate that can be used to replace the plastic as long as inside protected from any electric contacts. and secure with tamper proof hardware, may even attach to the original holes if there are on your scooter floor board.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah
Replies: 10
Views: 1402

Charlie same to you and your family.
A detached small garage helps as well.
Thanks for your help also with getting my carb cleaned and running after
a long several years hibernation.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 4t off road?
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Listless I live in MA on south shore and looking to buy a 2012 Stella w. sidecar. How have you found this set up and any problems? electrical, cranks etc. What speeds are you able to get also, knowing max with sidecar is 50mph if you even can get there. For off road use in general shocks and type of...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Stella 125 automatic and new to the forum
Replies: 38
Views: 7236

Thanks for the feedback. I am looking to buy this stella and this is what happened with the test ride. The gear box shifter with the black wire is that on the bottom of the scooter where the shift arm is located? not up on the handlebar shifter. When the handle bar shifter was hard to move even with...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Stella 125 automatic and new to the forum
Replies: 38
Views: 7236

Forgot to mention trying to get into or out of neutral with the ignition key on engine not running, when noticed the neutral light did not work. to get in or out of gear had to move the scooter a little to get the get in or out of gear twisting the gear shift handle is that usual for the stella that...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Stella 125 automatic and new to the forum
Replies: 38
Views: 7236

I have shifted other stella 2 & 4 strokes all shifted slightly different probably just how cable adjustment, and shifting smoothed out quickly. But on this one had to use both hands to actually help twist the shifter into 1st when stopped. Then when did get into the gears on upshifting did get a...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Stella 125 automatic and new to the forum
Replies: 38
Views: 7236

I have shifted other stella 2 & 4 strokes all shifted slightly different probably just how cable adjustment, and shifting smoothed out quickly. But on this one had to use both hands to actually help twist the shifter into 1st when stopped. Then when did get into the gears on upshifting did get a...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Ordered a Stella 125 automatic and new to the forum
Replies: 38
Views: 7236

I am looking to buy either a 2012 stella w sidecar hardly used or this new auto. any thoughts which would be a better choice. There is a sidecar not a cozy light weight fiberglass (80lbs( which may fit on the auto but not sure how that would work on a non shifter. I like the cozy but when test ridin...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NSR: Happy 4th of July...and what's your weather like?
Replies: 25
Views: 2162

The weather here south of boston hot & sticky. Chance of showers heavy down pours daily. Very humid. Heading for Cape Cod but in the cage
this week crowded traffic with A/C, cell phones, etc make 2 wheel riding
more stressful than enjoyable. Have a good 4th.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: 2012 Stella 4T specs
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Why not give Genuine a call and talk with them at the home office.
They were very helpful when I had some Stella questions.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T/Cozy Sidecar setup
Replies: 75
Views: 15778

I am glad you are still enjoying the ride. I have a magnet that says" You are only young once but you can stay immature indefinitely" I know after a nice ride as long as not being tailgated or cut off is a good moral booster. Thats why need to be able to go 45-50MPH. For the knees try some...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T/Cozy Sidecar setup
Replies: 75
Views: 15778

Hi Wolfhound thanks for the feedback. I have always wanted a sidecar and have a derestricted Kymco which is very easy and fun to ride. I like the vintage style of the Stella especially with the Cozy Roket. I have vintage cars and would like to be able to also take the Stella to some car shows. I am ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T/Cozy Sidecar setup
Replies: 75
Views: 15778

Wolfhound I am looking to use the set up Stella 4T and Cozy Rocket. I have been comparing a Stella 2T vs. Stella 4T and overall for the type of riding looking for similar to you think the 4T may be a better option. Overall how have you found the 2012 Stella 4T. Any issues? Did the dealer have to do ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 4T/Cozy Sidecar setup
Replies: 75
Views: 15778

When adding a sidecar to the Stella 2T do you upgrade the jet or exhaust? I know the 4T does not have that ability. I am looking at using this type of set up on either and comparing. I have also heard that a steering stabilizer would be worthwhile for either a 2T or 4T. I am also over 60 and speeds ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Found great deal on new 2 stroke Stella
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Check where the scooter was in regards to where the storm flooding was in NJ.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Chanukah
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Maybe you will get 8 scooter gifts. Happy Chanukah to you as well.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philip McCaleb wishes you a joyous holiday season
Replies: 34
Views: 5253

A happy and healthy 2013 to you.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today I bought... *PHOTOS*
Replies: 41
Views: 4396

Congratulations and use it well.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suddenly considering a moped. Opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Hi Luna glad to see you are thinking about riding. I have a vintage Honda Urban express 50cc moped which is very easy to ride low seat and has foot pegs and electric start. Almost looks like a small motorcycle from the front. I am looking to sell it since I have a scooter and may get a Stella and di...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guess who got a new scooter!
Replies: 45
Views: 5387

Good luck and use it well and safely, have fun and enjoy it.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATGATT Dog!
Replies: 24
Views: 2903

Stormswift wrote: so it is not going to be easy finding something he would be comfortable in and would not jump out of
That is why I am researching a Stella with sidecar setup. I know sometimes after all set up the pet does not what to scoot as much as the
person.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: fingers crossed, knocking on wood, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Ethanol can really get things stuck from my experiences so like Sta-bil for storage and ongoing use. Like Sea-foam for the clean up of the system.
Vinney may look at a Stella in Maryland for sale do you do scooter check outs for buyers? If you do will e-mail you.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: fingers crossed, knocking on wood, etc...
Replies: 6
Views: 995

may want to run some sta-bil through the system and if you can drain
the float bowl. Am looking at a stella to but but not sure where the float bowl screw is but the sta-bil is a definite go.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the "it's not if but WHEN" talk, from older folks
Replies: 46
Views: 4689

riding and driver always have some risk. I ride scooters drive small cars and very small cars and there is always someone to say I would not want to be hit head on by a semi in that. My response I would not want to be hit head on in anything. I have dumped a motorcycle twice and have had a car accid...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well Wishing for Philip McCaleb
Replies: 74
Views: 10134

Take one day at a time and be happy with very small steps getting back to health.
This group I have found is very helpful for the scooter and myself and will help you get back to your old self.
Hopefully will be scootering with a stella and sidecar in the future to keep me healthy as well.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Douche-hat driver. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 5850

as some other posts suggested slow down take a few minute break to let the individual be on the way. In a very short time they most likely will be behaving similarly to another driver in a cage or on a scoot. I would also keep a cell phone very handy to take a picture or call if needed. When ever yo...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Well, it started happening again......
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

You could check out any health fairs etc in your area. They usually have health screenings for no fee which can take blood pressures, blood sugars, cholesterol etc. Also you could check with your town visiting nurses, council on aging, local pharmacies, etc for similar screenings. At least that woul...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Electric gremlins!
Replies: 14
Views: 2973

May want to check the contacts at the starter and make sure ground is clean and tight as well as any other electrical contacts on that circuit which could be draining or shortening out the current. If you put a volt meter on the starter and hit the switch will see how much voltage is getting to the ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Massachusetts Folks - Tax free weekend this weekend!
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

I may be wrong but I think vehicles are not included for tax free purchases.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Sorry I hit the wrong number key was $2525 not 1525. I was wondering about the vibration on the 2T since the sidecar some have indicated need to add a steering damper as well so did not know if the vibration to begin with would even increase with a sidecar but the overall input appears to be a 2T ov...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

That was what I thought as well. The price was told was 2700-2900.
saw KBB was listed at 1525 excellent.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Just curious what the opinion is for the price range of a new leftover '09 2T. Stella?
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Regarding the tune up the dealer indicated on a 2T the carb etc has to be cleaned out etc and gone over from the factory setup before delivery. I know there are some wiring potential problems which can be avoided. Also would like to have the Sito pipe and larger jet. Not sure how much of an increase...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

I am looking at the 2T since would like to add a sidecar in the future and have heard that for a 2T should be OK, and the 4T mave have some issues in the long run since not a track record yet for that set up. Regarding the 2T how is the vibration with a passenger? Will most likely be using in the ra...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Stella 2T & 4T Test Drive Questions

I test rode both a '12 4T & new leftover '09 2T. I noticed the 4T idled smooth and shifted from 1st easy etc. The 2T idled rough the bike vibrated more could actually see the mirrors vibrating. and shifted more like a motorcycle clutch especially starting off in 1st. Is that usually how they are...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen scooters in Boston
Replies: 78
Views: 9563

The red Buddy is now sitting in our living room with his white Buddy friend. It is a bad, frustration, situation but at least you have them back and this part of the experience is out of the way. Have to chalk it up to a bad learning experience. If you do not sell them perhaps they could be donated...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T vs. 4T Sidecar & Shifting Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

There are many 150s out there with sidecar rigs and I know they're selling a lot for new Stellas these days. So it's definitely doable. Whether it's practical depends on your needs. As for downshifting, you can go straight to second from fourth if slowing for a turn or straight to neutral when comi...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T vs. 4T Sidecar & Shifting Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

No the transmission has absoulutly no synchros except your ears! It is an extreamly primative system that will clunk into gear. That's fine if you're not looking to go above 45 mph or so. )[/quote] That tranny sounds like the one I have in my King Midget, thought it seemed similar when test driving ...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T vs. 4T Sidecar & Shifting Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Thanks, am looking to basically keep either one as stock set up.
What is the technique for rolling through the gears for downshifting, and is the transmission synchronized? Thanks.
by 50CC Cape Cod
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen scooters in Boston
Replies: 78
Views: 9563

50CC - It was good meeting you on Saturday, though I wish it had been under happier circumstances. Still no decision on the 2T vs. 4T? There will be happier times. Local scooter events etc. Saturday as you know was hot, humid and my wife and Westie (looks like the dog on your posts) was ready to le...
by 50CC Cape Cod
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Stella Discussion
Topic: Stella 2T vs. 4T Sidecar & Shifting Technique
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Stella 2T vs. 4T Sidecar & Shifting Technique

I test drove a Stella 2T and it noticed itdoes take a little getting used to the hand shifting gear positions. On down shifting I saw on some posts you can roll through the gears what actually is this and how is it done. Starting in first with feather the clutch out before throttle was easy enough t...