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  Topic: SIP Tubeless Rims
Johnny O

Replies: 16
Views: 3181

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:26 pm   Subject: SIP Tubeless Rims
Actually viney266, I did take them to two different shops. Youngstown Cycle Supply, and Cycle Motion in Unity, OH. One shop flat out told me no way, they wouldn't touch it (YCS). Another said it didn' ...
  Topic: SIP Tubeless Rims
Johnny O

Replies: 16
Views: 3181

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:40 pm   Subject: SIP Tubeless Rims
I had so much trouble getting someone to mount the tires I decided to give up and sell the wheels. I'm just going to stick with the SIP performer tires and TT wheels. No shops I went to were even able ...
  Topic: Petcock removal
Johnny O

Replies: 3
Views: 1322

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:44 pm   Subject: Petcock removal
I hope you post pictures. I'm looking into doing the same.
  Topic: LML Dickies
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 2170

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:00 am   Subject: LML Dickies
Take care of yourself and recover! That's scary stuff!
  Topic: Taking Oil Out
Johnny O

Replies: 8
Views: 1801

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:54 am   Subject: Taking Oil Out
Thanks for all the great ideas. I've always been curious, what are the consequences of running too much oil?

In order to generate power on the power stroke the piston needs to be able to move in a ...
  Topic: Rear shock for the Stella 4T
Johnny O

Replies: 9
Views: 4295

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:57 am   Subject: Rear shock for the Stella 4T
I'm pretty determined to hash out the fit of the bitubo before Amerivespa this year. I'll post it as soon as I get started. I'm going to be busy for a while so hopefully I'll get it done by May.

In ...
  Topic: Taking Oil Out
Johnny O

Replies: 8
Views: 1801

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:50 am   Subject: Taking Oil Out
A heavy lean to the right with the cap off should work. That or just pick up the front end high enough.
  Topic: Needs Some Help!!!!
Johnny O

Replies: 30
Views: 4991

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:01 pm   Subject: Needs Some Help!!!!
A stator is toast once the insulating resin breaks down and the stator shorts to ground. Manufacturing defect is the first failure mechanism that comes to mind. High temperatures also can cause premat ...
  Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 2676

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:56 pm   Subject: Replace Spark Plug
I was gonna say.. the plug on the left looks like a 2 t plug.
Did the smaller size of your stella spanner wrench fit that plug that you pulled out? If so, did then wrench go down the plug hole ok?
T ...
  Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 2676

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:30 pm   Subject: Replace Spark Plug
The 2T runs this:

NGK - B6ES:
Thread diameter: 14mm
Thread reach: 19mm
Seat type: flat
Hex size: 21mm
Tip configuration: non projected
Construction: Standard construction
Terminal type: Remo ...
  Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 2676

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:18 pm   Subject: Replace Spark Plug
According to the manual the following is the direct replacement:

Champion - RG4HC; MICO BOSCH - UHR3CC

According to sparkplugcrossreference.com:

http://www.sparkplug-crossreference.com/conver ...
  Topic: Replace Spark Plug
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 2676

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:25 pm   Subject: Replace Spark Plug
Once you remove the black plastic cover you'll have a much easier go of things. The cover holds the little rubber insert that is in your way.
  Topic: Readspeed CDI link
Johnny O

Replies: 11
Views: 3972

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:22 pm   Subject: Readspeed CDI link
az_slynch.....how do you go about determining what size / brand bearings you needed? I see a lot of complaints on the Indian bearings, but I rarely see anyone discuss where or how to get replacements? ...
  Topic: Off Season Mods
Johnny O

Replies: 8
Views: 2488

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:11 pm   Subject: Off Season Mods
I'm going to have to play with mounting for the BITUBO Sport shocks:

http://www.sip-scootershop.com/files/catalogue/index.html#/629

For me the biggest factor is getting some adjustability for wh ...
  Topic: Off Season Mods
Johnny O

Replies: 8
Views: 2488

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:34 pm   Subject: Off Season Mods
Although we're seeing some nice temps this week, I'm leaving Stella in the garage until April at a minimum. Until then I want to start getting ready for some more mods. That got me thinking.....What m ...
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Johnny O

Replies: 44
Views: 7591

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:35 pm   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
There is a fender. I made it out of the airbox and mudguard.

Agreed. If you cut off the top of the air box and reattach the bottom as BigDaddy has shown its technically no different. My air filter ...
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Johnny O

Replies: 44
Views: 7591

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:25 am   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Looks exactly like the way I did mine. Nice Work!
  Topic: 2T Exhaust on 4T Engine?
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2178

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:15 pm   Subject: 2T Exhaust on 4T Engine?
So I spent some time pondering this question today and I came up with my own explanation as to why I believe installing a 2-stroke exhaust on the 4t will work, but with diminishing returns.

The 2-s ...
  Topic: 2T Exhaust on 4T Engine?
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2178

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:48 pm   Subject: 2T Exhaust on 4T Engine?
So I spent some time pondering this question today and I came up with my own explanation as to why I believe installing a 2-stroke exhaust on the 4t will work, but with diminishing returns.

The 2-s ...
  Topic: Upjetting numbers
Johnny O

Replies: 2
Views: 1418

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:35 pm   Subject: Upjetting numbers
Maybe this will help you:

We had some discussion going for a while regarding the 22mm kit with performance exhaust. Granted both of us are not running the 165 (yet), but might give you a stepping o ...
  Topic: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Johnny O

Replies: 20
Views: 8928

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:43 pm   Subject: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Good call about the choke spring mine behaves the same......I didn't think to try that. Thanks for the info!
  Topic: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Johnny O

Replies: 20
Views: 8928

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:39 pm   Subject: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Thanks for clearing that up.....I wasn't sure. Do you have the part number and a linky to where you ordered the 102 Main from? I'm looking for a simple winter project to do and that looks like a good ...
  Topic: 2004 Stella 2T Rear Wheel Knocking Sound
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2665

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:04 pm   Subject: 2004 Stella 2T Rear Wheel Knocking Sound
If you grab the rear spring/damper assembly can you wiggle it? Is it loose at the upper mount?
  Topic: Tubeless rims + tires
Johnny O

Replies: 13
Views: 3216

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:01 pm   Subject: Tubeless rims + tires
I forgot about responding to my earlier post......Scooterworks never responded to me. I'm not going to try contacting them again. I'm not that worried about it since I don't have the product. My guess ...
  Topic: How to remover the Cylinder Cover (?)
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 1963

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:45 pm   Subject: How to remover the Cylinder Cover (?)
Please don't take any offense to this, but if you want to expand your knowledge base and plan on doing a lot of work in the future pick up a Haynes manual:

http://www.haynes.com/products/productID/ ...
  Topic: Running too rich?
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2415

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:58 am   Subject: Running too rich?


I'm going to guess that it's because the GPS speedometer is set to kilometers per hour, since KPH is illuminated. That'd be more like 41mph. I suspect that a 4T couldn't hit 67mph in freefall. Razz ...
  Topic: Running too rich?
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2415

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:50 am   Subject: Running too rich?
you might need to change your title of this post to "Running too Lean?". Check your plug and make sure its not burning up.
  Topic: Running too rich?
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2415

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:46 pm   Subject: Running too rich?
How old is that plug? There could be lots of things that play into that. Carb setting seem most obvious, but you could have some oil blow-by into the cylinder causing pre-mature fouling. MPG changes a ...
  Topic: Advice on How to avoid ethanol gunk on 2T
Johnny O

Replies: 4
Views: 1592

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:18 pm   Subject: Advice on How to avoid ethanol gunk on 2T
I don't have any stations near me that have ethanol free gas. Try this site for locations near you:

http://pure-gas.org/

Keep searching on this topic in the forum. Lots of good info and debate r ...
  Topic: Denso Iridium Power spark plugs.
Johnny O

Replies: 25
Views: 4692

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:40 pm   Subject: Denso Iridium Power spark plugs.
According to the service manual 0.7-0.8 mm. Unless you are looking for what denso might recommend.

Back when I noodled with import autos in the 90's I remember contacting Denso about gapping. I rec ...
  Topic: Tubeless rims + tires
Johnny O

Replies: 13
Views: 3216

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:09 pm   Subject: Tubeless rims + tires
Plenty of discussion on tubeless rims here. (I don't want to be THAT GUY, but search function Wink )

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27034&highlight=tubeless

I have the SIP tu ...
  Topic: Tubeless rims + tires
Johnny O

Replies: 13
Views: 3216

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:52 pm   Subject: Tubeless rims + tires
I work in Engineering and materials for my day to day job. IMO, you could have fatal flaws in both types of construction types be it steel or cast one piece wheels. I would suspect all flaws would be ...
  Topic: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Johnny O

Replies: 20
Views: 8928

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:17 pm   Subject: Polini carb kit and Gianelli pipe installed.
Idle screw is on the side. That is the one you can adjust easily with everything assembled. The air screw is likely what you're looking for...its under the intake venturi in front of the carb. You sho ...
  Topic: Disc, grip, or other lock for 2014 Stella
Johnny O

Replies: 7
Views: 2233

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:46 pm   Subject: Disc, grip, or other lock for 2014 Stella
I use a Kryptonite bike lock through the front wheel.

Similarly, I use a 10' lg coated cable I found at Lowes. It has a big loop on both ends and I bought a masterlock to lockup. Weave it in-betwee ...
  Topic: Ignition issues
Johnny O

Replies: 9
Views: 1913

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:23 pm   Subject: Ignition issues
Make sure you are getting Air/Spark/Fuel and go from there.
  Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 3742

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:30 pm   Subject: Stella clutch disaster
Thanks! I think that covers it!
  Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 3742

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:53 pm   Subject: Stella clutch disaster
UPDATE,

Yea I'm guessing its part number 17 on jimmbomb's post above..sorry I didn't read back Embarassed

Yea, like stated in that post, if you are out of warranty phase should be a pretty easy swa ...
  Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 3742

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:47 pm   Subject: Stella clutch disaster
After some thinking and looking at Page 108 of the service manual, I believe the part in question is the "inner lever" shown on figure D and E of the service manual pg 108. Can anyone confir ...
  Topic: Stella clutch disaster
Johnny O

Replies: 17
Views: 3742

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:32 am   Subject: Stella clutch disaster
Where did you get the part from? Part# available?

It might be safe to assume this part is faulty due to bad casting or manufacturing process. Anyone suggest or agree with a proactive replacement at ...
  Topic: Wheel osillation
Johnny O

Replies: 12
Views: 2729

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 2:01 pm   Subject: Wheel osillation
The 2.10 SIP rims fit great as most of us here will attest. I don't know what tire fitment will work on the AUTO but some 100/90-10 tires will NOT fit the 4T.

I inquired SIP about this and they inf ...
  Topic: Wheel osillation
Johnny O

Replies: 12
Views: 2729

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:17 pm   Subject: Wheel osillation
A brand new machine should run true. What you're describing sounds like hub run-out is bad. I'm not sure how that would work on the Auto, but on the 4T there is a big nut and cotter pin used to hold t ...
  Topic: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
Johnny O

Replies: 101
Views: 18372

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:09 pm   Subject: So, how many miles do you have on your Stella 4T?
@ Matt Tipper, First off congrats on the trip across the US! So glad you had a good trip and completed it mostly unscathed! I wanted to meet you when you passed outside Youngstown Ohio but I was out o ...
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Johnny O

Replies: 44
Views: 7591

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:58 pm   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
I installed the Polini (Mikuni) 22mm kit along with this K&N Filter. I'm not a fan of the UNI:

http://www.powersportsplace.com/parts/knn-rc-0840

It fits directly to the mikuni carb and doesn ...
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Johnny O

Replies: 44
Views: 7591

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:21 pm   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Sorry I hijacked the thread with tire talk.....yes, I have the Heideinau K61's 100/90 - 10 and they rubbed bad. I tried all the quick fixes online; shaving the tread, grinding the oil filter cover, sp ...
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Johnny O

Replies: 44
Views: 7591

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:59 pm   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Nice pics....yea thats exactly how I did mine too.
  Topic: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
Johnny O

Replies: 44
Views: 7591

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:09 pm   Subject: Has anyone taken their airbox off?
What I ended up doing was chopping up the air box in order to utilize the bottom of the box as a "mudguard".

If you have a Dremel or other multi-tool its pretty easy. I also removed all t ...
  Topic: Ever have a blow out on a Stella with a tubeless?
Johnny O

Replies: 2
Views: 1285

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:01 pm   Subject: Ever have a blow out on a Stella with a tubeless?
Just wondering if any of you ever experienced a blowout on a tubeless? How about the tubed stock tires? How did the bike handle?

I notice the Stella seems pretty heavy in the rear and my wife likes ...
  Topic: tire and rim question
Johnny O

Replies: 10
Views: 2408

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:58 pm   Subject: tire and rim question
So I'd just like to get a little clarification....

The SIP tubeless Tire Wheel combos do or do not rub on the stock
Stella 4T? I do realize the tire size will make a difference in that answer. I ...
  Topic: Stella 4T turn signals dim
Johnny O

Replies: 6
Views: 1321

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 5:37 pm   Subject: Stella 4T turn signals dim
Correct ArgonV, you don't. I forgot. Thanks for setting me straight.

I took a second look at the wiring diagram and a bad AC/DC regulator, magneto or bad connection to the regulator magneto might b ...
  Topic: Stella 4T turn signals dim
Johnny O

Replies: 6
Views: 1321

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:27 pm   Subject: Stella 4T turn signals dim
Follow directions in this tech manual:

http://www.yuasabatteries.com/pdfs/TechManual_2014.pdf

I think you are still having battery issues. I'm not sure your new battery was bad but after your ch ...
 
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