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  Topic: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 4429

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:45 pm   Subject: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
OK, you've eliminated the possibility of a fuel blockage to the carb. You also have it running on choke, so that says either an air leak into the crankcase or carb issue.

If adjusting the idle mi ...
  Topic: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 4429

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:21 pm   Subject: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
By rear facing idle screw do you mean the mixture screw? I've tried adjusting that one within 1-4 turns out without success.
Yes, that one in the rear (not top) of the carb, the one you access from ...
  Topic: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 4429

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:47 pm   Subject: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
Do these petcocks usually get restricted that badly?
Well, it shouldn't actually Gush out, but the flow should be a decent dribble. Was the volume of flow different on 'reserve' vs the regular 'on' ...
  Topic: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 4429

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:01 pm   Subject: Stella 2T Carb Dilemmas
It will idle only with choke
Doesn't sound like an electrical issue if the choke / no choke impacts how it behaves, as does if its under load or not. Sounds more like either fuel flow or an air le ...
  Topic: Choke not working when engaged. Carb Rebuilt Recently
fisher1

Replies: 9
Views: 2517

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:18 pm   Subject: Choke not working when engaged. Carb Rebuilt Recently
mmmm.....I did take it apart and cleaned it thoroughly. Prior to doing that the choke worked fine because that's all that would keep it from turning off.
OK, so carb jets/float/something in the fuel ...
  Topic: Choke not working when engaged. Carb Rebuilt Recently
fisher1

Replies: 9
Views: 2517

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:43 pm   Subject: Choke not working when engaged. Carb Rebuilt Recently
If the choke cable activates the choke and you can verify that watching it, then it's working correctly the issue probably isn't the choke. If the carb was just rebuilt, the problem may be related to ...
  Topic: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
fisher1

Replies: 7
Views: 2045

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:23 pm   Subject: "Dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" ?
Just what is the "dreaded 3rd to 4th shift" with the Stella?
I've never heard of it. Is the person who advised you of this supposed Stella issue experienced with shifting gears in general ...
  Topic: 2009 Stella Question
fisher1

Replies: 13
Views: 3754

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 8:10 pm   Subject: 2009 Stella Question
How does the 2T oil get to the bottom of the motor? I could see it filling the crankcase.
My Stella leaks oil into the airbox.
When I took the oil pump apart, I did not see a ball and spring or ...
  Topic: 2 stroke Stella, exhaust and jetting
fisher1

Replies: 6
Views: 2539

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:18 am   Subject: 2 stroke Stella, exhaust and jetting
When I swapped out my 09 Stella's stock exhaust and filter, my mid-range temps rose even after I upjetted the main. I had to increase the stock 55/160 (2.9) SI Pilot/idle jet to richer 52/140 (2.7). ...
  Topic: Stella History Question
fisher1

Replies: 3
Views: 1548

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:53 pm   Subject: Stella History Question
My 2009 has both.
  Topic: Stella engine racing after spark plug change
fisher1

Replies: 6
Views: 1985

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:58 am   Subject: Stella engine racing after spark plug change
Wondering ..... what plug did they install / were you using? The Phila shop put a NGK B6ES in mine many years ago when I had it in for the 500 mi. warranty checkup. That's good for center city, but ...
  Topic: Stella Auto valve adjustment
fisher1

Replies: 5
Views: 2119

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:54 am   Subject: Stella Auto valve adjustment
You should also be prepared with some rtv gasket maker and a new valve cover gasket. Avescoot was spot on when he said that the cover is coated in silicon sealant and I can see why. The head has a nic ...
  Topic: Hydraulic brake question
fisher1

Replies: 6
Views: 1763

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:00 pm   Subject: Hydraulic brake question
I agree with you, sounds like a sticky caliper or master cylinder type issue.

I'd take it to a different shop that services scooters .... the issue isn't specific to a Genuine product, any tech f ...
  Topic: 2004 Stella 2T Rear Wheel Knocking Sound
fisher1

Replies: 10
Views: 2666

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:31 pm   Subject: 2004 Stella 2T Rear Wheel Knocking Sound
Sounds like a loose shock/shock with a brittle bushing.
After listening to the video - this sounds like a potential reason because there needs to be some significant flex & mass (like suspended s ...
  Topic: Stella Auto valve adjustment
fisher1

Replies: 5
Views: 2119

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:38 am   Subject: Stella Auto valve adjustment
Hope this will help ....

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic19383.html
  Topic: Stella 2T exhaust upgrade suggestions
fisher1

Replies: 8
Views: 2455

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:44 am   Subject: Stella 2T exhaust upgrade suggestions
Oops - sorry - looks like they remapped their site, try this link...

http://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/tto/tto-temp-meter

Chose the 14mm spark plug sensor option and whatever color you lik ...
  Topic: Stella 2T exhaust upgrade suggestions
fisher1

Replies: 8
Views: 2455

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:32 pm   Subject: Stella 2T exhaust upgrade suggestions
From:
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/topic29150.html

This is inexpensive and easy easy to install. It "toggles" back and forth between showing your real-time Head-Temp and the Max Head ...
  Topic: Stella 2T exhaust upgrade suggestions
fisher1

Replies: 8
Views: 2455

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:10 pm   Subject: Stella 2T exhaust upgrade suggestions
Regardless which option you choose, first install the CHT and then benchmark / record the stock temps at various riding conditions including sustained road stretches at @35mph-1/2 throttle, Wide Open ...
  Topic: 2004 Stella 2T Tire Removal
fisher1

Replies: 7
Views: 1609

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:11 pm   Subject: 2004 Stella 2T Tire Removal
Tire's bead is just stuck like glue on the rims .... bead seal needs to be unstuck.
  Topic: New member. Maintenance Suggestions for 2004 Stella 2T GB150
fisher1

Replies: 10
Views: 3009

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:05 pm   Subject: New member. Maintenance Suggestions for 2004 Stella 2T GB150
This is inexpensive and easy easy to install. It "toggles" back and forth between showing your real-time Head-Temp and the Max Head-Temp of your current trip. The "Max" temp re ...
  Topic: New member. Maintenance Suggestions for 2004 Stella 2T GB150
fisher1

Replies: 10
Views: 3009

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:49 pm   Subject: New member. Maintenance Suggestions for 2004 Stella 2T GB150
far as the plugs are concerned I've read others who suggest the NGK brand as well. They say to get the B8ES... Is that what you guys would recommend?
I'd prefer a B7ES. It's not a cold as the 8, bu ...
  Topic: oil leak need help
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 2525

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:30 am   Subject: oil leak need help
Good Job!!!
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  Topic: oil leak need help
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 2525

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 1:28 am   Subject: oil leak need help
Good Job!!!
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  Topic: oil leak need help
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 2525

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:20 pm   Subject: oil leak need help
i don't see much any smoke at start up
Then it's not likely the check valve (assuming it sat overnight before startup).

I'd check to make sure the 2T hose is securely clamped at the carb / oil pu ...
  Topic: oil leak need help
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 2525

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:11 pm   Subject: oil leak need help
When you started up your Stella after seeing the leaked oil, did it smoke badly at startup and for the first mile or so and then run normally afterward?

If you remove the air filter, is it oil soa ...
  Topic: oil leak need help
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 2525

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 2:08 am   Subject: oil leak need help
if the oil is full to the top of the fill tube there is way to much .check the oil check valve in the carb for leaking
When you started up your Stella after seeing the leaked oil, did it smoke badly ...
  Topic: Help! Broken Clutch Cable
fisher1

Replies: 4
Views: 1398

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:18 am   Subject: Help! Broken Clutch Cable
The video suggests reusing the "solderless nipple". Only do this if you cannot get a replacement, as there should be a very very small brass bushing / crush disk that is inserted in the thr ...
  Topic: Stella 2T Dies Suddenly
fisher1

Replies: 12
Views: 1813

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:25 pm   Subject: Stella 2T Dies Suddenly
It will start and idle fine, but anything from 10 to 30 seconds it will just cut off.
What aspect of this symptom makes you feel this is an electrical problem instead of a fuel issue? Not trying to ...
  Topic: 1.5 hours labor to swap tires???
fisher1

Replies: 15
Views: 2713

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:26 pm   Subject: 1.5 hours labor to swap tires???
Well ..... 1.5 hours may be in line, it depends if there was any corrosion that needed to be cleaned and treated, or some other complication. For changing 2 tires and oil that isn't too far off consi ...
  Topic: 2t Stella reliable overall?
fisher1

Replies: 24
Views: 3220

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:19 pm   Subject: 2t Stella reliable overall?
.. as a whole are they pretty reliable? ........ Will be daily transportation in all weather conditions ..
Fun & a neat ride to scoot around on - yes. Reliable for daily transportation in all ...
  Topic: Flat rear tires
fisher1

Replies: 16
Views: 5777

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:26 am   Subject: Flat rear tires
I doubt if this is a safe way to mount/bead a tubeless tire or not but people do it - probably would simply explode a scoot tire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMsBSbFq-g
  Topic: Stella was fine. Now it won't run.
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 5943

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:12 am   Subject: Stella was fine. Now it won't run.
I'd follow Frank's advice to check your fuel flow. If fuel doesn't flow in the petcock's 'on' position, check the 'reserve' one. If the choke is working correctly and you have good flow from the fu ...
  Topic: Stella was fine. Now it won't run.
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 5943

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:57 am   Subject: Stella was fine. Now it won't run.
Is this the Stella you have written about in other groups ...the '09 with less than 1k on it that has sat for years that you are now sorting out?

If so, it may a fuel feed issue considering it will ...
  Topic: Siphoned Gas. Broke Gauge?
fisher1

Replies: 3
Views: 3611

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:51 am   Subject: Siphoned Gas. Broke Gauge?
My '09 fuel gauge never worked right, but at least it floats on top. Did you try to add some more fuel and then put a rod of some sort in the tank to bump it around a bit to see if it unsticks and p ...
  Topic: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 4397

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:14 pm   Subject: Rode Stella across SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
Bravo !!!!
  Topic: Broken spark plug
fisher1

Replies: 21
Views: 5384

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:34 pm   Subject: Broken spark plug
Go to an auto parts store and get a tube of "anti-seize" and put some on the threads of you next spark plug as well as the threads of the cylinder & head studs. It will prevent seizing ...
  Topic: most cost efficient engine upgrade...
fisher1

Replies: 3
Views: 1104

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:54 am   Subject: most cost efficient engine upgrade...
An inexpensive improvement can be obtained by using;

1) this exhaust;
http://www.scootermercato.com/Scooter-Parts/Exhaust/TEX_1
2) a PX150 air filter
http://www.scootermercato.com/Scoot ...
  Topic: What to put in my tool roll in the glove box? 2t Stella
fisher1

Replies: 8
Views: 1550

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:10 pm   Subject: What to put in my tool roll in the glove box? 2t Stella
Spare Spark Plug, decent size zip-ties, small container of 2T oil, spare clutch cable. Install a CHT ahead of time. Either disconnect your kill switch wire under the horn-cast or install an in-line ...
  Topic: Introduction, Shifting/Clutch Questions
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 1606

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:50 am   Subject: Introduction, Shifting/Clutch Questions
For those use a Timecert
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  Topic: Scooter cannonball run starts this week
fisher1

Replies: 13
Views: 2055

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:56 pm   Subject: Scooter cannonball run starts this week
Hi Frank, Congrats .... SERIOUS CONGRATS .... a great accomplishment !!!!

Were you running the standard Stella 2T engine but with the PX filter & "economy" exhaust ? Can you advise ...
  Topic: Stella with SIP Performance pipe
fisher1

Replies: 13
Views: 2775

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:10 am   Subject: Stella with SIP Performance pipe
It's even worse. E85 is actually 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline.
I read that and thought, naaaah can't be right, THEY wouldn't do THAT !!

Sheeeezzzzz I looked it up .... it IS 85% alcohol !!!!
  Topic: Stella with SIP Performance pipe
fisher1

Replies: 13
Views: 2775

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:26 pm   Subject: Stella with SIP Performance pipe
Interesting. I was adjusting my recommendation for sea level based on the OP's location (Massachusetts). I'm at 2500ft ASL in Tucson and know of several Stellas in town running de-restricted air filte ...
  Topic: Scooter cannonball run starts this week
fisher1

Replies: 13
Views: 2055

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:52 am   Subject: Official Cannonball 2014 thread...
..... is this link.... fantastic daily videos ....

http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic129077.13
  Topic: Scooter cannonball run starts this week
fisher1

Replies: 13
Views: 2055

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:28 am   Subject: Scooter cannonball run starts this week
Alaska to New Orleans ...... there are several Stellas entered ...... hoping someone may be following or reporting on their progress. Safe riding to all !

http://www.scootercannonball.com/riders/ ...
  Topic: First Stella 4T - Not Impressed
fisher1

Replies: 9
Views: 2179

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:10 pm   Subject: First Stella 4T - Not Impressed
Along the same lines, sea level jetting will be too rich, which will hurt power and fuel economy even further.

My guess is that you have a carburetor that is calibrated too rich. Buy some spark p ...
  Topic: Installed Tubeless Rims and Tires
fisher1

Replies: 40
Views: 5483

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:39 pm   Subject: Installed Tubeless Rims and Tires
Can you use "regular" tubeless tire plugs to seal up a nail or screw hole on these? If so, that would be a good addition to the tool bag as well as a bicycle tire CO2 inflation tool.
  Topic: Correct Gearbox Oil
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 2776

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:14 pm   Subject: Correct Gearbox Oil
Ahh, yes I see you on the roster !!!!

http://www.scootercannonball.com/

Sheez, 3500 miles from Alaska to New Orleans ... Best of luck & ride safe !
  Topic: Correct Gearbox Oil
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 2776

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:11 am   Subject: Correct Gearbox Oil
The benefit of the gear oil is the extreme pressure concentrate added to protect gear teeth and cruciforms. The clutch does not seem to mind either
and the L/H main is a ball bearing that loves any ...
  Topic: Correct Gearbox Oil
fisher1

Replies: 11
Views: 2776

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:19 am   Subject: Correct Gearbox Oil
I'd suspect there is a translation or some other issue and unless there's consensus evidence to do otherwise, I'd use SAE30. I'd also give LML a heads up that a correction is needed..... http://www. ...
  Topic: Battery issue or??
fisher1

Replies: 19
Views: 5077

PostForum: Stella Discussion   Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:21 am   Subject: Battery issue or??
but I would start with the battery...Good luck....
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