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Saying goodbye to Julia ['05 vs '08]

 
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bluefox
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:06 am    Post subject: Saying goodbye to Julia ['05 vs '08] Reply with quote

As you all know, I have a little thing about buying 50 billion Stellas. Well as of last week, I've sold Julia to an elderly old coot for the sake of saving myself a couple bucks.

Now that I'm one scooter lighter, I can give an honest review of the '05 stellas vs the '08 stellas.

The 05' Stellas are older and they hold more confidence in my heart. After the change of cheaper, more plastic parts, I had constant issues with my green stella. Even after I made the mistake of seizing the engine, I still had a constant battle of a sticky throttle, bad pressure leaks, and just plain unreliability.

With that said...

Julia is fast. Like faster than a fat kid eating chocolate pudding fast.

I put the Sito+ on both scoots, yet after both being broken in, Julia outran The Albatross by leaps and bounds. I even had the famous Dave Hurtado take it around the block and he proclaimed how quick it was. Julia is a force to be reckoned with.

The '05 Albatross does 50-55 MPH (GPS) Julia ('0Cool does 60.

So my verdict for the '08: Fast, but not as consistent as my '05. I've had the albatross for 4 years, and I've never had to take her in for over the top services. Just basic maintenance like oil changes, plug replacements, etc.

My verdict for the 05? I can't give a fair judgement. Shes my first love, and I'll always put her first. Shes slow, but not ONCE has she ever given me lip.

Either way, I'll miss you Julia! <3






Now to change my signature...

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the P! for piaggio from the anime FLCL, I loved that series! I've seen a few people restore SS180's yellow and put that on their bike to make a "replica"
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw, I hope that old coot appreciates her as much as you. You think you will go for a 4T Stella, or are you the sort that thinks they are an abomination?

edit: obviously I mean in addition to the Albatross, not as a replacement.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KRUSTYburger wrote:
Aw, I hope that old coot appreciates her as much as you. You think you will go for a 4T Stella, or are you the sort that thinks they are an abomination?

edit: obviously I mean in addition to the Albatross, not as a replacement.


Right. The 4T is kinda up in the air. I want to ride it around and see how the difference is when the power is thrown into the wheels and takes me off.

if you ask me, I think the 4T is crazy ugly under the cowl, but, if it means throwing in a huge engine, then maybe. JUST maybe. it might be worth it

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As with the designated hitter rule..there should be a constitutional amendment prohibiting the 4T Stella!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BuddyRaton wrote:
As with the designated hitter rule..there should be a constitutional amendment prohibiting the 4T Stella!




Why do you have a problem with the (as of now, theoretical) 4T Stella?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a while since I posted, but look.

We all have our opinions on the 4T stella. I am holding reserve on it until I drive it as all of u should Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the IDEA of a 4t Stella, because reality is that 2t engines are an endangered species. Much better that they make them 4t and keep the production line going!

That said, I bought mine to make sure I got a 2t before they went extinct. Its a preference. I like 2t's because they are simple and snot in your hand easy to make more power with.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious. Except for the headlight cowl, what is now plastic on the 2008+ that was not on the earlier model?
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