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Old 07-11-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Stella!

Not big news to most, but I just hit 200 miles on my 2008 Stella. It's running stronger as the miles accumulate. Tough to be (relatively) easy on it for the break-in.

Bought it last October from a young lady that found it to be 1)too heavy, 2) too tall seat height, 3) she didn't like shifting. She bought it new, only put 26 miles on it, and then gave me a smokin' deal on the price.

It's old tech, and relatively crude, but I suppose that's part of the charm. It's more fun, and more satisfying to ride, than I ever thought it would be.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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So you have had it ten months and only put 174 miles on it?

Dude, get riding!
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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I know...I'm not worthy.

Wisconsin winters are pretty long, and I have a KLR and a Concours that need love, too. The commute doesn't lend itself to riding the Stella, so it plays third fiddle to the other bikes. Mostly tooling around on the rare free weekend.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:15 AM   #4
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You're in Wisconsin- Why don't you hook up with Sleepychas in the "Just bought a Stella" thread, since he's going to ride his from Green Bay to New York. You should at least do the Green Bay=> Chicago section with him to show moral support!

This will entertain us, and put some much needed mileage on your scoot!

Seriously - I understand your dilemma - I've got two other bikes as well and finding time to ride any of of them is a challenge- Mostly I'm using my Vespa now to commute to work.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:20 AM   #5
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You're in Wisconsin- Why don't you hook up with Sleepychas in the "Just bought a Stella" thread, since he's going to ride his from Green Bay to New York. You should at least do the Green Bay=> Chicago section with him to show moral support!

This will entertain us, and put some much needed mileage on your scoot!

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Old 07-13-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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No way that I'm going to ride with sleepychas! He's got to be some kind o' maniac (or completely unknowing about the ways of Stella).

I'm now a little less lame....rode Stella to work today. A whole 62 miles round trip. The route was surface streets; got to see some stuff I hadn't seen in several years. Quite pleasant actually.

My fellow two-wheeled nuts at work thought that Stella was a pretty neat little rig. No test rides were requested, so none were offered. Seems the twist-shift put them off. Not sure why.

I know...it's not epic in any sense, but it was really fun taking an hour to scoot the "scenic route" to work this morning.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:12 PM   #7
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Weird/fun/addictive little things, aren't they?

Got any pics?
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #8
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...Seems the twist-shift put them off. Not sure why.
Obviously, a horrifying fear of the unknown from the unknowing.

Maybe they had a bad experience on their big sister's vintage three-speed Schwinn in the 70's...
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:34 PM   #9
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Obviously, a horrifying fear of the unknown from the unknowing.
I don't think so. Rather, I think they wanted to make sure that they didn't hurt the poor little beast. May ride it tomorrow. I'll be more insistent.
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