ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
Willie B OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Oddometer: 236
New Project or Reason for Psychological Intervention?

I'm thinking about trying to find a used Stella 2T and fitting a hot rod PX 200 running gear to build the ultimate old school shifty. Anyone been down this road or pondered doing this? I've found a low mile '09 Stella that's had every bling component affixed, but considering these are grossly underpowered and a grenade in waiting, this seems to be the thing to do? Someone talk me down
Willie B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
Warney
Studly Adventurer
 
Warney's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Omaha, Ne
Oddometer: 527
http://www.scootercentral.net
Scratch your itch.
Warney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
JerryH
Vintage Rider
 
JerryH's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chandler, AZ
Oddometer: 4,006
Do it. I have a stock '09 Stella that I've replaced the top end on once. I'm going to keep riding it until the engine fails (probably due to crank failure) and do the same thing you have in mind. I have a local vintage Vespa shop for help. The Stella really is a solid scooter except for the engine. Engines have to be made out of the proper metal, and made to very close tolerances, something they just don't seem to be able to do in India.

I'm also planning on getting one piece wheels for mine, and putting tubeless tires on it. Then I can get rid of the spare and have more storage room.
__________________
2002 Vulcan 750, 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
2012 Zuma 125, 1980 Puch moped
JerryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
fullmetalscooter
Let me take this duck off
 
fullmetalscooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: BC
Oddometer: 2,307
Psychological Intervention

Psychological Intervention Gee isn't that part of joining up with ADV ? I thought they called us imates for a that reason .
If you got the skills and can do it why the hay not ! Make the rest of use jealous .

As for talking anyone down , I more likely to do what mell gibson did in one old movie and jump off taking you with me .
__________________
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting WHAT A RUSH, WHAT A RIDE.
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin
fullmetalscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #5
scootrboi
Studly Adventurer
 
scootrboi's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Vermont
Oddometer: 982
Quote:
Originally Posted by JerryH View Post
Do it. I have a stock '09 Stella that I've replaced the top end on once. I'm going to keep riding it until the engine fails (probably due to crank failure) and do the same thing you have in mind. I have a local vintage Vespa shop for help. The Stella really is a solid scooter except for the engine. Engines have to be made out of the proper metal, and made to very close tolerances, something they just don't seem to be able to do in India.

I'm also planning on getting one piece wheels for mine, and putting tubeless tires on it. Then I can get rid of the spare and have more storage room.
Get rid of the spare? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
__________________
42 years on a Heinkel Tourist
scootrboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #6
Dabears
Studly Adventurer
 
Dabears's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Atlanta Burbs
Oddometer: 774
PX200 engine is going to run you close to what you'll pay for the Stella. If you combine that engine into a Stella you will then spend another $2000+ to beef up the engine, exhaust, clutch, trans...The resulting finished scooter will bring about the same as a stock Stella.

Why bother? Take the money and put it towards a P200E and use the remainder to fix it up mildly.

A 2T Vespa/Stella isn't that fun over 65 mph anyhow, so unless you're in a club that gives props for speed then it makes no sense to hot rod a Stella. Slap on a kit and address the known weaknesses, sure.
__________________
Dabears

2006 R1200GS
1980 Vespa P200E
Dabears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #7
scooterpartsco
Parts is Parts
 
scooterpartsco's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Charleston, SC
Oddometer: 402
Someone abandoned a Stella here. It runs and it's pink. Make me an offer and it's yours.
__________________
Discount OEM, replacement and performance parts for vespa, honda, bmw, yamaha, suzuki, genuine, kymco, piaggio, aprilia, SYM, tgb, tomos and other scooters at http://www.scooterpartsco.com
scooterpartsco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 05:03 PM   #8
scootrboi
Studly Adventurer
 
scootrboi's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Vermont
Oddometer: 982
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
I'm thinking about trying to find a used Stella 2T and fitting a hot rod PX 200 running gear to build the ultimate old school shifty. Anyone been down this road or pondered doing this? I've found a low mile '09 Stella that's had every bling component affixed, but considering these are grossly underpowered and a grenade in waiting, this seems to be the thing to do? Someone talk me down
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1tIT6NK0R4...Man-060609.jpg

Definitely psychological intervention
__________________
42 years on a Heinkel Tourist
scootrboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 05:11 PM   #9
*Gmoney*
St00pid n00b
 
*Gmoney*'s Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Where I want to be
Oddometer: 769
The Psychological part is in the name,
I can never picture myself
riding my,
Aunt Stella
around the neighborhood.
*Gmoney* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #10
JerryH
Vintage Rider
 
JerryH's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chandler, AZ
Oddometer: 4,006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dabears View Post
PX200 engine is going to run you close to what you'll pay for the Stella. If you combine that engine into a Stella you will then spend another $2000+ to beef up the engine, exhaust, clutch, trans...The resulting finished scooter will bring about the same as a stock Stella.

Why bother? Take the money and put it towards a P200E and use the remainder to fix it up mildly.

A 2T Vespa/Stella isn't that fun over 65 mph anyhow, so unless you're in a club that gives props for speed then it makes no sense to hot rod a Stella. Slap on a kit and address the known weaknesses, sure.
The main issues with the Stella engine are the crank and the top end. Both can be replaced with high quality items. I am by no means a Stella/Vespa expert, but my local vintage Vespa shop assures me I can make the Stella engine virtually bulletproof for around $1000. I don't care about speed, 50 mph is fine for me.
__________________
2002 Vulcan 750, 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
2012 Zuma 125, 1980 Puch moped
JerryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014