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Old 12-23-2013, 11:19 AM   #46
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Hi, climbamt. I remember your bike from when it was R&M's. I'm Norm, and I don't think we've met, but I'm pretty sure I've seen you on a facebook group or two. Looking forward to seeing your seat cover. Here's my P200, packed for a wet weekend of camping at Not Summit Point a few years back.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:09 PM   #47
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Hi, climbamt. I remember your bike from when it was R&M's. I'm Norm, and I don't think we've met, but I'm pretty sure I've seen you on a facebook group or two. Looking forward to seeing your seat cover. Here's my P200, packed for a wet weekend of camping at Not Summit Point a few years back.
Nice looking bike Norm. How did she handle loaded? My brother wants to get a P200E.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #48
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More parts arriving for my Stella tomorrow. The new tires and tubes.

Put in a battery from another bike, and had nothing. Removed main fuse and cleaned it a bit and now most everything works including the electric start!

Does anyone use a plug system for the rear taillights instead of the plug and pray for a ground system?

Do you think it is smoking excessively?



Just teasing, that is the smoke from leaves in a burn barrel.... Also notice the difference adding Amber Lenses over the smoked lens that was on her.

Should be able to finish the Stella for the time being soon. Took some pictures last night but the colors seem really off due to the fluorescent lights.

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Old 12-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #49
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I believe that's the year I faded my rear brake by the end of the weekend. I overload my P200, or my wife's Stella frequently (I'm pretty heavy for scooters to start with). If I've learned anything from hauling camping gear, I should have moved the relatively heavy tent (pictured at the back of the rear rack), to the front rack and put the lighter foam bed rolls on the back.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #50
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Following your progress. A beautiful bike worth restoring. Keep us posted; it's looking great, although it looks like you could be using some new tires soon!
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:10 AM   #51
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Unless they've been ran over by a cement truck, a 2T Stella can always be restored. They're built like tanks, and parts are plentiful.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #52
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Following your progress. A beautiful bike worth restoring. Keep us posted; it's looking great, although it looks like you could be using some new tires soon!
The new tires will be here today. The one on the front will be the spare for now. I ordered 2 Michelin S1 Scooters tires. They are the match for what is currently on the front.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #53
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The new tires will be here today. The one on the front will be the spare for now. I ordered 2 Michelin S1 Scooters tires. They are the match for what is currently on the front.
Be careful about mixing brands...my old heavy cruiser had dunlop up front and michelin rear (until I swopped out the front) and it was like riding a trout through curves from the differences! going into the curve the front felt like it wanted to slide out and coming out it was the rear...different rubber blends for road road stickiness, sidewall stiffness, etc... was what various boards told me pretty cocsistantly.
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Unless they've been ran over by a cement truck, a 2T Stella can always be restored. They're built like tanks, and parts are plentiful.
add in the realtive simplicity of the mechanics...and that why I chose onewhen I felt I was ready to ride again.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:36 AM   #55
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Be careful about mixing brands...my old heavy cruiser had dunlop up front and michelin rear (until I swopped out the front) and it was like riding a trout through curves from the differences! going into the curve the front felt like it wanted to slide out and coming out it was the rear...different rubber blends for road road stickiness, sidewall stiffness, etc... was what various boards told me pretty cocsistantly.
All 3 tires will be S1's. It currently has an s1 on the front and I am guessing an original on the rear. The rear tires is definitely old school looking bias ply type! The S1 on the front will be fine as a spare. If/when I get a flat I will buy a replacement S1 for it.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #56
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I'm running S1s as well. I like them fine, but a lot of boards are dissing them for lack of wet traction, versus Heidenaus. I wouldn't know- I don't ride mine intentionally in the rain, and those times I've been caught in it I was very careful, mostly due to the drum brakes on my Vespa.

I will probably switch at some point to the K38s partially for the rain ability, but mainly because they are classic tread patterns which I think looks more appropriate on a worn looking scooter like mine.....

I thought about the Heidenau's but since the Stella already had an S1 that was usable as a spare, and the S1's were $30.00 cheaper each tire.... Also I had a credit at a shop that has the S1's..... It was a easy choice for me.
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Unless they've been ran over by a cement truck, a 2T Stella can always be restored. They're built like tanks, and parts are plentiful.
It is built like a tank. I am surprised at the simplicity of some of the components. I have been replacing nuts on it with NyLock style nuts to help keep it from vibrating apart....
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:23 PM   #58
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Free Harbor Freight light

I know a lot of the stuff from Harbor Freight is junk. I bought one of these lights over the summer for my Vespa, and it works well. Here is a free coupon for one.



http://www.dealsoff.com/images/3_6_1...klight.jpg.jpg

It is both a worklight and a beam. It has a magnet to hold it in place on scooters that are not plastic....

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #59
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Updated pictures

Updated pictures with the new tire on the front. I think it needs to have the hubs painted black to match the wheel....







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Old 12-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #60
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Turn signal bulbs....

Augh...... 50 degrees today and I have the flu..... I want to get the Stella together and take if for a ride

I need to head out and find some 7507 bulbs for the rear turn signals. They are also known as BAU15S. The holding prongs are not at 180' across but about 150'.... I have been told you can JAM the standard 1156 in, but I would prefer to have the correct bulb....



Another option I am contemplating is adding new sockets to the rear taillights that take an 1156 (single filament) or maybe a 1157 (dual filament) bulb. I was thinking of wiring the new sockets with a plug to give a much better electrical path for the turn signals. This would also allow me to easier run LED lights on the rear for increased visibility. If I use LED bulbs it would not place much of a strain on the electrical system... Maybe a trip to the You Pull it Junkyard is in order.

Has anyone tried this, and had good or bad luck?
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