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Old 12-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #61
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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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Old 12-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #62
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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, 12:23 PM   #63
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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, 03:31 PM   #64
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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....







Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #65
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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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Old 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM   #66
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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?
I made a tail light assembly and put leds in the round fixtures. Works fine. Bright!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2982116...n/photostream/
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #67
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I made a tail light assembly and put leds in the round fixtures. Works fine. Bright!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2982116...n/photostream/

Those taillights look awesome scootrboi!!!!
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:45 PM   #68
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After nearly 4 years and 10,000 miles, I have had a stator burn out, but all the bulbs are original, as unbelievable as that sounds.

The Stella has an oddball electrical system. Even though it has a battery, the ignition cannot be run off the battery. There are 5 coils on the stator, and one of them only powers the ignition. The CDI box requires A/C current directly from the stator. The good part about that is that it will start and run with a completely dead battery, or even without a battery, the bad part is, if that coil fails, it will not run off the battery like a modern scooter or motorcycle. The charging system keeps the battery charged, but I doubt it has much extra capacity for hooking up electrical accessories. I was able to find a sealed MF battery for it here http://www.monsterscooterparts.com/ytx9bsbattery.html
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #69
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Those taillights look awesome scootrboi!!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29821169@N06/9278883062 My other Heinkel with a different custom tailpiece, LEDs.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #70
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1 Amp charger

I am having this installed on my battery free P200E.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #71
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I am having this installed on my battery free P200E.

http://www.modcharger.co.uk
Looks like a cool item. I think the Stella already has a conversion for 12VDC doesn't it? Although in second thought WITH a battery the battery acts to keep the voltage at a similar level so as to not blow bulbs as rapidly....

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #72
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Stella is 12v but the mod charger will charge a phone / GPS even if you don't have a battery on your scooter.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #73
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My Stella still has a battery, but I removed the electric starter. I saw a "battery eliminator" somewhere that you could use to replace the battery, and not have problems with blowing out bulbs, etc. The more possible trouble spots I can get rid of the better. The Stella is not a long distance scooter, so I don't need to charge anything.
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #74
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My Stella still has a battery, but I removed the electric starter. I saw a "battery eliminator" somewhere that you could use to replace the battery, and not have problems with blowing out bulbs, etc. The more possible trouble spots I can get rid of the better. The Stella is not a long distance scooter, so I don't need to charge anything.
Not sure why you would go this route if your Stella came with a battery. The battery/stator system is not bad- I've had to do a bit of work on mine due to decayed wires, but it's 20+ years older than yours- why not fix everything as original and put your starter back in?

You already noted it's not a long distance scooter. Keep it stock, or you may regret the changes you made. My opinion only..
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:20 PM   #75
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I removed the starter when I had the flywheel off to replace the stator. It was easy to get to, and I rarely ever used it. It was big and heavy, and I'm just the type that likes simplicity. It always starts with one or 2 kicks. I was told on what used to be stellaspeed (now scootercentral.com) that Stella starters are prone to early failure, and they are super expensive. So I wrapped it in newspaper and put it in a box in the closet. If I ever decide to sell the scooter, I can put it back on, and it will still work. I'll probably leave the battery.
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