stella for the winter

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by bomberdave, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    my first scooter- ive been talking trash about scooters for years, now i are one. found this crashed 05 stella on craigslist for short money, offered less than that and had it fixed up in a week. now its got a mazzy crank, a sito+, foam uni-filter and big fat jets, goes like a raped ape and keeps my feet dry. has a big fat windshield and welded up a rack out of polished stainless. probably get some bitubo's for it but they are so much $, i dont know.

    anyway -big fun i'll be stacking the miles up on this thing in the spring

    [​IMG]

    (thats a piece of scrap railing leaning up against the wall behind the windshield)
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  2. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    Why do people treat their scooters like that?
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  3. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Umm...gravity?

    Lack of a garage space?

    Fire codes in multi-family dwellings prohibiting gasoline stored in motor vehicles indoors?

    Want to see if it was white as the driven snow?

    Who can think up of some other possible reasons?
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  4. PinkSteel

    PinkSteel Been here awhile

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    He wants to analyze the dynamics of rust?
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  5. approachbears

    approachbears 250cc is 50cc too many

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    Perhaps working his way up to this?

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  6. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    MP3 got the primo spot in the shed

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  7. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    its got snow on it because i rode it to work in the snow.
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  8. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    and salt
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  9. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    most every day this winter down into the single digit temps.
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  10. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    poly tarp=cheap cover :thumb
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  11. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    hey emmettken- give me your address and i'll send you a big tub of scooter polish and a 30 pack of imported detailing brushes.

    the thing does pretty good in the snow- the light weight allows it to recover from loss of traction pretty quickly (damn that black ice), narrow tires cut through slush ok, and if things get real squirrely you can move over to the side of the road and putt allong at 20 until the road clears up. just pick your routes carefully to get on the cleared roads asap.

    i can have the motor out and on the workbench in 30 minutes, the cases split in another hour and the whole thing cleaned and rebuilt (bearings seals and a new crank) in about 3 more hours.

    anyway i would recomend the sito+ unifilter rejet and new mazzy crank (the stock ones like to blow up at 5k or so say everyone i talk to with stella experience) mods to anybody with one of these priceless machines. woke it right up, yet still doesnt seem to challenge the motors soundness at all. really isnt too loud either, not offensive in volume or pitch.

    the all steel construction is cool - if i turn the stereo down and its quiet outside i can listen to it rust from my couch.
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  12. emmettken

    emmettken Long timer

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    "if i turn the stereo down and its quiet outside i can listen to it rust from my couch.":lol3
    I have to give you a :clap for riding in the snow. I did it in my younger days on small motorcycles.
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  13. bomberdave

    bomberdave black cloud wandering

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    riding through the winter is great- wish i had thought of this sooner.
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