New Project - OR Not!
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Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:41 pm quote
I picked this up las October. Have the title. Has not been started in a few years. Its a 2005. Horncast and plastic around instrument is broken. Seat is fubar. But I have new or good condition parts to replace all three.

youtu.be/dDdSI5oEHVg

youtu.be/vmd1dtXcq-4

Gave her a good bath today - could use another three is guess:

One area of rust that is concerning near the brake pedal underside. Otherwise just a little surface rust.



















Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2978
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:46 pm quote
Looks good!
Hooked
PX200
Joined: 08 Apr 2014
Posts: 194
Location: Dublin
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:47 pm quote
Eh... That's not a project unless you want to make it one... The yolk I'm on is in far worded condition but again, not a project... Just a bike that needs to be maintained...

If you want to turn it into something more than it is, then it becomes a project... Enjoy it!
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:48 pm quote
So the question is what should I do with it?

1. Leave it as it is and sell it to a needy scooterist to get it running themselves (great way to get into the hobby and get some skills).
2. Get it running and sell it to a needy scooterist that doesn't have tools.
3. Do a full service/soft restore. Pull tank, new lines, new petcock, treat rust, remove carb, new rubber, etc. and sell it for a little more?
4. Do three and keep it? God knows one person has to have more than six scooters! Wouldn't keep it unless I did three but three can come in a year or so as well (actually I don't have space to keep them all).

Anybody need it?
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2978
Location: Staten Island, NY
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:58 pm quote
If you don't have room for it, and I see you already have another Stella(or is the same one listed on your profile) then just do the minimum work to get it running safely and pass it onto a needy newbie for a decent price.

Not sure what you spent on it, but there are plenty of people who would jump on it for 12-1500 running. And you'd be their hero for selling it for a decent price! Plus you wouldn't be sitting on it forever at 2500 line everyone else selling a Stella.

Couldn't cost more than 200 to get it in decent running shape including a cheap seat!
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 x2 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 8151
Location: seattle/athens
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:12 pm quote
#2 graduating into #3 if it doesn't move quick. It's a good way to help somebody new get into these things, the season is upon us, good bikes seem scarce most places and prices are climbing...

I assume you got a killer deal or you wouldn't have caved in - I know how that goes... Other than a few fixable niggles(rubber bits and elec gremlins), Stellas are damn good bikes! The motor alone is getting quite pricey, LML stopped making them and all the ads for cheap ones have vanished, SIP lists them at almost $1500 and I bet you maybe got the whole scoot for less.

So you already have a 2003 and this one is a 2005? Your 2003 have disk brake as well? I can't see the vids, did you get it started?
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:07 pm quote
Tomorrow I will drain the gas and put in some fresh gas. I will clean the carb in situ - a sort of a quick clean. And, I will try to start it.

If it starts Ill let it go with the spare parts for a reasonable price to get another into the hobby.

If not I will ponder.....
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:32 am quote
So tomorrow was yesterday and today is yesterdays tomorrow...

Clean Gas, Soft Carb Clean and ...

youtu.be/RvKDjP1D0RE

First $1,500 takes it. Should I do this on Craislist, Scoot.net, Facebook Marketplace, or just keep it here amongst friends?

Including horncast and headset cover piece. If I were to have kept it would have painted the horncast, headset cover and two cowls black or red.













Ossessionato
79 P200E, 62 Allstate, 2008 Stella
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2096
Location: Florence, OR
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 am quote
Sweet Chatis. Put it up on CL and I bet it'd be gone in a week...
Ossessionato
73 & 74 Rally, 76 ET3, 80 P200, 06 PX150, 61 Ser 2, 65 Silver Special, 86 & 96 Elite 80s, 2015 HD Road Glide Special, 2011 Ural Tourist
Joined: 18 Jan 2012
Posts: 3943
Location: Oceanside, CA
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:39 am quote
I wouldn’t worry about the homie hookup. Try craigslist, facebook, scoot.net and move on. Get some summer cash for another fun project/toy!
Style Maven
74 50s x3 78 P200 x2 84 Cosa PK50XL2 58 AllState 68 Sprint 80 50special '66(?) Super125
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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Location: seattle/athens
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:55 pm quote
working vid link for Chrome:
https://youtu.be/RvKDjP1D0RE

Aw HELL yeah, it's def worth that and the motor sounds OK. A good running shifty is getting harder to find for anything less. How does it go, did you take a test ride?
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:14 pm quote
No, haven't ridden it. Was raining today and not registered so apprehensive to take it out. But maybe on the weekend.
Hooked
1963 Vespa VBB, 1965 Allstate Cruisaire, 1974 Vespa Super, 2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 141
Location: Kansas City
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:57 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
How does it go, did you take a test ride?
I took it round the block. It goes and moves through all gears. The clutch is stiff and sticky. It needs a thorough going through before I would take it on the road.

Look for the listing. A scooter for sale that is not in CA. Who would have thought.....
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1673
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:02 am quote
Chatis wrote:
V oodoo wrote:
How does it go, did you take a test ride?
I took it round the block. It goes and moves through all gears. The clutch is stiff and sticky. It needs a thorough going through before I would take it on the road.

Look for the listing. A scooter for sale that is not in CA. Who would have thought.....
Being in the Midwest I understand. Now that I have a spare motor, if you happen to see something with 8" wheels let me know. Not a purist, I would most likely pull the motor if it had one and give it to one.
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