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Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm

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Stella 4t
Joined: 06 Jul 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Albuquerque
 
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Stella 4t
Joined: 06 Jul 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Albuquerque
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:50 pm linkquote
Picked up in San Diego, CA recently.





Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:02 pm

Addicted
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 916
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Addicted
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 916
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:02 pm linkquote
You'll love it! Check out my "Bought a Stella" thread. Lots of heartache in there, but really enjoying it now.

Yours is much prettier.
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:23 pm

Member
Stella 4t
Joined: 06 Jul 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Albuquerque
 
Member
Stella 4t
Joined: 06 Jul 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Albuquerque
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:23 pm linkquote
I actually just finished reading your post about buying your Stella, that was a steal for sure! I am sorry for the headache you are going thru now, but I am confident you will have it up and running in no time!

I am trying to boost my Stella's HP and started with the Sito + exhaust, but now it is backfiring... ugh! Not too big of a deal, but think I am needing to re-jet as I am still running the stock jets.
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:46 pm

Addicted
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 916
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Addicted
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 916
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:46 pm linkquote
That’s the four stroke, right? How many miles on it?

If it’s the 4t, it could be valve adjustment.

And no worries on mine. This is from this weekend’s ride.

Im still tuning the carb a little. It had the air mixture screw locked out from the factory. I can’t find my old tach/dwell meter, so I’m ordering a new tach so I know for sure where the rpms are.

Third tank through and the stupid thing is getting me nearly 90mpg. That’s better than my Aprilia 50cc.



Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:27 am

Member
Stella 4t
Joined: 06 Jul 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Albuquerque
 
Member
Stella 4t
Joined: 06 Jul 2021
Posts: 6
Location: Albuquerque
Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:27 am linkquote
Yes, it is the 4 stroke Stella, so you are thinking a valve adjustment is what is in order? I might take it to a local shop and have them check it out after a rally I have coming up.

That is an awesome Stella you have there, very nice looking and hopefully for you it was still a steal even after the clutch issues that you had. 90mpg is amazing, I just love the Stella's for their vintage look but modern conveniences like electric start.
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:07 pm

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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: 4022
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
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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: 4022
Location: Oceanside, CA
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:07 pm linkquote
MoonPie Pharoah wrote:
I actually just finished reading your post about buying your Stella, that was a steal for sure! I am sorry for the headache you are going thru now, but I am confident you will have it up and running in no time!

I am trying to boost my Stella's HP and started with the Sito + exhaust, but now it is backfiring... ugh! Not too big of a deal, but think I am needing to re-jet as I am still running the stock jets.
Are you sure you got the right exhaust? I didn’t know Sito made exhaust for 4 stroke Stella’s. I think only 2 strokes.

And sadly I don’t know any way of getting more HP from a 4 stroke engine other than increasing displacement/ valve changes. Otherwise everyone with a twist and go would have trucks posted online.
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:32 pm

Addicted
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 916
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
 
Addicted
1979 P200E (sold) / ZNEN Amore 150 / Genuine Buddy 170i / Genuine Stella 4T / 2009 Aprilia Sportcity One 50
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 916
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:32 pm linkquote
MoonPie Pharoah wrote:
Yes, it is the 4 stroke Stella, so you are thinking a valve adjustment is what is in order? I might take it to a local shop and have them check it out after a rally I have coming up.

That is an awesome Stella you have there, very nice looking and hopefully for you it was still a steal even after the clutch issues that you had. 90mpg is amazing, I just love the Stella's for their vintage look but modern conveniences like electric start.
Hey, definitely go HERE. It’s iheartstella.com. You can download the shop manual for the Stella 4t. It has been of immeasurable value.
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:35 pm

Member
2014 Stella automatic
Joined: 15 Jul 2021
Posts: 17
Location: North burds/city's edge
 
Member
2014 Stella automatic
Joined: 15 Jul 2021
Posts: 17
Location: North burds/city's edge
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:35 pm linkquote
Great looking stella...have any special local trips in mind that you plan on driving the scooter to? I had a specific route in mind once i had the chance to have a free day to ride.. yours has a great color...
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