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Moses
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:39 pm  Reply with quote
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The ride was fun today, but the humidity sucked ostrich eggs through a split coffee straw.

I had a chance to test-run my grey Stella post-S'ville today. It did not have the air leak problem anymore, so it seems that Nate nailed it. Thanks. I did, however, foul up the plug near the end of the ride. We re-adjusted the idle-mixture screw to lean it out a little.

Now, excuse me while I go make my offerings and sacrifices to the scooter gods for a good rally weekend...

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john-
how'd yer plug look this morning???

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jsyx wrote:
john-
how'd yer plug look this morning???


Too early to tell...

...must find coffee machine...

...I think it's in the kitchen...

...Now, where's that kitchen?...

(I haven't checked it yet. Get back to you on that later, when I do.)

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And how's the finger? Did you need wire cutters to get your manly man bandage off?

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The plug looked good today. No fouling as far as I could tell.

My finger is healing. It's only a scratch, but it looks nasty and still stings every time I bend it (and don't start with that, "well, then, don't bend it," either, buckos).

BTW - I thought I'd keep the Red Green bandage to show my grandkids, someday, until Michelle saw it and said, "Eww!!!"

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What happened?

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moses got an owwie wrenching in the dark. He also told me it was a bad idea to hold the lighter so close to the carb...whatever.

BTW, we did the route in an hour flat...

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jsyx wrote:
BTW, we did the route in an hour flat...


Damn again! I wish I was there...

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jsyx wrote:
moses got an owwie wrenching in the dark. He also told me it was a bad idea to hold the lighter so close to the carb...whatever.

BTW, we did the route in an hour flat...


My flesh wound only looked nasty.


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So what was the source of your airleak? Are all these new stellas shipping with bad carbs or what?
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Can't speak for moses, but carb gaskets tend to leak and the one below air box is sometimes the culprit. Some people have the opinion that the reed valve conection is rough. Another thing that has come up is a seemingly bad batch of large end crank bearings. The Stellaspeed site guys and others have had them fail, some stock some kitted.
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nate wrote:
So what was the source of your airleak? Are all these new stellas shipping with bad carbs or what?


What Egan said.

It wasn't the carb. That, and my Stella is an '03. You can happily put those worries out of you mind.

It looks as if the top of the engine block, where the reed valve sits, is not totally flush and chewed up the last gasket. Nate at S'ville put some sealant on the reed valve base to see if it would close it up tight. If that didn't work, he thought the next, more drastic option, was to grind it down to even it out. After my run-around Tuesday -- out to Edina and on the TNR (Tuesday Night Ride) -- I had no signs of air leakage. Knock on wood, my scoot should be good for the rally weekend.

I figure that, with all my scoot's trials and tribulations, it should be vintage in half the time other scooters normally take.

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Moses wrote:
After my run-around Tuesday -- out to Edina and on the TNR (Tuesday Night Ride) -- I had no signs of air leakage. Knock on wood, my scoot should be good for the rally weekend.


The TNR. I like it. Sounds technical, yet somehow lewd. I vote we start calling it the TNR.

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The TNR. I like it. Sounds technical, yet somehow lewd. I vote we start calling it the TNR.


Please, no more TLA's (three letter acronyms)
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some_dude wrote:
Please, no more TLA's (three letter acronyms)


LOL...... sorry....

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