This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
The message boards have been upgraded. Please log in to your existing account by clicking here. It will ask twice, so that it can properly update your password and login information. If it has trouble recognizing your password, click the 'Forgot your password?' link to reset it with a new password sent to your email address on file.

Author Topic: I'm buying a Stella...  (Read 635 times)

Abyssal Maw

  • some random jerk!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5624
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« on: August 05, 2008, 11:40:38 pm »
I fell in love with this bike last week, and I am going through all my finances and crap and trying to put together a plan to get one. I need to get a motorcycle license amongst other things, because in my state, this counts as motorcycle. It gets about 60mpg, and goes about 60mph. 2 stroke engine, manual shifting.  



Haven't decided on a color yet. They have one in green that I like, but I want to chrome it out front and back with racks and do some extra mirrors like fucking Quadrophenia. The red one is sweet too.

I'm a mod, not a rocker.
Download Secret Santicore! (10MB). I painted the cover :)

Aos

  • Huge Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7724
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 12:03:49 am »
How much does something like that run?
You are posting in a troll thread.

Metal Earth

Cosmic Tales- Webcomic

droog

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4862
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 12:08:41 am »
Have you ever ridden a bike before? I recommend a defensive driving course if not.
The past lives on in your front room
The poor still weak the rich still rule
History lives in the books at home
The books at home

Gang of Four
[/size]

Koltar

  • Openly GURPS Loving
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8142
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 12:10:54 am »
Dude,

 That is SO Eddie Izzard of you .

- Ed C.
The return of 'You can't take the Sky From me!'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw&feature=rec-fresh+div

This is what a really cool FANTASY RPG should be like :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WnjVUBDbs

Still here, still alive, at least Seven years now...

Ian Absentia

  • Absent
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5241
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 12:56:01 am »
Hey, yeah!  I've seen a couple of those zipping around town.  A strong style competitor to the Vespa -- nothing so gauche as the Honda scooters.

One thing to bear in mind is that, in spite of great gas mileage, scooters have shitty, shitty emission standards.  Great for your personal economy; terrible for your city's air quality.

!i!

Aos

  • Huge Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7724
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008, 12:57:25 am »
Is depopulation by scooter fumes a Walkerp approved extermination strategy?
You are posting in a troll thread.

Metal Earth

Cosmic Tales- Webcomic

Ian Absentia

  • Absent
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5241
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2008, 01:02:03 am »
It doesn't seem to be working in Vietnam, for instance, where both scooters and urbanites are multiplying greatly.  And the air is thick enough to cut with a rusty machete.

So, that's a no.

Sweet looking ride, though.  I'd go for the green -- it's kind of a pale, minty-green, yeah?

!i!

Abyssal Maw

  • some random jerk!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5624
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2008, 06:15:14 am »
The 2003 one was kind of a mint green. The 2008 is "Avocado", which looks kinda cool nonetheless. It runs about $3500. They have sort of a toothpaste-blue colored one and tangerine as well.

Download Secret Santicore! (10MB). I painted the cover :)

Danger

  • Desperate; not serious
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 678
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2008, 07:44:52 am »
Yeah, the scooter bug was nibbling on me a while ago, so I digs where ya coming from, brother.

Cool thing about the Stella is the neato aftermarket stuff you can get for one, and the fact that it's got a nice, sturdy metal body.  The retro look is nice, too.

Hell, I've seen a scoot be-bopping around here with a frakkin' sidecar, so you can use that for the whole "but, it can  be practical," argument with others.

Buddy makes a nice series of scoots too.
I start from his boots and work my way up. It takes a good half a roll to encompass his jolly round belly alone. Soon, Father Christmas is completely wrapped in clingfilm. It is not quite so good as wrapping Roy but it is enjoyable nonetheless and is certainly a feather in my cap.

'Both Father Christmas and Roy Orbison are completely wrapped in clingfilm,' I say to Jetta.

I place Santa next to Roy and stand in between them. With some difficulty I wrap all three of us up together as best I can. We enjoy a quiet but satisfying yuletide until people from the social services come to release us.

God Bless us one and all.

Abyssal Maw

  • some random jerk!
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5624
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2008, 08:03:48 am »
Quote from: Danger;232484
Yeah, the scooter bug was nibbling on me a while ago, so I digs where ya coming from, brother.

Cool thing about the Stella is the neato aftermarket stuff you can get for one, and the fact that it's got a nice, sturdy metal body.  The retro look is nice, too.

Hell, I've seen a scoot be-bopping around here with a frakkin' sidecar, so you can use that for the whole "but, it can  be practical," argument with others.

Buddy makes a nice series of scoots too.


I started out looking at the Buddy (and the Yamaha Vino). Theyre automatic, and I could get them in little 50cc version and sort of dip my toes into scooters instead of going in full force.

Then I started doing research, and .. well, those are still great, but that Stella is so great looking.

Here's one with a sidecar:

Download Secret Santicore! (10MB). I painted the cover :)

Danger

  • Desperate; not serious
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 678
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2008, 08:37:09 am »
Now that's what I'm talking about!

Can't see, though, just how well a scooter would go about pulling the extra weight of the sidecar alone, not to mention putting a passenger in it.
I start from his boots and work my way up. It takes a good half a roll to encompass his jolly round belly alone. Soon, Father Christmas is completely wrapped in clingfilm. It is not quite so good as wrapping Roy but it is enjoyable nonetheless and is certainly a feather in my cap.

'Both Father Christmas and Roy Orbison are completely wrapped in clingfilm,' I say to Jetta.

I place Santa next to Roy and stand in between them. With some difficulty I wrap all three of us up together as best I can. We enjoy a quiet but satisfying yuletide until people from the social services come to release us.

God Bless us one and all.

droog

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4862
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2008, 08:39:47 am »
Ay ay ay! A 150cc 2-stroke with a sidecar? Don't take it on the freeway.
The past lives on in your front room
The poor still weak the rich still rule
History lives in the books at home
The books at home

Gang of Four
[/size]

Aos

  • Huge Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7724
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 12:00:24 pm »
I've been thinking about getting one as well. I need something to get back and forth from the university, and I don't want another car.
You are posting in a troll thread.

Metal Earth

Cosmic Tales- Webcomic

TonyLB

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • T
  • Posts: 2274
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 04:40:17 pm »
My wife has been keeping an eye on the development of the all-electric versions of these ... I'll have to ask her which model she's currently favoring.
Superheroes with heart:  Capes!

Ian Absentia

  • Absent
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5241
    • View Profile
I'm buying a Stella...
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 06:45:09 pm »
Quote from: Abyssal Maw;232488
...and I could get them in little 50cc version and sort of dip my toes into scooters instead of going in full force.
Having owned an 80cc automatic before, I'd strongly recommend nothing less than a 150cc, and preferably with a manual shift.  The lack of responsivity and acceleration power proved perilous on more than a couple of occasions.
Quote from: droog
Ay ay ay! A 150cc 2-stroke with a sidecar? Don't take it on the freeway.
Personally, I just plain wouldn't take a scooter out on the freeway.  Even a 250cc, without a sidecar.  'Round-town only.

!i!

(P.S. That avocado green is kinda cool!)