I gave the Stella the weekly look over today and it does not use oil,,, I've never had a small engine not use at least a little oil,,,so that is a pleasant surprise,,, no tire wear to speak of ( no surprise there they are as hard as rock) and everything is loosening up a bit so it shifts with ease and seems to have better acceleration,,, so she still gets a thumbs up,,, and better than 100 mpg
I think they CLAIM a 140 mpg on the 4t my 2 stroke has gotten 110 riding around at about 35 mph but goes down when I ride 50 mph or more. Mine seems to run better and better it's at 7200 miles and starts and runs better than new.
I didn't expect 140 Randy,,i never listen to the company line on that kind of stuff,,,,factories will blueprint engines and run the cars and bikes round and round on special flat tracks,,so they squeeze the last drop of mpg out of the thing even going as far as using 110 octane gas so they can just putter around the track at 30-35 mph,,,,,i have a few painfully long traffic signals on my way to and from work,and if i get caught at them i shut my machines down even my cars or my trucks,,,i've seen quite a difference in total miles per tank when i do this,,i'm not religious about it but, sometimes i get a bug and just do it at the spur of the moment and i definately see more miles per tank,,,one test guy got 153 out of a honda CL230L coasting hills ,shutting off at lites,,no jackrabbit starts,,,but the guy is a freak and thats his routine for all he drives,,,a little farther than i'm willing to go,,,and i agree with you on the bike feeling and running better the more miles i ride,,,it's most definately loosening up substantially
i actually like 2 smokes,,,small lite and make great power for their size,,,but with the drawback of less longevity,,,they do not last as long as a fourstroke ,,, i'll grab an older vespa that was registered in california if i can find one cheap,,,(good luck with that one),,,missed a really nice one for $300 on CL not too long ago,,,complete and all there BUT tags were out by a mile so reregistering it would have been big dough,,,and california will soon ban the little beauty's so this is one of the main reasons i went with the stella,,california compliant and still retains the manual trans,,also the added plus of a disc front brake,,,so all in all i am still very well pleased with my stella,,,it is becoming my go to machine when i'm just bombing around town either commuting or general store/grocery runs