(Insert Lame ‘Green With Envy’ Reference Here)

How does the old saying go?  Something about chrome not getting you home?  Well like it or not, Ken, our tech advisor, has de-chromified this Stella – partially in homage to Stella’s P Series ancestors, partially because he is a chrome hater.

Genuine scooter with black trim and bezels

All bezels have been swapped out for black.  The clear lenses were replaced with amber lenses that would make even Stan Lee take notice.  The aluminum legshield trim was replaced with a crimp-free black one.  Even the stock rims were changed to black.  Ken also ditched the centerstand in favor of the black Cuppini sidestand.

Bitubo gas shock for Genuine Stella and P Series Vespa

Nose dives at red lights?  Forget those.  The front suspension was given a huge upgrade with the Bitubo gas shock that fits all Stellas and P-Series Vespas.Prototype black rack for the Stella Automatic, Four Stroke and Two Stroke

This green love machine also got our prototype 4T exhaust, for that distinct growl your grandmother warned you about.  (This pipe is still in development, so stay tuned. [Pun intended.  Deal with it.])  The beefy black rear rack is expected by this summer, and works on both the Stella 4T and Auto.

UPDATE:  The rear rack is finally here, in chrome!

subtly custom Stella 4T

 

Build List:

Stella Platform Rack (coming soon)

Sidestand (SSC1)

Bitubo Front Shock 174446BP

Black 10” Rim (R10B)

Floormat (FMPS)

Set of Four Amber Lenses (185979S)

Black Legshield Trim (LTR1-B)

Euro Tail light (140000)

Grips (179833)

Lower Your Genuine Buddy!

Short Buddy Riders Unite!

We have confirmed that the Scooterworks Low Down rear shock fits on all Genuine Buddys, RoughHouse, Rattler and Black Cat!

Lower your Genuine Buddy by three inches with this seat and rear shock

Our adjustable Scooterworks Low Down shock will lower the Buddy seat height from ½” to 1½”, giving you a new seat height of 28½”.  When this is combined with the Buddy Low Profile seat, the seat height drops an additional 1½”, for an overall drop of three inches, bringing the total seat height down to 27”!

 Lower the seat height on your Genuine Scooter up to three inches.

Installation is a snap.  To fit the Scooterworks Low Down shock on these models, you’ll need just to flip the lower clevis (so the offset is facing outward and the bolt enters from the inside).

 Close up of Low Down Shock installation on a Buddy Scooter.

For heavier Buddy riders, or those who ride two-up, we advise that you adjust the preload higher and set the height of the shock to no lower than a 1” drop, unless you remove the rear fender for added clearance for the fuel valve.  We tested the shock at this setting on a Buddy with a 220lb rider and had no clearance issues.

The RoughHouse low profile seat is due in this spring.

Welcome to the Slaughterhouse

Scooterworks Tech advisor, Ken, took full advantage of an unsuspecting Roughhouse last week.  The result was a very angry scooter that he dubbed ‘The Slaughterhouse’.

With a suspension overhaul, the Prima race pipe and a slew of NCY performance parts, he took this scooter from a back roads errand runner to an asphalt hell raiser.

RoughHouse Scooter, this 50cc 2t means business

Ken replaced the stock cylinder with a 68cc ceramic NCY jug and head, and the NCY Direct Ignition Coil was added for hotter spark.  He swapped the stock carb with an adjustable 19mm Malossi carburetor to compensate for the bigger displacement.  The air box was replaced with the Scooterworks racing air filter for more flow, and the new carbon fiber Pinasco reeds make this baby’s heart a-flutter.  All of these changes mean that this little beast is breathing the way it was meant to, and getting all of the tasty premix it so craves.   He also installed the NCY Super Trans Kit, using lighter weights for more delicious torque, and a Malossi Kevlar Belt to handle it all.

The beefed-up front end on the Slaughterhouse is probably the most obvious upgrade.  Ken replaced just about everything he could with NCY parts, from fork tubes and the disc brake to the caliper and valve stems.  The result- a better ride that eats stoppies for breakfast.

Multiple angles on this scooter's performance upgrades

Ken also snagged our prototype low profile RoughHouse seat (expected this spring, in black and red) and installed the Scooterworks Low Down Shock, reducing the seat height a full three inches in the process.

All of these upgrades are well and good, but perhaps the most notable and reasonable for the sane rider, such as you, are the tires.  By switching from the stock knobby tires to Vee Rubber sport tires, he has added about 4 mph to his top speed, all while giving the Slaughterhouse a more refined, business casual look.

Sport tires and a race exhaust on a Genuine RoughHouse Scooter

 

Side by side of a stock Genuine RoughHouse and a customized, angrier one.

The Slaughterhouse is not affiliated with the Slaughterhouse Rally, which is held in Chicago every year over Labor Day weekend, and is awesome.  For more info on that, join their Facebook group or scope out their website.  This year’s details are coming soon!

 

Build List:

Prima Race Pipe, Genuine 50cc (PE-THIRTYTWO)

NCY Super Trans Kit; GY50/QMB139 (1200-1171)

NCY Rollers 16×13, 6G (1200-1051)

Direct Ignition Coil 0900-1075

NCY Cylinder w/ Head 47mm, 68cc (1100-1245)

NCY Adjustable Front Forks (1000-1134)

NCY 200mm Floated Disc Brake  (1000-1289)

NCY Forged Brake Caliper (1000-1311)

NCY Banjo Bolt (1600-0010)

NCY Throttle & Grip Set (0800-0102)

NCY Brake Line (1100-1238)

Prima Rear Rack (RRRAT1-B)

Scooterworks Low Down Shock (1000-1293)

Vee Rubber Sport Tire, Front (0600-0063)

Vee Rubber Sport Tire, Rear (0600-0033)

NCY Valve Stem (0600-0005)

NCY Axle (1000-1263)

Scooterworks Racing Air Filter (1300-1112)

Malossi Kevlar Belt (M 6112729)

Pinasco Reed Petals (P 10387503)

19mm Malossi Performance Carb M 1611028

Don’t Fear the Reaper

One thing that sets the Genuine Buddy apart from the rest of the pack is the slew of upgrades and modifications available.  And another thing that sets it apart is the fact that you don’t need to change a thing to have a solid scoot— but where’s the fun in that?

One of the fastest Genuine Buddy scooters around, thanks to perfromance upgrades

Custom Buddys are typically geared more towards performance than looks.  It isn’t all about an air ride, custom paint, and LEDs.  It’s about adding horsepower and torque, everyone’s two favorite ingredients.

Genuine’s tech advisor, Massimo, decided to have some fun after work last fall with a Buddy 170i prototype and created what he affectionately calls the Reaper.  The Reaper’s hobbies include wheelies, burnouts, really fast rides along the beach, and sewing.

Performance Genuine Scooter Exhaust

Massimo kept most of his engine and transmission modifications pretty simple by using our NCY bolt-on parts.  He beefed up the suspension and brakes with more NCY goodness, and tweaked the look with our blackout kit, low profile seat and sport mirrors (expected in stock this spring).  He also upped the ante by changing the transmission gearing, and more importantly, installing a racing stripe.  The only thing missing is more cowbell.

Upgraded NCY suspension and brakes on this scooter give is a more comforable ride with some real stopping power

 

There are quite a few sleeper Buddys out there, and you won’t know them until they waste you off the line.

 

Parts List:

NCY Performance Exhaust (0500-1014)

NCY Front Forks (1000-1279)

NCY Brake Disc (1000-1013)

NCY Performance Shock (1000-1044)

NCY 177cc Ceramic GY6 Cylinder Kit (1100-1014)

NCY GY6 Super Trans Kit (1200-1048)

NCY Decompression Tube (1100-1282)

Big Valve Head (1100-1445)

Low Profile Buddy Seat (0400-1050)

Buddy Black Out Kit (0300-0107)

Black Buddy Rear Rack (maybe it is like a spoiler or something?) (RRB1-B)

Battery by Scooter Model

Below, you’ll find a number of scooters and the batteries they take, as well as links to Scooterworks’ Product Pages to make ordering a replacement battery quicker and easier. More scooters and batteries will be added to the list below as that information becomes available, but you can always visit Scooterworks‘ home page or call 1.888.968.3772 for up-to-the-minute information from one of Scooterworks customer service representatives.

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Genuine

Model Battery
BlackCat/ Roughhouse TX4L-BS
Rattler 50 TX4L-BS
Roughhouse 50 TX4L-BS
Buddy50 TX4L-BS
Rattler 110 TX5L-BS
Buddy 125 TX7A-BS
Buddy 150 & 170i TX7A-BS
Blur 150 TX7L-BS
Blur 220 TX9-BS
Stella B9-B

 

Modern Vespa

Model Battery
ET2 TX4L-BS
ET4 B9B/TX12-BS
LX50 B9-B
LX150 TX12-BS
LXV150 TX12-BS
Vespa S TX12-BS
GT200 TX12-BS
GTS250 TX12-BS
GTV250 TX12-BS
GTS Super TX12-BS

 

Vintage Vespa

Model Battery
60s-70s battery models without turn signals B39-6
70s battery models with turn signals (except Rally) 6N11A-1B
P200E, P125 without electric start 12N5.5-3B
PX150, PX200 with electric start B9-B
GS150 (unique)84647

 

Piaggio

Model Battery
X9 TX12-BS

 

Kymco

Model Battery
Cobra TX4L-BS
People S 50 TX7A-BS
People S 125 TX7A-BS
People S 200 TX7A-BS
People 250 TX7A-BS
People S 250 TX7A-BS

 

TGB

Model Battery
KeyWest TX5L-BS
LaserR9-150 12N9-4B-1

 

TGB

Model Battery
Vintage Chetak (pre-1990)
6N11A-1B

 

Modern Chetak B9-B
Legend B9-B

 

Now in stock, color-matched top cases from Soft Italia!

Made in Italy by people who’ve been in the two-wheeled luggage business since 1969- they know what they’re doing, and they’re damn good at it.  These top cases feature a superior fit and finish, refined lock/latching mechanism, and a universal mounting system.

Now available in both Vespa and Genuine colors, because the only thing better than a top case is a color-matched top case.  Impress your friends and coworkers, maybe even that jerk, Steve.

We took some time in the Scooterworks lab to pit the Soft Italia top case against our old TC5 in a series of what we assume are industry standard tests.  The results were conclusive; the Soft Italia 35L top case was the clear winner: