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Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
Fuel consumption with my Riva has been 75-85 mpg...

Fuel consumption with my Riva has been 75-85 mpg depending on how much use in town. A 150 mile trip through the countryside with only a few stop signs resulted in 100 plus mpg while moving along at...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
H-man, How often do you change your oil in the...

H-man, How often do you change your oil in the Riva? A thousand to twelve hundred miles is what I've timed the changes at and the oil looks very good for being such a low quantity without a filter. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By cheap bastard
The 200 Riva is able to top 65mph. My 125 Riva...

The 200 Riva is able to top 65mph. My 125 Riva will do 63 on the GPS if given a mile or so of flat road and no head wind. It does have a windscreen, which significantly adds to the top speed and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By cheap bastard
C'mon, H.. Post a pic or two of that cheap bad...

C'mon, H.. Post a pic or two of that cheap bad boy. Your phone pics are so small. I'll be over in the two days. Maybe the weather will help out and the trip can be on two wheels. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 79,842
Posted By cheap bastard
PM me. Maybe I can help you out.

PM me. Maybe I can help you out.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,458
Posted By cheap bastard
The 125 riva (in my experience) starts very...

The 125 riva (in my experience) starts very poorly in sub 50 degree weather if it's allowed to sit for a couple days. My personal investigation has shown, at least on my scooter, with an in tact...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
The Vino 125 and Zuma 125 are both disc equipped....

The Vino 125 and Zuma 125 are both disc equipped. The Riva sure could use better brakes.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By cheap bastard
I'm next to Rockford. My old Yamaha is a commuter...

I'm next to Rockford. My old Yamaha is a commuter device, mostly.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By cheap bastard
You're in Michigan, snowmobile jackets and pants...

You're in Michigan, snowmobile jackets and pants should be easy to get. I use an old Yamaha snow jacket that even has armor. A pair of well articulating snow-mo gloves will work, too. If your...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,035
Posted By cheap bastard
A 250cc MadAss with helmet capable panniers and a...

A 250cc MadAss with helmet capable panniers and a large luggage rack behind the seat.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,144
Posted By cheap bastard
My daily commute has me driving home pre or right...

My daily commute has me driving home pre or right at dawn most days. The old Riva 125 gets ridden through 16 miles of farm land, forest preserves and along a river and some creeks. Some of the trek...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
MMO in the engine oil? I've used it for many...

MMO in the engine oil? I've used it for many things, even for freeing old frozen engines, but I've never actually put a load on anything with the stuff in the oil. Same for Rislone. It may be doing a...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 740,833
Posted By cheap bastard
What was the roof's affect on fuel consumption?

What was the roof's affect on fuel consumption?
Forum: Battle scooters 07-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
The crankcase is vented to the air intake, so...

The crankcase is vented to the air intake, so blow by may very well cause that issue. Single cylinder and 360 degree twins inherently have a major crankcase breathing issue due to the fact the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
The test I used first was connected to the carb...

The test I used first was connected to the carb end of the vacuum line. Three inches vacuum applied, fuel stopped flowing as vacuum was lost after about 10 seconds. The next portion was done at the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-25-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
Most of my Riva's surge issues, but not all,...

Most of my Riva's surge issues, but not all, disappeared with a vacuum line change to the petcock. There is still a bit of low power at times and once it had to idle for about 30 seconds to regain...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
As the belt has "worn in" the driveline squeal...

As the belt has "worn in" the driveline squeal has subsided for the time being. The bog was still there and nearly stalled the engine, when it happened at 50+ mph after having very little surge...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
The Riva and I went on a 75 mile round trip to...

The Riva and I went on a 75 mile round trip to Blackhawk Farms raceway yesterday. with no traffic to contend with, it was easy to concentrate on the surging issue. The engine seems to have a changing...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-16-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 21,305
Posted By cheap bastard
My 125 Riva also has a lean surge from 35 to 45....

My 125 Riva also has a lean surge from 35 to 45. It even occurs during full acceleration, but to a lesser extent. It also has some odd high at times idle characteristics combined with extremely low...
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