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Forum: Battle scooters 11-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,940
Posted By gizmo309
I have a BV200 and a Honda Reflex. So kind of a...

I have a BV200 and a Honda Reflex. So kind of a direct comparo between the BV350 and the Downtown 350. Moving around the BV is like tossing a bicycle between your legs where as the long and only...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,885
Posted By gizmo309
http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic133796 ...

http://modernvespa.com/forum/topic133796

This is my Reflex. Sitting under bed sheets right now waiting for a new owner.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 10-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By gizmo309
BV350 all the way. I'm planning on getting one...

BV350 all the way. I'm planning on getting one too after I sell my Reflex. I have a 2005 bv200 that I'm getting back to 100%- it needed some maintenance- belt/rollers, tires, valves adjusted, etc....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By gizmo309
I think they weigh 390. Not 100% sure though. ...

I think they weigh 390. Not 100% sure though.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By gizmo309
Yeah, I have a Piaggio BV200 that works perfectly...

Yeah, I have a Piaggio BV200 that works perfectly for me. Upright riding position and 16" wheels front and rear. It's like a Lincoln Town Car vs. a Pinto in ride quality. It pains me to get rid of...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By gizmo309
That feeling of the squishy suspension will go...

That feeling of the squishy suspension will go away as you get used to the scoot. Mine did that when I first got it. After awhile you be wishing for a softer suspension as the do tend to ride rough....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,204
Posted By gizmo309
Correction: Piaggio's are now 2 year warranty...

Correction: Piaggio's are now 2 year warranty too.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
This was the longest hibernation ever for me with...

This was the longest hibernation ever for me with the two wheelers. 5 Months! My Piaggio which also has a carb fired right up just like is if it had fuel injection. Amazing scoot. My wife's Met was a...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Got the ole Riva out of hibernation. It took...

Got the ole Riva out of hibernation. It took about 10 tries to get it started the first time after sitting for 5 months. I took it out for a spin for the second time today. Runs like it was just...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By gizmo309
This is the scoot I want to get. Most likely by...

This is the scoot I want to get. Most likely by Monday before the rebate in the U.S. goes away. Same color too. I wish I could have sold my Honda Reflex-probably would have by now if this shitty snow...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
Mild thread high jack.... If anyone here...

Mild thread high jack....

If anyone here is looking for a scoot like the Forza but prefers the Reflex I have one for sale. Perfect condition in Ohio. PM me.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
Are you saying $4800 OTD? OTD means all fees...

Are you saying $4800 OTD? OTD means all fees including tax. I'm sooo close to pulling the trigger on a new 2013 BV350. I was offered $4999.00 plus shipping plus tax. I think that is a fair deal. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-01-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
Wanted to like the Forza but the cockpit is too...

Wanted to like the Forza but the cockpit is too cramped- even compared to my Reflex. A real scoot to compare the Forza to is the Piaggio BV350. 2013's are going for $4999.00 -that's a steal. Even the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,751
Posted By gizmo309
How old is the gas in it? I bought a 1995 Riva...

How old is the gas in it? I bought a 1995 Riva 125 last fall. It had 1100 miles on it. I used starting fluid to get it going. I rode the old gas out of it. The gas was in there for 2-3 years. It ran...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Bring it on over. I just bought a six of IPA and...

Bring it on over. I just bought a six of IPA and the sun is out! I took the bad boy to the store today after work and loaded up the top case with grill fixens. Enjoying this weather while we can!
...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Got a chance to check out the Pirelli's grip in...

Got a chance to check out the Pirelli's grip in rain on Saturday:cry. We were out for a nice ride and stopped to have lunch. Our waitress said - "Well that rain they were calling for looks like it...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
I think you're doing better than you think- the...

I think you're doing better than you think- the tank only holds 1.8 gallons. If you ran it dry you'd still be getting 77.78 mpg. 140 divided by 1.8. I fill it to the bottom of the bar in the tank...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-28-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Thanks for the tip. I plan on checking the valves...

Thanks for the tip. I plan on checking the valves after riding season is over. We took it on it's longest ride since we've had it (probably since it's been built!) 64 mile round trip out into the...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
I didn't set my valves this time around. I didn't...

I didn't set my valves this time around. I didn't want to wait any longer to put it back together. Fully expecting -with my luck - that it would run like shit AFTER it the body panels were back on....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Picked up the new air filter today- 42 mile round...

Picked up the new air filter today- 42 mile round trip on my Reflex. I installed it and took it for a little 10 mile ride. The scooter is running nearly perfect. Starts right up, idles down to...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Got the tires installed. Not too bad to do. I did...

Got the tires installed. Not too bad to do. I did take my time because I cleaned everything really good. I polished the wheels, wiped down the frame, really gave everything a good cleaning. I changed...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
WoW!! Way above and beyond in the help dept!!...

WoW!! Way above and beyond in the help dept!! Thank you for taking the time and effort to post the pix and instructions. I plan on doing the tires this week. I also want to clean/check the carb while...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
My new tires are in so I'm getting ready to tear...

My new tires are in so I'm getting ready to tear into the 'ole Riva. Regarding removing the side panels, do you just remove the one bolt and one screw then slide it downwards? Any tips there are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-30-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
I downloaded a copy the other day. Haven't had...

I downloaded a copy the other day. Haven't had time to look through it yet. Can't wait to get some time to mess with this scoot. I know the carb and/or petcock needs cleaned etc. It had 2-3 year old...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
The shop where I buy tires installs them for free...

The shop where I buy tires installs them for free onto the wheel. I'm going to stop in and price these tires, Michelin S1, Michelin S83, Pirelli SL26, and the Kenda 329. The shop is very competitive...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-27-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,378
Posted By gizmo309
Other than the mileage on the Pirelli - did you...

Other than the mileage on the Pirelli - did you like those tires? I need to get a set of tires for my Riva 125. I'm looking at either the Michelin S83, S1, or the these Pirelli's. All thoughts...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By gizmo309
Looks like beautiful country. Raining here all...

Looks like beautiful country. Raining here all day today so I have "ride" through your pix. Nice job.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 07-24-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
I'd like to see how I fit compared to my Reflex....

I'd like to see how I fit compared to my Reflex. It looks like the forward feet position is angled weirdly. Hope that's just and illusion. The extra power would be nice. We shall see.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
Anyone seen one yet? My dealer says sometime in...

Anyone seen one yet? My dealer says sometime in August but they haven't given a firm date. Maybe some parts of the country are already getting them/

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
I'm thinking exactly like you regarding the...

I'm thinking exactly like you regarding the color. My 2005 Reflex is a beautiful dark red. I would prefer the Forza in gray but I want to see the red in person before I pass judgement. I'm also...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 167,623
Posted By gizmo309
This should be on straight from the factory. IF I...

This should be on straight from the factory. IF I make the switch to the Forza I'll have one of these installed before I'd take it home. I wish the silver was coming to the US but the red looks good...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,115
Posted By gizmo309
2014 Piaggio Fly 150. It will be in showrooms in...

2014 Piaggio Fly 150. It will be in showrooms in May. My wife is looking for the exact same thing as yours. My wife fits on the PCX just fine but doesn't feel comfortable with the hump in the middle....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-03-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,203
Posted By gizmo309
Sources please. I've been around the 198cc (200)...

Sources please. I've been around the 198cc (200) LEADER engine for many years and have never heard of this.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,996
Posted By gizmo309
I have them both. They are both great scooters...

I have them both. They are both great scooters but different. The bv is more like a motorcycle. The Relfex rides and handles more like a scooter. The engine/transmission on the bv is much smoother...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-09-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,078
Posted By gizmo309
That is a Piaggio BV500. Piaggio is one of the...

That is a Piaggio BV500. Piaggio is one of the biggest makers of two wheels in the world. They are the manufacturers of Piaggio, Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Aprila, etc. I have a 200cc version of this bike....
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,110
Posted By gizmo309
I changed the belt on my bv200 at 11,166 miles....

I changed the belt on my bv200 at 11,166 miles. It was still in spec. That belt now has 10,000+ miles on it. I will be changing by the end of the riding season.

Bob
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,078
Posted By gizmo309
Got to sit on a Silverwing today. I fit nicely. I...

Got to sit on a Silverwing today. I fit nicely. I still think the best overall fit for me on any scooter is a Burgman 650 but it is not on my list. The Silverwing does feel like an exagerated Reflex....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-29-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,078
Posted By gizmo309
Thanks for the replies. Interestingly enough I...

Thanks for the replies. Interestingly enough I can't find a Silverwing to even sit on! One dealer about 50 miles away does have one but it's in the box. That appeals to me because no one has been...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,078
Posted By gizmo309
Interesting comparison. I'm thinking about a...

Interesting comparison. I'm thinking about a Silverwing to replace my Reflex. I also have a bv series Piaggio, an '05 bv200. I'd buy a bv350 in a heartbeat but I can't get past the red seat (though I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By gizmo309
Does it rev higher, lower, or about the same with...

Does it rev higher, lower, or about the same with the 21 gram rollers? It seems like the scoot revs too high to me. I'm going to replace the belt and clean up the clutch when I'm in there. The scoot...
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