ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Battle scooters
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
XJRetrofighter OP
Likes smoke an' lightnin'
 
XJRetrofighter's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Oddometer: 139
Thought I'd share my Battle Scoot




This is my 1984 Yamaha Riva 180z. I recently applied a custom colored digital camo skin on it with my friend Brian Gerrard from Imagecraft Graphics in Auburn WA. It's my daily driver, although I have several other bikes that like to compete with it for my seat time. I love it. Picked it up in Olympia from a kid for $700, rode it all the way home to Seattle on I-5 with my Wifey following behind. The next weekend I rode it at the Isle of Vashon. Couple weeks later, had the Knobbies mounted, and never looked back. Most recently I wired up a 12v power outlet in the glove box for phone and GPS charging, and I just ordered my Ram mount for my Garmin Nuvi GPS, soon to make an appearance in the cockpit for longer missions and adventures.

Thanks as always for being such a great community, ADV. I love seeing everyone's' rides and learning from you all.
__________________
Our Bikes:
'81Honda CB900F Super Sport, '90 Yamaha V-Max, '82 Honda MB5, '84 Honda NU50M, '09 Suzuki Boulevard M50 (Wife's)
www.bluebirdfarmseattle.blogspot.com
XJRetrofighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
damasovi
Beastly Adventurer
 
damasovi's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Ensenada, Baja California
Oddometer: 2,589
that is a cool looking scoot!

Damasovi
__________________
A motorcycle or scooter always turn a bad day into a great time!
KLR 650, Honda Beat scooter!!
damasovi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 03:44 PM   #3
MODNROD
Perpetual ponderer
 
MODNROD's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Midwest, West Oz
Oddometer: 1,967
I love those '80s scoots!

That camo stuff is hard to see, are you sure that's safe?
__________________
This Signature line is intentionally left blank.
MODNROD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
civhatch90
Gnarly Adventurer
 
civhatch90's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: NJ
Oddometer: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by MODNROD View Post
I love those '80s scoots!

That camo stuff is hard to see, are you sure that's safe?
I still dont see the scooter
civhatch90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #5
JerryH
Vintage Rider
 
JerryH's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chandler, AZ
Oddometer: 4,556
Nice scooter. Also nice that it is freeway legal. I have 3 scooters and none of them are freeway legal. One is a Genuine Stella 2 stroke, which is a keeper, but I keep thinking about trading the other two for something freeway legal. Not being able to go on the freeway at all really limits where you can go. I also love the looks of those old scooters.

I have never tried to make my bike visible. I have owned a lot of black bikes. I try to make MYSELF visible. I wear a solid white helmet, and a reflective orange vest. I also like headlight and brakelight modulators. They give you more visibility without making the bike look like some kind of safety mobile. Most cell phone operators on the road will not see you no matter what, you just have to watch out for them.
__________________
2002 Vulcan 750 (now being slowly reassembled) 2013 Royal Enfield B5
2001 XT225, 2009 Genuine Stella
2012 Zuma 125, 1980 Puch moped
JerryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
Nihon Newbie
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Nihon Newbie's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: SLO Cal
Oddometer: 141
Super custom, I like it!
Nihon Newbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 07:40 AM   #7
wanna bECO
Studly Adventurer
 
wanna bECO's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Third stone from the sun
Oddometer: 726
Those wheels are a great choice! What is the non friend price for the applique stuff for a NON-friend from your buddy. And are other designs available?At least give him a web site plug!
__________________
Just cuz my bike is shiny, doesn't mean that I'm a hiny

current stable

'94 Harley .... a blue one
'82 Honda passport
'87 Honda spacy 250
And an E Bike
85 spacy 250
81 passport (in pieces, many parts for sale)
The hit's just keep coming.. bought another 81 passport (11-28-09)

http://tiny.cc/ITgetsBETTER
wanna bECO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #8
XJRetrofighter OP
Likes smoke an' lightnin'
 
XJRetrofighter's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Oddometer: 139
http://www.imagecraftinc.com/

So Brian says that it's all about sq footage of coverage- that, and the angles/complexity of the shape being wrapped. A good starting place for estimating costs for this kind of wrap would be $11.75/sq ft. That is for straight colors I believe. Designs like mine which was fully custom, cost a little more since they have to be made in a design program first and that takes additional time. He's definitely looking to do more bikes though, and my scooter was done in one night with me working side by side w Brian. It was a super fun process, but we wasted a couple sections of film trying to get things just right. It would have been really hard to do on my own, I'm glad I had his help.

As for my wheels- thanks, they're the stock color! 180z's came in Black only, with Gold pinstripes and wheels.
__________________
Our Bikes:
'81Honda CB900F Super Sport, '90 Yamaha V-Max, '82 Honda MB5, '84 Honda NU50M, '09 Suzuki Boulevard M50 (Wife's)
www.bluebirdfarmseattle.blogspot.com
XJRetrofighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #9
seraph
asshole on a scooter
 
seraph's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Oddometer: 291
Oh, hey, I recognize this bike! I've forgotten your name but we've met a few times - I think I saw this when you showed up at Cafe Racer for the Seattle Children's toy run, right before the ride left.

You should post pics of the Honda noped with the mountain bike forks. That thing is rad.
seraph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 05:01 AM   #10
scootrboi
Beastly Adventurer
 
scootrboi's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Vermont
Oddometer: 1,280
I put similar tires- 120/90-10 Michelin Reggaes on my old scooter and have been happy with the way they handle different terrain. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8...4f957262_b.jpg I drove a 180 Riva when they first came out. Smooth and fast, got up to 55 really quickly.
__________________
42 years on a Heinkel Tourist
scootrboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #11
XJRetrofighter OP
Likes smoke an' lightnin'
 
XJRetrofighter's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Oddometer: 139
Thanks Seraph you're right- you saw me at the beginning of that toy run you guys were going on at the holidays. I had just got done wrapping it like the day before at that point. Holler at me next time you see me out with the crowd! I'll post the runaway for you, lets see here...

__________________
Our Bikes:
'81Honda CB900F Super Sport, '90 Yamaha V-Max, '82 Honda MB5, '84 Honda NU50M, '09 Suzuki Boulevard M50 (Wife's)
www.bluebirdfarmseattle.blogspot.com
XJRetrofighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 02:55 PM   #12
gumshoe4
Studly Adventurer
 
gumshoe4's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Oddometer: 855
Very cool! Ride the wheels off it...
__________________
Bob
gumshoe4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #13
baloneyskin daddy
bikaholic
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: southcentral PA.
Oddometer: 1,947
I just bought a near perfect Riva200 for $650 with a little over 9k on it. It has a different frt susp design than yours.
baloneyskin daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:40 AM   #14
Nihon Newbie
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Nihon Newbie's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: SLO Cal
Oddometer: 141
That modded NU50 is freakin sweet! I had a 1982 model, almost totally stock, except I converted to running a 55W halogen bulb in the headlight, haha. I restored it and sold it, but I miss that thing!
Nihon Newbie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014