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Old 12-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #16
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I think i might get that riva then... Its a little beat up but its 250$. Not a bad deal. It needs front brakes as well. Are those easy to get?
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:40 PM   #17
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another thing i cant seem to find info, is the valve adjustments on this thing area. I dont like the shim type of valves that you need to get stuff from the shop. Doe s anyone happen to know if this riva uses the bolt type of valves? Much easier to adjust.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:49 PM   #18
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I did a Google " EBC Riva ", just the two words and first hit is a eBay offering for brake pads.... 13.43 plus 6.95 shipping.. twenty bucks shipped. I would all your local CycleGear or other local shop.

Not hard to find...

EBC DRUM BRAKE SHOE YAMAHA RIVA 125 RIVA 180 RIVA 200










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Old 12-30-2009, 02:59 PM   #19
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I assume it's this one?
http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/1528812388.html

May be a bit more of a project than you're looking for, but if I were still in Baltimore it would already be sitting in my garage.

I'll assume what they mean by "ignition" is that it no longer has a key, because it is more than likely a theft recovery or tow recovery. Background shows a number of other project bikes.

All of Yamaha's Parts Diagrams are online, including part numbers so you can call your local Yamaha shop and order.

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/parts/home.aspx

I don't remember if I've ever adjusted the valves on an XC180 (I have on a 125 Riva) but it should be the same. 9mm wrench, small box on the adjuster.

There are a bunch of real good scooter shops and enthusiasts that'll help you out in the area, so no worries about finding someone that can wrench on it if you decide it's over your head.

For $100 you can learn alot & chalk it up to experience if you never get it running.

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Old 12-30-2009, 10:44 PM   #20
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yahoo riva group

If you want to know about them join up with the yahoo riva group. http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/RivaRiders/ I did some look at them 1 year ago. Nice scoot that does highway speeds. The only down fall I was told is that the carb and all that goes with that isn't a simple thing. I forgot why that is but that is what the guys on that group said. for 200 buck even if you never get it running you could sell the panels etc off it and still make some bar money. go for it. You have to have a yahoo account to join up.

Here the link for the 180 tec docs , service man etc http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...l%20Documents/
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:57 AM   #21
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Good link, i noticed there was nothing about valve adjustments on that manual. Must be a good system. I like that :)
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:05 AM   #22
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BTW that Riva is a 1983-1984 model, not early '90s.
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:14 AM   #23
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FWIW (and I really don't care but...) someone said that the Riva 180 is "freeway legal".

It may not be. Around these parts a bike must be 250cc or larger to ride on an Interstate Highway.

Jus sayin'
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:23 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by ernest t bass
BTW that Riva is a 1983-1984 model, not early '90s.
Its actually not that one scooter that is in the ad. Its another one. But i think its a 1983 as well.

I dont know mucha bout scooters. But you guys have definatly helped me out.
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