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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by vintagegarage » Sat May 16, 2020 1:51 pm

:thumbsup:

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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Mon May 18, 2020 1:29 am

Going to pick this one up in the morning.
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:11 pm

I did this to it, and sold it.
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:13 pm

Then, came along this one. 1983 Urban Express...1,316 miles.
The pix are after 6 weeks of work and parts. Runs very good.
Probably still some issue with the cold-start enrichment system.
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:14 pm

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Post by motormike » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:15 pm

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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by vintagegarage » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:32 pm

Nice ride!

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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:03 pm

And then came this....1992 Yamaha Riva XC125.
7,500 miles, lady-owned, and a real cream-puff.
vintagegarage: Hope you like the accessorized status of this scooter.
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by vintagegarage » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:56 pm

Great find.. yes, nice basketization! Also like the windshield..

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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by Wheelman-111 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:33 pm

Greetings:

Was the P.O. a neat-freak or is the impeccable cleanliness the result of Motor's efforts?
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:13 pm

This Riva probably had a very meticulous original owner-lady who preserved the integrity of it for the first 25 years. Then, a 2nd owner, also a clean-freak, bought it for a wife who had little interest in riding. He sold it to me after a couple years of neglect by the wife. While I am not the same level of obsession with cleanliness, all the credit for this one goes to the P.O.'s In contrast, I CAN take the credit for the Urban Express you see above in this thread. It was a filthy, rusty mess when I got it in June. Motor worked his fingers to the nub making that one into what you see today. Motivation provided by the wish to give my girlfriend a nice-looking, solid running scoot to keep for her own. I am pleased that I was able to bring the Urban back to a status of "pretty clean". It took me considerable effort to spend some very hot hours in the garage getting it sorted to the current condition. It has been a busy season of bikes around here. Currently the stable consists of 11 bikes, and space is a continuous issue. Right now, I have a 1984 Gyro on the lift doing a deep clean. Have owned the bike a year now, and it runs great, but it was quite oily under the body work, and I could not stand it any longer.
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by motormike » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:15 am

Todays news deviates slightly from the ordinary.
Only one pic atm... :urban:
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Re: The Daily Chat

Post by vintagegarage » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:15 am

:urban: It looks like the back is all set up for camping... should be useful at this year's True Grits.. :worship:

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