YAMAHA RIVA RAZZ (SH50) - OWNER REVIEWS



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1987 YAMAHA RAZZ
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Fuel milage, durable, easy to use
Dislikes:
Single speed, 0-28 mph

Review:
”Yamaha Razz scooters have been a real treat to own and use very often for the 7 years we’ve owned them. Easy to use, easy to start, great mpg. A good way to run short errands to the store, etc. I mounted an empty car battery on the back for a trunk. The spouse has a Coke tray mounted on their scooter for a storage basket. Low maintenance and very fun!”


1987 YAMAHA RAZZ
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: MPG
Dislikes:
Top end speed, Needs more cowbell!

Review:
”I just got it this weekend (2nd owner) at 2400miles and it’s so little but fun to ride around Indianapolis as long as your safe riding! I’m using it to go to school every day - beats walking! I’m hoping to keep it running for a very long time!


1987 YAMAHA RIVA RAZZ
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Rugged, dependable, great lighting for its size.
Dislikes:
Soft suspension, front forks seemingly milled from lawn furniture.

Review:
”The '87 Riva Razz is one of the finest scooters I have ever owned! Easy to ride, always starts whether it's 15 or 100 degrees F. It's biggest flaw is the hazard of hydrolock with the leaky fuel valve membrane. Fuel leaking down can fill the cylinder, causing the crank to get twisted if you attempt to kick start.

Other than that, a fine Minarelli engine, whose only potential upgrading should be smoothing porting and decking the head for higher compression. Any excessive other upgrades will require "Fred Flintstone" starts and be followed by a quick, disappointing route to the top end. Keep it simple and find the power band!”



1987 YAMAHA RIVA RAZZ (PINK)
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: Fun, cute, easy to ride, lightweight, good gas milage
Dislikes:
Little loud, wish it went a little faster

Review:
”I love my scooter so much. Right now I’m having trouble finding someone to clean the carburetor at a fair price in Columbus, OH. I haven’t been able to ride for three years. Not being able to ride is killing me.”


1988 YAMAHA RAZZ
Milage: 0 - 1000 miles
Likes: Gas milage, parking, comfort, slick design
Dislikes:
No storage, not a lot of power going up steep hills

Review:
I bought my Razz from my boss to get to work and back I really enjoy it and had have a lot of positive comments on it! My Razz only had 550 original miles on it.The only thing I don't like is going up steep hills it struggles and there is no storage but I do have a basket on the back which is great for carry things on it.The gas mileage is great I spend 2 to 3.00 dollars a week it depends on when it rains.”


1988 YAMAHA RIVA RAZZ
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Starts easy
Dislikes:
Front fork tolerances

Review:
Bought my Razz for $150 used. It was not running and it has plastics from both the black and the red models (someone crashed it). It had no air filter box, battery, mirrors, horn, or passenger side fan cover.

Cleaned the carb by taking it apart and using a needle set to poke through the jets' clogged holes. It must have been stolen or the previous owner lost the key because it was hot wired. I forced the seat lock open with a screwdriver and it still locks the seat in place (must turn it with the screwdriver or other key, but it is easy to turn now and the spring still returns it to closed). The stock air box restricts the carb, and without it my top speed is 20mph. I put a plumber's tape covered screw in the hole on the air inlet side of the carb on the far lower right and that restriction makes my top speed 25 mph (before at WOT the scooter would bog).

The stock lights on this scooter are really good for it's top speed.

The front fork has a lot of play if you hold the front brake and rock the scooter back and forth (not in the bearings (that can be adjusted) but in the suspension components of the fork).

If you can get one working they are worth $400 tops. Not as easy to work on as you might think, but still doable. I'm 235 lbs and it goes fine. Get one if you can!”



1992 YAMAHA RAZZ
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 Miles
Likes: Good and reliable
Dislikes:
Picky on oil, spark location

Review:
This is my first scooter. I’m very satisfied with my Razz! Won't lie, is very very picky on the oil (so no big box mart stuff), had the carb cleaned twice before draining and cleaning the oil and gas tank (not too hard of a job, don't worry if your new to scooters, did this stuff with my Dad). For oil I recommend using Yamaha oil. Besides the bad, once its up and going you can pretty much ride away. Have fun!


1993 YAMAHA RAZZ
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Fuel mpg, electric or kick start
Dislikes:
Single speed for 0-28 mph

Review:
”I’ve owned this scooter for 7 yrs. My spouse has one too. We ride these all the time, especially after doing yard work and need to cool down. What’s better than cruising cool, right! I’d recommend this scooter for anyone who wants ease of use, easy maintenance and easy cruise speeds. 85-90 mpg is typical. This scooter is great for short trips to the store.”


1999 YAMAHA RAZZ
Milage: 5000 - 10,000 miles
Likes: Lightweight, easy to park, good mpg
Dislikes:
Carburetor easily gets dirt, no storage

Review:
”I have been using mine to commute to Boston for 3 years now. Parking there is expensive and even to go to college after work is easy find a spot for bikes to lock it. Be picky with the gas, get the premium from brand gas stations, otherwise it will get a dirty carburetor. If that happens, running one tank with the Lucas Oil version for motorcycles and that will do the trick. I just wished I did not have to carry my helmet and heavy jacket everywhere and could store them in it somewhere. Overall, I love it! (Female, 40 years old).”


2001 YAMAHA RIVA RAZZ
Milage: 1000 - 5000 miles
Likes: Sleek design, gas mpg, comfortable
Dislikes:
Too slow and too light

Review:
I love my little scooter. It’s the first one I have ever owned and I ride it all over town. I got it mainly to go to work but I mounted a plastic milk crate on the back for storage and it works. I took my niece for a ride the other day and she loved it. Now i need to get my wife one.”

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