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 Post subject: Re: Bought a new (to me) Helix!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:31 am 
Nice!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a new (to me) Helix!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:07 am 
Yeah! :DomoRuckRuck It felt good to be out riding again...even if it was a bit cold. The only issue is the bottom plastics...most of those brittle pieces of shit are trashed.

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a new (to me) Helix!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:37 pm 
Installed the windshield (a few weeks ago) and the lowering springs today. Here's how it looks.


With the lower fronts.
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And with the stockers back in the front.
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 Post subject: Re: Bought a new (to me) Helix!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:22 pm 
Nice!!

Lower windshield.

I like the original front shocks better. Just my opinion though.

I also like the handle bars without the panels on them. I don't think I would take mine off but I do like the look.

No front badge??

The panels do suck.

No transmission cover or did you just not put it on when you took the pic??

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a new (to me) Helix!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:38 pm 
Don Leonardo wrote:
Nice!!

Lower windshield.


Yeah the stock windshield had to go! :barf:

Don Leonardo wrote:
I like the original front shocks better. Just my opinion though.


I don't really love either set of shocks over the other...just would've been nice to get what I thought I paid for instead of getting some mushy front springs. But it handles pretty good the way it's set up.

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I also like the handle bars without the panels on them. I don't think I would take mine off but I do like the look.

They look better than stock (but the gold color is lame). But it's just me being lazy from when I bought it... took them off cuz I put the tie-down strap around the handlebars...and just never put the panels back on. But I plan on getting different handlebars anyways.


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No front badge??

I didn't know Helices had front badges. Where? Right on the nose?

Don Leonardo wrote:
The panels do suck.


They sure do... but it was laid down..so it's expected. Fortunately the lower plastics is the only thing real damaged. Just trying to figure out what my best option is to fix them all. And I broke the floor panel behind the foot peg, below the seat...so now that needs to be replaced because the bottom panel doesn't fit well back there anymore.


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No transmission cover or did you just not put it on when you took the pic??
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I have the trans cover...just haven't gotten around to putting it back on.
I was checking out the belt cuz it something is slipping, but the belt looks real good, and the pulley faces only have real small grooves. Clutch?? :meh:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:23 am 
Maybe rollers??

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:53 am 
Don Leonardo wrote:
Maybe rollers??


Yeah didn't look at those. Probably is though. I still need to clean the carb. out real good. And it might need a new auto choke...I use that leather glove on the driveway as a choke plate... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:12 am 
just chop a coil out of the lowered front shocks. that'll make it stiffer AND lower! double win!

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 Post subject: Re: Bought a new (to me) Helix!
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:56 am 
mertechperformance wrote:
just chop a coil out of the lowered front shocks. that'll make it stiffer AND lower! double win!



I was thinking about doing that for both front and rear... they are both a little too soft for my fatass. :lol: But I don't have a way of compressing the coil to get it off. :meh: Or I could just make the whole thing ridged :wasted:


Anyone want a helix lowering set?

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:05 am 
how much?

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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:18 am 
$175 shipped :?:

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:39 pm 
NICE!! The carb just needed a little cleaning... runs great...except today was far too cold to do any riding. Fuck you windy and 45°F :?

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:12 am 
Don Leonardo wrote:
No front badge??


Only the older models come with the badges and emblems. The new ones have stickers.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 8:19 am 
The one that Don Leonardo is talking about is square and says: HELIX, and goes in the front. The old Helixes also come with HELIX and HONDA emblems around the scooter. You can see it on these pictures:

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 5:08 pm 
Yeah the badges look sweet...but they had to cut corners and use those ugly ass Helix diamond stickers... haha

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