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New member from Reading . England.

Postby HELITEL » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:59 pm

Hi , just a quick introduction. Im Terry from near Reading , England. Just got my first Helix and one as spares . One is 1990 Uk spec and the other an 1993 import, already noticed a few differences. One has alloy wheels with integral hubs , the other has pressed steel rims and detachable hubs ( better idea ). Also the import has no light switch and side reflectors.. The engine breather systems seem different too. Are ther any other major differences. Hope to improve my knowledge and make a few friends via this Forum. Cheers Tel
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby GrahamH » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:55 pm

Hi Terry, Compared to most folks here we are almost neighbours! (I'm in Yorkshire).

The alloy wheels came in about 1992-93 and most UK bikes had the steel wheels. Also the UK bikes were never fitted with side reflectors, just the grey plastic plates (can't think why).

Maybe check the usual suspects of leaking exhaust (causing backfiring) and cracks in the inlet rubber manifold.

You didn't buy chance find your bike in Bridlington?

Regards..............GrahamH
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby wilsongj » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:17 pm

Hi Terry, hello from Saintes, France. This is a good forum for tips and answers. I also have one on the road and one for bits. Spares here are difficult to find and very expensive. (windscreen 235 euros here, 85 from Japan including tax.) The roads here are empty and smooth though!

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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby charlie55 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:02 pm

Welcome Terry, and a belated welcome Wilson and Graham. It looks like the plan for Helix world domination is slowly coming together.
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby BOF-UK » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:16 am

Terry hello,
Well we have GH up North, you in the South and myself in the middle, that should cover England, unless there are more hiding elsewhere in the UK.
All the best
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby slonaker » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:56 am

Welcome to the board!

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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby HELITEL » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:46 pm

Thanks guys for the warm welcome . Graham -bikes are from a relative . Bof - your posts have been a great help..:)
I had to clean carb , temp repair on inlet manifold ( new one ordered ,coming from china for less than 4 quid). Strip and clean front brake caliper and sort out wiring a bit .. passed MOT this morning , well chuffed.. I have been a long time Honda CX fan so am well used to , shall we say , cosmetically challenged bikes or just plug ugly.. This is my first scooter and after a wobbly start , getting used to feet forward , I enjoyed the ride through the lanes to mot garage . Will tax it on 1st December and first real outing will be Reading Xmas Toy Run on 10th December. Looking forward to it. About 2000 riders took part last year .. I was on my old Sunbeam S7 . Bet Im the only Helix this tear. Cheers Tel
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby dbcooper » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:38 am

I'm fairly new here from near Reading, Pennsylvania...
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby Jim Wills » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:07 pm

HELITEL wrote:Thanks guys for the warm welcome . Graham -bikes are from a relative . Bof - your posts have been a great help..:)
I had to clean carb , temp repair on inlet manifold ( new one ordered ,coming from china for less than 4 quid). Strip and clean front brake caliper and sort out wiring a bit .. passed MOT this morning , well chuffed.. I have been a long time Honda CX fan so am well used to , shall we say , cosmetically challenged bikes or just plug ugly.. This is my first scooter and after a wobbly start , getting used to feet forward , I enjoyed the ride through the lanes to mot garage . Will tax it on 1st December and first real outing will be Reading Xmas Toy Run on 10th December. Looking forward to it. About 2000 riders took part last year .. I was on my old Sunbeam S7 . Bet Im the only Helix this tear. Cheers Tel


Hi Terry, I'm based in Fakenham, Norfolk UK, My first Helix as bought new in 1990 and sold 24 years later in 2014 - then I had a heart attack just after I bought a Burgman 400K8, kept that for 4 years having done just 450 miles on it, it was too heavy for me at 80 so Being a member of maxi-muppets .co.uk one of their forums pointed me towards a Honda FES250 Foresight in almost showroom condition having just 5500 miles on it - so I bought it although I had been looking for a Helix which are 'Hens Teeth' over here.... just a fortnight later another 'Muppet' pointed me to a Helix in Northampton having 30000 miles, it looked good so I bought that too, at moment its on my bike lift while I renew the cvt in its entirety;

So your'e a Beamer? I've had my S8 for 50 years now, its 'on the road' and I wouldn't sell it, I also have a Honda NH125 Lead that I rebuilt to near showroom condition. My original Helix was a Friday afternoon built job with a defect of continually falling to the left when the bars were let go, my "New" Helix a '92 job doesn't have the defect thank goodness and soon as the cvt is done I look forward to using it, also its low seat height suits my diminutive wife ideally whereas she couldn't mount the Burgman because of its extreme saddle size.
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby HELITEL » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:39 pm

Hi guys. I got Helix ready for xmas toy run, tinsel, lights, reindeer head erc . All set. Toy run morning 4inches of snow, used it a bit after then traded against a forza 300 . What a great scoot, not got charisma of helix though..
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Re: New member from Reading . England.

Postby Jim Wills » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Helitel, Its strange - the charisma of a Helix, without a doubt it is/was the BEST SCOOT HONDA EVER PRODUCED, after I got rid of my 1990 Helix 4 years ago then went to a Burgman 400 K8 apart from having a heart attack soon after buying I found just how heavy the Burg was in comparison with the helix that is much lighter, I started looking again for a replacement Helix and boy did it take a while - but I've got it now albeit with an additional 30000 miles and some damage caused by 'Murphy' a previous owner/tinkerer, it'll take a while to get all straight but after just completed renewing of the CVT with all OEM new components the running part is again good and reliable.

I wish you well with your Forsa 300. Keep upright!

Jim
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