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Old 09-29-2012, 05:07 AM   #1
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interesting custom helix touring bike

HHere a helix picture that was posted on the helix forum. Interesting touring helix with a custom wood box and seat. Box takes up part of the place were the passger seat was.


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Old 09-29-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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That thing has as much storage as a Goldwing!
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Maybe the passenger is IN the wood box (evil laugh)?
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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HHere a helix picture that was posted on the helix forum. Interesting touring helix with a custom wood box and seat. Box takes up part of the place were the passger seat was.

That Helix belongs to a guy named Jean Bartlow who wrote a a book called "Live To Ride - A textbook on motorcycle safety" and
gave a riding safety seminar earlier this September at the "Scoot The Ozarks" rally in Eureka Springs AR. An interesting old guy
with over a million miles of riding. There is still a little room but maybe not enough for a passenger and he added a fuel bladder up
front on the step through over the tank for extended riding range. A pretty neat setup. And yeah, the storage is massive.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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I wonder how that Helix handles with a full load in the box being so for aft?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:53 AM   #6
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I know a stock Helix gets pushed around in a crosswind quite a bit. I can imagine what this one would be like .
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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Ditto

I had a Helix, and it was not good on a windy highway. The box would make it unbearable to handle. It was a great around town and off highway scoot, though!!
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