|01-12-2013, 11:42 AM||#16|
Joined: May 2008
The Kymco Grand Vista 250 fits my wife, who is short, but with no oil filter, the oil change is about 1200 miles.
But only 1 qt of oil to buy, so it is a cheap change. It does weigh about 330 lbs.
Not sure about the valve adjustment period.
At the low purchase price and the distances that my wife rides, I don't figure to ever worry about the valves.
1983 Nighthawk 650
1989 Inteceptor VTR 250
1985 Sabre 700.......Sold
1983 Shadow 500.... sold
2006 Ninja 500........ sold
|01-12-2013, 12:05 PM||#17|
It ain't a moped.
Joined: May 2010
Location: Bennington, NH
It would do Honda well to put out a limited production of new Helixes, with a bit of modernization; fuel injection, and maybe a mild change in body style. The Helix was reliable, with a low (and comfortable) seat, a top speed of 72mph (though most Helix owners have gone much faster), and they're easy to service. I love my '98; it'll turn 20,000 miles when I put it back on the road in April (it's at 19,900 or so now).
|01-12-2013, 12:20 PM||#18|
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Bay City, MI
That alone is what drives up maintenance costs, because the owner is overwhelmed by the process and just takes it into the dealer to have them handle it at the cost of $100.
|01-13-2013, 08:50 PM||#19|
Joined: Apr 2006
My old Helix was similar. Accessing the vernier adjusters was easy but removing the bodywork to turn the motor over and see the TDC marks was a pain in the arse.
Many scoots ain't very user friendly in this respect.
Boring fiction--One Last Ride in the Hoosier:
Eek!! More boring fiction--One Last Ride in the Hoosier Revisited:
|01-14-2013, 07:31 AM||#20|
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Third stone from the sun
I am the 3rd person to give you the perfect answer... get the buddy!
Just cuz my bike is shiny, doesn't mean that I'm a hiny
'94 Harley .... a blue one
'82 Honda passport
'87 Honda spacy 250
And an E Bike
85 spacy 250
81 passport (in pieces, many parts for sale)
The hit's just keep coming.. bought another 81 passport (11-28-09)
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