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Old 04-17-2013, 03:56 PM   #16
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we aren't getting the integra nc700, i assume?
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #17
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we aren't getting the integra nc700, i assume?
I really don't think so but one never knows. I sat on one while on a trip to Europe in March. It's pretty awesome.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #18
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I never understood why any bike needed a rear disc. I have never owned a bike, from 1500 Goldwing to a 50cc moped, that I could not easily lock the rear wheel on. I put several thousand miles on a 250 Rebel with NO rear brake, because I relocated the pegs and shifter 4" forward and never got around to rigging up a rear brake linkage. I finally forgot about it, and realized I didn't need it on such a small lightweight bike. I can see a rear disc on the Goldwing, with a passenger and a full load of luggage (which is what it was designed for) it would have quite a bit of weight on the rear wheel. Unfortunately, the Goldwing also had LINKED brakes, which I definitely consider unsafe.


I just found this on the local Craigslist. It is expensive, but is almost new, and is a Honda. It is also 153cc, which makes it freeway legal. I seriously doubt it would do 80 mph, my 250 Rebel would barely do that under the right conditions. I don't really like the look, I do like the flat floor. And Honda has a policy of supplying parts for at least 10 years after the date of manufacture. So I should be able to get any needed parts from online parts sources like bikebandit.com and cheapcycleparts.com.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/mcy/3748427083.html
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:38 PM   #19
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we aren't getting the integra nc700, i assume?
I think they are giving us the CTX models instead. I think, based on pics that the integra has the same feet forward design. I might be wrong though. I personally would like the integra over either model ctx.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #20
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jerry, i'm assuming yes given your extensive experience, but have you tried the sportcity 250? i've owned both the sh150i and the sc250, and the sc250 sits and rides very much like the sh150i, but with a lot more juice. they're both excellent rides, though. like you, i prefer the upright seating position. note, though, the sh150i has linked brakes, whereas the sc250 does not.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #21
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Jerry, there was an interesting ride report some time back where a guy took a long trip on an SH150i. He was preparing for the scooter cannonball or something like that. From what I remember, the Scooter performed very well and even did better than he expected on some stretches of interstate.

As for the brakes, as far as I know all recent model Honda scooters sold in the US have linked brakes.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #22
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Hi Jerry,

Interesting find on that SH150i. I know the service interval was something you found objectionable on the PCX... I recall seeing the same service interval for the SH150i, as far as 2,500 miles for "inspection" (I can't say for certain that was for valves, though). Probably less body panels to have to remove, but it might be something you want to check into.

Here's a link from another forum where it is discussed...

http://www.burgmanusa.com/forums/vie...40610&start=50

http://www.shcooter.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=385
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:47 PM   #23
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Service interval is not an issue, access is. My Vino and Zuma have short valve check intervals, but it only takes a few minutes to check them, and a few more minutes to adjust them. But my Vino 125 went 20,000 miles before needing an adjustment.

I don not like linked brakes (it's a scooter not a car) but could probably live with them on a scooter. I lived with them on my '95 Goldwing, but had a few times where they were a bit scary, would have much rather had separate control of the brakes.

The SportCity 250 is definitely a scooter I would be interested in, but there are none available locally, and apparently it was discontinued a long time ago, at least for the U.S. I'm actually quite satisfied with my Zuma 125, other than the non freeway legal part. The SH150i must be some scooter to cost that much. They want more for that one used than I paid OTD for my 2012 Zuma 125 new.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:33 AM   #24
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The SH150i must be some scooter to cost that much. .
The Italians buy more scooters than any other developed country and the SH models top the sales charts ahead of domestic products.... but then it is a domestic product. My Honda SH was designed and built in Italy.
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