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Old 10-26-2014, 03:13 PM   #1
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My Honda Helix Mod. Thread!

Time to start a mod. thread for my 1995 Honda Helix. As stated in previous threads, I will be adding some Chrome bits to bling up the scoot. In the meantime, i bought a few products to detail her and make her shine, changed out the cruddy "Advertisement License Frame" from Honda of Hollywood to just a simple Chrome Frame (personalized plates have also been ordered), I put on a cheap FleaBay Motion Alarms, $8.00 get's what you pay for but it's enough to draw attention to anyone who decides to tamper with or touch the ride, and lastly for now, I stumbled upon a "Biker's Friend" bag just like the one that @Mr. B has! I got a great price on it at a little shop in Santa Cruz as I think it had been sitting around for a while. Paid $189.00 for the large size, best deal on-line that I could find was $219.00 and this is one heck of a product! Comfortable, useful AND good looking.

On other car forums that I participate in, there's an old saying that goes "It ain't true unless there's pics"! So, for your viewing enjoyment, here a few of them along with a little video of the alarm. Please, excuse my photography and filming skills :-)!









https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbwB...m-upload_owner CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW VIDEO OF ALARM SYSTEM!

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Old 10-26-2014, 03:57 PM   #2
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Looking good SC. I have the small "Biker's Friend" on mine.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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I liked it the moment I saw it! I think it's better than a top box. Like I said above, I stumbled upon this case and it just happened to be a large. Nice thing about it is the large will fit 2 full helmets. Also on their website they show the Helix with a large so I just figured yours was a large as well. The most impressive thing about the bag is how comfortable the lumbar support makes the scooter. I'm really happy with it. Thanks for turning me on to this great product!
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:40 PM   #4
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Great looking bag! Is it strapped on, or is there some other kind of attachment?
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:52 PM   #5
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Biker's Friend is a great product from what I have read. Storage and added comfort all in one. If I had a Helix its the first thing I'd add.

That $8 alarm is the bees knees.

Congrats. You must be pretty happy (I know I'd be).

Keep us posted on any future mods.
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Old 10-28-2014, 04:55 AM   #6
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Great looking bag! Is it strapped on, or is there some other kind of attachment?
Jim, it is strapped on. It comes with three different attachment types, being adjustable harness straps, bungees and reusable plastic ties, and the bag itself includes 4 "D" rings as securing points. To use it with it's "lumbar" feature the bag would be positioned on the passenger portion of a seat. There are ways to attach it by removing the seat and affixing it to the underside, but on the helix removing the seat requires a socket wrench so IMHO that way is not optimum.

I simply used the bungees and plastic ties and secured it to the grab bars. That way if I have a passenger I can easily move it and mount it to my "soon to come" luggage rack. If you go to the Biker's Friend website they show you many ways to rig it up to your bike.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:25 PM   #7
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So, today I got around to ordering the following:

HONDA HELIX 250 CHROME CRANKCASE COVER, Big Chrome Honda Helix Passenger Grap Bar CN250, Honda Helix CN250 Chorme Center Stand and Side Stand, Five Pcs Chromed Honda Helix Parts Chrome Visors, windshield cover, fork cover, New a Pair of clear front turn signals for Honda Helix CN250, Honda Helix CN 250 Clear Reflectors, Seven Pcs Chrome Honda Helix Lower Panels Cn250, Honda Helix Cn250 Custom Made Led Bright Tail Light, Aluminum Floor Honda Helix CN250. It's a lot of stuff. Plus, my Chrome Rear Rack from Japan has arrived, and I am also going to order some PortaWall White Wall overlays. This transition is gonna be fun. Below are a couple of pictures of the look that I am after.



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Old 10-31-2014, 10:59 AM   #8
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Custom Helix

Thats BAD ASS!
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Old 10-31-2014, 02:08 PM   #9
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Old 10-31-2014, 03:32 PM   #10
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i would forego the port-a-wall and either get white walls, or paint them white.

I've has a few friends where the port a wall got bound up into the forks and or rear shock and chain.... bad news
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:32 PM   #11
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i would forego the port-a-wall and either get white walls, or paint them white.

I've has a few friends where the port a wall got bound up into the forks and or rear shock and chain.... bad news
Your right, that would NOT be good. I have looked all over and can't find any tire makers that make a white wall for the Helix. If anyone knows of such an animal please let me know.
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:16 AM   #12
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Round 1 - Parts Arrived!

Now I just need to make the time to fit them all.

Chrome Rear Rack


Chrome Grab Bars


Chrome Crankcase Cover


Chrome Windshield Trim, Side Visors and Fork Covers


Chrome Side Stand and Center Stand


Chrome Lower Panel Set (7 Pieces)


Clear Side Reflector Markers


Clear LED Front Turn Signals with Colored Bulbs


Clear LED Rear Rear Brake/Turn Signal with Colored Bulbs


Polished Aluminum Floor Panels


Polished Aluminum Passenger Foot Pegs


Polished Aluminum Brake Pedal
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:26 PM   #13
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nice job. Bolts on that rack have a habit or braking due to being not a good grade of bolt. At least that I ve read more then once.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #14
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Your right, that would NOT be good. I have looked all over and can't find any tire makers that make a white wall for the Helix. If anyone knows of such an animal please let me know.
If the port-a-wall doesn't work out for you, you could try what this guy did. Noting can really compare to the real deal, but this is the best thing he's found so far. It's a bit more involved process than just slathering cheap paint on the wheel, but with patience it seems acceptable and worth while; and better than everything else he's tried.
http://itistheride.boards.net/thread...itewall-update
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:37 PM   #15
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Thank you for the suggestion. But it also suddenly dawned on me.......why not just have the wheels refinished by powder coat painting them. Maybe something like White rims with Black Spokes......heck, even all white could look kinda cool but will probably be a bitch to keep clean. I just may go this route.

I did talk with the tire shoppe that takes care of all our cars as well as the vehicles in my business. I asked them if they were familiar with Port-a-Walls and in their opinion how safe they would be with cycles. There response was that they have installed on them several times and never had a problem with them tearing away from the bead of the rim. Just FWIW.
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