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Old 08-18-2009, 12:41 PM   #16
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How much room is there under the seat?
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Old 08-18-2009, 04:19 PM   #17
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I'm not expecting much excitement in the repairs and maintenance department.

IT'S a HONDA.

Some New Golden Spectro & Some New Continentals ought to do it.
The one issue I'm going to address (this winter) is the poor design of the front caliper. Honda designed it so that the hose (from the master cylinder) and the bleeder are both on the top of the caliper. So, when you bleed the caliper, the fluid that's in the lower piston (there are three) gets "trapped". Eventually this fluid absorbs enough water to pit the bore and the piston doesn't retract completely when the pressure is released. This leads to a "swish-swish-swish" sound as the pads ride on the front rotor. I was hoping to score a front caliper off eBay to see if there's a way to resolve that but they're few & far between.
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How much room is there under the seat?
Enough room for a full face helmet plus some other odds and ends.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #18
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Enough room for a full face helmet plus some other odds and ends.
A 2xl helmet or one of those lil' small-sized ones? :)
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #19
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My Large Shoei Full face fits under the seat.

Or 3 bags of groceries.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:37 AM   #20
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From the sounds of things, it has more trunk room than quite a bit of scooters. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:06 PM   #21
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A 2xl helmet or one of those lil' small-sized ones? :)
Yep, my "full sized" KBC fits right in there. I dunno about three bags of groceries, tho...
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:57 AM   #22
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I sold an 04 Reflex sport with 2200 miles recently. The guy who bought it said it ran great for a week or so then died. Turned out to be rust in the gas tank. Might want to check yours out. I didn't own it long or put many miles on it, but it was a pleasure when i had it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:36 AM   #23
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I sold an 04 Reflex sport with 2200 miles recently. The guy who bought it said it ran great for a week or so then died. Turned out to be rust in the gas tank. Might want to check yours out. I didn't own it long or put many miles on it, but it was a pleasure when i had it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:01 PM   #24
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I sold an 04 Reflex sport with 2200 miles recently. The guy who bought it said it ran great for a week or so then died. Turned out to be rust in the gas tank. Might want to check yours out. I didn't own it long or put many miles on it, but it was a pleasure when i had it.
From what I can see, my tank is clean. I'm at 10,600+ on the odo. Thanks for the tip though.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #25
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I see the one that earnest t bought is called a "sport" is this just a trim package term or are there other models with different setup and what not?
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:14 PM   #26
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From what I can tell the Sport model has:

Dark Grey Rims instead of plain silver.
Passenger butt pad instead of cool looking wing
Shorter less usefull windshield.
Exposed, chrome handlebars-No Plastic Cowling
Yellow,Silver,Red,& Black as Color Choices

FYI- First tank of gas - 60.9 mpg

Reflex Sport:


Standard Reflex:
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:13 PM   #27
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now, how does the power compare to the elite 250. I know that my spacy is quick as hell off the line.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:13 AM   #28
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I haven't had the chance to ride them back to back but,

I'd say the Spacey/Elite 250 would beat the Reflex up to 50.

From 50mph on up the Reflex has more punch, and a higher top speed.

My 1986 250 Elite would only go 68mph.
This Reflex can Hit 80 mph(under ideal conditions)
Although it is turning 8000 rpm at 80 mph.

55 to 65 is a more realistic cruising speed for either bike.

Reflex has much better suspension & brakes than Elite/Spacey/Helix models.
That's what finally sold me on the Reflex, The Handling & Brakes.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:36 AM   #29
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Thanks for the Sport comparison, had no idea.
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Old 08-22-2009, 05:15 AM   #30
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Thanks for the Sport comparison, had no idea.

There is also an ABS version of the reflex as well!
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