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Old 08-23-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Used SH150i

Picked up a Sh150i with only 1500 mi. last week. Guy was asking $3000. for it and I got it for $2250. After I brought it he hands me a extended warranty good till 6/15 and says don't know if this can be transfered? Well I know it can be thanks . I put 300 mi on it now and we'll see about the warranty cause its in the dealer now with a oil seal leak on the water pump shaft.
So far I'v been loving this scoot and I think I got a pretty good deal on it now that they have been out awhile. This thing had a new battery, the 600 mi. service done and even a full tank of gas, all it really needs is someone to ride it more often and I'm the guy for that.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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I was really interested in that scoot when I fist started looking, just couldn't find one around here.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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I was really interested in that scoot when I fist started looking, just couldn't find one around here.
I recently saw a new one one a local dealer's floor.

For the OP, it sounds like you got a good deal.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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When you get it back I would be interested in knowing what the top end mph is. I would still like to have a small scoot that will run a true 65 mph with a little to spare.

Klav, you be stomping around in my town? I haven't been in CU lately, but I do recall one new 150 and one used.
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Great little bike!

Howdy,

Congrats on the new (used) Honda Sh150i. I've had mine for 2.6 years now. Bought it used with just 30 miles on it: $800 discount from the "new" price, with full 1 yr. dealer warranty :)
Mine has been dead reliable until quite recently when the battery cable vibrated loose. Simple fix. Even my old Daelim did that; minor problem and can be fixed in just minutes in any parking lot or if necessary-by the side of the road. (With my old Daelim I could tighten down it's bettery cable and be back on the road in as little as 60 seconds!)

This 275 lb. rider averages 60 mph top speed with 70 mpg. Riders weighing less report better numbers, with 70 mph and 80 mpg being common. It's flat floorboard and bag clip make hauling groceries a pleasure, but don't expect to stow a lot of goods under the seat..this is a 16 inch-wheeled bike, you know. Those tall tires give one a sense of security above 40 mph, compared to the more common 12 and 13-inch tires found on scooters. Gas tank is smallish: 1.8 gal.
This redneck's biggest criticism of the Sh150i is it's brakes. For the U.S. market only, Honda replaced the standard rear disc brake with a drum.
Adding a removable set of Nelson-Rigg saddlebags enables me to do some serious grocery -hauling. What's not to like about such a reliable bike?
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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I ve read they can if you call up honda usa they ll tell how to do it. Free 1800 number
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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Klav, you be stomping around in my town? I haven't been in CU lately, but I do recall one new 150 and one used.
Swung through a couple of months ago to check out the two dealers there. I'm here in Huntsville full time now so it's not a big deal to head across the river once in a while.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:37 AM   #8
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Ok I got my scooter back saturday (no charge) and been racking up the miles since. I put over 550 mi. on so far and this is what I think about this scoot. Lots of fun and good on gas avg. 85 mpg, Top speed is a true 65 mph no wind just a bit of a tuck, with full tuck and a bit of downhill 70+ easy. I find myself going 45-50 on smooth roads and 35-40 on the bumper roads and I weigh 200 lbs. and 6' stock shield no box. Handling not bad but I wouldn't want to have to do any evasive maneuvers. Larry as far as the brakes go I think they are pretty good. I think you must have glazed your pads or got something on them to have such problems stopping even with the extra pounds. Remember the front brake provides 70% of your stopping power and a rear disc would only lock up much quicker than the drum and that you don't want. Overall it's no motorcycle but for the shorter trips it's a lot more fun. I do believe I'll get a top box for it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:47 AM   #9
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... Adding a removable set of Nelson-Rigg saddlebags enables me to do some serious grocery -hauling. ...
How do you secure the bottom bag clip to the bike?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:52 AM   #10
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I recently saw a new one one a local dealer's floor.

For the OP, it sounds like you got a good deal.
Same here in San Antonio. There's a brand new one sitting on the showroom floor since 2010.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #11
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From everything I've heard, the SH150i is a great scooter. Honda just seriously overpriced them. There were plenty of high quality 125-150cc scooters out there for a LOT less.

With only 1500 miles on it, the seal probably deteriorated from lack of use.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #12
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Sounds like a great deal.

They were / are made in Italy and therefore Honda was unable to price them cheaply enough to sell very well.

From everything I have heard they are a great scoot.

There is a ride report around here somewhere of a few trips on one. Sorry, I don't remember who did it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #13
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Bag clip

Howdy,

John Fabian: The bag clip is in front, in the leg shield area. Plastic grocery bags can be secured with this clip and they rest on the floorboard between my feet; handy. The bag clip comes with the bike; it's a common feature on scooters.

Lazyguy: I'm glad that you like the rock-solid Sh150i, also! I have a blast "pooting" around town with it for errands and commuting. As for the inferior brakes reserved only for the US market (!), my 125cc Daelim had front and rear discs and my stopping distances were shorter. I admit it: I'm indignant that Honda cheaped out on brakes for the U.S. market. If and when I buy another bike it'll be a Honda, but I'll be sure it's braking distances are shorter...but I have a blast on my Sh150i. Ride safe! :)

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 AM   #14
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The bag clip is in front, in the leg shield area. Plastic grocery bags can be secured with this clip and they rest on the floorboard between my feet; handy. The bag clip comes with the bike; it's a common feature on scooters.
So you put the "removable set of Nelson-Rigg saddlebags" in the floorboard area and not over the rear seat like saddlebags?
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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Nelson-Rigg saddlebags

John Fabian,

The saddlebags are indeed thrown over the seat (well, they're secured under the seat, actually) and each bag rests on either side of the bike, same as I've seen on all other bikes. They're great for hauling groceries.
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