Cheap Honda Helix wanted

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by davidfrench, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. davidfrench

    davidfrench Been here awhile

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    Hello,
    I'll be soon moving from NY to CA and I'm searching for a cheap Helix to buy. I have one in Europe (called Spazio) but I won't bring it to CA (too much problems).
    Let me know if you hear about some Helix for sale (I can also fly over were the Helix will be available and drive it back to SF).
    Thanks

    David
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  2. tortoise2

    tortoise2 Been here awhile

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  3. rtking

    rtking Been here awhile

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    +1 Agreed on Craigslist. In the Orange County and San Diego craigslist ads, there are a couple of Helix listed for $2-3K.
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  4. ernest t bass

    ernest t bass Been here awhile

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    Avoid that CF Moto Knockoff- Id rather have a beat up old Genuine Honda Helix than a Brand New Chinese Copy.

    I was about to drive 400 miles to get this one.
    He went down to $2500.
    http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/mcy/1309242281.html

    I'm going with a 2004 Reflex Sport instead with 6000 miles for 2700.
    I'll post pix when I get home.

    There is no shortage of Helix & Reflex Scooters in SOCAL.
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  5. techguy

    techguy Scooter Trash

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    + 1000!

    When you fix up a Honda you have a nice ride, when you polish a turd, you still have a turd.
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  6. ernest t bass

    ernest t bass Been here awhile

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    This is what $2700 will buy in SOCAL

    [​IMG]
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  7. brockster

    brockster Despair & Repair Garage

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    Travel across the Midwest by ground and pick up a couple for $2700 off of CL.

    Here's what has recently been posted in the SW Ohio area:

    YEAR MILES PRICE
    1987 6000 $1000 (SOLD)

    1996 12500 $2595

    1985 30000 $1100

    and so on...
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  8. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Yeah - there is just something about the Helix that makes me smile - I love riding my room mates yellow one around whenever I can.

    Great scooter.

    [​IMG]
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  9. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  10. tortoise2

    tortoise2 Been here awhile

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  11. davidfrench

    davidfrench Been here awhile

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    Thanks everybody for the leads
    :-)
    I'm now in SF and searching hard for my new Helix !
    (but more around 1000$)

    Hey Pete_Court, nice way to defrost the pork-chops !
    :huh :huh :huh :huh
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  12. tcjames.yu

    tcjames.yu Adventurer

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    Yeh!, your Helix is shiny like sun, I guess you're the focus of wherever you go pal.:clap :clap
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  13. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Yeah - it is pretty gay - and I work on a special ops base! I get a kick out of riding it to and from work with all of the bad ass tough guys riding their v-twins. :lol3 I almost feel like taping pinwheels to the mirrors and waving at everyone like pee-wee herman! :rofl But hay - it's my room mates, and I advised her to get a bright color for safety reasons. By golly she did!

    And dude - those were porkchops that I was defrosting!!! No better way (imo) to defrost than direct sunlight!

    But seriously - that Helix is a real throwback to what scoots should be all about. My AN650 just doesn't muster up that sort of simple charm...
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  14. davidfrench

    davidfrench Been here awhile

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    I hope you don't cook them the same way !
    :-)
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  15. davidfrench

    davidfrench Been here awhile

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    Hello,
    just to tell you guys I found a Helix for 900$
    proudly riding it in San Francisco now !
    :-)
    cheers
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  16. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Cool!!
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    Bugtussle Been here awhile

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  18. davidfrench

    davidfrench Been here awhile

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    3995... didn't know they were made of gold....
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    Bugtussle Been here awhile

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    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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