Honda Reflex For Taller Guys

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by seantx, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a Reflex.
    Any problems with 6'2" and 240lbs? Seems I read somewhere (maybe here) that the bars hit the knees on taller guys in tight cornering will this be a concern for me? It will be used mainly for commuting but will also see some road work. Think 600 miles/day a few times per month.

    Can this scooter maintain runs of 60mph or so w/o a problem given my size?

    I'm also considering an older Helix (Honda fan - sue me). Is there more long distance back support on this model compared to the Reflex?

    Thanks for any input.
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  2. skyman

    skyman Adventurer

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    Hi, I am only 6 feet and 195 but my Reflex does not seem to mind. I have just a couple of thousand miles on mine since I bought her the end of June. 60 on the Reflex is easy to do and no trouble at all. I can carry my wife and I and breeze along all day at that speed. As for hitting your legs I am stretched out on mine and have had no problems. Turning tight circles with a little rear brake on I put my knees out but only then, on the road never. You will love it.
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  3. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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    Just do one of these to gain leg room:

    1) remove the butt-stop

    2) raise the butt stop to act as a back rest. use a couple of about 3-4" lengths of metal strips (maybe 1"w x 1/8-3/16"thick?) with holes to raise the height of the butt-stop. Because of the angle of the mounts this will also push it back, gaining you leg room and a comfy back rest.

    Join the Reflex group on Yahoo:

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/hondareflexowners/

    They have all the tricks and tips.
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  4. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info guys. I joined the yahoo list and will update this thread with a pic when iget the scooter.
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  5. dezfreeze

    dezfreeze Adventurer

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    You'll get Honda Butt from the seat after 600 mile days, but it will happily pull you along at 60 all day. It pulls me (6ft, 190 pounds) at 70 on my 45 minute commute everyday.
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  6. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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    Seat pad is a MUST.
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  7. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    +1

    I am 6'-6" 250.
    It was too tight for me until I removed the butt-stop, then later did the raising trick.

    I also rotated the bars forward as far as I could within the plastic covers.
    If you are looking at a Sport, then rotating is even easier (no covers) and you can take it even further forward

    As noted 60 is a very realistic cruise and it does so with ease and smoothness.

    Enjoy, I miss our Reflex.
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