Honda SH150i

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by DaBinChe, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Dabears

    Dabears Long Timer

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    Yellow Jacket- how does the SH compare to the HD200? I assume they are very close. Why did you sell the SYM? Just curious..
  2. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    I really wanted to keep the HD and have the Honda at the same time. My plan was to ride both and after careful evaluation keep which ever one I liked the best. However, it took so long for me to find the Honda, I decided to sell the HD before prices dropped in the fall of the year. Turns out there was only a couple weeks between the two bikes. SYM was a hard sell, not much interest in it. Too bad, people don't know how good the SYM is.
    Only put about 100 miles on the Honda, am dealing with Erma here. One thing for sure, the Honda can't run with the SYM. I really thought the Honda with all it's " performance " mods would have same or better performance as the SYM.
  3. Tromper

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    Just for fun
    https://canadamotoguide.com/2009/06/17/scooter-16-incher-test-2/

    It's a bit out of date, but tells what seems to be an accurate tale on the bikes. I had the big bro of the Kymco there, & it got worse MPG, & had less power than the SYM. Notably the same brakes, but a bit lighter as well.

    Haven't test ridden an SH150i. With only one year of them in the country I'm reluctant to go that way, & have been reasonably happy with the SYM
  4. Dabears

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    Interesting article. One glaring issue was that they noted the SYM was 20 hp. As far as I know it's actually 15.5 or 15.3 depending on the source. I have seen reports that the actual hp was higher than the specs show, but I don't know why SYM would intentionally lowball their own numbers.

    Thanks for posting the comparison.
  5. DaBinChe

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    Considering that parts are a bear to get from SYM. Honda parts are easy to come by. The SH150 has been Europe's number one selling scooter for several years.
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    To be honest I haven't had any major issues getting SYM parts, took a bit more poking around to find the best sources, but I have a decent local dealer. Not all folks do.
    No ding on the Honda, it's a great machine & would do what I require of a light scoot, but I already own the HD, & if necessary could get a brand new one or my choice of used ones more readily than an SH due to both it's popularity with those who already have 'em and their scarcity due to the one year thing.
    That and, as noted above the HD is a bit faster though than the 2010. I also gather the newer Euro4 spec one uses the same motor as the PCX so loses half a step there so if they did bring it back I would check it out, but it's possible I'd stick with the HD, or possibly go with a Liberty 150.

  7. Tromper

    Tromper Been here awhile

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    Couple of challenges there. I'm pretty sure the SYM is wet weight at ~300, as is they KYMCO at ~256. Other than that it matches up with some similar stuff I've read down the years comparing the big wheel scoots.

  8. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    Anyone know what the stock roller weight and size is for the SHi?
    Without actually taking mine out and measuring, it looks like the size is 20 x 15 and 13.4 or .5 gr.
  9. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  10. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket Been here awhile

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    Seems that my week old, new to me Sh150i has an oil leak problem. The PO did a good job of cleaning up the bike before I bought it, except for under the motor. That area just covered in gunk! After cleaning and careful searching, turns out the oil is coming from a tiny hole just inboard of the filter cap on the underside. That would be a leaking oil seal on the water pump shaft. Anyone else with this problem?
  11. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    I dont think you re the first guy to report that . Look up sh1500 forum with google and see what it says. I know there is one but dont have link.
  12. DaBinChe

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    that is the weep hole and is normal for a little wetness from oil or coolant but should not leak. Over time that wetness will cause dirt/gunk buildup. My elite110 is gunk down there so is my CB300. On the cb300 after each ride I'll see a drop or so from it.