interesting custom helix touring bike

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by fullmetalscooter, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    HHere a helix picture that was posted on the helix forum. Interesting touring helix with a custom wood box and seat. Box takes up part of the place were the passger seat was.


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  2. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    That thing has as much storage as a Goldwing!
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  3. Starbuck21

    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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    Maybe the passenger is IN the wood box (evil laugh)? :eek1
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  4. bandito2

    bandito2 Been here awhile

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    That Helix belongs to a guy named Jean Bartlow who wrote a a book called "Live To Ride - A textbook on motorcycle safety" and
    gave a riding safety seminar earlier this September at the "Scoot The Ozarks" rally in Eureka Springs AR. An interesting old guy
    with over a million miles of riding. There is still a little room but maybe not enough for a passenger and he added a fuel bladder up
    front on the step through over the tank for extended riding range. A pretty neat setup. And yeah, the storage is massive.
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  5. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

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    I wonder how that Helix handles with a full load in the box being so for aft?
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  6. Krusty ...

    Krusty ... What? Me hurry?

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    I know a stock Helix gets pushed around in a crosswind quite a bit. I can imagine what this one would be like :vardy.
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  7. S/W

    S/W Been here awhile

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    I had a Helix, and it was not good on a windy highway. The box would make it unbearable to handle. It was a great around town and off highway scoot, though!!
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