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Old 10-16-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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My New (to me) Honda Helix!

1995 CN250, pristine condition, 4200 miles on the clock, very comfortable, plenty of power (even with my fat body). Can't wait to start with my mods. on this machine.









Check out how clean the dash and surrounding plastics are as this has always been garaged!


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Old 10-16-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Wow, congrats! I always wanted one of these and came really close to having one earlier this year (I regrettably backed out since it was over 3000 kms away and I was buying it sight unseen). I wish you well.

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Old 10-16-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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That is a time machine. Enjoy.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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Congratulations! You bought my dream scooter and it looks pristine.
Just check the tyres, fuel lines and admission valve for cracks

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Old 10-16-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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I thought production of Helix began in 1986. Are you sure it's a 1985?

In any event, it's a great looking scoot! I had a 2004 or 2005 ( can't remember)
A very fun scoot and one I wish I'd kept.

Lots of luck and many miles to you!
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:11 PM   #6
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The Helix was first sold in the U.S. in 1986. It has typical '80s Honda styling. I like it's looks 10 times more than the swoopy Reflex that replaced it. The Reflex may be a fine scooter to ride, but I just can't get past it's looks. I went to look at 4 of these on Craigslist, all newer than this one, and they were all ratty.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:26 PM   #7
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They may be fine scoots, but man! Are those things homely looking! (MHO)
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:44 PM   #8
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They may be fine scoots, but man! Are those things homely looking! (MHO)
Maybe, but what I'd give to have a seat like that on my SYM!

And for all of their styling quirks to me they are so out there as to be geek cool. The one above is in such nice condition it'd be fun to ride just because of all the looks it'd get.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:13 PM   #9
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1985 CN250, pristine condition, 4200 miles on the clock, very comfortable, plenty of power (even with my fat body). Can't wait to start with my mods. on this machine.
Fantastic, congratulations!

Now just add a Yammy Morphous to the fleet, that'd be a nice pair.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #10
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If a cherry one of these comes up near me, I'm buying it. Yours is a very nice example.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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Enjoy it for what it is! Old Mr. Honda knew what he was doing then, and he let the engineers run pretty wild. There's not much you can do to change it's nature. Just don't fall for the idea the carburetor pods will make it faster, because they won't.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:58 PM   #12
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If that Helix was mine I'd feel like I'd won the lottery. Dabears said it right: it is so out there it is cool in a geeky way. And it will most definitely get looks, thumbs up and generate a lot of comments. I am really happy for the OP.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #13
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Man that's CLEAN!!!!! It makes my 01 look rough! Great buy.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:17 AM   #14
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I thought production of Helix began in 1986. Are you sure it's a 1985?......
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The Helix was first sold in the U.S. in 1986.......
You are both correct! My bad, typo. error......I have to learn to review before I hit the old "submit" button. In any case, she is a 1995.....not 1985! I'm sure she doesn't appreciate me adding 10 years onto her.....but still looks nice for a 20 year old scoot!

Thank you all for the compliments. To say that I am stoked is an understatement. I'm really looking forward to getting familiar with the scoot and becoming a contributor to this forum.

If anyone knows of any good and proven performance mods. I am all ears.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:28 AM   #15
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They may be fine scoots, but man! Are those things homely looking! (MHO)
As are most "adventure" bikes, but folks buy them anyway.
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