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Old 12-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #267 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cvetter View Post
I reluctantly conclude that the Honda Helix does not have enough power to do the job.
I think you should consider sending your Helix out to a good dyno shop to have the engine and drive train freshened up one more time. A new jug, piston, head, and valves, drive belt, variator, rear pulleys, and a dyno tune would get you right back in the game for a surprisingly low parts cost as there is a ton of aftermarket availability for scooters. I would also expect you could increase power and economy beyond what you ever got out of it in the past. You are very happy with the Helix step through design and it is now 100% streamline complete. And looks great for promotions! You don't have the time to start over with another bike right now. Why not spend a few bucks to rebuild the Helix one more time?
I have started a new thread for your upcoming kit here.
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