My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by mottza » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:03 pm

Meldrew wrote:
Luckydave wrote:
mottza wrote:Did the X7 have the Honda motor, I don't think it did. The X9 250 & 250SL did though.
My mates X reg X7 does
Then somehow that Honda engine originally from the Helix had it's carburettor replaced by fuel injection and it's emissions cleaned up by Piaggio to pass Euro 3.
There was no X7 on a X reg. It came out in 2008.

You must be thinking of the X9 250. Even the X8 and X'evo had the Piaggio 250ie lump.

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Luckydave » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:40 pm

My mate has an X reg Piaggio 250 Took his word for it as being an X7,Derek is 87 mind you so allowed to make a mistake lol.

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Jimo » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:44 pm

Meldrew wrote:Hi bud, one of attractions of the long and low Helix is it's 26" seat height, so the passenger seat won't be as high as most other maxi scooters, although it's always looked a little on the small side. The Helix is also relatively easy to move about at 345 lbs.

Meldrew dear chap, now you're rubbing it in....I'm missing my original Helix, it had just one fault from brand new - if one let go the bars the bike always leaned to the left making it somewhat tiring on longer journeys, but with my other bike a '52 Sunbeam S8 I can let go the bars and it continues in a straight line, good old British bike!

My Burgman has 11,000 odd miles not 1100 which was a mis-print, of course it goes like proverbial S... of a shovel but it is far too heavy for me really.

Interesting to learn of the Foresight, I'd not heard of it before but it too seems scarce as hens teeth.
I'm wanting a Helix in good nick to ride, not as a project bike, my back does not take to bending like it used to.
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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Luckydave » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:10 pm

I’d like a Helix as a classic machine for shows/VMCC runs,got to sell one to make room though.BMW R80/7 anyone?

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Meldrew » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:28 pm

Jimo wrote:
Meldrew wrote:Hi bud, one of attractions of the long and low Helix is it's 26" seat height, so the passenger seat won't be as high as most other maxi scooters, although it's always looked a little on the small side. The Helix is also relatively easy to move about at 345 lbs.

Meldrew dear chap, now you're rubbing it in....I'm missing my original Helix, it had just one fault from brand new - if one let go the bars the bike always leaned to the left making it somewhat tiring on longer journeys, but with my other bike a '52 Sunbeam S8 I can let go the bars and it continues in a straight line, good old British bike!
I had a new '96 US import Helix bought from a dealership here in York that closed years ago. I kept it for almost eight years and used in mainly for touring and a couple of Helix rallies in Germany. I did miss it for a few years after I made a big mistake PX ing it for a Yamaha YP 250 Majesty Mk 2that I only kept for a year, but time is a great healer.

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by mottza » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:32 pm

Luckydave wrote:My mate has an X reg Piaggio 250 Took his word for it as being an X7,Derek is 87 mind you so allowed to make a mistake lol.
No worries :D

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Luckydave » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:48 pm

Rare old beast the Helix these days

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Luckydave » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:51 pm

mottza wrote:
Luckydave wrote:My mate has an X reg Piaggio 250 Took his word for it as being an X7,Derek is 87 mind you so allowed to make a mistake lol.
No worries :D
Have messaged Derek to see what his model is,I’ts immaculate with only 5,000 miles covered,I had a couple of 250 Hexagons and a 180 two stroke,still got lot of spares from one I broke,some barsteward nicked the engine from my drive one evening

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by The Bern » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:55 pm

Jimo wrote:

Interesting to learn of the Foresight, I'd not heard of it before but it too seems scarce as hens teeth.
Here you go bud (even a red 'un) ) ..... https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda-motorbi ... 1295067539
Have wheels, will travel :D

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Re: My Burgman 400 for sale or swop with adjustment for CN250

Post by Meldrew » Tue May 01, 2018 1:30 am

The Bern wrote:
Jimo wrote:

Interesting to learn of the Foresight, I'd not heard of it before but it too seems scarce as hens teeth.
Here you go bud (even a red 'un) ) ..... https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda-motorbi ... 1295067539
Hi bud, on the Foresight the 29" seat height is three inches taller than the Helix, and the weight is about the same.


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