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 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.
Jim
'52 Sunbeam S8, '83 Lead 80, '84 Lead 125, '98 Honda FES250 Foresight, '92 Honda Helix

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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 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 Jimo » Tue May 01, 2018 11:00 am

Thanks Meldrew, quite a difference in seat height then but the weight is much less that my Burgman K8 400, which by the way I'm asking for £2000 or nearest, its currently 'on the road' so to speak and soon to renew its MOT, its a good bike with good tyres and the best 'extras'. MMAO

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'52 Sunbeam S8, '83 Lead 80, '84 Lead 125, '98 Honda FES250 Foresight, '92 Honda Helix

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

Post by Jimo » Tue May 01, 2018 11:11 am

Meldrew wrote:
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.
Hi Bern & Meldrew, thanks both for the info, I'm following that one up, seat 3" higher - is that front or back? 29"

This looks good...

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

Post by Jimo » Sat May 05, 2018 9:37 am

Meldrew wrote:
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.

Bern and Meldrew, Thanks guys for the tip off, did hear (via official scources) that only 27 of these were imported to the UK, I've bought the Foresight above and look forward to trying the wife for fit....,!
What could go wrong with a 5,000 mile bike? - actually its in good order and the seller is arranging a new MOT to be done by an outside firm next week, then just remains to sort delivery. I'll place seperate details of the 2009 Burgman that is now available for sale.

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

Post by The Bern » Sat May 05, 2018 12:29 pm

Jimo wrote:
Bern and Meldrew, Thanks guys for the tip off, did hear (via official scources) that only 27 of these were imported to the UK, I've bought the Foresight above and look forward to trying the wife for fit....,!
Good man, I'm sure it'll give you many miles of enjoyment icon_thumbs_up.gif
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