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Another Helix to play with

Postby BOF-UK » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:53 am

Hi All,
Having sold my Helix it's been a few years since I last posted, well I have been and bought another one, the condition was not wonderful but it was relatively cheap. My idea was to do a complete strip down, sort out any problems that I may unearth, clean and repaint and then decide on the final colour for the bodywork.

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There is still some way to go, most of the bolts were seized, there were quite a few screws missing and I had to saw the bottom bolt off to remove the silencer (looked OK but rusted out at the rear).
I will post at the next stage
All the best
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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby birdmannn101 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:13 am

Looking good. If you need any parts I have a 87 parts bike I am selling parts off of.
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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby AlabamaCB750 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:11 pm

I love to see someone saving another helix and making it nice again! Great work on the tear down! :D
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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby BOF-UK » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:24 am

Just an update, no pics
Removed the wheels, side stand, main stand, swing arm, bottom tray and fuel tank, these will go for shot blasting and powder coating, the problem area is trying to remove the crankcase cover.
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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby BOF-UK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:25 am

Just another update:
The whole of the frame has now been painted, I can now put the petrol tank back in and then the under-tray, it's a shame no one will see the result when all the panels are replaced. I did manage to remove the crankcase cover without damage, this will now go to the paint shop along with all the panels.
The wheels are still at the powder coaters when returned new tyres will be fitted, I have replaced both front brake pads and rear brake shoes.
I will post pics when the wheels and tyres are fitted.
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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby zozman » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:18 am

BOF-UK wrote:Just another update:
The whole of the frame has now been painted, I can now put the petrol tank back in and then the under-tray, it's a shame no one will see the result when all the panels are replaced. I did manage to remove the crankcase cover without damage, this will now go to the paint shop along with all the panels.
The wheels are still at the powder coaters when returned new tyres will be fitted, I have replaced both front brake pads and rear brake shoes.
I will post pics when the wheels and tyres are fitted.


Was there a white poly-cover tank insulator on top of your gas tank on your 1987 Helix? Mine was missing but the prevoius owner said he removed the gas tank to have the inside seal coated. It may not have been installed afterwards. He didn't remember. There's one there now. The Honda parts locater indicates there should be an insulator for all the years of the Helix. A little pricey at $97 USD. I found one on ebay.

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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby BOF-UK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:55 am

Hi,
No insulator just the retainer, the manual shows no cover (the model year is 1990).
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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby BOF-UK » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:18 am

Update:
Hopefully pics have loaded, wheels powder coated fitted with new Bridgestone tyres, center and side stand powder coated, next post pics to show a rolling helix.

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Re: Another Helix to play with

Postby Cruiser » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:18 am

Nice! 8) I need to do this!
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