Thursday, May 13, 2010

Honda Reflex Group Digest Number 4827

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Messages

1.1.

Re: Reflex not starting up, help...

Posted by: "BruceK" bruce@aplusservices.com   bruceakoehler

Wed May 12, 2010 11:01 am (PDT)





--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, "Carlos Moran" <losmoran@...> wrote:
>
> " There is a drain on the carb floatbowl - follow the clear plastic tube up
> from around the kickstand - there is a "screw valve" at the other end on
> the carb - back it out to drain the carb - drain it into a glass container if
> possible - to evaluate what comes out."
>
>
<SNIP>
> When you say "the other end of the carb" do you mean opposite where the clear hose attaches? (the screw would be facing the rear?) or is it on the right side of the scooter? Opposite the kick stand?
> Sorry.... but it's hard to see. I can only look through the opening by removing the battery cover or removing the black cover just above the kick stand. I can see a screw right above the clear hose at the carburetor but I couldn't get a screw driver if I tried.
>
> Los.
>
Take the battery cover off (under the seat) and you'll have better access.

Look in the FILES section - for the gas tank removal pdf file for some great photos that will give you guidance.

Bruce

2.1.

Re: Brake noise

Posted by: "BruceK" bruce@aplusservices.com   bruceakoehler

Wed May 12, 2010 11:05 am (PDT)



Reflex front calipers are all like that - it's normal. Disk brakes have no return springs - nothing to retract them - and the Reflex front brake has THREE pistons in the front, so are three times as stodgy in retraction.

Try what I do - use only the LEFT brake handle for "normal" stops - it works only ONE of 3 pistons in the front brake, and then the rear brake - applied PROPORTIONATELY and with appropriate TIME DELAY between front and rear.

I only use the RIGHT brake handle TOGETHER with the LEFT for URGENT stops.

Hope that helps

Bruce Koehler - the Koehlerizer
Santa Cruz, CA

--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, THO LE <leductho@...> wrote:
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> Hi everyone,
>  
> When use the right hand brake, after I release the brake, I hear a noise from the brake and its disk.  What is cause the problem?  Should I replace the brake fluild?  My reflex is only 5500 miles but the brake pad only remain 2mm thickness and the front tire is almost gone to the minimum thickness.
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3a.

Topbox toughness.

Posted by: "hikokibert" emiandrobert@bigpond.com   hikokibert

Wed May 12, 2010 2:16 pm (PDT)



I have a topbox like the one in the Australian Forza parts list in the files section.Coming home from work it fell off at 80kp/h and tumbled and skidded along the road as you would expect. I went back and picked it up and it was undamaged except for a few scratches on the corners and bits that stick out. The latch that locks the lid also locks the box on and I hadn't locked it.The topbox was on the bike when I bought it and I had always thought of it as an ugly but useful thing, and now as tough brute.

Robert

3b.

Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

Posted by: "Jonathan Vaughn" spotchicus@yahoo.com   spotchicus

Wed May 12, 2010 5:52 pm (PDT)



Does anyone know what the maximum weight Honda recommends placing on the rear fin of the non-sport Honda Reflex? I'm looking at the possibility of bolting a top box onto my grab bar/fin and and I'm wondering what the maximum combined weight (box+luggage) Honda recommends us bolt onto that thing. Thoughts?

Jon

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3c.

Re: Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

Posted by: "BruceK" bruce@aplusservices.com   bruceakoehler

Wed May 12, 2010 6:46 pm (PDT)



There is no spec - but the only thing at risk is the spoiler itself (and what is bolted to it). The spoiler bolts to the scooter's frame. It is made of cast alloy (probably aluminum) - and you can find them used on eBay from time to time.

You COULD add some reinforcement under it if you are worried.

Hope that helps

Bruce Koehler - the Koehlerizer
Santa Cruz, CA

--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, Jonathan Vaughn <spotchicus@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what the maximum weight Honda recommends placing on the rear fin of the non-sport Honda Reflex? I'm looking at the possibility of bolting a top box onto my grab bar/fin and and I'm wondering what the maximum combined weight (box+luggage) Honda recommends us bolt onto that thing. Thoughts?
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> Jon
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3d.

Re: Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

Posted by: "Jonathan Vaughn" spotchicus@yahoo.com   spotchicus

Wed May 12, 2010 7:13 pm (PDT)



Yeah, I'm not so worried about the spoiler itself, just worried that I'll overwhelm the frame by hanging too much weight off the end or end up tearing where the spoiler mounts to the frame. As a though exercise I was looking at options and came across this one...

http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=0350

Pretty darn pricey on amazon (200-300 bucks) but god it looks cool. Only problem is that it's 30~ pounds! Then add in the luggage and we're talking 40-50 pounds hanging off the tail end of the scoot.

In the end I'm sure I'll end up getting the larger one of these eventually...
http://www.jcwhitney.com/motorcycle-travel-trunks/p2010969.jcwx?skuId=346517#

But even then it's big enough to not be a featherweight once you fill it with stuff. Anyway, thanks for the response.

Jon

________________________________
From: BruceK <bruce@aplusservices.com>
To: hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 9:45:42 PM
Subject: Honda Reflex Group Re: Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

There is no spec - but the only thing at risk is the spoiler itself (and what is bolted to it). The spoiler bolts to the scooter's frame. It is made of cast alloy (probably aluminum) - and you can find them used on eBay from time to time.

You COULD add some reinforcement under it if you are worried.

Hope that helps

Bruce Koehler - the Koehlerizer
Santa Cruz, CA

--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, Jonathan Vaughn <spotchicus@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what the maximum weight Honda recommends placing on the rear fin of the non-sport Honda Reflex? I'm looking at the possibility of bolting a top box onto my grab bar/fin and and I'm wondering what the maximum combined weight (box+luggage) Honda recommends us bolt onto that thing. Thoughts?
>
> Jon
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> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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3e.

Re: Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

Posted by: "Michael" mbr987@comcast.net   bandito_two

Wed May 12, 2010 10:45 pm (PDT)



--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, Jonathan Vaughn <spotchicus@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what the maximum weight Honda recommends placing on the rear fin of the non-sport Honda Reflex? I'm looking at the possibility of bolting a top box onto my grab bar/fin and and I'm wondering what the maximum combined weight (box+luggage) Honda recommends us bolt onto that thing. Thoughts?
>
> Jon
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I intend to hang quite a bit more than 30# on the back of my Reflex.
As all can see in the "Car tires and swingarm mods" photo album. Or
you could just look at the current new photos and see the trailer I
am having built for my scoot. Ideally, a lower hitch point would be
more desirable, but this type of trailer is used on other bikes with
no apparent problems. And as it is, the Reflex does not have a ready made lower point to attach to. I may figure some sort of framework
to facilitate a lower mount later. It would seem logical that a lower
center of gravity would be better. The rear wing at a glance appears
robust enough to handle the task. It will be reinforced down on the
underside with a single large piece of steel. Plus the tire and shock
should work well enough to soften the jolts and bumps from the roads.
I think it can take the weight.

Mike B.

(Rochester Hills Michigan Double Dark Side Rider)
(2007 Honda NSS250S Reflex Sport "Scarlet")
(2006 Honda FSC600A Silverwing "Jester")

**** While knowledge has power, blah, blah, blah.

Use it wisely. **** (I wish I knew more)uh... usefull stuff that is.

3f.

Rekey

Posted by: "THO LE" leductho@yahoo.com   LEDUCTHO

Thu May 13, 2010 5:49 am (PDT)



Hi all,

I have a Honda Silver Wing that lost all keys.  Where should I go to rekey?

Thanks 

________________________________
From: Jonathan Vaughn <spotchicus@yahoo.com>
To: hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 10:12:55 PM
Subject: Re: Honda Reflex Group Re: Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

 
Yeah, I'm not so worried about the spoiler itself, just worried that I'll overwhelm the frame by hanging too much weight off the end or end up tearing where the spoiler mounts to the frame. As a though exercise I was looking at options and came across this one...

http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=0350

Pretty darn pricey on amazon (200-300 bucks) but god it looks cool. Only problem is that it's 30~ pounds! Then add in the luggage and we're talking 40-50 pounds hanging off the tail end of the scoot.

In the end I'm sure I'll end up getting the larger one of these eventually...
http://www.jcwhitney.com/motorcycle-travel-trunks/p2010969.jcwx?skuId=346517#

But even then it's big enough to not be a featherweight once you fill it with stuff. Anyway, thanks for the response.

Jon

________________________________
From: BruceK <bruce@aplusservices.com>
To: hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 9:45:42 PM
Subject: Honda Reflex Group Re: Maximum weight on the non-sport spoiler/grab rail?

There is no spec - but the only thing at risk is the spoiler itself (and what is bolted to it). The spoiler bolts to the scooter's frame. It is made of cast alloy (probably aluminum) - and you can find them used on eBay from time to time.

You COULD add some reinforcement under it if you are worried.

Hope that helps

Bruce Koehler - the Koehlerizer
Santa Cruz, CA

--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, Jonathan Vaughn <spotchicus@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what the maximum weight Honda recommends placing on the rear fin of the non-sport Honda Reflex? I'm looking at the possibility of bolting a top box onto my grab bar/fin and and I'm wondering what the maximum combined weight (box+luggage) Honda recommends us bolt onto that thing. Thoughts?
>
> Jon
>
>
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> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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4.

Reflex clear tail lens

Posted by: "mickb45" mickb45@yahoo.com   mickb45

Wed May 12, 2010 7:06 pm (PDT)



Does anyone know where to find a good used clear tail lens for a '02 Reflex since mine is cracked? Checked Ebay but none listed....thanks

5.

OT: Helmet humor...

Posted by: "BruceK" bruce@aplusservices.com   bruceakoehler

Wed May 12, 2010 7:51 pm (PDT)



A little known fact....

The first testicular guard,
the "Cup",
was used in Hockey in 1874.

The first helmet was used in 1974.

That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

6a.

Re: modded K-mod expectations - Warning!

Posted by: "GeoB" gab16@sbcglobal.net   negrekboshlinov

Wed May 12, 2010 8:44 pm (PDT)



> Thanks for the warning.

yer welcome.

> One thing I was thinking about was swapping to the Big Ruckus weights (and the weight holder, so the ramps are all equal), which should result in a similar overall weight but more linear acceleration, right?

How confident are you of the equal ramps and such? THIS sounds interesting! Thanks for posting it.

Have you seen this done? Do the parts interchange? Shouldn't be too expensive.

Has anyone of us ridden a BR? Does it accelerate differenty than the Reflex?

Be great if we could just slap those parts in there and they fit and worked linearly.

6b.

Re: modded K-mod expectations - Warning!

Posted by: "GeoB" gab16@sbcglobal.net   negrekboshlinov

Wed May 12, 2010 8:49 pm (PDT)



> Without the "BWAAAAAAHHHH like the K-mod" you will not get full power off the line.

Right. It is nice to have that when wanted. Problem is I seldom want it, but have no choice as I get the "BWAAAAAAHHHH" all the time.

7a.

Re: Rear Wheel Removal

Posted by: "lylefcga" lylefcga@yahoo.ca   lylefcga

Wed May 12, 2010 9:12 pm (PDT)



This thread is timely. Got a flat rear tire.
Can anyone tell me what the size of the axle lug nut is?
From Vancouver (Olympic city)

--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, "floodgateus" <floodgateus@...> wrote:
>
>
> Stick a screw driver through a hole in the brake disc ..I did this ten minutes ago and it worked fine....
>
> Floodgate ...who uses an authorized service manual from Helm
>
> In this file in "files" how do you keep the rear tire from turning when removing the rear axle lug nut? Is there a secret to doing this?
> > http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QBTnS0BKnqMT4HBih8RKPcdaO_tuqxwBtWZIvnV7sZKsPYDThiWF5kEtfIeszswKNxo242LA5c49co3GH5fMzxPzoweAYA/Wheel%20Removal%20Rear.txt
> >
>

7b.

Re: Rear Wheel Removal

Posted by: "Michael" mbr987@comcast.net   bandito_two

Wed May 12, 2010 10:58 pm (PDT)



--- In hondareflexowners@yahoogroups.com, "lylefcga" <lylefcga@...> wrote:
>
> This thread is timely. Got a flat rear tire.
> Can anyone tell me what the size of the axle lug nut is?
> From Vancouver (Olympic city)
>
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24mm

Mike B.

(Rochester Hills Michigan Double Dark Side Rider)
(2007 Honda NSS250S Reflex Sport "Scarlet")
(2006 Honda FSC600A Silverwing "Jester")

**** While knowledge has power, blah, blah, blah.

Use it wisely. **** (I wish I knew more)uh... usefull stuff that is.

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