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 Post subject: 2007 Honda Reflex Sport
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:47 pm 
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I just recently purchased a 2007 Honda Reflex Sport 250c scooter and it runs great around town but when I do freeway driving it is under-powered. I was considering buying a used 2012 Honda Silver Wing which has a 600cc engine for more power, but I really like the size and versatility of the Reflex. Does anyone have any suggestions on weather it would just be better to get the silver-wing or maybe try doing some type of exhaust upgrade or something like that to the Reflex. Any suggestions are welcome.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:08 pm 
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Any upgrades to the Reflex are going to be minimal performance gains.

To gain freeway speeds you need at least a 400 for it to be comfortable. A 650 for it to be interstate comfortable.

There is a lot of bullshit that an expensive muffler is suddenly going to make your scooter super fast. bs

I ride a Forza 300 on the highway all the time. I am wide open throttle way too much. Fun but stupid.


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Thats kind of what I was figuring I just wanted to get a second opinion. What kind of temps are you getting on the freeway when the scooter is maxed out?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:11 pm 
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You can do long distance on a 300 with enough acceleration and top speed to give you all you need.


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Do you have the new Forza Scooter?


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Lamid wrote:
Thats kind of what I was figuring I just wanted to get a second opinion. What kind of temps are you getting on the freeway when the scooter is maxed out?


The Forza 300 is water cooled. It warms up and then holds at that temperature. The only time I ever get a rise is when it is hot and I am going full speed up a 4000 foot high mountain. It goes up only a little in temperature.

What country are you in?

What do you call highway speed? In BC, Canada our highways go between 80 and 120 kmph.


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Lamid wrote:
Do you have the new Forza Scooter?


In Canada we only have the Forza 300 from 2014, 2015, 2016.


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Im in califonia and the temp typciall will ride between 1/2 and 3/4, but when i am going up a pretty good size hill it goes a bit past that.


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Lamid wrote:
I just recently purchased a 2007 Honda Reflex Sport 250c scooter and it runs great around town but when I do freeway driving it is under-powered. I was considering buying a used 2012 Honda Silver Wing which has a 600cc engine for more power, but I really like the size and versatility of the Reflex. Does anyone have any suggestions on weather it would just be better to get the silver-wing or maybe try doing some type of exhaust upgrade or something like that to the Reflex. Any suggestions are welcome.


Interesting...
When I lived in Cali, I drove my '86 Helix (also a 250cc) up and down the 405 and 101 freeways from Orange to LA & Santa Monica. Held 70mph with no problem. Guess the Reflex is not up to it...


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I would have to consider having a look at why your average riding temp is so high. I had a Harley when I lived in New Orleans, and then a Honda 350. Both were air cooled and never reached higher that 1/2, even in heavy traffic. You are in California where temperatures are supposedly mild, whereas New Orleans in the summer was 100 degrees with humidity in the 90% range.

Anyone have any suggestions for items for him to check on the bike to make sure there isn't a Problem? On my motorcycles I could blow out the cooling fins to clear out mouse nests, etc. How long was your bike sitting before you bought It? It could have some 'company' living in it. ...or maybe the oil isn't doing its job?

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