Long live SH150i

Discuss the SH- the one in your garage or at the dealer showroom
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Long live SH150i

Post by breaknwind » Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:49 pm

I've been looking around for a 150 to modify.

My scooter supply sources don't have a BBK for Kymco scooters and Kymco has a shitty windscreen mounting system.

I sat on a Yamaha Smax and the handlebars hit my knees. Compared to the SH, the Smax felt like a toy.

The Vespa 150 is weak. I can install every mod available on a Vespa 150 and it still will have less power than a stock SH 8-) Vespa's are also a nightmare to work on.

The ADV150 is a nice bike. It's got a nice feel with a better suspension. It has a better style than the SH. Now the worst part. $5,700 OTD. At that price, having a rear drum brake is an insult. Plus, if your going to go fast, you need to have good brakes :roll: And they can shove that smart key up their ass sideways.

I am now in the market for a red SH. It has to have less than 5,000 miles and cost $1,500. If it was garage kept the rubber should hold up for another 10 years and about 20,000 miles.

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Re: Long live SH150i

Post by lazyguy » Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:22 pm

good luck. with a little patience one might pop up. I saw a red one with 300 miles on it for $2000 and it went in a week. Look every day and don't be afraid to travel to get one

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Re: Long live SH150i

Post by breaknwind » Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:12 pm

I found a cream puff red SH last week. It was owned by an older woman and has less than 2,000 miles on it. I'm going to change the oil/coolant/brake fluid immediately. By the end of the year, I'll have the mods done. First I strip down the bike and replace the 12 year old grease and any bearings that are rusty. Next, I murder it(paint all the silver panels black) and add any non performance mods.
The tires and belt need to be replaced, then I'll break in the BBK/cam before I add the variator and exhaust.
I'll keep the forum posted but it's going to be at least 2 months before I can start to strip down the bike.

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Re: Long live SH150i

Post by breaknwind » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:31 am

Getting the bike ready for steering stem grease replacement.
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Re: Long live SH150i

Post by breaknwind » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:32 pm

Fun story. I got my parts a few days ago. Opened the BBK and found this.
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Re: Long live SH150i

Post by breaknwind » Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:42 pm

Now comes the fun part. The supplier has to send pictures to Malossi. Now the supplier is unavailable till the 24th. Good thing I didn't pull the cylinder in anticipation, I can move the bike out of the way if I need to.

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