I am with cagie... I would buy beef and try to figure out how to make it taste like chicken.... if speed is what you want then get a bike built for the speed you desire to go... I love my Rebel, that is the bike I ride the most, however, I do have a couple larger ones that I ride when I want a heavier or faster ride, or if I am taking a passenger...
I understand a few basic mod's to get a few extra mph... but outside of that, get another bike one that goes faster... and use your Rebel as a bar hopper.
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100 mph is plenty fast for a Rebel, if you want it to GET there faster, lose some weight. Or maybe a shot of nitrous....
I got it to around 100 on a long trip and for a brief moment when conditions were just right. When the engine runs hot it tends to do better. And wind etc. is a factor. Usually it maxes out around 75 mph sometimes 80 sometimes 70 depending on wind, how warmed up the bike is and so on.
One interesting thing I haven't noticed extra weight slowing it down and it seems to be more stable with an extra 10 pounds or so when I had saddle bags.
But its pretty weak when you can barely keep up with trafick on some roads and you don't have the acceleration you need in some cases.
Just a small increase in power would make the bike perfect. I don't think anyone is talking about making this bike a speed demon.
lol that 400 shadow might be something to look into one day when I got money. I just think the larger hondas they are making new are too fat and low to the ground. The rebel is a very good looking bike it looks good skinny like that. I don't know why Honda is going with this low rider theme.
I was going to say also add fuel additive to the tank. It makes a difference. I've had my bike not start from clogged carbs. Then also it seems to lose power over time and I add that fuel stuff it picks up a little bit. I think its all the ethanol they are putting in the gas it clogs stuff up and eats holes in tubes and stuff. The additive gets rid of the deposites.
weight and wind drag are the biggest killers im sure
ive had mine up to around 83 on uphill/level ground but i hit a bit of a wavy up/down spot in the road and decided that i was going fast enough.
it felt like i left the ground for a seccond. i weigh 105 so not much wind drag or weight.
I don't want a pickle, I just want to ride my motorsickle.
And I don't wanna die, i just wanna ride my