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Old 12-24-2010, 05:14 PM   #11
 
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Want to make a Rebel go faster? Sell it and buy something else...
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:36 PM   #12
 
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Austrailia you can still get a 400 shadow.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:07 PM   #13
 
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Want to make a Rebel go faster? Sell it and buy something else...
Yeah, get a 450 rebel. It sounds like just the ticket.
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Enjoy it for what it is... a fun small bike...It wasn't meant to go fast ...Regards, Chef
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Old 12-25-2010, 04:41 PM   #15
 
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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....
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:20 PM   #16
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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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Old 12-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #17
 
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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.
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Buy a house at the top of a large, steep hill. 50% of the time you'll go fast. Regards, Chef
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:13 PM   #19
 
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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.
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #20
 
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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.
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