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post #31 of 88 Old 03-12-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Arrow Working on the tank today

The carb is sitting in a chem bath so I figured I could clean my tank today.


Yamalube Rust treatment:



The process begins:








It's gotta sit for about 3-4 hours now before I can clean it out. Also I took and PASSED my CA DMV motorcycle's Permit test today! I can legally ride now!


1985 Honda Rebel 250 Bobber "In Progress"
Dunlop 120/90 r18 Front tire
Dunlop 150/90 r15 Rear tire
Solo seat with 3" scissor springs
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post #32 of 88 Old 03-12-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well and is probably a lot cheaper.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well and is probably a lot cheaper.
what he said..

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he'll just kill you!"

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Toilet bowl cleaner works just as well and is probably a lot cheaper.

Funny you say that, once I got home from the local cycle dealer I logged on this forum and read that tank cleaning write up.... Oh well, it was 17 bucks for the kit. Next time I'll be using the cheaper stuff.

Thanks for the heads up guys!

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Dunlop 120/90 r18 Front tire
Dunlop 150/90 r15 Rear tire
Solo seat with 3" scissor springs
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post #36 of 88 Old 03-12-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Painted tank today

After the tank was cleaned out I decided today was a good day to get it all painted before it went back on the bike. I chose Matte Black and it came out really nice. Pics below:

Before:



Sanded and cleaned:



Primer and Filler:



After:







Here's the paint I used:



I'm going to do the batter box cover and the Air Filter cover This weekend and throw everything back on the bike. More pics to come soon.

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Dunlop 120/90 r18 Front tire
Dunlop 150/90 r15 Rear tire
Solo seat with 3" scissor springs
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Don't forget to paint the Culpeper flag on the side covers.
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Don't forget to paint the Culpeper flag on the side covers.
I've actually toying with the idea of putting a "don't tread on me" sticker on the battery box and the air filter cover once it's all painted.


More pics coming tonight, painting a few more pieces matte black to match the tank.

1985 Honda Rebel 250 Bobber "In Progress"
Dunlop 120/90 r18 Front tire
Dunlop 150/90 r15 Rear tire
Solo seat with 3" scissor springs
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post #39 of 88 Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Progress with the rebel!

So I've been busy with the rebel bobber! Lots of parts came in over the weekend and I was off today so I started early and got most of it completed!



Wrapped pipes with black heat wrap:

Before:



After:





Painted the battery box cover and the air filter cover matte black and match the gas tank:




Mounted the gas tank, battery box cover and air filter cover:

Before:



After:



Got the seat mounted and installed the 10" Zombie Zees from Zombie Performance:


1985 Honda Rebel 250 Bobber "In Progress"
Dunlop 120/90 r18 Front tire
Dunlop 150/90 r15 Rear tire
Solo seat with 3" scissor springs
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Lightbulb The bobber is alive!

Here are some pics of the rebel bobber all cleaned up. Still waiting on a few parts, but here she is!

Rebel 250 bobber:














1985 Honda Rebel 250 Bobber "In Progress"
Dunlop 120/90 r18 Front tire
Dunlop 150/90 r15 Rear tire
Solo seat with 3" scissor springs
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