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post #1 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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87 honda rebel 450

Hi, I am Lynn I am a 42 yr old mother of 3 sons. I was born and raised in Ca, have lived in visalia all of my adult life.

I have a honda rebel 450.. I have been riding since I was a kid.. I spent a lot of time on dirt.. but, have riden street on my brothers bike since I was about 14. I love to ride but, am very frustrated my bike. need some friendly advice as to how to approach my issue.. Thanks..

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 06:39 PM
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Tell us what it's doing in as much detail as you can. Also tell us about any modifications or recent work you've done on it.

Jax has restored several 450 Rebels and happens to live in CA. Also have several other members with 450s. If you don't get a response to this post, send jax a PM (personal message). I'm sure he will be more than willing to share his expertise.

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 07:32 PM
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Welcome aboard!

Ditto what Flite said!

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very cool... so, I picked this bike up in feb and took it to a horrible mechanic.. charged me a lot of money and did very little to the bike.. he rebuilt the carbs, clutch, etc. but, after giving him 600 and picking it up.. it ran horrible.. wouldnt start popping I figured it was because it had been sitting for a long time so, I put some of that cleaner in the tank.. and hoped for the best.. I took it back to him.. told him it was running terrible he put a fuel filter on it and charged me 300 $.. Yea I know.. he told me he checked the coil, and it was fine.. I took his word.. well.. now its oct. and ive had the same issue for 7 mo,. intermitten fire, sometimes it starts and runs great.. seems to start up.. run for a bit, til its warm I lower choke. and it dies, and doesnt wanna start. the other day im broke down again.. i reach down and pull the r spark plug wire and it falls out in my hand.. Im thinkin damn. cool I just fixed it.. starts up runs great.. gets me home.. i noticed the wire when I pulled it from the coil.. it was rusty on the end so, I clip the ends and re-tighten the wire in the coil..

Seems to be ok.. but, it does it again, leaves me stranded turns over wa wa wa no fire.. tighten it again fires up.. I am so, frustrated I dont know what to do./? I am thinkin new wires and new coil.. but, coil is hard to find and expensive.. so, what do you think.??

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post #5 of 11 Old 10-14-2010, 07:46 PM
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Yep, wires and coils.
I don't know if just the wires can be replaced on the 450. On the 250 coils and wries are a single unit.

With that mechanic, I wouldn't trust the carb cleaning!
Do run some SeaFoam through, if you haven't already

I'm sure some of the 450 Rebelers will chime in.

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yes

I did the sea foam.. couldnt remember the name of it.. yea, he was a jerk.. I think cus im a woman he okie doked me.. oh well you live and learn.. the wires on the 450 are separate.. so, yea I will replace them and find me a coil... ty

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Try popping the gas cap. The vent might be pugged up.(its a vented cap)

Change the petcock to a non vacum type.(250 petcock works)

A 90 degree fuel filter work best on a 450.

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-15-2010, 12:21 AM
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Hi and welcome to the forum. Sometimes getting a bike that has sat for awhile is a real pain.
The coils on the 450 are separate from the wires. The manual will tell you how to check the coils to see if they are good. It also has all the checks for the electrical components on the 450.
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Good to know the wires are replaceble.

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the 450 rebel/ is a awsome bike/// that bike scared harly davidson///////

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