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post #1 of 8 Old 05-16-2017, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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New to the forum and rebels!

Today I acquired my first Honda rebel bobber! Not my first bike I had a ninja 636 and currently have a sportster 1200. But I've always wanted to build a little 250 for a bar hopper and bobbers are my favorite style bike! So when I saw this one I had to jump on it with trading an old beat up pick up truck that I had no use for. She's an 1986 250 with 13k miles on her! Her bob has already started but I have big plans for her!
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-17-2017, 06:47 AM
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If you plan on rattle canning those nice chrome air cleaner/battery covers post them up for trade here so others with lesser condition items can gladly trade them.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.

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Welcome to the forum!

Guba is right!

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

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Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride



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UPDATE my first day with the reb was great. Only down falls I have of this bike is it definitely needs re geared for a little less rpm at highway speeds. Yes I know not really a highway bike but I'm not all into fast take offs so a little more on the top end would be nice.over all it was a nice smooth 100 mile adventure today and I loved every second of it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-17-2017, 11:21 PM
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It's normal for the engine to sound like it's going berserk at high speeds. You can run it at WOT all day and not hurt it.

Whether you change the gearing or not, it's going to make noise. I went with a 30 tooth rear sprocket for 20,000+ miles. When that chain wore out, I changed it back to stock (33 teeth). I really couldn't tell much difference other than I possibly got a few feet farther before shifting to second.

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

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