1996 is not an old Rebel. It is the first year of the last generation Rebel, and the same as a 2016. Use what the owners manual calls for.
JerryH you seem like a real PITA, super helpful response from you. Donít you think I would use the owners manual if I had one? You seem very welcoming for new riders!
, one of the problems with text only forms of communication is the possibility of misinterpretation due to the lack of facial expressions, vocal emphasis and tone, and timing. I have always found @JerryH
to be helpful and friendly and polite in responding to questions, and I read his note in that context, and paraphrased
it in my mind as "you don't need fancy/expensive oil, what the manual calls for will do you right."
But I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt that you had a bad day, fight with the significant other, frustration with your bike, something, that might lend to a predisposition to possible interpretations in a negative light.
I'll give an example....
Did you read that as your best friend reacting to you saying you are stopping for gas on your way there...
or as your significant other stomping off in a huff in the middle of a fight?
and in looking back in the thread I didn't see any indication that you didn't have the manual to look in, (reason you were asking perhaps) and I thing it was a natural assumption that you were actually asking if there was a better oil than what was in the manual.
Welcome and I hope we can continue to be of help to you and your ride.