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post #1 of 9 Old 10-11-2019, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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MSF Course this weekend

I joined the forum about a month ago and have been browsing quite a bit. I'm scheduled for the MSF course this weekend - two eight hour days. I've been cruising the neighborhood in the meantime and am pretty comfortable. I'm looking forward to the course and learning some technique / etc.

Rebel tuneup is on my list with plugs, air filter, and oil change. I'll be thoroughly cleaning the carb and adding an inline fuel filter as part of that. I'll get into a little more soon but that should be enough to get me in trouble.

I need to figure out a small ramp to get the bike in and out of my basement back door (Decided against the living room) because I don't have a garage and don't want to work on it outside. My tools are in the basement.

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-11-2019, 02:30 PM
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If it runs fine, it probably doesn't need a carb cleaning. Everything else sounds good.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-11-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks! It needs a carb cleaning. Cannot turn off choke/enricher even after bike warms up. Pipes are blue at the engine mount point. Tons of threads here on carb cleaning so shouldn't be a problem.

I am concerned about the blue pipes though and this thread has some info and suspect it has to do with PO keeping choke ON regularly.
https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f73/...s-17639-3.html
See my photo there for reference.

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-14-2019, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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The BRC course this weekend went great. Looking forward to fall rides and maybe into the winter if I can find good monthly parking downtown Nashville.

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-14-2019, 03:31 PM
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Congrats on completing the course. I know it's colder in Nashville than here, but I'm able to ride year 'round with the proper gear. Have ridden in the upper 20s.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #6 of 9 Old 10-15-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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Congrats on completing the course! Make sure you go to the DMV and get that endorsement put on your license.. and make sure you have all of your documents you need.. idiot me forgot a few things.
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Congrats on completing the course! Make sure you go to the DMV and get that endorsement put on your license.. and make sure you have all of your documents you need.. idiot me forgot a few things.
Thanks! I've got DMV on my list this week and hoping they take a new photo

Took apart my carb this weekend and it's all soaking in ChemDip. It was gunked up pretty well so expecting a much smoother ride once I get that all back together. The various carb rebuild info on here is a great help.

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post #8 of 9 Old Yesterday, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Stopped by DMV a week or so ago and got the M on my license. Rebuilt the carb and it was gunked up pretty nicely - in particular the idle jet was badly fouled. All shiny now with replacements. New air filter installed and I'll do new plugs and oil change next weekend. She's running much smoother now and I can turn the choke all the way off.

Time to go cruising...

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post #9 of 9 Old Today, 08:22 AM
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Glad you got things running smoothly!

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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