Since I purchased the Rebel this is the first weekend I have been able to work on it. I put gas in it would not start. So I ended up having to take the carb apart and cleaned it. I dont know how the guy rode it to my house for delivery as the jets were completely plugged and had a black sandy gel coating covering the entire inside of the carburetor.
I got her put back together and it started had great throttle response. Shut it down when it got later in the day I was going to ride it around the yard and it wont start again. I didn't put a filter on and the petcock screen is missing so I am going to take it apart and clean it again. The manual enrichment valve should be here today as well I purchased a few inline fuel filters.
Since I know it will run I have ordered a few things. New headlight, Brake Master Cylinder, Brake Pads and Shoes, new exhaust donuts, fork seal kit, manual choke valve, Johnny pag hand controls, and a air cleaner. So I have a lot of things to put on it. I still need to get a new clutch handle but im not in a hurry as the one is still functional with a new bolt just loose.
So that is were i am at so far. The wife is complaining about all the money I am spending on such a cheap bike. So next time I am home from work in 3-4 weeks I plan on giving it a oil change, and checking/adjusting the valve clearances as well as getting all the new parts installed. I still need to clean up the wiring I hate butt connectors and having to ohms test every wire to find the other end since somebody chopped it up and added nothing but black wires to it.
So I have a few questions. What is the best way to remove dents from a gas tank ? should I just use bondo ? Also can I buy a new wiring harness ? I would like to buy one instead of buying all the wire and plugs and building on from scratch I can do it, I just don't want to. Once I get the parts put on in a few weeks I will update this thread with some new pictures.
I plan on getting my motorcycle endorsement once the bike will pass inspection. I rode for years with out one but I figure im not a teenager on a 1000cc sport bike anymore. The Rebel is not known for its speed and acceleration.
Link to photo album of bike said images were to large to upload here.