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post #11 of 45 Old 06-01-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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@01-7700 thanks for finding the pictures, and I like the way the National Cycle windshields look. A little bit of web research and I found they have a 4 point mount to the front fork uppers, instead of the 2 point handlebar mounts I see on the slipstream ones. and I'm convinced to get the cobra solo luggage rack. My crystal ball tells me I have a mini-bagger in my future.


Also, I saw a rebel bobber this morning on the way to work, chopped off exhaust, moderate ape hangers, no fenders (or cut very short, it was hard to tell in pre-dawn light) but the rebel logo sticker on the side of the tank was easy enough to see.

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I saw one last summer, downtown at night...but to this day, it's the only one I ever saw "in the wild" (aside from my own 😊 )!
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I probably run across one a day during my daily commute/lunch trips/trip back home routine. They usually get a kick when I point to the tank logo prior to offering the wave.
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"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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Cool about the Rebel police bikes. I had not seen that before, but kudos to DC for using an economical bike that is perfect for most city police use. Most police departments seem to use big Harleys, which cost the taxpayers a lot more money to do the same job.

It is not made for high speed chases, but that is probably not a good role for any motorcycle, no matter how fast it is.

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Most police departments seem to use big Harleys, which cost the taxpayers a lot more money to do the same job.

It is not made for high speed chases, but that is probably not a good role for any motorcycle, no matter how fast it is.
True enough! A motorcycle chasing a car is similar to a dog chasing a car. Also high speeds in city traffic would be extremely dangerous on any bike just due to the vulnerability of the rider. Certainly an HD is not the right tool for high speed chasing either.

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Cool about the Rebel police bikes. I had not seen that before, but kudos to DC for using an economical bike that is perfect for most city police use. Most police departments seem to use big Harleys, which cost the taxpayers a lot more money to do the same job.

It is not made for high speed chases, but that is probably not a good role for any motorcycle, no matter how fast it is.
You did not notice they are ALL black?

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Only because Wineberry red wasn't available!

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

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Black would definitely make a difference.

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Cool about the Rebel police bikes. I had not seen that before, but kudos to DC for using an economical bike that is perfect for most city police use. Most police departments seem to use big Harleys, which cost the taxpayers a lot more money to do the same job.

It is not made for high speed chases, but that is probably not a good role for any motorcycle, no matter how fast it is.
DC is the only city in the US wise enough to realize just how nimble the Rebel is for a patrol bike in congested traffic (which they have in spades downtown). Everyone else uses KLX650s and BMWs for the more congested parts of town, but who'd have thunk the home base of pork spending could actually be both wise AND thrifty?
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I saw another one when I rode in the "Some Gave All" memorial ride on Sunday, 2 rebels in a group as small as 2,000, I wonder at what point it becomes critical mass.


...and one of the other riders I was chatting with before hand was asking if I'm ready to sell mine, he's looking for a rebel for his son as a first ride.

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