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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2019, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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What to do with the Rebel?

So I am buying a new bike, so the question is what to do with my '86 Rebel 250.
Should I:
A) Sell it as is to someone looking for a project.
B) Part it out.
C) Call Jack's Rebels and sell it to him or let him have it.

It has multiple issues, the biggest is the is the 2 broken exhaust studs on the left side cylinder.
The original Honda exhaust is damaged beyond repair, but I have an eBay Chinese knockoff exhaust for it.
The wiring harness for the rear light is messed up.
The left side drivers foot peg bracket is hacked where the shifter lever pivots.
The wheels are bad looking, all the chrome on the spokes is gone and the chrome on the rims themselves are rusty and pitted.
The fenders and gas tank colors don't match.
It leaks oil from somewhere around the bottom of the engine, maybe the drain plug, but I did install a new washer there a few oil changes ago.
The bike runs bad when it is warming up, it cuts out when it is warming up, it could be the Chinese dual carb setup.
It needs rear shocks.

Those are the biggest issues.
My thoughts are that I could probably get more by parting it out than selling it as a whole for a project bike, but I'm not sure I have the time or desire to spend the time parting it out.
I'm reasonably sure I could get at least a couple hundred for it as a project bike.
I could return the favor to Jack who has helped with a few parts of the last 2 years, and sell/give it to him.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-07-2019, 01:31 PM
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Your choice. Find out what Jack would offer for it and go from there.
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Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-07-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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Selling parts is time consuming and not especially profitable, if you place an honest value on your time (you should - - you can never get it back.)

My advice is see what Jack's would give you and then put it towards gas and accessories so you can get out and enjoy the new bike!

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-08-2019, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Selling parts is time consuming and not especially profitable, if you place an honest value on your time (you should - - you can never get it back.)

My advice is see what Jack's would give you and then put it towards gas and accessories so you can get out and enjoy the new bike!
Yeah that was my first thought as well, one phone call to Jack and that might well end the whole thing, I would just assume let Jack have it, that way my Rebel can live on in the parts that keep other Rebels on the road.
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