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post #1 of 176 Old 11-01-2015, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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First bike build

Getting started on a project starting with a 95 Nighthawk 250. I know, it's not a Rebel but there's so little left it will be hard to tell. I toured around this forum and I like it and and I'm really going to need some help. So, here goes. For starters I'll scrap the frame except for the fork, triple tree, neck and a few bits here and there. Here's what I've got so far. Right now it's all just tacked except for the backbone. Next is the center post and braces to support it.
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post #2 of 176 Old 11-01-2015, 11:26 PM
 
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I'll be watching this one. I have a CB250 Nighthawk in a Rebel frame that I'm working on.

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Is that a small block?
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post #4 of 176 Old 11-03-2015, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spend the evening placing the engine and starting the centerpost mounting.
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Looking good. Will be watching for sure. I to have a CB250. My Rebel just came out of the frame jig today.
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post #6 of 176 Old 11-04-2015, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tonite's progress. Centerpost ready to tack in place.
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post #7 of 176 Old 11-07-2015, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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More progress today. Motor mounts complete, gusset at neck complete, more welding.

First draft of the gas tank profile. Now that I see what I had in my mind I'll think I'll keep looking for ideas. Suggestions welcome.
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post #8 of 176 Old 11-11-2015, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Progress on footrests, back brake and back fender. Not sure if I needed to or not but the back fender can be moved to maintain close fit to tire.
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That's some beautiful welding there!!
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post #10 of 176 Old 11-12-2015, 03:08 AM
 
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Love the fender!

Is that the original brake Rebel pedal you're using?
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