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Old 03-07-2016, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Honda rebel putting on a new look

Hey guys. I totally forgot to make a build thread on my rebel as I was making it. So I guess now is the best time for me to do it.

This website has helped me alot building this thing up. It has been a fun 2 months. I based my build off of the Twin Thing Motorcycles. I loved the look of it. So I gave it a try. I cant wait for whats in the future for this bike.

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Old 03-07-2016, 08:02 AM
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Nice! Great looking ride!
Nice touch with those leather straps.
And that licence plate cover actually looks good!

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Old 03-09-2016, 07:36 AM
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Is that a real white wall or just made to look that way?

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:11 AM
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wow this build, i cant stop staring. i would love to pick your brain over this its dang near what i am going for. first and foremost where did you get those grips, second whats the blinker set up on the front??
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That's Awesome!! What size is your rear tires?!
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry for the late response. I've been building some furniture and trying to get my jeep prepped for spring which hopefully comes up soon. It just snowed her in VA


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Is that a real white wall or just made to look that way?
It is a real whitewall the Dunlop D404 Tire - 150/90-15 - Wide White Wall

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wow this build, i cant stop staring. i would love to pick your brain over this its dang near what i am going for. first and foremost where did you get those grips, second whats the blinker set up on the front??
Go ahead ask what ever question you want. Ill be happy to answer. This build was surprisingly very very simple and easy. Just like the bobber name implies your mostly taking things off. If I had to do it again though I would not have gone with the overly expensive BCB seat and rear lights. But it was a good quick start I guess. But there def cheaper ways.

To answer you questions. The grips are just leather road bicycle handle bar wraps that I just wrapped around and the front turn signals are just simple bullet signals with a orange lens on them. Let me know if you want me to post links for any of the stuff. I have everything I bought for it saved in my build notes.

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That's Awesome!! What size is your rear tires?!
150/90-15


Ill end it with some pictures. You'll notice I still have to grind the rear fender brace. I'm still trying to debate whether I want to paint it black or leave it bare steel. Any opinions?



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Old 03-21-2016, 07:29 AM
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" I'm still trying to debate whether I want to paint it black or leave it bare steel. Any opinions? "

It's close, but I think I like the bare steel better. It stands out a little and that's good, rather than blending in.

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If it were me, I'd polish those rear supports (or go the next step and have them plated), just to be different. Everyone else leaves it raw or paints it black.

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.

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Old 03-22-2016, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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" I'm still trying to debate whether I want to paint it black or leave it bare steel. Any opinions? "

It's close, but I think I like the bare steel better. It stands out a little and that's good, rather than blending in.
Yeah if I leave it bare steel I need to figure out what I want to put over it so it protects it from rusting. Or just let it rust and go for the overused "patina" look. JK

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If it were me, I'd polish those rear supports (or go the next step and have them plated), just to be different. Everyone else leaves it raw or paints it black.
That might be a good idea. I'm getting ready to fab up a small sissy bar for camping trips to the mountains this weekend. Ill have to hit it with some 1000 and 2000 sand paper and get a nice shine on it to see how it looks
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OOOO actually what if I twist the metal so its spirals down. That would be nifty
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