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post #1 of 32 Old 06-24-2019, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bear on a bike

Hello from Oklahoma, newbie here as of yesterday. Glad I found this forum! Really interesting so far, had no idea the Rebel had such a following! Just bought mine this weekend, my first bike in 34 years, haven't ridden since I was 16....the ride home after buying it was a hair - raising experience but fun to be riding again. I backed off my instinct to get one of the larger mid sized cruisers I was looking at and thought the entry level Rebel a smarter choice. Problem is, I'm 6'2" and 275....this is how if feel riding it :
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post #2 of 32 Old 06-24-2019, 09:15 AM
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Welcome. Good decision on the Rebel. Have you taken a basic riding course? Even if you rode before, you'll learn a lot if you enroll in one.

Some of the things I recall larger riders doing to their Rebels to make them more comfortable. 1. Rotate handlebars up some, being sure not to overtighten the bars in the clamps. The rubber clamp bases are designed to help reduce vibration. 2. Move the seat up and/or back. Do a tag search for seat mods to find the many threads dealing with this.

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post #3 of 32 Old 06-24-2019, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the reply! The handlebars actually feel really good to me. My problem is I have a lot of trouble finding the footpegs when I take off. They are to high and too far back for me....
I am enrolling in A MSF course today to get my motorcycle endorsement back on my license. Looking forward to it!

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Buy a set of floorboards from Jacks rebel Warehouse, they drop your feet down about an inch. For me it made riding so comfortable that I started touring on my Reb.

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The only one they have apparently is $249 and includes a heel/toe shifter. Is that my only option? Is that what you have?

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I see some floorboards without the shifter /brake on eBay from China... But it looks like the left one would surely interfere with using the stock shifter.... Stuck.

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I have both types, the heel/toe shift looks cool, but my latest set is without. The set I bought with heel/toe shift came from MCEnterprises, not Jacks. The set from Jacks, he makes his own. So you might be able to inquire if he can get you a set without heel/toe shift, it's a little cheaper.

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Thanks, just talked with him, he's gonna hook me up 👍
Do you have any clearance issues with the stock shifter when wearing boots with the floorboards? Jack said they sit about 1-1/2" lower than the pegs but that sometimes boots are an issue. I wear boots with big /high toes too....

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I have to wear steel toe boots for work, so I would say no issue with me.

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Great, thanks! Can't wait to get the boards and get 'em on! Hope it makes as much difference as i think it will.

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