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post #1 of 5 Old 10-09-2019, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I did a general Google search on Rebel carb problems and found this forum. I hope to learn a lot here. I bought '99 Honda Rebel for $350 from a college kid leaving town. I am no expert mechanic but I thought it would be a fun project. The bike is in good condition, runs decent, (only with choke on). Never dropped but the front wheel has a little wobble. I suspect the previous owner hit a curb or something. The poor bike was seriously neglected and maintenance seemed to be non existent. Black oil and sludgy brake fluid and a rusty chain. I am slowly returning it to a better condition.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-09-2019, 10:45 PM
 
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Wow, sounds like quite a project but also like good progress is being made.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-09-2019, 10:53 PM
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Welcome to the forum. As you have probably already read here, having to have the choke on after the engine is warm is an indication the carb needs cleaning. Suggest you check for rust in the tank and install an inline fuel filter. There are instructional threads stickied in the Wrenching how-to section.

It may just be that the front forks are tweaked a little rather than being bent. You can loosen the fork bolts just enough that the forks will rotate slightly in the triple tree, place the front wheel between your legs, and turn the handlebars untill the wheel is straight. Don't loosen the bolts too much or the forks will slide up the triple tree.

If you haven't taken a basic rider course, it's a good idea to do so. Teaches the fundamentals and helps keep you safe.

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

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-10-2019, 06:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum, you'll find lots of help here.

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