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post #1 of 10 Old 01-15-2020, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone!

I've been a lurker for a long time and finally decided to join. I'll let everyone know a little about me.

Age: 33
Riding since 21 (2007) about 70k clocked so far
All bikes owned:
1st bike: 1980 Yamaha XS650 (Sold)
2nd bike: 2008 Honda Rebel (bought new, totalled at 45k in 08/2012)
3rd bike: 2001 Honda Rebel (Current with 31k on clock)
Accidents: 1, My fault, I've learned

Over the years I've came here for instructions from clutch replacement to rebuilding forks and all in between. You folks are a wealth of knowledge. Thank you!

The reason I am becoming a member is because I've made the decision to rebuild my current bike. I plan to touch everything (paint/vinyl, hardware, tach, exhaust, windshield,sissy bar, full luggage, drive line components, etc, etc.).

Not bobbing or chopping it though. I've had this bike in 28 states and 7 national parks so far and as I get older I can't sustain going on these trips without dressing it up to block the wind and carry more gear.

I really wanted to be able to have a place to share my build and document the project so that I can help share my knowledge (that I partially have this forum to thank) to others wanting to do the same. I also know I'll probably run into some snags and to be able to ask questions and exchange knowledge with everyone would be nice.

I plan to start that project the week after bike week 2020.

So that's it. Hi everyone! Feel free to ask any questions and thanks again for all the knowledge over the years!
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-16-2020, 03:03 AM
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Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride



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post #3 of 10 Old 01-16-2020, 09:00 AM
 
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Welcome and have a great time riding...Seems like you put on LOTS of miles.. I am pleased to know you are not gonna cut up your bike, but instead enhance it.

Grace + Peace, Bob
2007 Honda Rebel 250 - Red. Stock.
I'm 83 and still riding
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-16-2020, 10:07 AM
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Welcome to the forum. When I saw your signature, I wondered if you were from my old stomping grounds, Cocoa Beach, Florida, home of RonJon Surf Shop.

Check out my photo album for my solution to carrying more gear; a custom rear rack.

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

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-18-2020, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. There is a lot of knowledge here and I'm in awe of some the custom fab work some of you do on your bikes. Unfortunately I do not have the luxury of a workshop to house the equipment to fabricate custom parts so I have to rely on the bolt on stuff offered. The rebel is such an underestimated machine. It's true they aren't too fun on the open road pinned out but they are a blast from 15-55 and incredibly reliable. It's the reliability that keeps me coming back to this model.

I'll keep on touch and create a log one i start ordering parts.

Question: I've always ordered my OEM honda parts through bike bandit. I've got a running list of OEM stuff to replace. Are their cheaper alternatives or is BB on par with everyone else?

Thanks and I appreciate the warm welcome folks.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-19-2020, 02:06 PM
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I have a 97 honda nighthawk cb250, which is the same engine that is in a Honda Rebel. I have changed the crankcase oil seal three times and it's still leaking. I believe that the crankcase has too much oil pressure. The only other option is to open up the other side of the bike were clutch is and see if the screen oil filter is okay or not. Any other suggestions would help.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-19-2020, 03:36 PM
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Welcome to the forum. How much oil are you putting in? Only takes 1.6 quarts, and over filling causes the majority of oil seal leaks. The oil screen has openings similar in size to window screens. It would take a lot to block it and cause pressure problems, so doubt opening the right side case will help your issue.

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-20-2020, 06:57 AM
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Welcome to forum. Check your breather hoses to make sure they aren't blocked



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Well, I only put 1 quart of oil, then I drive it to warm it up and test it. If its low I add a little bit more. I know that the oil filter screen has never been changed or cleaned, and my bike is a 1997. However, the crankshaft oil seal that is required is "35x52x7". On ebay, they have an oil deal that can fit that is wider "35x52x8" which I got for cheaper than the original one. This may help to stop the oil leak. In addition, i what to know if the oil pump is not working correctly, will that cause to increase oil pressure?
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-20-2020, 09:38 AM
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The oil screen appears to be designed to keep the odd chunks of metal left from machining the engine from entering the pump and damaging it. There really isn't anything else that could get caught on the screen. It doesn't clean the oil at all. I checked it when I needed to rebuild the clutch on one of my Rebels, and there was nothing on it. If the oil pump wasn't working properly, you would know very soon as the engine would seize.

Wjmrty has a good suggestion. If the crankcase breather hose is blocked, it will develop too much pressure in the engine, which could cause the seal to blow. Did a PO put a pod air filter on the carb? When that is done, there is usually a small pod filter on the breather hose. Those eventually get clogged up with oily goo on the inside where it isn't visible and can cause the seal to fail.

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

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