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post #1 of 33 Old 05-27-2016, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just bought our first Rebel

Hi All,

I just wanted to introduce myself and thank you for this tremendous resource of knowledgable members. Myself and my wife just bought a 2009 Honda Rebel last night and we are really excited about it.

The bike has just under 600 miles on it and looks in brand new condition. It needs a new battery as it sometimes won't start but AutoZone told the previous owner it was the alternator that was at fault which gave us room for some negotiating. I got it home and slapped a voltmeter on and increased the revs and the alternator was putting out a good charge so ordered a Yuasa battery. It obviously needs its 600 mile service and the valve adjustment so I will get that completed next week.

All in for the bike, Saddlebags, Extra helmet (It won't be used) and a nice jacket for the wife to use we paid $1800 which I think is a good price.

Anyway we are super excited not only to have the bike but also be a member of this fantastic community. I hope to be in a position one day where I can feedback into the community.

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post #2 of 33 Old 05-27-2016, 02:58 PM
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Welcome to the forum.
Nice bike! Looks like you got a great deal.
Enjoy your new bike!
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Welcome to the forum.
Nice bike! Looks like you got a great deal.
Enjoy your new bike!
Thanks! We will.
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Nice bike! Welcome to the Rebel world!


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post #5 of 33 Old 06-16-2016, 12:28 AM
 
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The bike only needs an oil change at 600 miles. The valve adjustment does not need to be done until it reaches 8000 miles. Nice looking bike.
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post #6 of 33 Old 06-16-2016, 04:21 AM
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Actually, the valves should be done the FIRST time at 600 miles along with the oil change.

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Actually, the valves should be done the FIRST time at 600 miles along with the oil change.
I dont think the owners manual advises that the valves be done at 600 miles. Checked perhaps. I asked a mechanic at a Honda dealer and he told me that they should be adjusted for the first time at 8000 miles. The oil does need to be changed at 600. My bike is a 2015 with over 1,200 miles on the clock. I did the oil change myself at 600 miles and I have no plans to have the valves adjusted until it reaches 8K miles.
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You must have a different manual from mine Paul. Mine says I (Inspect and Clean, Adjust, Lubricate or Replace if necessary) for Valve Clearance at 0.6k, 4k, 8k, 12k, 16k, 20k, 24k, etc. Now I have a 1999, and my Honda Service Manual says it is for 1996-2003, but I think they are all the same for the 2nd generation.
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post #9 of 33 Old 06-17-2016, 01:52 AM
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The 600 mile *scheduled maintenance* at a Honda dealership SHOULD be an oil change, valve inspect ( and adjust if needed ) along with checking the chain tension, and various lubes... IF they actually do all that and don't rip you off.

The valves should be INSPECTED at 600 miles.
Of course you don't need to adjust them unless they aren't up to spec.
Why would you?

Honda Service Manual 1996 to 2014.. section 3.. pg 2.. inspect valves at 0.6k, 4k, 8k, 12k, 16k, 20k, 24k... just as 76Paw said.

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Inspect at 0.6k is that 600 miles or 6000 miles ? Also inspect does not mean adjust. Gap is saying in post # 6 above, that they should be adjusted at 600 miles, and that is not true. I never took my bike to the dealer at 600 miles because I dont trust them and I do my own oil changes. I plan to do most of my own maintenance.
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