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post #1 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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New Honda Rebel Owner!

I just recently got an '06 Rebel for my first motorcycle. I've been putting a lot of work into repairing it and learning about the mechanics of motorcycles. I'm currently working on the carburetor and looking into getting a new set of tires. Looking forward to getting it running and enjoying rides along the Californian coast!
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 04:53 PM
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Welcome to the forum

I run Pirelli MT66 Route 3.00S-18 Front and MT66 Route 130/90-15S Rear Tire
several places offer them, shipping included..
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96 VS800 Intruder (sold 2018 ), 87 CMX250C Rebel,
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 04:53 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of info about what you plan to do in the Wrenching section of the forum.
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Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

'01 & '09 Rebel 250, '06 Ninja 250, '89 VN 750
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 05:11 PM
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Welcome from North Carolina....I hope you enjoy your new-to-you bike immensely.

Grace + Peace, Bob
2007 Honda Rebel 250 - Red. Stock.
I'm 83 and still riding
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 06:00 PM
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Welcome and congrats on your "new" Rebel! They are great motorcycles for learning, and more!


2016 Rebel 250 - - Black
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-12-2019, 07:37 PM
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Welcome. Ride safe and have fun!

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-14-2019, 08:54 AM
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Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride

2000 rebel 250 Aussie My Baby.
2012 honda PSX 150cc scooter [in Thailand]
1986 rebel Silver 450 Elvis

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post #8 of 10 Old 09-14-2019, 03:48 PM
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Welcome to the forum. PCH is a fun road (the little I've ridden it so far), I'm sure you'll enjoy that.

1974 CB125S (purchased 1983, ate 2 crankshafts, sold 1984)
1986 Rebel 250 / N. California (purchased 2019)
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-13-2019, 04:45 AM
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That's awesome and congrats!!
I want to get into the mechanics of learning how to fix my '09.
How did you decide where to start on first, and where have you gotten your tools to start?
Thanks! ^_^
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-14-2019, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Well when I started off, the bike wouldn't start, so I had to do some general maintenance. Stuff like replacing the spark plugs, changing the oil and battery and draining the gas tank. Most of that didn't take any special tools, just visits the auto shops for the specific parts and advice.

The only really involved project that I've taken on so far was cleaning the carburetor (after having issues with idling) with a chem dip for a few days. Most of the necessary tools I've found out about on this forum, and gotten them off Amazon (like Berryman's Chem Dip, pipe cleaners, and an air compressor). And for instructions and such, I've used this website, youtube and friends that are familiar with motorcycles.

Good luck working on your '09!
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