Hey all. Finally purchased a bike. 2005 Honda rebel 250. 1100 miles on the odometer and shes a mint beauty. A couple of initial setbacks due to a recent carb rebuild leading to the choke line not being attached correctly and sparks plugs needing replacement, but other than that. She's perfect, I'll look forward to all the knowledge you guys have to share! Thanks
(ALSO. Cant figure out the signature, help!)
Welcome to the forum. Nice Rebel! "FlightControl" is refering to the discolorization of the exhaust extending from the head. As he noted, it is cause for further investigation. The transport would not have caused the discolorization of the exhaust. Best of Luck!
Welcome to forum. Blue pipes could also be engine is running lean
You beat me to it!
Blue means the metal has gotten too hot, usually from running lean, probably from the issue you had with the carb, likely fixed now that you have it sorted out.
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit "The bravest thing for me to do is admit when I am wrong" - unknown HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise