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post #1 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi everybody. Came across this hondarebelforum is google searching for some mods I want to do to my new ride. Just bought it today and can’t wait to get started. A few things seem alil hard to find info/pics on due to the post are old on some. Still have found some really awesome info and builds.
I plan on goin for a cafe/bobber kinda bike.
Want to clear up some room. Relocate the battery. Would actually prefer to delete the battery and do a kickstart actually. Delete the air box and do pod filters. Want to relocate fwd controls to where the passenger foot pegs are. Not sure what kinda seat want to do. The bobber or cafe style. Since not sure about that not sure on the rear fender yet. Seems I’ll prolly do the 15/30 sprocket upgrade.
Goin to paint the bike. I’ll show the color imma do when learn how to post pics. Goin black and a burnt orange copper kinda color. I’m a noob when comes to this bike so any info is appreciated.
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post #2 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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This is the bike I bought for 650 and this is the burnt orange color I’ll be painting when get to that point.
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post #3 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 06:29 AM
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post #4 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 12:33 PM
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Welcome.

There have been a number of threads about removing the stock airbox and going with pod filters on the carb and crankcase breather. Ditto for sprocket changes. Some are linked below. I do not recommend the 15/30 combination, period. If you are set on changing, go with 15/33 or 14/30. Any change will result in loss of top end. You might want to review the threads below before proceeding.

https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f12/...ol-115881.html

https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f76/...50-112409.html

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post #5 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank u for some links.
I thought the 15/30 helped bring rpms down and calm down some vibrations on the highway. Plus that it gave it just a few more mph on highway. I’ll keep reading.
I live in southern Indiana so ride threw some hills. Especially when goin threw the country/wood areas.
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Well dang. That stinks the rebel doesn’t like to be modded. From what u sent it says how the motor really doesn’t like the pos filters , mufflers cut off and rejetted like most bikes do. I wasn’t goin that route so much in the hope to get more power like most. I was just wanting to go that route so could clear up some space like a cafe and or bobber. Wanted to clear up space under seat with pods and battery relocate or even better yet wanted to put kickstart and be down with battery.
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post #7 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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Welcome.. I hope you enjoy your bike.


In case this is your first bike, I'd strongly suggest you take the rest of the riding season to improve your riding skills and work on changes later..


If you are an experienced rider then I wish you the best in mods of your liking.


Mods to the sprocket ratios will not give you any extra mph. The engine is a good one but is what it is: 237cc.

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post #8 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 08:48 PM
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Taller gearing will lower the rpms, but not all that much in my experience. After 14/30, I went back to stock.

You can change out the mufflers, but going with straight pipes isn't good for the engine. If you put on different mufflers, be sure to keep the rear muffler hangers so all the weights isn't on the exhaust studs.

Removing the airbox usually results in folks putting a small pod filter on the crankcase breather tube. Trouble is, that filter will clog from the inside out, but it isn't apparent crud is building up on the inside. If it isn't cleaned before it gets blocked, it will blow out the left side oil seal, dumping the engine oil.

For a kickstarter, you'll need the proper side cover.

https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f18/...rt-112889.html

https://www.hondarebelforum.com/tags/kickstarter.html

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post #9 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank u guys so much for all the info.
No this isn’t my first bike. It’s my second. My first was a 79 kz750 rigid bobber.
Yeah that’s what I been hearing about the sprockets that pretty much everyone ends up switching back to stack.
That’s what I’ve been reading. I either need a side cover from one of a couple bikes to choice from or even could drill out my side cover.
Thanks for so much info and links.
Just cuz I loved my old bike here is a pic of the old bike.
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post #10 of 81 Old 08-12-2018, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pic of my old bike is kinda what I would wish to do to this one. Guess I’ll just ride it while weather is warm and I’ll fix it up during winter and move to a bike that does well with mods
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