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post #1 of 26 Old 10-24-2019, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cool New to small bikes

Hi all, just recently bought a 2015 Rebel 250 coming down from heavier bikes. I must say there is a certain grace in such a nimble light bike that I had not anticipated. We plan on using it mostly as a tow behind our RV but after using it for a while, I think we may ride it more. Sofar I have put 1600 miles on it the first three weeks we have had it. The question I have is what windshield and saddlebags will fit this model; mind that it has the signal lights near the top of the headlight. I would like to use a small one such as Slipstreamer S-06. Would that fit?
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post #2 of 26 Old 10-24-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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Hello and Welcome!

A few months back I installed a National Cycle polycarbonate windscreen on my 2016 Rebel 250. I am very pleased with it, performance-wise and appearance-wise. In my opinion, it’s a perfect match to a bike the size of a Rebel and doesn’t overwhelm it the way some larger screens do. However, if you are looking for a particularly large/oversized screen, it wouldn’t be a good choice.

The model I purchased was the National Cycle, 7/8” bar, QuickSet Clear Street Shield # N25010.

http://www.nationalcycle.com/vehicle...el/n25010.html

I wanted polycarbonate rather than acrylic, and a 4-pt mount system. It was easy to install and is very stable/secure. It is fully compatible with the Rebel’s signal lights, headlight, etc.

I actually ordered mine off Amazon for significant savings over msrp. It came directly from National Cycle in one day.



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post #3 of 26 Old 10-24-2019, 09:27 PM
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Welcome to the forum. What size bags are you looking for? Medium size bags will fit without modification. Large or jumbo may require moving the rear signals with a bracket. Here are instructions for making a bracket that doesn't require any rewiring. https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f39/...als-49930.html

To ensure the bags didn't rub the shocks, I cut small diameter PVC pipe, sprayed it black, and ran longer fender/strut bolts through them to move the saddlebag brackets farther out.

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

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post #4 of 26 Old 10-25-2019, 12:41 PM
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Haha and here's me in the UK starting off on 125cc bikes
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post #6 of 26 Old 10-26-2019, 05:32 PM
 
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Lordracula we all have to start somewere. Welcome to the forum.

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Lordracula we all have to start somewere. Welcome to the forum.
Cheers mate, this forum is a brilliant resource for knowledge/experience, it's been my guide for fixing up my new old CA125 this last month.
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Haha and here's me in the UK starting off on 125cc bikes
Welcome!

If it's any consolation, I started with a 50cc 2-stroke in the UK before moving up to a 125 4-stroke. Thankfully neither were restricted


My driving course here in the US was on a 250 Kawasaki and I'm thinking 'this is a big bike to learn on'

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post #9 of 26 Old 10-26-2019, 11:29 PM
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Haha and here's me in the UK starting off on 125cc bikes
Better to begin that way than the numerous folks in the U.S. that have never ridden, go out and buy the huge bike they've dreamed of, and die riding home from the dealership.
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Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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Lordracula were abouts are you in the UK I'm in Shropshire?

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