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post #1 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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*Waves* “Yello” from CenTX

Sup guys,

Been creepin for some time now.
About 2-4 months.
Found y’all when I was looking (and now owning) my 2009 Honda Rebel 250.

She’s got 16K in miles and was releatively stock (mainly in appearences).

Traded $400 + a decent Plasma Cut for a Clear TX Title for an overall solid bike. Been wanting a bike for ages and finally in my life needing cheaper transportation so my wife and I pulled the trigger (mainly the scarcity/dangers of bikes had to be over come). Then planned a bobber build (in my mind) as I have hot rods/the mindset and “tinkering” blood running in my vains.

She needs (relatively in the eyes of the state) front tire, a new control switch (left / headlight switch/hi-beam malfunction), my M License & an Inspection.

Since getting her I have:
Stripped all back lighting,
Stripped front turns,
Removed Rear Seat,
Removed Rear & Front Fenders,
Removed misc items: IE Reflectors, Old mounts, a mirror,
Modified Rear Suspension and did a ~1” drop (moved rear shocks back 1.75”),
Modified Rear Seat Bracket/Front Seat Stabilizer to accept the old Brake Light (for inspection reasons - new lighting is on order),
Signed up for MSF or MSC Class for my license & about half way through the ecourse.

To Do:
Too many to list.

Past Experience:
Dirt Biked from time to time with friends in HS.
ATVs my whole life.
Been a side culture (from Hot Rods) that I have been wanting to explore &
Rarely riding my buddies street bikes in College.
Ready to ready and learn.

Pictures in order:
-Stock
-Sortly after bringing home.
-Most recent, but before “drop”/Seat mod.

For sale items to come.

Thanks for having me!
-Garrett
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-11-2018, 12:07 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I see you've ridden dirt bikes, do you plan to take a basic rider course?

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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Welcome to the forum. I see you've ridden dirt bikes, do you plan to take a basic rider course?
Yep. Currently enrolled, processing the ecourse stuff now (about half way) and will have my course is on the 20th-22nd.
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Yep. Currently enrolled, processing the ecourse stuff now (about half way) and will have my course is on the 20th-22nd.
Excellent! May I suggest you get a copy of David Hough's book, Proficient Motorcycling, and read it. Your local library may have it. Then read it again six months later and annually thereafter. It's loaded with a lifetime of riding experience and knowledge. I learn something new every time I read it, and I've read it many times. He also has a second book, More Proficient Motorcycling.

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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Yep. Currently enrolled, processing the ecourse stuff now (about half way) and will have my course is on the 20th-22nd.
Excellent! May I suggest you get a copy of David Hough's book, Proficient Motorcycling, and read it. Your local library may have it. Then read it again six months later and annually thereafter. It's loaded with a lifetime of riding experience and knowledge. I learn something new every time I read it, and I've read it many times. He also has a second book, More Proficient Motorcycling.
Yeah buddy.

Thank you for the suggestion! As mentioned Iím ready to read and learn! Iíll have my wife see if our library has it, seriously. Thank you!

Any way I can be a better driver/participant Iím down for. Got a wife and 2y.o. Girl that have my heart and I desire to live long.

Thanks again!
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Dirt bike experience is very good to have, but riding on the street is a little different. There, not all the hazards are stationary!

Sounds like you are trying to touch all the safety bases, which is good. Here's a site with a lot of gear that can help keep you intact if ever you go down: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f48/...el-110810.html

I don't recommend buying a used helmet, because you don't know its history. But occasionally they have brand new stuff. AFX makes a good, inexpensive helmet, and I've bought several over the years from ebay vendors.
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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
Putting your bike year and model in your signature helps others help you!
Here's how: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f19/...re-121087.html
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Thanks all for the welcomes and response!
I enjoy being around here!
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-18-2019, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Just a photo update. Too much to keep up with in all the changes on the bike and at home. Enjoy.
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