2003 250 Back Tire Wont Roll Forward in Neutral - Honda Rebel Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 06-18-2019, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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2003 250 Back Tire Wont Roll Forward in Neutral

Hi everyone,

I've got an issue with my 2003 Rebel 250 that I assume was the back break getting stuck but wanted your guy's thoughts on the matter. I tried to walk my bike a bit today and the rear wheel would not roll forward when in neutral. It would go backwards but not forward. It drives/stops fine when shifted out of neutral. The back breaks were a bit squeaky when I first took off but I pumped them a few times and went away. I've only had this bike for about a month and it was recently completely serviced by Honda before I bought it.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-18-2019, 09:58 PM
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If you adjusted the chain, you need to adjust the back brake too.
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If you adjusted the chain, you need to adjust the back brake too.
2nd. The "serviced by Honda" tech likely adjusted the chain but forgot to loosen the rear brake adjuster first and then readjust the rear brake after, leaving it too tight.
Loosen the adjuster on the rear drum and tweak it till it's just free of drag when you free spin the rear wheel (easiest to do on a swing arm stand, $35 at harbor freight).

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Chalk up another snafu for an inept stealership tech. Another reason I do all my own work; if there's a mistake, it's mine!

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