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post #1 of 5 Old 07-19-2015, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Adjustable clutch/brake levers--2015 Rebel 250

Does anyone has any ideas, experience, information or leads on finding adjustable clutch and brake levels that will work for a 2015 Rebel 250?

Much of what I find seems to suggest bending the levers is the best way to handle "reach" issues, but I honestly don't like the idea of doing that, and threads that suggest various adjustable levers all seem to focus on older model 250s. (I don't know if there is any essential difference in the specs on Rebel 250s, over the years) It just seems unreal to me that with all the adjustable levers that are out there for all models of bikes, that the Rebel 250--a bike that often is used by smaller, shorter riders--would be so over-looked in the modified lever department.

Many thanks for any info anyone may have!
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-20-2015, 02:24 PM
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Motorcycle levers can generally be bent somewhat provided they are removed from the bike and bent in a vise or some other strong apparatus. On the motorcycle training course, we are always dealing with bent levers, and usually they can be straightened out once after the first accidental bending. The aluminum will work harden and crack after that initial bending however, and the lever will just break if bent too much. Do not attempt to bend a lever while still installed on the bike.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-19-2015, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to post a quick follow-up for anyone who may be interested in replacing their original Rebel levers with adjustable levers.

No adjustable levers are made specifically for the Honda Rebel CMX250--or almost any other cruiser, so I discovered. Riders have posted about either heating & bending the original levers, or using levers designed for similar bikes, which is what I decided to try. After much "consideration & re-consideration" I went ahead and purchased adjustable long levers, designed for the Honda CBR250R, from I was a bit leery about this purchase--even $80 is a big deal on a teacher's salary--but I am very, very happy that I did go ahead with this.

We've only replaced the brake lever at this point--which was my main concern anyway. My son "performed the surgery" for me, and with him working slowly and meticulously--I think it took all of 3 minutes flat for him to remove the original level, install the adjustable lever, and test it. No modifications had to be made...nothing had to be re-tooled. I was embarrassed that I hadn't just done it myself; it was so easy--but I'm a new bike owner and still a bit skittish about doing my own repairs & maintenance. The lever fits and performs beautifully. Huzzah!!

We'll probably do the clutch lever within the next week or two (I wasn't really having reach issues on the clutch anyway)--and I'll post on that process when we do. I expect it to be a tiny bit more involved, since the clutch cable has to be removed & reattached--but I'm not expecting anything horrendous, given the ease of installing the other lever.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-06-2016, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just a follow-up on the clutch lever: it was every bit as easy to install, and performs beautifully. I think I'm going to get another set of levers just to have them on hand if needed. YouTube, I've also found, has some excellent videos for many Rebel maintenance procedures and mods.
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