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 adjustable-levers.com. 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.
My bike: 2015 Honda Rebel CMX250