Old (1987) 250 Rebels v. New 250 Rebels - differences?
I am the proud owner of a 250 Rebel, 100% stock, from 1987. I live in the Netherlands.
I own my bike by a few months, and I am now interested in pimping it up - new seat, exhaust, sissy bar, luggage rack - the works.
However, I am running against a little issue - most sellers (including US based) advertise their products for the most recent Rebels, not the old ones.
Here comes the million dollar question:
In how far is the new 250 Rebel different from the old model (in this case, 1987)?
Would a new Corbin seat fit on an old Rebel?
Would new exhaust (original or aftermarket) be any different from the old ones (would they fit out of the box) on my bike?
Would commercially available sissy bars and luggage rack fit on an oldie?
I am looking for real life experiences of people who have an old 250 Rebel and succeeded to fit an original or after market component made for "new" models.
Also looking for technical insight on the real differences between old and new Rebels - measures, sizes, improvements, and so on.
Feedback would be most appreciated. If consensus is that the new Rebels are (mostly) just the same as the old ones, an intensive shopping season is awaiting for me (and possibly for a few more).