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post #51 of 63 Old 05-06-2017, 10:11 AM
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Nice looking bike, and welcome to the forum.

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post #52 of 63 Old 05-07-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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I recently bought a 2016 Rebel brand new for $3600 OTD. I could probably sell it now and not lose much. Well cared for stock Rebels with reasonable mileage tend to hold their value better than most Japanese bikes.
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I intended to buy a new Rebel for around $5000 and taxes from our local dealer, but they didn't have one serviced that day. I found one in a nearby city which was about 3 years old at the time and was a 2009 model for $2500. I liked the color and it had 1300 miles on it and it rode well, so I bought it. It runs like a charm and starts immediately. I do keep a battery maintainer on it and the original battery is fine so far.

I found the seat uncomfortable for me. I'm a little over 6'1" and about 220lbs and always liked Mustang seats, but they didn't make a model for the Rebel, so I had one made by Corbin which works just fine. I also had a company in Atascadaro, CA make a custom windshield which is taller than most to provide protection from both the wind, bees, and any flying stones. I also included other features like upgraded horn, engine guard, decorative leather strip running along gas tank, and perhaps one or two other things I failed to mention.

Bottom line: I believe you can get a pretty good bike with fewer miles on it at a much lower price than you think. Whether you elect to add features such as I have it certainly optional.

I've included a snapshot of what it currently looks like.

Good luck on your search.

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Very nice bike. I definitely am thinking about a windshield and a trunk big enough to hold my helmet, I was wondering what folks think of the looks of a big trunk without saddlebags, does it look weird/unbalanced?

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Just to add to the data in this thread, I bought my 250 when it was 4 years old with a little less than 500 miles, and in perfect condition for $1400.

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Very nice bike. I definitely am thinking about a windshield and a trunk big enough to hold my helmet, I was wondering what folks think of the looks of a big trunk without saddlebags, does it look weird/unbalanced?

I believe I ordered the trunk from J.Cl Whitney located in Chicago and the cost was somewhere around 60 bucks. It mounts up well and easily hold a helmet and leaves room for gloves, glasses, and other items you may pick up at your local stores for the ride home.

No effect on balance.

The bike came with saddle bags, but put on a pair I had that I used on a Harley Sportster from years previous.

Where do you live? If close enough, you can drive over and I would give them to you.
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Where do you live? If close enough, you can drive over and I would give them to you.
on the opposite coast, lol

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Just to add to the data in this thread, I bought my 250 when it was 4 years old with a little less than 500 miles, and in perfect condition for $1400.
Well, now we all hate you.
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post #59 of 63 Old 05-07-2017, 04:03 PM
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Add me to the hate list. I've bought four Rebels and $1,400 was the most I paid. The others ranged down to $1,000. There are bargains out there for those patient enough to wait on them. Look for bikes on craigslist that have been advertised for over a month. Those sellers may be very motivated to deal.

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post #60 of 63 Old 05-07-2017, 04:04 PM
 
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Just a note from the resident grammar nazi.. so we sound more like "riders" and not "drivers". "Trunks" or "boots" are automotive terms. A motorcycle has a "top box"
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