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post #21 of 36 Old 07-10-2019, 10:32 AM
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Congratulations on finishing the project. Are you happy with the results?

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Congratulations on finishing the project. Are you happy with the results?
So far other than the mis matched paint, I'm very happy with the end results.
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So far other than the mis matched paint, I'm very happy with the end results.

I take it the chrome CM fender doesn't fit the Rebel lowers & wheel/tire?

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I take it the chrome CM fender doesn't fit the Rebel lowers & wheel/tire?
It's not a good fit but it would work, mount on the CM fender a longer so the fender sits higher off the wheel. Not a bad thing since the Rebel wheel is 18" vs the CM's 17". Disc Brake Hose and the Speedometer cable are a very tight fit through the rubber loop on the CM fender. Brake hose is over stretched mounted this way. There are a few work around to correct this, might just try it again.
(But I really like the Blue fender, great color!)

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Few things I feel are worth mentioning. Biggest issue with mounting the front end, the steering stop. It needed to be removed from the CM's front tube. Cut it off flush, then using a dremel tool, rounded and made it flush. Haven't come up with putting on new steering stops and yes they could be needed. If you're going to do a rewire, don't cut anything on the replacement harness until after it's put on the bike and the rewire work starts. A few wires can be combined, mostly grounds; kill switch, rear lights moving it deeper into the harness. Hot wires run single line, no combining, most are now have fuses. A few wiring diagrams were used 80, 81, CM, 85-87, 96-09 CMX. All Came in handy when mixing old and new to make one harness. Rebels safety diode will fit out of the way under the gas tank. Left uncovered if replacement is ever needed.

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I take it the chrome CM fender doesn't fit the Rebel lowers & wheel/tire?
There is a 4 1/2" difference in the mount point of the chrome fender.

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When putting a cm250 chrome fender on my Rebel, I cut the original mounts off and had shorter, stainless one welded on



When mounting a CM250 chrome fender on my Rebel, I cut the fender mounts down to an inch or so and had stainless plates welded on, which I drilled to fit the Rebel mount bolts.

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Bummer, the OEM paint site ColorRite.com only goes back to 1984 and gets sporadic after that. Nothing for 1980...

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The paint code for the Rebel is on the airbox. Maybe it's the same for the CM250? With that, it should be possible to get matching paint.

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The paint code for the Rebel is on the airbox. Maybe it's the same for the CM250? With that, it should be possible to get matching paint.
No Rebel air box to be had. Bought the fender as a spare, stand alone part. ($25 couldn't pass it up, paint is in very good shape with one small nick at the back lower edge. Touched it with up with a very close blue by VW.

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