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post #1 of 9 Old 05-26-2019, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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First bike in years/decades, a Rebel 450

Picked up this "bobber" 450 rebel build yesterday. Very happy with it, hoping to learn a few things about these classic bikes on this forum.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-27-2019, 06:04 AM
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Welcome to forum . nice 450 you have there



2000 rebel 250 Aussie My Baby.
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Welcome..enjoy your new-to-you bike...I like the seat...

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Nice bike
Hope you enjoy it
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-31-2019, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are these bikes like from a cold start?


Full choke, let it idle for a few minutes, then ease off the choke when driving? I noticed on full or even half choke even after a few minutes I get a few "misses" until the motor is warmed up and I can drop the off choke off completely.



Once warm she runs like a dream.
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-31-2019, 06:46 PM
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Can't speak for the 450, but the 250's vary. I had a couple that needed no choke in warm weather, but the current ride needs some year 'round. It won't start on anything more than 1/2 or less than 1/3 any time of year, and it has to be set before cranking. Any movement of the lever while it's idling will also kill it. Ease off the choke as the engine warms.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-05-2019, 06:44 PM
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Nice 450!
It looks like one that I have seen on this sight in the past. Along time ago.
I have been around sense 2009 so if I am not having a brain fart going it looks real familiar.
Have fun, I have rebuilt a few of the bikes. I take them all apart and rebuild them and put them back together again.

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Any ideas what options I have for a removable passenger seat? I know there are those small ones with sucker pads, but my rear fender has been bobbed very short. I have have my rear pegs, but no rear seat!
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Nice 450!
It looks like one that I have seen on this sight in the past. Along time ago.
I have been around sense 2009 so if I am not having a brain fart going it looks real familiar.
Same here, but can't remember the user name.

It is a nice bike!

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