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Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   08-19-2019, 12:05 PM
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Posted By maritimesbob
Yes, was hoping someone could chime in on whether...

Yes, was hoping someone could chime in on whether starter clutches from other models would work on an old Rebel? Thanks.
Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   08-19-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By maritimesbob
250 Starter Clutch 86/87

I need to replace the rollers and springs on the wifes 250 starter clutch. I am getting the dreaded strangled goose sound on engaging the starter. I did remove the flywheel/stator and took a look...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-17-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By maritimesbob
Ok, bought myself an electric impact tool. Sure...

Ok, bought myself an electric impact tool. Sure made easy work of getting the rotor off. All stripped down in minutes, no need for straps and ways to hold the crank in place.


The seal is seated...
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-16-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By maritimesbob
Head/eyes gear

I tried using an closed face helmet, not going to work for me no matter how hard I try. I just feel my vision is obscured when doing a shoulder check, I feel totally more comfortable with an open...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-11-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By maritimesbob
What is usually the culprit for a starter clutch...

What is usually the culprit for a starter clutch that makes a howling sound, like "awooga" when it disengages?


Going to ask a friend in a machine shop to thread me an m16 bolt so I can pop off...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-09-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By maritimesbob
The starter makes the "howling" noise when it...

The starter makes the "howling" noise when it disengages. So the clutch might be a bit dried out?


It probably got overfilled for sure by the previous owners.


Later on.......


I took...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-08-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By maritimesbob
Crank seal and starter clutch

Just trying to get a few more jobs finished on my wifes 85 250.


There appears to be a leak underneath the engine, I think I've pinpointed it to the rotor/flywheel cover. I'm guessing this is the...
Forum: Honda Rebel Room   07-08-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By maritimesbob
I think she's quite happy as it is, which of...

I think she's quite happy as it is, which of course saves my wallet :D


We're just happy we got it running yesterday and the remaining issues seems relatively minor.
Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   07-07-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By maritimesbob
Well, decided to buy a new battery as the one in...

Well, decided to buy a new battery as the one in there was extremely old. Bought new fuses and some 10/40 oil.


The electrics were a bear to figure out, new battery didn't solve a thing. The main...
Forum: Honda Rebel Room   07-07-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By maritimesbob
Rebel for the wife!

Well, after a period of 10 ten years, my wife has decided to go back on the road. Because of her rheumatism a small cruiser is about all she can manage. So I had my heart set on finding her a Rebel...
Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   07-07-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By maritimesbob
I just figured even with 11.5 volts there might...

I just figured even with 11.5 volts there might be a glimmer of some lights, but nothing. Anyways, thanks for all the great info everyone, I have lots to chew on.


My apologies, the date stamp on...
Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   07-06-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By maritimesbob
Well, the guy found the old mirrors so we are...

Well, the guy found the old mirrors so we are good to go.


Getting absolutely no power to anything. No lights, won't start unless we push start. I am unsure if the key ignition is the original,...
Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   07-06-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By maritimesbob
Thanks Flite. I'll buy a 4l jug of Castrol, that...

Thanks Flite. I'll buy a 4l jug of Castrol, that way I can do my bike too.


The oil leak, I have a feeling it's probably the crank seal. Can these flywheels be pulled without a puller by some...
Forum: Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk   07-05-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By maritimesbob
Rebel 250 fixes

Hello,


Just got ourselves an 88 Rebel 250. As some know, I have a Rebel 450 for myself and was determined to find a Rebel for the wife. We're happy, found a Rebel that has been sat a few years....
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-05-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By maritimesbob
Well, we got ourselves a nice Rebel 250. ...

Well, we got ourselves a nice Rebel 250.


It drives, but has been sat a few years. Mirrors are missing, battery is toast and she's a bit spluttery as expected. But for the price, we'll get a van...
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-04-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By maritimesbob
Well the Rebel 250 is sold :( Found a...

Well the Rebel 250 is sold :(


Found a Kawasaki EN500, which I believe is called a Vulcan in the States? The guy wants 750 euros, about 800 usd (ish). I have no idea about these bikes other than...
Forum: Newbie Lounge   07-04-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By maritimesbob
Highway tips

Got my first bike in over 20 years, so naturally I am quite rusty. Very happy my 450 cmx purchase, what a great little cruiser. The buzzy high revs will take some getting used to, but hey-ho as they...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-03-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By maritimesbob
I have no idea! They are a well respected name...

I have no idea! They are a well respected name among the motoring enthusiasts in Europe. Be interesting to see how this products helps if anything, and I am a very skeptical person about such...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By maritimesbob
Gets its name from Molybdenum disulfide allegedly.

Gets its name from Molybdenum disulfide allegedly.
Forum: Rebel 450   07-03-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By maritimesbob
I chopped off my mufflers and replaced them with...

I chopped off my mufflers and replaced them with slip on mufflers. I have a 450. They have baffles of some kind, sound louder than stock, but not raspy or annoyingly loud, just a deep bob bob bob bob...
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-03-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By maritimesbob
......and as it happens, we may have found a...

......and as it happens, we may have found a Rebel 250 about 35 minutes from us. Yes as always, it's been bobbed out somewhat. Is it the fashion to bob-job these bikes? Was hoping to find a non...
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-03-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By maritimesbob
That's not going to work, we want to ride...

That's not going to work, we want to ride together. She can ride a cruiser type bike. The laid back style works well with her rheumatism, but my rebel 450 is a bit too heavy for her but she likes the...
Forum: Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust   07-03-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By maritimesbob
Odd thing, I put some liqui moly, a German fuel...

Odd thing, I put some liqui moly, a German fuel additive into the tank. Ran two full tanks with the additive, and now for the last few days the choke is working as it should.



Before, with the...
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-02-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By maritimesbob
Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Forum: General Bike Chat (Non-Rebel Bike Topics)   07-02-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By maritimesbob
Hi That's the thing, I was looking for...

Hi


That's the thing, I was looking for bikes similar to Rebel 250s in both style and size, then I have something to search for.


Thanks.
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