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  1. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    I recently got an ‘85 rebel that initially didn’t run. It had been sitting with a friend with fuel in the tank for months, and it wouldn’t even turn over. We eventually got it it to start and run but wouldn’t stay on. We found leaks in the gas line, replaced it, replaced the sparks, and gave the...
  2. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    I currently have a 2018 Honda Rebel 300. It’s been shutting off while riding and also when coming to a complete stop. I can restart the bike and sometimes it will let me ride for a while, but some other times it will star failing right away until it shuts off. A couple of months ago this...
  3. Rubber Side Down!
    The tail light on my Honda 250 Rebel only works when the key is turned to park. No brake light or tail light when its on. New bulb, new fuse. Recently cleaned the carb, did I maybe upset a wire? If so can someone help me troubleshoot which one.
  4. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Just finished a safe rider course and got my endorsement — woot! The coaches suggested replacing lights from older bikes with LED and explained it as being an easy DIY process. I read through some forum topics on LED conversion and am not so sure how DIY it is for me given that I’m new to...
  5. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    I just bought this bike and have done a couple of basic maintenance jobs on it (carb clean, fuel tank clean). I'm now trying to address the lights. None of the turn signal lights illuminate at all, and neither does the turn signal indicator under the speedometer. The brake light also does not...
  6. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    I bought a 1985 rebel 250 earlier this week. It wasn’t running... so I got a super good deal on it and hoped I could fix it cheaply. I thought it was carb issues since it had great compression, but now that I’ve completely rebuilt the carbs, I’ve discovered that it also has some serious...
  7. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Hi all, As a newb to the forum and the bike (1985 Rebel 250) and mechanical/electrical work I have been having trouble finding exactly the info I need although I have found a ton of info here that has helped me get to this point. This is about my flashers not working. I think I wired with too...
  8. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Hi guys, I've been trying to find out what's causing my 10Amp tail fuse to blow out and I need some help. I'll explain my diagnosis so far and some things I've tried and/or noticed: Diagnosis: Turn the key on. neutral / brake (tail) / signal / license lights work w/ pedal and lever action...
  9. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    2009 Honda rebel 250. I just bought a new taillight/brake light and noticed that my brake light does not get brighter when I step on the rear brake or when the front brake lever is engaged. I checked the switches (both seem to be fine). Could this be a wire issue (the green with yellow stripe)...
  10. Honda Rebel Room
    Hey y'all! So I got pulled over cuz my taillight was out (got off with a warning, thank gawd). As I was waiting for the tow truck, I tried messing with it and turns out if you just push it down or pull it up some, the light would "reconnect" I guess. Anyone have any idea what causes this? I...
  11. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Hey guys, I've got a 1986 Rebel 450 that I've come to learn does not have its original motor in it, but rather has a 1982 CM450E motor (& carbs) on the Rebel frame (stock airbox, fuel tank with decal, not sure what else is not original). I have a charging issue and my question is a 1986 CMX450...
  12. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Hey Guys, I am doing a bobber fashion of my rebel. I removed the front turn signals and wish to to keep the back ones. But after doing all this the back turn signals just stay solid and won't blink. I was just wondering if anyone has done this or had any idea as to how I could fix this problem...
  13. Honda Rebel Room
    Hi Can anyone help me here. I bought a side mount plate mount with the break light from " Bobbers r us" and are having issues getting the wireing to work properly, I have tryed all different ways. they all cause the lights to light up for the #plate light and the stop light, but the stop light...
  14. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    I needed to recharge my battery on my 09 Rebel 250, so I uninstalled it and had it recharged supposedly without a hitch, but when I reinstalled the battery and wired her up like I was supposed to, I still had no power at all, not even the horn was working. Any ideas???
  15. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Bikes on the road!! carbs cleaned, new oil, filters, chain, fresh battery and fresh bulbs all the way around, feelin good.... THEN>>> Out on a ride last week and realized my turn signals stopped working. Left signal makes the left blinker go dark, right makes right go dark, opposite sides still...
  16. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    This may be longwinded and hopefully there is not another post already about this. I commute on my '97 Rebel, rain or shine, every weekday to work [about 50 mile round trip, easy 45mph back roads]. When I pulled the bike out of the garage yesterday, turned the key and the lights come on [good...
  17. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    Long Term Tracking of Heavy Duty Rebel Battery. The 4 year old Battery in my Rebel is going south fast. I found a heavy duty replacement while searching on the Internet. Stock Battery is rated at 85 CCA (Cold Cranking Amps). Replacement Battery is rated at 140 CCA. Made in China. Specs on...
  18. Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk
    Hello all, I've got a situation one of you here may have had experience with and could give me some advice. I've got an 85 Rebel and every once in a while it will shut off as if the battery is dead. I'll try to turn it over and there will be nothing, neutral light won't even light up. But, the...
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