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  1. Rebel 450
    I am still struggling to find out why my 450 will not run. It engages sometimes but still doesn’t start, the past few days i check the starter motor, make sure carb has fuel, make sure my battery is charged and I try for a good 10 minutes then my battery dies. And it sounds like 80% of the time...
  2. Newbie Lounge
    When i start the bike i get the relay clicking like the battery charge is low. If i keep it clicking for about 15 sec it eventually starts to turn the bike over slowly then quicker until its fully turning over then it eventually starts. Its almost like something has to heat up before it can turn...
  3. Wrenching - General Discussions & Tech Talk
    Just wondering how others start their bikes. As we know you have to choke the engine when its cold to get up and going. I used to open it up all the way for a few minutes then half for a few, then go. This got annoying quickly. Lately, just open the choke about 3/4 ride for a mile or so and...
  4. Engine, Carburetor, Fuel System & Exhaust
    After reinstalling my flywheel after replacing oil seal, the starter is not cranking engine. I'm not sure if I tightened the flywheel bolt too much or not enough? Has anyone had a starting issue after incorrectly installing the flywheel? I plan on pulling off left side cover today, but I thought...
  5. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    After walking my bike a 1/4 mile home because I stalled it and I'm guessing I didn't get it going far enough to get a charge, I decided to jump the battery....with the car on. :banghead: From what I'm reading, there is no surprise that my bike won't start now. It just sounds like I don't have...
  6. Electrical, Charging and Battery
    I am newbie here. I just bought a 1983 rebel last week, I am still getting the insurance etc organized so I haven't been taking it on the road yet just starting it every few days to keep the battery charged. The first few days it started fine, however now it turns over but doesn't catch, I...
  7. 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...
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