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Nominations open for December 2021 BOTM

To enter the contest, add 1 to 5 pictures of your bike to this thread and a short description of why you like your bike and/or what you have done to it.

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Sorry folks. I'm having issues with learning a new feature.

Unfortunately, my earlier attempts at starting this contest will not work and I have to begin again from scratch.

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If you'd like to re-enter, the votes are tied so far. Sorry for the issues.
 

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Since this is a new thread i will enter a new bike. Full disclosure, i don’t own this one any more. I bought this bike for $250 with a seized engine. I had dreams of rebuilding the engine but was probably a bit over my head. I was a car mechanic in college but that was long ago. I was lucky enough to find a low-mile engine on craigslist for $225. I had never done a bike engine swap so I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. I reupholstered the seats with a $35 eBay set, they came out great! I put on a Chinese gas tank(eBay again, less than $100) and put decals on it. Lots of cleaning, shining and touching up. I had a great time with this bike but you can’t keep them all…i had to make room for the next project😀
 

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Since this is a new thread i will enter a new bike. Full disclosure, i don’t own this one any more. I bought this bike for $250 with a seized engine. I had dreams of rebuilding the engine but was probably a bit over my head. I was a car mechanic in college but that was long ago. I was lucky enough to find a low-mile engine on craigslist for $225. I had never done a bike engine swap so I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. I reupholstered the seats with a $35 eBay set, they came out great! I put on a Chinese gas tank(eBay again, less than $100) and put decals on it. Lots of cleaning, shining and touching up. I had a great time with this bike but you can’t keep them all…i had to make room for the next project😀
Wait a minute. I've seen those pics before... on Craigslist maybe?
 

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Ok so here is my official entry,
So long time enthusiast first time owner finally found a bike an got it bought it took me a few years of working on the previous owner to get it but i picked it up for 500 bucks it is almost completely original at just under 4k miles its still on the original tires. (i know they are getting replaced this winter) even the tool kit is untouched I've replaced the petcock an the rear turn signal stubs a little carb work and other than that an a ton of chrome polishing waxing an buffing it is just as the day it was born an I've
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had a blast on it an cant wait to put some more miles on it
 

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well its not the prettiest but i did put a lot of time and effort into it. 1983 CM 250 Custome.
replaced basically everything on it with the exception of the motor. ive memorized the wiring diagram and know every trick there is to diagnose any problem i have with it (thanks to this forum) more pics on my page but here ya go
 

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Just FYI, fork mounted bags will contact the front fender and eventually damage the paint.
 
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Welcome to the forum!
Wow! Lowest mileage that I've heard of in a long time! Barely broken in! Some here have had well over 100K on theirs, so you have a l-o-n-g way to go. Congratulations on your NEW Rebel.
How many years riding? From which State do you hail?
 

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Wow. Pristine. Have you taken a basic rider instruction course? Best way to learn the fundamentals and be as safe as possible.
 

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I am in Southern California and have zero riding experience on street bikes, I'm a NEWBIE! . I have my MSF training course SCHEDULED in February. I've always wanted to learn to ride and was going to wait til after the class to purchase my first bike but this deal came my way and I couldn't pass this up. I have a 2005 Honda CRV and can attest to Honda's longevity, quality and low maintenance costs. Looking forward to learning how to ride safely and by experienced trainers.
 

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Most here have, or have had other motorcycles. We just love the ease & simplicity of these. I've only 2 others left, but never ride them anymore. If you do decide to get a different bike after awhile, you'll always miss this one! Keep it, you will find it'll become your go to bike!
 

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Some good reading while you're waiting for the course would be David Hough's books, Proficient Motorcycling and More Proficient Motorcycling. If your library doesn't have them, they might order them if you request. If not, they are well worth buying. Every time I read them, I find some nugget of information I missed in prior readings.
 
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I only ride the Rebel. I've been selling all the others. Other than the Rebel, I still have a GW & a Honda 360 that'll be gone by next summer.
 
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