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Hello, everyone new here and I had a question. I currently am in Japan and own a Honda rebel 250cc (2018) when I move back to the states I wouldn’t mine bringing the bike with me but the engine is much to small for the roads in the states. So my question is could I theoretically but a bigger rebel engine say a 500 on to the chassis of my 250?
 

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Here they stopped selling the Rebel 250 in 2016. Mine is a 1985 & takes the roads & highways well.
 

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I ride on highways with the 250..
I'd say the frame is far too light for larger engines which typically forms a part of newer frames..
 

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The CMX500 engine won't fit in the CMX250 frame.
 

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I'm sorry that I forgot to say welcome to the Forum when you posted. Sometimes I get caught up in the conversation and not so much the niceties. Glad to have you here.
 

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Welcome! You could make it fit, but then you would have ruined 2 bikes. Better to keep the 250 and buy a Rebel 1100 for cruising.
 

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I've seen somebody splice a CB 350 back end onto a Rebel front end. That's the only time I've seen a bigger engine on a "Rebel", but it was a Frankenbike.
 
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My 250 rides the highways just fine, but I don't like riding highways.
 

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I've seen somebody splice a CB 350 back end onto a Rebel front end. That's the only time I've seen a bigger engine on a "Rebel", but it was a Frankenbike.
Why oh why would they do that? As I've said before, that CB350 is one hellava a bike!
 
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