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I don't care much for the crash bars I've seen mounted to 250 Rebels. But in my searching, here on the forum, I stumbled onto a picture that shows just a bar with foot pegs.

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When I bought my bike, I had a custom Cobin lowered seat made for it so my wife could handle the bike. Turns out even the custom seat wasn't low enough for her to reach the ground. So I'm sitting with my knees in my chin. (slight exaggeration) I'd like to be able to stretch my legs out a little bit when I'm on a long stretch out of city traffic. I've never seen these before. Anyone know where I can find these bars?
 

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no longer available but maybe that would help your search - that one wouldn't work on a rebel anyways - you need something made for a single downtube

if it were me i would cut off a piece of pipe and weld some flanges to it - attach some pegs on the end - call it a day
 

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Thanks, Keith. Much appreciated. At least I can quit fretting about it! 馃槃 I may just have to take your suggestion. Just didn't really want to go to that much trouble.
 

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I could build one for you if you're interested.
 

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Oh, I can build it myself. Just didn't want to bother with it. How high up the tube would a straight bar be typically mounted on the 250 Rebel?
 

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where it feels right... you would have to incorporate the engine mount to make it rigid so pipe bending would probably be involved
 

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I've never ridden with forward pegs, so I have no idea "where it feels right". Just out of curiosity, what would you make one for?
 

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If you need some foot pegs for the end of the bar, I have several sets of NIB chrome O-ring pegs I'm selling for $20, shipping included. These are aftermarket pegs made for HD, and they are very good quality. If you're interested, I can send pictures.
 

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Thanks. Still pondering what I want to do.............or if I even want to bother with it. I'll let you know if I'm going to tackle the project.
 

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.....................................and still pondering. I just completed going through 402 pages of pictures of members bikes in the Gallery. I saw this crash bar in several places, but on page 318, pictures 9, 13 and 14 show it really clearly. THAT is the bar I'm after. Looks as if it would be really stable, small and out of the way visually. (especially after I get it coated black) Anyone know what it is called, or where I might find one? I've looked all over the Internet and can't find that bar anywhere..............anywhere "In Stock".
 

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Here is a Chinese made engine guard similar to what you describe. For Honda Ca250 CMX250 CMX250C Motorcycle Engine Guard Crash Bar Bumper Part | eBay

I bought one of these and it arrived badly rusted. The chrome was flaking off and it was made of very thin tubing. If the bike goes down, and the guard hits the ground, it will fold up like an accordion Some members that bought this item reported no problems with it (at least initially). Removing or roughing up the chrome in preparation for painting should be relatively easy. I later found a NOS American made guard that was probably copied by the Chinese to make theirs. I got the last one the seller had in stock and AFAIK, the last one available. I'm 5' 11" and when I want to stretch my legs out, I have to hang my ankles on the pegs. There really isn't a comfortable angle for me to put the sole of my boots on the pegs as they are too high, even when mounted as low as possible.
 

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Yes, that's it. Thin and frail, huh? Might better make to my own out of gas pipe! I'm 5'10" with long legs. I might just have to forget forward pegs. Sure do envy watching Harley riders on the highway with their legs out in front of them. I can almost envision the blood flowing gently through their veins. 馃榿 Oh well. It's a tiny bike. It is what it is.
 

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If you go the custom route, you could make a Z shaped highway bar that extends farther out but wouldn't interfere with turning the front wheel.
 

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Well, that's a thought I'd not considered.

Did you read my private "Conversation"?
 

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I saved a photo of custom highway pegs that someone posted on here at some point. I don't remember who it was but maybe tomorrow I'll do a reverse image search so I can give them credit. Anyway, here's the setup I found that looks pretty good and I want to try it when I get some free time.
 

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Sorry but I'm just now seeing this. Been out of town and away from my PC. Not to put down anyone's solution, and I could be wrong, but looking at that picture, I'd be of the opinion that would be a pretty flimsy solution. If nothing else, it looks as it it's only connected to the frame in one spot. Looks as if it would be pretty easy to push on one side and skew it to the opposite side of the bike.
 

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Most bars mount to either side of the front engine mount, which will require a longer bolt.
 

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Looking at that bar, I have to wonder why the (condensation?) weep holes are so large, and why they aren't all located at the bottom.
 

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Don't know. I contacted the seller and they (he-she-or it) didn't know when they'd be available once again. Maybe they are addressing that particular problem. Who knows.
 
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