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Like provided i get adv tires and suspension adjusted, will this work as an ADV bike? For skid plate etc i can make one

Or is the frame really not meant for any offroading?

(Planning to sell my rebel to my mom who is going to become an absolute beginner, but i love the rebel 250 engine)
 

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The Nighthawk 250 frame does not fully enclose the engine - it uses the engine/crankcase as a stressed member. See pics of the Nighthawk frame vs. Rebel frame. I'd ride a Nighthawk down a gravel or dirt road, but I wouldn't take it on any serious trails or backcountry discovery rides and I wouldn't jump one over anything.
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The Nighthawk 250 frame does not fully enclose the engine - it uses the engine/crankcase as a stressed member. See pics of the Nighthawk frame vs. Rebel frame. I'd ride a Nighthawk down a gravel or dirt road, but I wouldn't take it on any serious trails or backcountry discovery rides and I wouldn't jump one over anything.
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So i guess the only reliable way would be to hire a welder thats involved in fabrication?
 

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The Rebel frame itself is not designed in any way for off-road use either. It can't handle that kind of abuse. Some here on the Forum have used theirs on roads that had washboard type surfaces, and ended up with cracked frames. And that's on regular surface streets!
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