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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to thank everyone involved with this forum. It has been a great help. I just bought a 87 honda rebel 450 about two months ago. Since I've had it, I have dropped the bike in the driveway, forgot to shut off the gas valve in which I learned to clean out the air filer and clean up the mess, still need to change the oil. It doesn't smell like gas entered that area. I've also got the gas key stuck in the cap (have ordered a new cap).
Lots going on… and I still haven't to ridden the motorcycle much… need to brush up on skills ( and yes I took the MSR course).

Despite, all that…what are the best stand to raise the 450 up for repairs?
Thanks for your help and support.
BMR
 

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Hi Everyone,
I wanted to thank everyone involved with this forum. It has been a great help. I just bought a 87 honda rebel 450 about two months ago. Since I've had it, I have dropped the bike in the driveway, forgot to shut off the gas valve in which I learned to clean out the air filer and clean up the mess, still need to change the oil. It doesn't smell like gas entered that area. I've also got the gas key stuck in the cap (have ordered a new cap).
Lots going on… and I still haven't to ridden the motorcycle much… need to brush up on skills ( and yes I took the MSR course).

Despite, all that…what are the best stand to raise the 450 up for repairs?
Thanks for your help and support.
BMR
Are you sure the key is stuck? The key won't come out until the cap is back in place on the tank. Place it in position and push straight down hard on it. the key should pop into the release position as the cap locks in place.
 

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If pushing down on the cap with one or both hands doesn't work, pushing down with one hand and helping the key turn a bit with the other usually works. Just a little help; you don't want to bend the key in the cap.
 

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hello cagie can you tell me how to remove the seat on the 1983 cm 250.I just acquired one and can't for the life of me get the seat off thanks.I tried a search to no avail any help would be great afor a newbie thanks
 

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Welcome to the form. Wished I could help. But we do have a couple of those here on the forum maybe someone will chime in that can help you out.
 

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You can in the Wrenching general disccusion. But I am willing to bet it will get answered right here. Looks in the drawing and pictures. That the bolts are around the rear bolts for chrome piece that goes around the rear for the seat. If not the same bolts bolt both it and the seat. The best I can tell.
 

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Welcome. We're pretty flexible on posting things. Posting it once here is fine; no need to repost elsewhere.
 

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Will check that out thanks and will keep that site in mind for parts needed.I am picking up the bike tonite it won't start but the engine turns over freely and has compression,attempts to start but doesn't seem to be getting fuel ,I need to clean the carbs.Tank is clean tires are real good, new plugs,belt is fine, good deal for couple hundred bucks.
 

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Check the belt out real good. Because they are no longer available. Belt breaks you will be converting to chain drive. Which is really no big deal.
 

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thanks SWAMPRABBIT finally realized after your information the bolts that go in thru the chrome pipe 3/4 the way back the seat and go thru the signal light housing have to come off. There is a nut under the fender that has to come off,pull the bolt part way out pull back on the seat and lift off. took tank and air box off then thr carb now to dismantle and clean it. The gas was orange although there's not much rust in the tank,so I'm bettin the carb is full of dirt,will definitely put an inline filter. Should be up and runnin in no time oh by the way the belt looks great and hope I have no issues thanks again
 

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Nice project and I hope it gets on the road. And I agree about this forum. A lot of good info and I'm glad I can help to figure out other riders problems. I know what it's like having the bike down for a long time. I can't wait to get mine registered!
 

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hi, thanks for adding me,, i bought a 450 rebel and the tips and help through this forum have helped me enormously ,with the re-build of my bike ,a great site ,with great people ,thanks again.
 

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faith, charity and hope,,wernt they the only planes on malta, during ww2 ? by planes if im not mistaken,,,il have to find out where shes kept and pay her a visit, added a pic for you of the project,,hope you like it thanks.
 
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