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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:17 pm 
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That's a good pic. I see that infamous hitch-hiking bear on the pillion too.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:59 am 
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I just picked this up a week ago. I already put on a back rest, hard bags are on the way. Fun bike..I'm almost 60.



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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:57 pm 
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New cheapo bags!



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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:28 am 
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Dave1955: Looks like a 30+year old set of shoei hardbags! Is that true?
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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:54 am 
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wheezeburnt wrote:
Dave1955: Looks like a 30+year old set of shoei hardbags! Is that true?
brent

Nope,came from e-bay for cheap.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Motorcycle ... 4375&rt=nc


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:16 pm 
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Wow! Those are clearly redesigned (and nicely improved) versions of the old Shoei bags. Nice price, too! Looks good on the bike.
(If you go on ebay and search shoei hardbags, you'll see what I mean. I had a sets of the older style on a 79 CX500c and an 82 CB900C)
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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:47 am 
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wheezeburnt wrote:
Wow! Those are clearly redesigned (and nicely improved) versions of the old Shoei bags. Nice price, too! Looks good on the bike.
(If you go on ebay and search shoei hardbags, you'll see what I mean. I had a sets of the older style on a 79 CX500c and an 82 CB900C)
brent

I checked out what you were saying and they want big money for rusty ones!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shoei-used-Hard ... c1&vxp=mtr
The ones I put on the bulbs are to small so I bought bigger sockets/bulbs so the turn lights would be way more noticeable.


My windshield came in also.
I really like it for the money .
I had put two tanks of fuel through the bike since I bought it a few months ago. Mostly just around town,some highway.
Put this on and did a tank in one day and went from 50 mpg to 68!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/181140353046








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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 1:06 am 
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Now I understand why Shoei helmets don't ventilate worth a hoot. Jack of all trades, master of none.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 4:11 am 
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Dave1955 wrote:

My windshield came in also.
I really like it for the money .
I had put two tanks of fuel through the bike since I bought it a few months ago. Mostly just around town,some highway.
Put this on and did a tank in one day and went from 50 mpg to 68!



The change in mileage may well have been largely due to the highway riding vs city riding. Windshields don't add a lot of streamlining.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 6:28 am 
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Duckster wrote:
Dave1955 wrote:

My windshield came in also.
I really like it for the money .
I had put two tanks of fuel through the bike since I bought it a few months ago. Mostly just around town,some highway.
Put this on and did a tank in one day and went from 50 mpg to 68!



The change in mileage may well have been largely due to the highway riding vs city riding. Windshields don't add a lot of streamlining.

You're prolly right but yet I don't have a death grip on the bars like I did.
Drove a lot of stop and go yesterday and still got 60..the other half of that tank was mostly at 55 mph.


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:45 pm 
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Here's a couple quick snaps of the Rebel I just bought my girlfriend for $800!! 1985 250.
















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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:25 am 
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That looks great for $800. Even if it were $1500 it would still look good. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:36 pm 
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That's why I couldn't pass it up lol

I can def make my money back once she is done wit this. Ike.


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:07 pm 
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2 days, ~$550 on materials.

$75 rear trunk
$50 side trunks
$50 racing chain
$15 front sprocket
$60 rear sprocket
$60 luggage rack
$80 front windshield
$10 Digital tachometer
$120 crash guard
$20 handlebar risers








I'm fully loaded!


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:27 pm 
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That is loaded lol


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:27 pm 
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Here's my 03 rebel, started with a frame and some other odds and ends, all the work is done by me. Tonight should be the first time it cranks as I just got more parts in.



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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:26 pm 
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What's up with the mirrors, and the back support? lol

The bike is so stripped, you probably have the fastest dragster rebel on the planet :D

Where's the airbox?


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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:44 pm 
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NCRebelRunner wrote:
Here's my 03 rebel, started with a frame and some other odds and ends, all the work is done by me. Tonight should be the first time it cranks as I just got more parts in.


I would highly recommend something resembling an air filter, that carb looks naked and sucking in raw air won't do much for longevity.

And if you haven't already done so, I also recommend securing the head pipes to the frame as those head bolts are fragile and it won't take too much to break them...the leverage of unsecured pipes will only promote breakage and you do not want those pipes falling under the rear wheel at speed when it happens.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:09 pm 
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More than the wheel damage is the possibility of having to replace the entire jug when the studs break out. This is a legitimate issue, well-discussed throughout the history of this forum in all of its incarnations (this is its-- what? Fourth?). The aluminum around the exhaust studs is _extremely_ thin, and it gets very, very hot during operation, greatly reducing its strength. We've even had reports upon reports of tearing the studs out during simple maintenance. You certainly don't want to use them as load-bearing fasteners; they're simply not up to it.

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 Post subject: Re: New Garage: Show us YOUR Rebel!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:24 am 
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Duke wrote:
More than the wheel damage is the possibility of having to replace the entire jug when the studs break out.


Actually it's the highly possible loss of control I was concerned about from the pipes falling under the wheel. Damage to the bike goes hand in hand once that happens. ;)

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