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 Post subject: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:27 pm 
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Motorcycle: Honda Rebel
Rebel: 250
Country: England
Hi All ,sold the Triumph and just got a 1987 Rebel 250 with 1800 mls all original and looking good, spending time stripping her down for cleaning and servicing ready for next summer!. I'll be asking plenty of questions as I go along I suspect................Thanks all in advance!............................Andy.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Motorcycle: 2014 CB500XA
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Country: USA
State/Province: AZ
City: Green Valley
Welcome Andy. Why did you sell the trumpet?

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:05 am 
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Motorcycle: 5 Shadows, 3 Rebels
Rebel: 250
Country: U.S.A.
State/Province: NV
City: Las VLX-as
Welcome to Rebel Land.

+1 on selling the Triumph, what model did you have?

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:32 pm 
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Motorcycle: Honda Rebel
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My Triumph was a bit of a mongrel 1972 Daytona engine in a 66 hard tail frame with a 1970 reg! Sold it because it needed regular maintenance and i no longer have the time for it as i'm restoring my second Austin Mini from 73. I couldn't be without a motorcycle though so i got the Rebel which should be less maintenance!!


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:48 am 
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Much less. It is an extremely easy bike to work on.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:42 pm 
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Motorcycle: Rebel 250 plus a few others
Rebel: 250
Country: Canada
State/Province: NB
City: Fredericton
As a long time britbike owner I can verify that there is always some little tweak that needs to be done on them. Part of that , in the old days, was the old points type ignition that was always in the process of wearing out or becoming out of adjustment. Modern electronics have replaced these on many old brits and of course came standard on the Rebel.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:54 pm 
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Motorcycle: 2016 Honda Rebel
Rebel: 250
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The Rebel is a very reliable bike, and easy to work on. But I love old British bikes. I used to have a mostly stock 1966 Triumph Bonneville. Yes, it required some maintenance, but it was a beautiful bike, and it was 100% mechanical, including the breaker points. I'm still kicking myself for selling it 25 years later. I actually went looking for another one, but couldn't believe the prices. So I bought a Royal Enfield, and converted it from EFI to an Amal carburetor. Not a REAL British bike, but close. I never cared for the new Triumphs, even the carbureted ones. They don't look right, and sound like a sewing machine.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:03 am 
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JerryH wrote:
and sound like a sewing machine.


(pssst...so does the Rebel. ;) )

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