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 Post subject: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:56 pm 
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just got a new to me 09 or 06 rebel. it has some rust coming from the tank. im at a loss of what to do for that but it seems to run like a wet dream!!

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Welcome. Both years had black bikes; the 2006 was also available in white.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:40 pm 
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mines blue

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:56 am 
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WIRUKE wrote:
just got a new to me 09 or 06 rebel. it has some rust coming from the tank. im at a loss of what to do for that but it seems to run like a wet dream!!

you'll have to seal the tank with caswell tank sealer to prevent carb fouling with rust.

You will have to post a link to your pic. this site does not host pics on line. Use a host site like imgur.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:30 am 
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And, your bike is a 2009 as it can't be a 2006.

Also, have you installed a little lawn mower filter between the tank and the carb?

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Picture is of an NX250 but that is immaterial as the concept is the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 am 
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Welcome. How bad is the rust? I recommend removing the rust rather than trying to coat over it. Pretty much all coatings fail, and there is a good chance you may miss a spot or two, which will then rust through. I use full strength muriatic acid to clean rusty tanks, but you need to be careful with it. If you remove the tank from the bike, remove the petcock and plug the opening, then wash the tank out good with SuperClean, rinse it out good, then fill it with muriatic acid and let it soak 24 hours, pour it out, all the rust will be gone. Rinse it with clear water really good, dump it out and pour in about half a gallon of WD40 and shake it to protect the tank from rust. Pour out the WD40 and you can start using the tank any time. Yes this can cost about $50 worth of chemicals, but I don't consider that bad when you consider the cost of a new Genuine Honda Rebel tank. And you won't have to worry about coating peeling later.

If you decide to install an inline filter, I suggest one with right angle fittings, and either using no clamps, or those small clips like come stock on the fuel line. Worm drive hose clamps are way too big for the fuel line.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:27 pm 
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wow didnt see any notifications that there were replies here and forgot i had posted til i was searching for help again lol

i do have the lawnmower filter one of the previous owners put it

i had the tank off just the other day and when i picked up th drained tank i could hear the rust moving inside so their was a good bit of already loose rust which i assumed was the main issue. i rinsed it out with fresh gas as i didnt get any cleaner or sealer yet. i dropped a clean length of chain into the tank and shook it around for awhile and shook and rinsed it all again with just gas. i used am air compressor to clear the vent line fuel line and lawnmower filter and cleanout the petcock. now shes running great occasionlly want tos rev high but calms down after a bit

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 pm 
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should have a fresh tank by friday. thanks guys. $80 off ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Motorcycl ... 1ed5cad8cd

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:03 am 
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got it last night and got it on. the color is a couple of shades darker but otherwise a great fit and functions well. pics later.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:08 pm 
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here it is.



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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm 
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That is definitely "blue-er" than the stock color. I wonder if you could find the matching paint for the rest of the bike, I mean the OEM blue is pretty nice but that looks even more vivid.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:03 pm 
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I'll have to look and see for now it'll do. a few people told me they love iridescent paints jobs so I just let them think that it is.



the side covers are a little rough and could use replacing. but how hard would it be to swap the fenders?

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:58 pm 
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The rear fender is a tricky one because the electrical connections are all in the license plate junction box...all wiring is laced through tunnels and this makes the directionals an exceptional pain because they are one of the parts that need to be removed before the fender comes off so when you put the new fender back on you have to lace those connectors through the tunnels. Unless you're Reed Richards from the Fantastic Four or you opt to remove the rear wheel, this is a highly unlikely task.

If you buy Chinese side covers they are not a direct fit, but there's a trick to making them work:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=31986

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:06 pm 
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yeah I saw the side cover post thanks for all the info. I believe for now I'll keep the iridescent look lol. trying to ease into maintaining and modding it. not looking to get that deep yet ...

on a side note I just swapped the horn also 12$ @ AutoZone while I was getting oil. definitely a great improvement

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 Post subject: Re: Hi all!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:23 am 
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I have had Rebel rear fenders off a few times. The wiring can be disconnected at both ends, you can then remove the fender and take your time pulling out the wiring with the fender upside down in your lap. Some WD-40 on it makes the wiring easier to get in and out without damage. The biggest issue is getting all the wiring stuffed back into that tiny little box.

However, if you want to have the bike professionally painted, that will cost a fortune. I bought a Harley Sportster last year, nice paint but I'm not crazy about the color. Sidecovers are chrome, so it was only the tank and fenders I wanted painted gloss black with no clearcoat. $500 was the cheapest I could find.

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