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 Post subject: howdy from NW Indiana
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:25 pm 
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Had the my Rebel now for 3 years, my son sent me a Royal Enfield 500 Bullet and I take the Rebel evdery time!! :wink:


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 Post subject: Hi
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Joined: Oct 21, 2009
Country: USA
State/Province: AZ
City: Casa Grande
Just joined up. Have a '01 250 with 18k milies on it. Great bike.


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 Post subject: Hi to all!!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:03 pm 
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Joined: Nov 4, 2009
Country: USA
State/Province: AL
Looking forward to meeting all these fine "Rebel" riders!
I started riding on a "mini bike" (Anyone remember those?) and have rode nearly all my life.
I got my 87 Rebel 450 last year in a trade. Wonderful bike! I've got a few things to do to it , but not a problem.Looking forward to getting it back on the road. (I've already introduced myself to Jack!)

May the road be smooth,
And the sky Blue!
Mike

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 Post subject: New Rebel Rider
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:23 am 
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Joined: Dec 12, 2009
Country: USA
State/Province: NC
City: Richlands
Hey, just got a 09 Rebel at the beginning of November. Haven't been on anything with two wheels in over 10 years. Its awesome! I live out in the southern California desert, a lot of open road. Fantastic riding!

Rhino


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 Post subject: Lawrenceburg, Ky checking in
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 7:56 am 
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Joined: May 20, 2010
Long time rider here, been lurking on this site for a short while, decided to let myself be known.

I currently own a 2006 Suzuki SV 650S, and a 2006 Honda CRF 150F. At this time, I do not own a Rebel, however, I have been seriously considering a trade from the SV.

Being married, and the father of three healthy, very young children, I have decided it is time for me to move to a bike that I am less likely to end up doing something really stupid on (Still a temptation after 26 years of riding!!). Also, I am looking at something that is overall less expensive to own and maintain. I know, the SV is far from being high dollar, or high maintenance. I also need to move away from a bike that tops out at 140 and move to something that is equally fun, but at a much more sane speed.

Anyway, after lots of looking around, I have pretty much decided that the Rebel is going to be a good bike to step down to.

Ever get that feeling that something bad was going to happen? I've got that feeling with my SV. I've just about lost respect for the bike, and I really, really don't want to end up wrapped around a tree. They don't feel good.

So. If/when I get a Rebel, it will spend about 98% of it's life as a commuter on a 50 mile round trip of nice backroads. 1.5% of the time will be for running errands, and if I am lucky, I will be able to take a nice, long road trip every year or two. That will be the other .5%.

Signing off for now, I'll speak up now and then.


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 12:19 pm 
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Joined: Mar 19, 2010
Motorcycle: Yamaha Midnight Virago 920
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: MI
City: Near Ann Arbor
Welcome aboard.
I love my Rebel and I think you will enjoy one too.
Light, nimble, all around fun while being great on gas!
My rebel and I have been together for over two decades now and I still enjoy riding it.

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'02 Silver Wing 600
'83 Virago 920
'61 Buick


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 12:23 pm 
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I just need to find someone in my general area who is willing to let me take a 30 minute or so test ride...that will be the determining factor for me, although I'm pretty sure I will like it already.


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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Joined: Oct 28, 2008
Motorcycle: 1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Rebel: Other
Country: USA
State/Province: VA
City: Roanoke
Check the Rebel yahoo group. I think there is a cluster of guys in your general region. There's a gathering Memorial Day weekend west of Nashville, but I'm pretty sure a bunch of the guys are coming down from KY.

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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 1:28 pm 
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I thinnk I'll do that in the morning. Time to shut down for the work day.


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 9:48 am 
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Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Motorcycle: Honda Shadow ACE (2003)
Rebel: None
Country: USA
State/Province: DE
reconstructed wrote:
I just need to find someone in my general area who is willing to let me take a 30 minute or so test ride...that will be the determining factor for me, although I'm pretty sure I will like it already.


When you find him, let me know--I've got a bridge I'd like to sell him ;0)


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:04 am 
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Well, I should have slightly better chances if I show up on a bike myself. That's my rule at least. I have got to see you ride a bike before I consider letting you ride mine. I don't care about all the stories you can tell, I don't care about you Motorcycle endorsement on your liscence. Let me see you actually ride. Show me some proficiency.


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:15 am 
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Joined: Mar 19, 2010
Motorcycle: Yamaha Midnight Virago 920
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: MI
City: Near Ann Arbor
I've let close riding friends ride my bikes on occasion. Of course, I've ridden with them for some time and when we are all out together and just "trade bikes" for a spell.

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'02 Silver Wing 600
'83 Virago 920
'61 Buick


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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:42 am 
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Joined: Oct 28, 2008
Motorcycle: 1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Rebel: Other
Country: USA
State/Province: VA
City: Roanoke
Everybody has a different take on this. Personally, I'm glad to let people borrow my bike if they're responsible, regardless of experience level. If someone has a license and wants to try one of mine out, they're welcome at any time. The day I stop feeling that way, I need to reassess the amount of value I put in inanimate objects.

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 9:00 am 
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Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Motorcycle: Honda Shadow ACE (2003)
Rebel: None
Country: USA
State/Province: DE
My bike's become my primary form of transportation (or at least equal to the car)--it's a lot more than an object to me, it's my way of using 1/2 as much gas (necessary in these times) to get back and forth to my jobs.

I'd be REALLY hesitant before I let anyone whose riding I've not seen first-hand ride it. (That said, the bike can take a fall).


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:04 am 
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Well, I have found a couple guys willing to let me take a short test ride. Of course, one is for sale, and the other may possibly be soon. Still, good stuff.

I try to ride/commute for as much of the year as possible, and I want a bike that won't negate any fuel savings with tires, and insurance. I thnk this is it.


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 Post subject: Hello from DFW, TX!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Joined: Jun 1, 2010
Country: USA
State/Province: TX
City: Dfw
I just bought my first motorcycle yesterday. It's a 1985 Honda Rebel 250 CC. I have not been able to (learn) to ride it but I love it. My husband is anxious to get me on it already. I just want to thank all the knowledgable people on these forums. I've learned a lot so far from the 24 hours of having one. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:06 pm 
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Joined: Mar 19, 2010
Motorcycle: Yamaha Midnight Virago 920
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: MI
City: Near Ann Arbor
Welcome.

Taking the MSF course os a great way to start.

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'02 Silver Wing 600
'83 Virago 920
'61 Buick


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:15 am 
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Joined: Nov 7, 2010
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: PA
City: Western
HI... just joned love the site. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:25 pm 
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Joined: Sep 29, 2009
Motorcycle: Honda Shadow ACE (2003)
Rebel: None
Country: USA
State/Province: DE
Don't forget to flush :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:37 pm 
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Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Motorcycle: 98 Valkyrie
Rebel: 250
Country: USA
State/Province: GA
City: Vidalia
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Don't forget to flush :lol:


That'd be "johnned," with an "H". :lol:

Welcome aboard!

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