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PostSubject: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:42 pm

Hello!

I brought a Honda Rebel through red barron in Auckland for a very reasonable price about 2 weeks ago now. It's my first road bike and ive fallen inlove with the bike and riding. I love the oldschool bobber looking bikes and ive seen alot of cool rebels (mostly in the US) and after many hours on forums and the like, I decided on the theme. I want to build up the bike (slowly but surely) into a bobber but with a modern touch.

Pics have been taken on a phone so sorry about the quality.

Bike when i first brought it.


New bars and risers.


Sidemounted plate and stop light.




Thanks to Brett (Bret777) and Ben (westendrotangs) for all the help so far!


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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:59 pm

keep up the good work Tom.
always a fan of sidemounts Very Happy that little taillight looks great
keep us posted when u get to your next mods - what else are you planning?
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:20 pm

cheers brett! Ill be getting some of the mini indicators off you soon. Just need to work out how to mount the front ones. Chopping up the seat tomo with ben and then the rear fender.
Prob paint it all too, thinking either black or red.


I wanna work something out with the speedo mount too so its like this:



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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:24 pm

cool, chop away dudes!
if you're goin in the direction of your profile pic then that looks pretty good, hadn't seen that one before
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:29 pm

Thanks mate, yeah i love this one eh. Here's some more pics of it:






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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:36 pm

yeah they did a nice job there
that pic shows how well they change into bobbers aye
i see that person went with struts instead of shox
i like the white against the black

the good thing about people converting these into bobbers is that it gives people who are just startin out on bikes something cool to ride, better than the usual stock stuff, i wish someone had come up with this stuff when I was on my learner's!
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:10 pm

here's some other rebel bobbers to help give some ideas









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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:30 pm

Chopped up the stock seat today. I need to figure out how to mount the stock seat pan straight to the frame to get it as low as poss. Bit of a mish. Will post up pics when its done!


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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:04 pm

cool, lookin forward to seein the result. what about the fender?
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:44 pm

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this one looks cool i reckon Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:37 pm

mike wrote:
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this one looks cool i reckon Cool

Yep - I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:30 pm

Bit of an update, we cut up the seat and recoverd it with an inch of foam then bolted it to the frame. Only got a t-shirt wrapped around it atm untill i can be assed to cover it in the black vynl. Its pretty low and sleek down to the frame which is what i was wanting. Love the look. Ive brought some small indicators off Brett (cheers!) which are wired up and going to sit on each side of the fender just behind the seat (not in pic). Ill hopefully buy some for the front too once ive found out how to mount them. Bring on summer!



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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:37 pm

sweet man, yeah that seat is a nice low profile. I hope you're not using a good metallica or acdc t shirt on it ? ! Rolling Eyes
Are u gonna try and get the guard nice n low looking?
And yeah, will be good to change those 'giant orange suns' at the front. Could need some thought, as at the moment they're wired to be on with the headlight aren't they? & then flash as well. I'm thinkin that means they may have dual filament bulbs instead of single filament. If they have 2 power wires to them, maybe you can leave off the wire that keeps them on with the headlight, if you go with single filament indicators. Im just thinkin out loud, no expert on it.
Forum member Scotty is a sparky, he might be able to give you some advice about how to go about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:22 am

Had a mean day on Saturday, wired up the new indicators and headed out for a cruise one deep. Was a minta of a day!


Here's a pic


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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

fucking dope tom!

bring it round this weekend for soem fucking chopping.

na fuck it lets ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:03 pm

just saw this pic now, looks excellent, i really like that little taillight side mounted like that, & indicator looks good
fender chop / change?
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:16 pm

im thinkin of doin another one of these myself, either a 250 or a 450. i wouldn't mind doin a 450 with low struts on it instead of shocks.
i got inspired when i saw this one with the bullet light side mount; hey check out the sound with the pipes chopped at around where the footpegs are - it sounz pretty good. i think that means you could just chop the pipes & put some very basic mufflers on & it wont sound crappy or obnoxious...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQosdCEKfw8&feature=related
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:47 pm

Yeah mate do a 450! My bikes at ben's for a bit so we can work on it. New exhausts and fender should be done in the week. Prob even shocks too
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:22 am

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Yeah mate do a 450! My bikes at ben's for a bit so we can work on it. New exhausts and fender should be done in the week. Prob even shocks too
happy to hear that, lookin forward to seein the bike when done
yeah this is a 450 that i quite like, I reckon a setup like this with a short fender, lowered with struts, sprung seat, side mount bullet lite & plate bracket will look great on a 450
I gotta find a 450 now. none on Trademe...yet...

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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:46 pm

Looks cool mate, keep me updated!
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:26 pm

thats a sick rebel

bretty long time mate we should ride soon
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:30 pm

west end rotangs wrote:
thats a sick rebel

bretty long time mate we should ride soon

yeah im up for that
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:33 pm

hey Tom have u seen this one? he used a plastic mx fender for the rear
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:44 am

Na haven't seen that one eh. Pretty cool tho! My bikes at jodys ATM getting struts, exhaust and fender done.
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PostSubject: Re: Motnz's Rebel   Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:27 am

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Na haven't seen that one eh. Pretty cool tho! My bikes at jodys ATM getting struts, exhaust and fender done.

cool ! lookin 4ward to seein what it looks like, struts aye...are u gonna put a sprung seat or go hardass like Ben? hey im tryin to find out how long rebel 250 stock shocks are from centre of top eye to centre of bottom eye...can u check if u get a chance? what u doin with your old shocks? (apparently they lower the 450's...)
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