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PostSubject: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:02 pm

Just bought this, cmx450 Rebel, my plan is to convert it to a Bobber with short rear fender, side mount bullet taillight, struts instead of shocks, & sprung seat


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:34 pm

What about straight welding some tube from the end of the top rear of the frame to the end of the swing arm (instead of struts?)
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:46 pm

im the king of bolt on bling king
that's why i was chucked off the Rattlers forum Like a Star @ heaven
anyway, why make it when u can buy it ? Wink
one of my suppliers does struts so it kinda works for me...
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:08 am

You beauty! Looks awesome mate. You gunna keep it and ride it or sell it off? Will have to ride when its done eh? Chuck me a text if you placing an order for some bits, id be keen to add!

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:54 am

i think i will sell it on...but we will see
I've just read you can get hagon covered shocks for them so i might have a look at a pair of those
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:50 pm

well i spent some of today lookin at pics of rebel bobbers, i think the bobber that is really giving me some ideas for what i plan to do is this one. Short chopped up bobber fender & struts, with some 3" coil springs under the seat for comfort. I think little shorty mufflers tho, rather than cocktail shakers

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:33 pm

here's another couple of rebel's i found, to give me some inspiration while I wait for the bike to be delivered

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:46 pm

there's someone on one of the US rebel forums that's telling me that I should leave it stock, as good 450's are becoming harder to find, & apparently in the US a good 450 can go for 3K US ?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:03 pm

Stock sucks, its your bike, make it your own. hell i cut up a perfectly good original Lincoln Continental, best thing i ever did.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:44 pm

Slaytanica wrote:
Stock sucks, its your bike, make it your own. hell i cut up a perfectly good original Lincoln Continental, best thing i ever did.

yeah i agree, way to go, i like the Lincoln, I remember the photos, woulda been boring stock.
and i dont think i could quite handle that bike being just stock like that anywayz. i would have to start riding in a nylon raincoat & a pink fluoro vest.

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:21 am

If nobody cuts up and trashes bikes cars e.c.t then they will never become collectable... sure if it was the last of it's kind and already in mint cond then you gotta think about it thats how i got my c11 the guy was gonnar chop it but decided it was too complete and good to hack so he got on the look out for a bitza/parts bike... personally with a rebel i say go for it i've heard to many yanks say that the jap bikes are worth heaps over there.... maybe they should have imported more.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:10 am


I don't really care what the question was. The answers still the same "CHOP IT"Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:42 pm

Woody wrote:

Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:27 pm

bike arrived yesterday but have had some family commitments so only got half a day on it today
charcoal metalflake sprung seat

side mount plate bracket with bullet tail light

the plan next is lowering with Sportster struts, chopped fender, shorty mufflers, vintage style indicators
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:02 am

Looking cool Brett! See it's already on trademe! Will have to come check it out before you sell it eh? Do you have any baffles in stock?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:19 am

not really on TM yet, just used the old ad in the meantime to give advance notice...will do a new listing once it's done
hey you need to find out what size pipe you have, you just measure the inside diameter of the end of it, then I know what size baffle you need, or ask Jody what size pipe he put on there...cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:18 am

big thanks Woody for the coaching points on using the grinder with a cutting wheel. I decided not to practice first & just chop the fender. i've got 1/2" plywood struts on there at the moment to mock it up while the Sporty struts are at the engineers gettin bored out (top to 16mm & sleeved to 10mm at bottom). Im planning to tidy up the fender & paint it tommorow. Thanks Lone Rider for offer of sleeves for struts but cos the struts themselves gotta be bored out as well I thought I'd take them local.


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:32 am

Looks like good clean cut on the fender.


Are you going to do a custom logo for the tank? I know Jon asked me about the automotive decals I had on my tank, clear coated over. Really, i think it's an awesome way to go given you can design something up digitally and get exactly that in print.

Given it's a rebel, maybe a middle finger logo with Rebel in italics written in the hand?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:33 am

hey brett, that looks way better, the fender really lends itself well now,


good cutting

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:54 am

The_Lone_Rider wrote:
Looks like good clean cut on the fender.


Are you going to do a custom logo for the tank? I know Jon asked me about the automotive decals I had on my tank, clear coated over. Really, i think it's an awesome way to go given you can design something up digitally and get exactly that in print.

Given it's a rebel, maybe a middle finger logo with Rebel in italics written in the hand?

can I see a pic of yours? I dont remember seeing them. I've put some (imported from hongkong) 80's rebel stickers on there at the moment, but i have been thinking about custom ones, would make it more individualized.
do u design them & then just take to the signwriter?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:57 am

jon61 wrote:
hey brett, that looks way better, the fender really lends itself well now,


good cutting

cheers
thanks Jon, & remember, it HAS A SIDE MOUNT cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:13 am

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The_Lone_Rider wrote:
Looks like good clean cut on the fender.


Are you going to do a custom logo for the tank? I know Jon asked me about the automotive decals I had on my tank, clear coated over. Really, i think it's an awesome way to go given you can design something up digitally and get exactly that in print.

Given it's a rebel, maybe a middle finger logo with Rebel in italics written in the hand?

can I see a pic of yours? I dont remember seeing them. I've put some (imported from hongkong) 80's rebel stickers on there at the moment, but i have been thinking about custom ones, would make it more individualized.
do u design them & then just take to the signwriter?

Yeap, I just do mine in photoshop and bring the file in on a USB pen drive. It also helps if you do a paper print out, cut it out of the paper, and use it as a guide when explaining what you want done.

Picture attached, has a bit of polish along the edges in this photo


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:28 am

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brett7777 wrote:
The_Lone_Rider wrote:
Looks like good clean cut on the fender.


Are you going to do a custom logo for the tank? I know Jon asked me about the automotive decals I had on my tank, clear coated over. Really, i think it's an awesome way to go given you can design something up digitally and get exactly that in print.

Given it's a rebel, maybe a middle finger logo with Rebel in italics written in the hand?

can I see a pic of yours? I dont remember seeing them. I've put some (imported from hongkong) 80's rebel stickers on there at the moment, but i have been thinking about custom ones, would make it more individualized.
do u design them & then just take to the signwriter?

Yeap, I just do mine in photoshop and bring the file in on a USB pen drive. It also helps if you do a paper print out, cut it out of the paper, and use it as a guide when explaining what you want done.

Picture attached, has a bit of polish along the edges in this photo

yeah that's the ticket, how much did u pay?


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:02 am

$90 and the place I went to gave me two sets in case there was issues getting one on.

Just make sure you mirror one image so you have one for each side of the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:32 pm

shorty muffler
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