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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:30 pm

Tat for the tank?

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:14 pm

hey i like your design work. given that my other vocation is a Pastor, it's prob not the right thing for me to have on the tank! (altho it is my sentiment sometimes lol)
im thinkin a 'logo' of sorts, that says "Rebel Bobber" kinda like renaming the bike, like Deus do etc
i dont have photoshop tho
vintage styled bullets. the front triple tree Honda chrome cover is off at the mo cos im blanking out the honda letters & matt blacking it


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:03 pm

Draw something up with a pencil, rough sketch is fine, and I can make it up more proper.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:34 pm

hey brett
how's about rebel yell?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:20 pm

Ugh... Rebel Yell is so white power-ish.

The confederacy is long gone.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:35 pm

God squad. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:11 pm

sportster struts bored & sleeved

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:55 pm

gettin there, some more to do yet, blacking out headers, lower kickstand, wiring, more sanding & painting

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:41 pm

that bike looks like a bit of good old fun..

should be a winner..

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:04 pm

wasn't fun when the kickstand wouldnt come off! had to drill the bolt out...several drill bits later...
but yeah, im surprised how well these 450's go, & they actually sound real good too
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:41 am

fender painted, headers blacked out, now add extra fender mount bolt, wiring, cosmetics etc
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:31 pm

Good work.

Where do you get those exhausts?

Do they have baffles and much back pressure?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:04 pm

thanx Eel. they have the usual minimal American baffles, so I put harley baffles in the front AND rear of them to get the back pressure, they sound real good too ! quite throaty sound. they are pretty much your garden variety shorties, heaps of different suppliers. had to put an extra sleeve round the harley baffles: I used reducer adaptors on one end & cut the end off their crap baffle for the sleeve on the other end. will pm u details.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:04 pm

I admire yours and others abilities at painting.

I really dig the rear profile.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:47 pm

The_Lone_Rider wrote:
I admire yours and others abilities at painting.

I really dig the rear profile.

thanks dude. the stock rear tyre on this 89 Honda is fatter than my 03 Sportster Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:50 pm

Is there any way to get a similar rear fender look, but maintain rear suspension? I don't think just chopping the fender would work...

Almost would need to attach the fender to the swing arm and have it moving with the wheel maybe!
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:44 pm

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Is there any way to get a similar rear fender look, but maintain rear suspension? I don't think just chopping the fender would work...

Almost would need to attach the fender to the swing arm and have it moving with the wheel maybe!

yes if u wanna have that look & keep the rear suspension that's exactly what u have to do. in that case you would have struts coming up from your swingarm to the sides of the fender, & attach the front of the fender down in the wishbone part of the swingarm.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:44 pm

pretty much finished now, few little things to tidy up


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:50 pm

I see it's up for sale.


What would have been cool would been a "Grease Monkey Customs" logo on the tank.



That as the main part of the image.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:05 pm

u guyz & your skulls...I want 1 that says 'Rebel Bobber', but noone's designed one for me yet

I was riding it last nite, so much fun! lots more attention from people than when riding my Sportster & maybe even more fun?!

anyway a kid flagged me down "my Dad wants to build one of those can u come in and meet him"
said ok.

...his Dad has 2 Sporties, one is a really nice ironhead, he had asked a question on my struts auction about 5mins before I went out riding - that's one of those 'God incidences' that most of you would call coincidences but they happen to me all the time, so Ive learnt it's not just coincidence Very Happy

& of course the obligatory youtube build diary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9pVrlmUjoE
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:35 pm

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u guyz & your skulls...I want 1 that says 'Rebel Bobber', but noone's designed one for me yet


You haven't specified what sort of design you want for that!
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:33 pm

As ever Brett I'm impressed. I do like that skull and spanners logo though. I think we should use it for something. Stickers maybe. Definitely have to get something on the bikes and us for Kumeu.

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:34 pm

The_Lone_Rider wrote:
brett7777 wrote:
u guyz & your skulls...I want 1 that says 'Rebel Bobber', but noone's designed one for me yet


You haven't specified what sort of design you want for that!

yes u r right...it's cos I dont know exactly what sort...
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:42 pm

It's a monkey skull and spanners Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel 450 Bar Hopper Project   Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:48 pm

Irishjon wrote:
As ever Brett I'm impressed. I do like that skull and spanners logo though. I think we should use it for something. Stickers maybe. Definitely have to get something on the bikes and us for Kumeu.

FANKZ MATE ! that means something comin from u as I consider u to be a gentleman of some considerably good taste afro

yeah it is a well designed logo, i have to admit, even tho i am a self confessed not lover of skullisticism

interesting the difference between stock & bobbed when u put 'em alongside each other

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