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PostSubject: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:03 am

I have just ordered this, it will be here in a couple of weeks
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:16 am

Nice and clean. Should be fun to cut up.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:26 pm

man lose those mirrors affraid

looks like a good base to start though
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PostSubject: mirrors   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:14 pm

yeah the mirrors look horrible
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:24 pm

We're making a collection of all the huge ugly mirrors we take off donor bikes. A mate of mine mad a bathroom mirror out of about 50 of them. Very cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:28 pm

brett7777 wrote:
yeah the mirrors look horrible

we can "re-home" those mirrors for you, if you like... Wink maybe swap them for a couple of beers? Cool
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PostSubject: mirrors   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:52 pm

Sara wrote:
brett7777 wrote:
yeah the mirrors look horrible

we can "re-home" those mirrors for you, if you like... Wink maybe swap them for a couple of beers? Cool

you're sayin' someone would actually want those ugly thingz?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:07 pm

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Sara wrote:
brett7777 wrote:
yeah the mirrors look horrible

we can "re-home" those mirrors for you, if you like... Wink maybe swap them for a couple of beers? Cool

you're sayin' someone would actually want those ugly thingz?

Not on a bike, but in our "ugly old mirror collection", maybe Laughing
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PostSubject: collection   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:12 pm

Sara wrote:
brett7777 wrote:
Sara wrote:
brett7777 wrote:
yeah the mirrors look horrible

we can "re-home" those mirrors for you, if you like... Wink maybe swap them for a couple of beers? Cool

you're sayin' someone would actually want those ugly thingz?

Not on a bike, but in our "ugly old mirror collection", maybe Laughing

it's just good to know that someone is collecting them
in 20 years they might be really fashonable
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:57 pm

dont hold ya breath on that one Smile

i seen a picture in jesse james - a man and his machines - they glued a bunch of mirrors to a toilet looks wicked kool
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:12 pm

One word. Quadraphenia.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:28 pm

i had to google that Laughing
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PostSubject: old   Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:35 pm

yeah us old fellas remember
an old vespa was actually my first 'motorcycle'.
and there were 'mods' in auckland, at one time!
Im much happier on a harley tho
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:53 pm

I used to live in Brighton. All the old mods are still there and they park their vintage scooters along side the local hard core Harley guys. Very cool town. They still wear their parkas as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:04 pm

Irishjon wrote:
One word. Quadraphenia.

Ah Yes saw the movie...was it Sting or Bowie that acted in it?? Mods vs Rockers right??? Question
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PostSubject: rebel   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:10 pm

im actually havin trouble tryin to figure out what kinda mirrors to put on it. on my sporty it was easy - knew exactly what i wanted. have combed thru heaps of pics & still cant find anything i like. kinda funny really. for a little bike like this. i think im just not used to jappa stuff. gotta find something with a 10mm thread. that i actually like.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:44 pm

Hey man I don't know if I'd take them of I think there actually solar charging panels for the entire south island. I'm going down there latter in the year and it would be nice to still have street lights. Sad Laughing Laughing Laughing tongue bom
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PostSubject: oh   Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:56 pm

i suppose knowing that i would be making electricity for half of the known world could be some consolation for having mirrors that look like big lumps of dinosaur poo.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 6:06 pm

rebel arrived 9am this morning
got those mirrors off (put them aside 4 u Jon & Sara)
got the seat on and mocked up the fender
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 7:26 pm

Just needs a smaller tank and I'd call it done. I always thought that the original Rebel was the best attempt to copy a Harley of any of the Jap cruisers. So much that was exactly the same as an old Sportster.

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 7:28 pm

You may need to take off those crash bars though lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 7:54 pm

Hey Brett, that’s a cool bike project you have there... will be interested to follow what you have in store for it...

You have a few parts aside for it? I think I remember something like that mentioned...

Have fun, we are watching... What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 10:53 pm

it's what u guys would call a very 'mild' custom
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 11:27 pm

Irishjon wrote:
Just needs a smaller tank and I'd call it done. I always thought that the original Rebel was the best attempt to copy a Harley of any of the Jap cruisers. So much that was exactly the same as an old Sportster.

yeah there are lots of styling cues from the Sportster that Honda used.
you guys & your mustang tanks. i like the rebel tank! and call me strange, ive even been warming to the crash bars cyclops Shocked
plannin to put 3" peep mirror on it


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PostSubject: Re: Honda Rebel   Wed May 05, 2010 11:31 pm

jon61 wrote:

You have a few parts aside for it?

a few more bits, the usual, side mount plate & model a lite, mini rear turn signals, like the ad said! lol!
i was meant to be selling this la rosa seat but when i tried the plain bates one it just didnt look right, and the la rosa fitted just right

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