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Honda Rebels.... Answered

Hey, my Instructables friends I have been really looking into getting an 09 Honda rebel and I was wondering what I could do to improve efficiency, comfort, etc. There were no Instructables on this matter. Any and all ideas are appreciated, including solar power, led lights, whatever.

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skunkbait (author)2008-09-07

Check out the "Scooter Trash Community". A lot of the members have experience with improving bikes.

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Junk_Wizard (author)skunkbait2008-09-08

Thanks for your help! I'll check it out.

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skunkbait (author)2008-09-07

Honda Rebels are well-made machines. The style bothers me a bit (but I'm a "set-in-my-ways" traditionalist). As far as efficiency, I'd leave it pretty much as-is. I hate modifying brand-new machines. Once it's 5 or 6 years old, and things have started to wear out, then I might change some stuff. Different exhaust, plugs, and air-filter are the only sensible/practical mods on a bike like that. If money is no objec, the sky's the limit. But if money's no object, I'd probably get something other than a Rebel. THe only things I'd consider changing (on a new bike) would be comfort issues. You can get better seats, highway bars/pegs, different hand-grips, a windshield, saddlebags, and different shocks.

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