Aftermarket support - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
 7Likes
  • 1 Post By Lyoko
  • 4 Post By Lyoko
  • 2 Post By dollarbill181
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2018, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 13
Aftermarket support

Anyone else extremely disappointed with the amount of aftermarket parts available for this bike? Heck even Honda offers next to nothing. The way the bike was advertised I was led to believe I'd be able to buy parts to make it my own/customize it but almost a year later and there's nothing out there, you can't even buy a kit to replace the ugly brick on the back haha, sorry for the rant just wondering if anyone else feels this way?
realeastLBC is offline  
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 06:42 AM
Super Moderator
 
Lyoko's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Europe - Norway
Posts: 1,655
Garage
Basically, what you're saying, and missing, is brand specific aftermarket parts that you can just slap onto the bike with plug and play? That's usually not how aftermarket parts work, I'm afraid...
No Honda hasn't made numerous mods for it, because that wasn't their intention.
What they did with the Rebel, was making it easy for aftermarket parts to be fitted onto the bike. What that means is that they made nuts and bolts easily available to be usable for mods. And I can pull all sorts of links to mods that will screw right onto the bike.
But in another sense, what does "making it your own" say to you? How do you interpret that?
Because as I see it, it means to actually go on and do something yourself. To not be expecting that every mod you want to do with the bike will be simple plug and play.
I have several mods lying and waiting for when the bike get out from storage here. Some are plug and play, others I'll have to mend myself to make work.
Honda did advertise the bike as a "blank canvas"
What that means is that you're suppose to paint something yourself, make something from nothing, and not going out and buying an already finished painted canvas...
Kenny G likes this.

Lyoko - Black Rebel 500
Lyoko is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 06:52 AM
Super Moderator
 
Lyoko's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Europe - Norway
Posts: 1,655
Garage
Perfect example of someone "painting" their own canvas here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
Kenny G, Fletch, BendRebel and 1 others like this.

Lyoko - Black Rebel 500
Lyoko is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 09:39 AM
Senior Member
 
dollarbill181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Melrose Park, IL
Posts: 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyoko-Code View Post
Perfect example of someone "painting" their own canvas here:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
Whoah...that's pretty amazing stuff.
Clearly I myself have been slacking in the personalizing department.
Kenny G and Lyoko like this.
dollarbill181 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 06:49 AM
Member
 
Robert Kroman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 37
Zeed Parts Bangkok Thailand
Robert Kroman is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aftermarket LED Headlight Review shortyg83 Electrical 42 10-04-2018 08:02 PM
Testing Support RebelAdmin HondaRebel3Forum.com Feedback Help and Support 0 01-27-2017 02:43 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome