Crash bar/guard advice - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-18-2019, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Crash bar/guard advice

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Newbie here, just got my license a month ago and got a Rebel 500 (the orange one and I love it!). So far no issues but am worried about dropping it (I've been told it's going to happen at some point). Any advice on a good brand of crash bar/guards? Or advice in general if they are useful or not as far as preventing damage during a drop?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 02:20 AM
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I have no experience with them. My advice is donít drop it. I had a car knock over my grom in a parking lot once. The handle bar and foot peg were the only parts that touched the ground. I wonder if the same is true for our Rebels. Someone with experience will be along.
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I have experience of dropping bikes... but not the Rebel. It is not a tall bike and it is comparatively lightweight. You stand a good chance of keeping it upright. (Tempting fate?). You could find a large board and hold it aginst the bike to find the strike points and where protection would be needed if....
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Just do it! (I did: 2017 Rebel 500; 2014 MT-07)
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Thanks everyone...ideally I won't drop it but you never know!
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I purchased Hepco & Becker engine guard for my Rebel and I am very satisfied with it (https://www.motomachines.com/hepco-b...-cmx-500-rebel). If you have a flexible budget, I'd say go with this one.
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Indo, are you on a 300 or 500? I've been eyeing that H&B guard, but I'm on a 300 and don't know if it would fit.
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Mine is the 500 and unfortunately I don't think it will fit with the 300 since MotoMachines also states that on the product description.
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