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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys been in the market for a small bike for some past few months, I was gonna get the grom for camping and around the neighborhood and quick trips into town. I live in the suburbs of Chicago so speed limit is around 35/45/55 mainly. after going to the dealer and looking at groms with my wife we both liked the rebel instead it fit me better. I'm 6'1 190lbs, and rebel has option for extra seat if she ever did want to ride with me. This isn't my first bike, when I was in my twenties I owned a Yamaha FZR600 for afew years dumped it and sold it. Now I'm looking to get back into riding but more of a cruiser style and love the styling of the new rebels.
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Welcome to The Forum......

The Rebel is a good choice.......

Ride Safe & Keep The Shiny Side Up....

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Hey! I'm from the NW burbs as well. Welcome!
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If you haven't bought the Rebel yet I'd see if they'd let you take it for a test drive. Many people around the 6 ft tall range complained about how cramped it felt when driving. Just something to think about. Otherwise, welcome! It's a great bike to cruise around on.
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I'm in Melrose Park, what neighborhood in NW Chicago are you guys?

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Hi. jeep.
Welcome to the forum even though I'm also a newbie as well.
As holypotatoes says Rebel is small, so you need to bend your knee uncomfortably.
I'm 5.57 ft but even so, I sometimes feel cramped.
I recommend that you buy the forward control kit once you actually buy.
Anyway let's enjoy here.
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welcome, enjoy the bike!
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I'm in Melrose Park, what neighborhood in NW Chicago are you guys?



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hey im going to send you a private message maybe we can meet up for a ride some time.
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Thanks everyone so i bought a used 2017 Rebel 500 ABS, Love the bike so far.
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