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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-20-2017, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Raising the rebel suspension

Hey guys so I recently saw a custom 500 where they raised the suspension I really like how it looked and had so.e questions about the pros and cons s of this mod. Here is a pic I'll add the link to the video I originally saw it in later on.
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Not my cuppa tea, looks like they hit a nice 500 with the ugly stick.

If you want a safe and sure ride, go with what Honda designed to meet international standards.

If you want looks, go for that or buy a bike that already looks like that.



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Ah yes, the child designed bike! We have discussed this bike before.
As for pros and cons..? Um, not sure how to answer when one would need the knowledge and experience from such a mod. I can only guess that if you plan on taking the bike off road alot, then sure, go for it.
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Hey guys so I recently saw a custom 500 where they raised the suspension I really like how it looked and had so.e questions about the pros and cons s of this mod. Here is a pic I'll add the link to the video I originally saw it in later on.
The Bike shed London I believe.
I follow the bike shed on another forum, some great classic bikes, I may make a visit to thier venue when I go back home sometime.
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Here is a good example. If I were looking to buy a used R3 Rebel would I pay more for this one or less compared to a bone stock model? I would expect to pay less because to restore it back to it's previous condition and expected function would cost money plus what damage has occurred as a result of the mods? This one seems mild in mods but it's something I would consider.
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Here is a good example. If I were looking to buy a used R3 Rebel would I pay more for this one or less compared to a bone stock model? I would expect to pay less because to restore it back to it's previous condition and expected function would cost money plus what damage has occurred as a result of the mods? This one seems mild in mods but it's something I would consider.
I agreed with you, but at the same time, would such a thought stop _me_ from doing something with _my_ bike? No, definitely not. If I wanna do something with my bike, I'm gonna do it, regardless of anything else (will ofc stay within laws and regulations) And that's how it should be for everyone. Do as the heart desires.
So go get your bloody rims painted white Twizz!

And then again Keith, someone might just come across this modded Rebel and think "Man that looks rad compaired to a stock, I want this!!" Everyone view things different, for some it may be worth it's weight in gold, while others find it to be worth scrap.

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I agreed with you, but at the same time, would such a thought stop _me_ from doing something with _my_ bike? No, definitely not. If I wanna do something with my bike, I'm gonna do it, regardless of anything else (will ofc stay within laws and regulations) And that's how it should be for everyone. Do as the heart desires.
So go get your bloody rims painted white Twizz!

And then again Keith, someone might just come across this modded Rebel and think "Man that looks rad compaired to a stock, I want this!!" Everyone view things different, for some it may be worth it's weight in gold, while others find it to be worth scrap.
I agree. Someone might want what you have created, more often they want to recreate it themselves on a stock bike. It's not that you shouldn't change your bike, do whatever pleases you. My point was that when you go to sell it's less likely to have a market if it has been modified.

Paint those rims Twizzian, I want to see what it looks like.
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So far I love the 500. I think was the perfect starter bike for me. Tame enough to forgive some newbie mistakes and even the itch to give it all the throttles. But as a new rider I'm ki d over learning the riding style am developing doesn't fit the bike perfectly or at least not all the time. I like look of the bike love the tank shape and the blacked out frame and engine. But I'm finding I often scrape peg around corners and I find it lacking in the suspension department. I thought raising g the rear shocks might alleviate both issues. But how will this affect the bikes handling. From what I understand raising the back reduces the rake which should make it feel lighter. But I wanted to tap into some forum wisdom
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Ferndois,

If you are a new rider and you are scraping the pegs you better find some experienced riders to ride with and watch how they negotiate corners.

I have about 2000 miles on my Rebel 500 and have not yet scraped the pegs.

If you haven't taken a safety course it is time to do so....


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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tip Kenny I'm planning to especially since I know Honda re imburses $70 or $80 dollars of it
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