T-Rex Racing engine guards & exhaust slider - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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I added the engine guards to my 500. I’m not really a huge fan of engine guards but I do a lot of low speed training like MotoJitsu ( check him on youtube) and police type training and sometimes I feel I hold back for fear of dropping my bike. I think they look ok but I’m not in love with them. They were very easy to install and took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

I’m thinking about adding auxiliary lights to the engine guards if anyone can recommend something they think would look good.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 02:02 PM
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Yea I want them just so to use like
highway pegs rest my feet.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2019, 07:29 PM
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I added the engine guards to my 500. Iím not really a huge fan of engine guards but I do a lot of low speed training like MotoJitsu ( check him on youtube) and police type training and sometimes I feel I hold back for fear of dropping my bike. I think they look ok but Iím not in love with them. They were very easy to install and took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Iím thinking about adding auxiliary lights to the engine guards if anyone can recommend something they think would look good.
Just a heads up the rebel doesn't like tight curves, or any cruisers as a matter of fact. Trust me I learned the hard way. Of course you can learn slow speed maneuvers but the giant front wheels on cruisers does not like tight curves. I have a police motorcycle course setup near my house and I go practice after hours with my buddy. I have a hard time doing figure 8's and U-turns smaller than two parking spaces; jumped on my buddy's CBR600 and I can crank tight figure 8's all day. Just keep in mind the type of bike you see people practicing with on YT and take what can in additional to the capability of your own bike and you're golden
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I live in the very twisty Ozarks, my rebel has no problem with tight curves.
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Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool.

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I live in the very twisty Ozarks, my rebel has no problem with tight curves.
I think you misinterpreted what I was saying. I take my rebel on twisties all the time, and love scraping the peg. What I was talking about was slow speed manuevering is tougher on a cruiser than other bikes with narrower and/or smaller wheel profile. Doesn't mean it can't be done, just easier on a sport touring for example.
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My Aero 750 was a pig at low speeds, but I would hesitate to put the Rebel in the same class. My 500 with it's neutral seating, mid controls and short wheel base is very nimble in comparison, and handles low speed maneuvers with ease.

Only a fool would attempt it, and God help me, I am that fool.

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