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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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My Rebel starting to take shape.

The trunk is a game changer, turning the toy into a tool.
Now it's ready for the rocket launchers lol.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-13-2019, 05:38 PM
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I like that matte black paint, looks great.

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

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Thanks, I agree. Only three choices this year a fluro bright green, a camo brown sort of color ( better than it sounds ) and this dark metallic gray.
Only been riding about a month and loving it so far, as much power as I need and not enough to get me into trouble ;-)
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The good thing is, it gets better every day.
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I had a top case briefly last summer but ultimately took it off/sold it, as I found it caused more vibration than I liked in the front due to the weight change/imbalance
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I had a top case briefly last summer but ultimately took it off/sold it, as I found it caused more vibration than I liked in the front due to the weight change/imbalance
Good lord how much were you loading into that thing?
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I like that matte black paint, looks great.
Hi OP, if you don't mind me asking. What did you do to make that rear stand work with the exhaust still on. Thanks.
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Hi OP, if you don't mind me asking. What did you do to make that rear stand work with the exhaust still on. Thanks.
cut off most of that bolt and rounded it off. I'll take pics later but we have the remnants of Barry dumping rain on us today.
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Take the spring off both sides, it makes it easier.
Make the bolt as short as you can and still leave room for the pin hole.
Then round off the end as much as possible.
I used a band saw, a drill press, and an angle grinder with a flapper disc in it. But I could have done it all ( and have done far tougher things ) with just a file, drill and hacksaw. You probobly have a neighbor with all the necessary tools and a missing $10.00 hole in his wallet.
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Take the spring off both sides, it makes it easier.
Make the bolt as short as you can and still leave room for the pin hole.
Then round off the end as much as possible.
I used a band saw, a drill press, and an angle grinder with a flapper disc in it. But I could have done it all ( and have done far tougher things ) with just a file, drill and hacksaw. You probobly have a neighbor with all the necessary tools and a missing $10.00 hole in his wallet.
Wow. Thanks .
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