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What got me to buy the Rebel 500 was the low seat height as I am vertically challenged. :grin2:


It seemed perfect when I sat on the unit in the dealer's showroom. The Rebels are selling so well here in Vancouver (I guess everywhere else), that the dealer could not offer me a unit from inventory (silver with ABS) and couldn't even tell when he could sell me one, but....they had a deal that was subject to financing, we wrote up a back-up deal and in about a week, the bike is mine. :laugh:


Anyway, am glad to be able to own one and look forward to riding it a lot,
 

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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on grabbing a Rebel !

Can't wait to hear about your first impressions on it and then to see what kind of modifications you'll make :)
 

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I look forward to a write up from an experienced rider with other bikes.

this is a rebel forum is it not? try another forum?? lol.
Look at the list of bikes in the OP's signature for the reason for my post.
 

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Bought the Rebel in a heartbeat because it fits me well and I wanted a basic bike that simple and reliable.
So far, I thoroughly enjoy riding the bike around Richmond and already made several trips to Langley and Cloverdale to visit a couple of motorcycle dealers.


I have over 300 kms. after this afternoon's ride to Pazzo Racing to have a set of adjustable clutch/brake levers installed.


Needed it for the clutch as I injured by left hand thus needing the adjustable feature.


Now I am even more comfortable on the bike. 0:) Hope you guys are enjoying your Rebel too.
 

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Bought the Rebel in a heartbeat because it fits me well and I wanted a basic bike that simple and reliable.
So far, I thoroughly enjoy riding the bike around Richmond and already made several trips to Langley and Cloverdale to visit a couple of motorcycle dealers.


I have over 300 kms. after this afternoon's ride to Pazzo Racing to have a set of adjustable clutch/brake levers installed.


Needed it for the clutch as I injured by left hand thus needing the adjustable feature.


Now I am even more comfortable on the bike. 0:) Hope you guys are enjoying your Rebel too.
Who's adjustable levers are you using? I'm not sure which other bikes fit, and would like to get an adjustable pair. I had them on my PCX and loved them.
 

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Hello,

I'm also from Richmond BC with Rebel 500.

Hi Dlong! Hope we get to meet and ride sometime. I get to ride regular with bunch on nice fellows and take 1-2 day trips too. Our last trip was to Vancouver Island 3 weeks ago.
 

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Who's adjustable levers are you using? I'm not sure which other bikes fit, and would like to get an adjustable pair. I had them on my PCX and loved them.

Hi Djdavies. I just had a pair of adjustable levers from Pazzo Racing in Langley, B.C.
They are hi-quality pieces and are manufacturing them for export all over the world.


Call (604) 539-1500 and ask for Markus. You may mention my name. I rode there to have them fit and install the adjustable levers. I happen to be the first Rebel with their adjustable levers.


Good luck. 0:)
 

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Looks great, always loved that color since first seeing these new Rebels I thought darker colors were better. On top of that darker color that complement each other. Wouldn't change a thing!
 

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Really would like to keep the looks of this bike as simple and "original" as possible, but I find the complete lack of some storage space as issue. Need to look for something like a detachable tail or tank bag to store drinking water, registration papers and my meds when I go for a ride.


The OEM saddle bags are nice but they (or the mounting frame) ae permanently attached.


Guess the only solution is a tank bag or rear top bag. :|
 

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Ogio Tail Bag

Bought a Ogio Tail Bag which I found very nice but find it too big. :frown2:



Guess I will need to return it and look for another option. Maybe a small enough tank bag?
Any suggestions?
 

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Ogio Super Mini Tank Bag

Finally settled for the Ogio Super Mini Tank Bag to hold my registration papers, water, meds, cap, sunglasses and other miscellaneous items whenever I go riding the Rebel. The tank bag is more than enough to handle the stuff I carry....only wish it could appear smaller.


 

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Next mod.....Gear Indicator Display

Decided to do the Gear Indicator Display next; just ordered it from eBay.
Surprised that the estimated delivery won't be till August 23rd! :|


Guess it will be coming on the slow boat from the Far East. :nerd:
 
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