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Hey everyone,

Excited to be joining this forum and am now a first time owner of a Honda Rebel 300.
I was lucky enough to pick up the last new Rebel 300 ABS on the showroom this past Saturday.

I'm still in the break in process of the new motor, so haven't been able to really test its capability just yet.
I'm 5'10 220lbs (not fat, muscular) and it fits me perfectly. One piece of advice I'd recommend is check the side covers before you leave and make sure they're snapped on tight. I had side cover blow off while riding. Luckily the dealership felt my pain and will be replacing.

Otherwise if anyone has any questions about the bike please feel free to ask. I know it's relatively new and hard for some to get eyes on in person, so I'll do my best to give you detailed feedback.
 

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Welcome.

I can confirm that I check the side covers (especially the left one) often.

I sometimes find that, from the 3 plugs, 1 or 2 are unplugged.
 

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Welcome.

I can confirm that I check the side covers (especially the left one) often.

I sometimes find that, from the 3 plugs, 1 or 2 are unplugged.
I have not checked mine at all yet, maybe I should. I would assume it would be more of an issue on the 300s due to vibration.
I am planning to replace it with a custom made metal piece sometime in the future when I get a chance to try and fabricate something.
 

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I have not checked mine at all yet, maybe I should. I would assume it would be more of an issue on the 300s due to vibration.
I am planning to replace it with a custom made metal piece sometime in the future when I get a chance to try and fabricate something.
I don't see them coming loose on their own unless they are not seated completely. I noticed when reinstalling the right panel, I pushed in on the 2 prong tabs and they seated just fine, but when inserting the horizontal tab it wasn't fully seated when I thought it was. It felt like it seated, then I checked by grabbing the panel, and the front (where the horizontal tab is located) was still loose. It took another push for it to seat completely.

Maybe that's what happened to the OP's panel? Dealer didn't have it properly seated.
 

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I don't see them coming loose on their own unless they are not seated completely. I noticed when reinstalling the right panel, I pushed in on the 2 prong tabs and they seated just fine, but when inserting the horizontal tab it wasn't fully seated when I thought it was. It felt like it seated, then I checked by grabbing the panel, and the front (where the horizontal tab is located) was still loose. It took another push for it to seat completely.

Maybe that's what happened to the OP's panel? Dealer didn't have it properly seated.
I've had this problem on my left side since getting it. Every ride I'm snapping the horizontal tab back in. I've made sure all of the cables are tucked in behind it, even trying to re-route one. No bueno!
 

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To be honest, I did'nt notice it before I unplugged the left panel. Since then, I can't manage to keep it totally secured.
There is too many wires behind.
@shorty: the metal covers don't replace the plastic one, I think. They are glued on the plastic one with a 3m tape.
 

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To be honest, I did'nt notice it before I unplugged the left panel. Since then, I can't manage to keep it totally secured.
There is too many wires behind.
@shorty: the metal covers don't replace the plastic one, I think. They are glued on the plastic one with a 3m tape.
Yea I am aware of the Honda ones. I was considering trying to make my own though to replace the plastic.
 

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I'm in Addison, IL. Hopefully we can have a rebel ride someday if everyone is in the area.

Glad I mentioned the loose cover, seems like others are seeing the same issue. I called the parts department and they're having a tough time finding the part and ordering since it's still so new. If anyone loses theirs there is website #1 Powersports Dealer | Babbitt's in West MI | New & Used that you can order spares for $9 each.
 

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Cannot you just add a small drop of E6000 just enough to hold it in place but not too much in case you need to remove it in the future for any reason?
 

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Turns out the side covers are on a nationwide backorder. Must be happening to more people.
Just a tad bit worried since the the side that fell off of mine covered the exposed the fuse.
 

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Visqueen (or any heavy plastic) and duct tape will keep your fuses dry. Of course, you might start to look like a rat bike.

Below is my old rat bike:

 
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