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Author Topic: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.  (Read 8704 times)

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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #10 on: Oct 24, 2010, 18:30:40 »
Makin' a little progress.
Did a mild polish job on the case and valve covers, and painted the engine.

From this...


To this...


« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2010, 18:32:26 by Redbird »
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #11 on: Oct 25, 2010, 05:50:16 »
well that looks like shit. Just kidding I like it. Did you disassemble the engine to paint it? keep it up.
always a hint of danger. Like a skanky chick at a bar. You know the diseases she has will kill you, but you still want to ride the shit out of her.
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #12 on: Oct 26, 2010, 18:44:44 »
Did you disassemble the engine to paint it? keep it up.
Yes and No... The the covers came off, but the rest was masked or covered and it was rattle canned in the frame. I'm not trying to build a show bike, just a good 20/20 bike  ;) ;D
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #13 on: Aug 26, 2018, 17:42:55 »
Been doin some long overdue things.

It made it up on the table a while back.

Updating it to the late model side covers necessitated fab'ing a battery clamp.

Removed the OEM turnsignals, and replaced/relocated the fronts here.

New tires and painted the wheels.

Cleaned up some wiring, replaced/updated some electrical components, painted or polished a few things.

Cleaned up the seat. (rear seat shown for a "before" reference)

Got the tins back.

Fab'd mounts for the late model side covers.


Fab'd a mount for the new taillight location, and wired the taillight.


And here she currently sits, waiting on a new fuel tap to arrive tomorrow.
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #14 on: Aug 26, 2018, 21:02:49 »
Cherry.

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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #15 on: Aug 28, 2018, 07:42:12 »
Thanks ;)
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #16 on: Aug 28, 2018, 09:40:27 »
Looks great, bout time it got some table time LOL.
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #17 on: Aug 28, 2018, 10:40:28 »
I dig it!
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #18 on: Sep 01, 2018, 22:21:57 »
Looks great, bout time it got some table time LOL.
Thanks :)
It's seen the table a few times over the past couple of years. I've just been pushing more recently to get her done.
Fuel tap got installed, had to deal with a stuck clutch pack (from sitting), and a slight clearance issue with the front fender (differences in manufacturer sizing I guess), but after a few shakedown runs around the block, it's is now plated and road ready.
Now it's up to the wife to decide if she's still interested in riding it.
If so, there will be a few minor upgrades coming soon.
If not, it'll be listed in the For Sale forum.
Either way... stay tuned  ;)
« Last Edit: Sep 01, 2018, 22:24:05 by Redbird »
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Re: 1986 Honda Rebel... the wifes bike.
« Reply #19 on: Sep 06, 2018, 09:41:13 »
In for the long haul.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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