Honda Rebel 300 Impressions

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cabanza, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. elvis92

    elvis92 n00b

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    I just got a 2017 Rebel 500 with 400 miles on it. Took it out for it's maiden voyage doing twisties through the hill towns. I have to say that this is the best bike I have rode. Perfect for my height (barely 5 feet tall and 26 inch inseam). The 500 had enough power to keep up with my husbands 1200 Moto Guzzi Stelvio but the rebel was also smooth when in 2nd gear slowing down through intown traffic.
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  2. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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  3. derblauereiter

    derblauereiter Mostly made of cheese Supporter

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    That’s awesome! I’ve got my eye on the 500 as a lifer bike for my fiancee if she tires of the 300 for any reason.
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  4. AwDang

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    If anyone is interested, we have a Corbin available.

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  5. fldfcnscsnss

    fldfcnscsnss Been here awhile

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    A friend bought the 500 this week. I had my first ride on one and liked it in many ways. Now I am really curious to try the 300.
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  6. AwDang

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    Finally got around to installing the 15t countershaft sprocket I had laying around. Big difference, really calmed down the vibes of the bike and makes it more comfortable. You do need to twist a little more to get things done but it doesn’t bite you for it.
    Word of caution, the metal case saver in the cover will have to be trimmed or removed.
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  7. AwDang

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    Beauty shot!

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    @SW-MOTECH NA
    Your Legend bag set uses an LC2 on the left and an LC1 on the right. Why?
    This is my LC2 off of my other bike on the rebel. I don’t see a clearance concern.
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  8. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Proudly distributed by Twisted Throttle

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    Hey @AwDang

    Hmmmm...that is a good question. But, my guess is that clearance would make the designers nervous if it got overloaded and weighty, putting the bottom of the bag too close to the pipe for their comfort level. The other possibility is the designer of that kit make-up, due to the added weight on that side of the bike from the big exhaust, made the decision to intentionally keep that side lighter by limiting the available space. Essentially trying to keep the bike balanced. :hmmmmm I'll need to do some digging to actually find out.

    Your bike looks great! Enjoy the ride!

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  9. frog13

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    AwDang.......for shim replacement on the Rebel 500 , do the cams need removed?..... 300 engine does not.....if I read other material correctly ?. Bike looks good.
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  10. frog13

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    Disregard........I see you have the 300.....great engine from what I've read.
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  11. ChopperCharles

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    I sat on the 300 and 500 at the dealer today. I didn’t hate the foot position, but I also noticed it would be dirt simple to add rear-sets, which would put my feet directly beneath me. The seat is far, far too low for my comfort, even with the stock peg position. It needs a good 3 inches more foam IMO.

    Seems like an interesting bike, and I’d kinda like to own one and mod it to my liking...

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  12. derblauereiter

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    Hi dudes! Winter's here, and my fiancee's moving to Chicago for school! After some soul searching she decided she didn't want to move the bike out of its comfy shed to suffer the vagaries of the big city, so... it's for sale! Come grab it if you want one of these great beginner bikes on the cheap. $3000 for inmates, in Salt Lake City, UT.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/2017-honda-rebel-300-slc-ut-3000.1414817/
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  13. cabanza

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  14. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    LED lighs

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  15. AwDang

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    Um.....thats a 500 :)
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  16. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Which shares the same chassis with the 300.
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  17. Matt-J2

    Matt-J2 Been here awhile

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    Yeah, but that doesn't mean they're getting the same updates. They very well might, but it's no guarantee that sharing a frame means they'll share lighting/disply/electronics.
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  18. cabanza

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  20. AwDang

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    Who cares about the new lights, it get’s a slipper!

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