Honda Rebel 300 Impressions

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

  1. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    Usually not a fan of matte but the new blue looks cool

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  2. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    What horrible looking bikes.
    Why can't they make a nice standard motorcycle that has 4 or 5 inches of suspension travel, a seat worth sitting on for two,
    and a gas tank that does not look so ugly?
    Say a modern Nighthawk with good brakes, fuel injection and 300 to 500 cc's with a 6 speed trans.
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  3. cabanza

    cabanza Smooth is Fast

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    I think you’re referring to the CB300 and CB500...
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  4. Matt-J2

    Matt-J2 Been here awhile

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    No no no, it has to look like something that was new 50 years ago. So that old guys can get excited about it but not buy it.

    The RE 650s seem to buck that at least somewhat since people here buy them, but then they'll just complain that the Honda isn't as cheap.
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  5. n8mandy

    n8mandy Just hangin' around

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    Because it's not a standard?
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  6. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Vintage bikes look vintage, sport bikes look like sport bikes, dual sports look like dual sports, and they have their reasons.
    What is that bike supposed to be/


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  7. GP640

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    Honda lists it as a cruiser.
    Better than the chrome parade floats of the past and one of the few bikes that fit truly short riders.
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  8. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I didn't like the looks at first, but they grew on me. I especially like the look with the scrambler seat installed.

    Charles.
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  9. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Any owner up dates on the 300.......after market installs , maintenance issues (if any).....conformable "crusing" speed? ??
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  10. tomcfitz

    tomcfitz Been here awhile Supporter

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    I used one in my MSF course. It had 6 miles on the clock, which means I was the first person to drive it in the course (did about 10 miles during the course) and it was dribbling coolant. Surprised me from a Honda.
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  11. ProLeisure

    ProLeisure Gimme shelter... Supporter

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    I’ve been meaning to post to this thread.

    Ever since my wife first sat on a Rebel at dealership last fall she’s wanted one. This past May she picked up a Rebel 500 ABS. She absolutely loves it. Originally, the plan was to get the 300cc model, but after reading up on the 300 and the 500 she decided on the 500. She was originally worried about the additional weight, but it’s negligible. If you’re on the fence between the two models seriously consider the 500. The engine is fantastic and delivers the power in an easy-to-ride, linear manner. (She also has a Honda CRF230L which was her first bike as an adult).

    We’ve had no issues with the bike.

    I've never had an interest in cruisers, but after riding this bike I get the appeal. It's a really fun bike to ride.

    She’s a low-level intermediate rider and this bike has given her a lot of road-riding confidence. (She's 5' 3").

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  12. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    On the 500.......is the valve train a UNICAM?
    Hopefully the cam(s) do not need removal on shim replacement . TIA
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  13. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    I'm not affiliated with this company, but, T-Rex racing has alot of goodies for the 300 & 500 Rebels......including, a rear rack, floor boards and more! . Just FYI
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