View Full Version : New Here + My Bike

05-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Well as the title says, I am new here. I have browsed around a lot in the past and learned some things along the way. I ride in nc around fayetteville and raeford. My bike is a 2003 honda rebel 250 I built from the frame up. I haven't really don't any frame work to it, just custom parts, paint, and seat mounts.

Any questions about the bike just ask

05-21-2015, 2:39 AM
the ebay mirrors :(

05-21-2015, 11:14 AM
Lol I have no idea where they came from, they came with the frame when I picked it up.

05-21-2015, 11:59 AM

05-21-2015, 12:32 PM
With the exception of the mirrors, I like it. Looks a lot better than stock. And it looks like a fun ride.

Of course, all that really matters is- do you like it.

05-21-2015, 5:38 PM
Yea I do like it. However, I have thought about changing the mirrors, the levers, pegs, and a few other small details like that. I made the sissy bar myself, and free handed the rear fender. I've had a lot of fun building this bike and it should be running this week if the rest of my parts come in. It would really be nice if it was a rebel 450. I've had bigger bikes and always go back to the smaller ones. I just like light and nimble bikes. It would be awesome if I could drop in a 450 motor but I've researched it and it's more work than it's worth.

05-21-2015, 8:13 PM
to me its not that great but ive seen much worse.

All that matters is that you like it and its safe enough to not kill other people. For the love of christ please change (take off) those mirrors or at least put them in a useful position..... the "horns" orientation you have them is looks pretty dumb imo.

05-21-2015, 8:20 PM
they pretty much point right back at your face don't they?

05-21-2015, 10:08 PM
they pretty much point right back at your face don't they?In the immortal words of the Fonz, in regards to his bikes mirrors facing him instead of the road behind him- "I don't want to see where I've been, I want to see how cool I look gettin' where I'm goin'. Ayyyyyyy". :cool:

Actually, the OP would have to be one very tall dude to see his own face in those mirrors when riding. But by looking up he could see behind him over his head, so they might still work. ;)

05-21-2015, 10:31 PM
Yea they actually workout pretty well. Keep in mind it was also my first build and I'm still young (20) so money was an issue lol. But I'm going to school for welding so after I start welding as a career I plan to build something a lot nicer. Planning an xs650

05-22-2015, 1:46 PM
is it me or do those mirrors look like they should be swapped over and turned through 90 degrees to be any use?


05-22-2015, 7:14 PM
is it me or do those mirrors look like they should be swapped over and turned through 90 degrees to be any use?


its just you

NC, we all start somewhere. It seems like you are taking the comments without taking it personal which is great if you are going to post something you built on the internet. Work with what you got and keep on learning.

09-19-2016, 12:06 PM
I live in raeford.. And one of my bikes in a 450 rebel