View Full Version : Question about a Honda Rebel

12-15-2010, 6:18 AM
I was looking a 84 Honda rebel 250 to build a bar hopper chopper. The guy said it has a clean title and the motor run. The issue is the trans is stock in first gear. He is selling it cheap.

My question is. Have any one every ran into this and is it an easy fix or does the trans have to come apart? Is this a common problem with these bikes?

12-15-2010, 7:02 AM
The Honda Rebel motorcycles make great "brat bikes" and li'l bob jobs. The tranny could be anything from a broken detent spring to an imploded transmission. There's no tellin' until you actually dig into it. I'd check out this site below and ask those fellas if they have heard of similar problems. I've parted out several 250 and a few 450 Rebble debbels and haven't come across any stuck trannies, but ya' never know. I've got some Rebel bobbers on my site if you wanna' use 'em as "inspiration". Good luck with the build. =) Tom

Rebel Forum: http://hondarebelforum.com/
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12-15-2010, 2:05 PM

Thanks for the info. Bike look good also.

I think I am going to pass on the bike I really don't want to tear into a trans for my next build.

12-15-2010, 3:58 PM
I've got a yamaha xv250 that did the same thing when I bought it..it ended up being the selector fork. It was an easy fix once I got the case apart, and since I got the bike dirt fucking cheap it was worth fixing it.