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well i get a little rebel 250 about a year ago, now im getting ready to do a full out cafe conversion on it, as of the moment its only about a 1/4 there



im getting ready to buy a tail section, tank, and true clubman bars or clip ons if i can find ones that fit right

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You got a mockup of what you intend for that thing to look like when you're done? The bit I'm curious about is, how do you intend to get your feet behind you, or even beneath you? ...and if you don't, how are those bars going to work?

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i havent got a mock up yet, im trying to find a tank via swap meets and local shops, once i find a tank that will work im probably gonna have to make a tail section unless i can find one at a local shop in atlanta, as for the for the controls they are in the stock position and i have really short legs, when i really need to get down i can put my feet on the passenger pegs, i mounted them a little lower and closer to the front, im getting parts together to make controls or the rear pegs at the moment

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well since the cb200 didn't go through im back to the rebel, i found a tail section that will work just fine just gotta wait for it to come in, the rebel's swing arm is a little long for my taste but im gonna put a cb350 swing arm on it to shorten it i bit, i am also building new rear sets now all i really need is a decent tank at a reasonable price and im pretty much done

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you sure a cb350 will fit, or are you planning to make it fit. also do you know that 350 swing arms require shocks that are eye to clevis and that shortening your SA is likely to make the bike sit higher if you don't put lower shocks on it? just some things to consider if you haven't already

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yea i have though about it, the bike already sits a little to low in the rear end but ill get it to the right height, if the swing arm dosent fit properly i have full access to a machine shop at work i can use on my spare time

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yea ill get it right eventually, im hoping my seat comes in later today, the swingarm should be in either tomarrow or thursday so ill have a fun weekend of making stuff fit lol, but ill get it there,

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well my seat did come in today so i went out partially tore down the bike to mock up the seat and take measurements for building mounting brackets




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im building a 1/4" steel pan for the seat to sit on and a sturdy mounting system, i just used some spacers to get a roundabout idea where it will set

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well i was gonna make my rearsets until i found a set of tarozzi's, installed them today

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hey violent
are there any speed parts for those rebels? a cafe bike's gotta have some sack...or al least some rev.s
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Good luck man I wish you much success and I look forward to seeing the finished product. :)

Can't wait 'til I get some pics of the start of my project. lol <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Dont know about that one............chop that one... get another bike for ta cafe...
i thought about chopping it but i already have a project focued around that the rebel is just my around town bike and i want to do something a lil different with it, but it will end up being a mix between the two i found a small girder front end that wil look god on it, just gotta talk the guy who has it into selling it

heres a pic of the chopper so far

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Dont know about that one............chop that one... get another bike for ta cafe...
i thought about chopping it but i already have a project focued around that the rebel is just my around town bike and i want to do something a lil different with it, but it will end up being a mix between the two i found a small girder front end that wil look god on it, just gotta talk the guy who has it into selling it

heres a pic of the chopper so far

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