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post #1 of 14 Old 02-19-2007, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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buddys first bike

hello i know its winter and all here in minnesota but my buddy was lookin for a bike and this is what he found, he is aprox 5ft 8in tall and weighs a total of aprox 130 pounds so it should be a good first bike for him. What do ya think guys?? Also where do they store the owners manual in this thing?
by the way its a 2006 rebel 250

I think i may trade my 9er for one


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The owners manual is stored right behind the For Sale sign.

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I like that bike, the paint is sweet! Plus I think I have heard 80mpg or something and seriously light weight how can you go wrong.

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That's a great first bike!

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Good first bike. The Rebel and the Nighthawk are two of the most common bikes used in the MSF BRC. My wife took it two years ago and liked the bike so much that we went out and bought (a used) one for her. Once the typical rider has some saddle time in it, they'll long for more power and something that can do highway speeds without causing a vibration enema

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one for her. Once the typical rider has some saddle time in it, they'll long for more power and something that can do highway speeds without causing a vibration enema
And now you can't convince her to sell it?
Ken, you left the barn door open on that one!

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LoL - yeah I'm waiting for some vortex reference! I guess the usual suspects haven't been in this thread

Nope, she's not ready to sell it just yet but is thinking out loud about 500cc cruisers (which are a rare breed these days).

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My wife has a Rebel got it in 2002 not a single problem, great beginner bike.

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I've seen those bikes packed up with gear going long haul. They can do it, at their speed.

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This is what my wife has, kind of like the predecessor to the Rebel. You can run all week on a tank of gas and is actually a fun little bike to ride and or learn on.



Edit: It is a 1982 Honda CM250




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When my wife decided she wanted to ride, we got her a 250 Ninja...same deal as the Rebel: fun to ride and great MPG. 1yr later and she's definitely ready to move up.

Now she's eyeing my 919....

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My wife has been asking for a bike. My response is sure after we both have dirt bikes and she falls a few times in a controlled environment gaining skill, balance and respect for the 2-wheel risk before hopping on the road with infinitely more danger.

Yesterday we rode 2up 70 miles over a winding mountain road. On the way back (same road we did an hour earlier!) we saw the aftermath of a gruesome accident of a brand new cruiser being hit by a turning work-truck.

My wife greatly enjoyed the beautiful ride. But witnessing the sobering carnage has squelched her lobbying for a bike.

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-20-2007, 08:34 AM
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Excellent first bike. I had a 81 Yamaha 250 exciter when I was in high school, my friend had a rebel. For all the abuse those bike saw the never quit!!

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Excellent first bike. I had a 81 Yamaha 250 exciter when I was in high school, my friend had a rebel. For all the abuse those bike saw the never quit!!
Those bikes were the equivalent learning experience to the 90 and 125 cc 2 stroker bikes I grew up and learned on in the late 60's early 70's. Good memories for sure.

BTW, justin, that's a great avatar. Cracks me up every time.

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