BonnevilleAmerica.com | Forums Home | Photopost Archive | AUP | Disclaimer

General Motorcycle Forums >> Other Bikes

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | >> (show all)
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Honda rebel
      #662615 - 11/20/16 12:42 AM

I might be interested in one of these ugly buggers as a run about it Thailand if I can use the mid mounts.

http://motorbikewriter.com/honda-cmx-500-300-rebel/

Although after thinking about it,Nah.

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinmantwo
Adjunct


Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662621 - 11/20/16 05:14 AM

Nice to see action in the mid size bike world, you now have a lot of choices. Do the Hipsters really buy that many bikes? I have NEVER seen a Hipster on any bike, mostly I just see them walking down the middle of the street carrying signs and breaking things.

--------------------
Tin Man 2


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
pipedr
Learned Hand


Reged: 09/17/06
Posts: 1826
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662633 - 11/20/16 11:10 AM

Quote:

I might be interested in one of these ugly buggers




Ugly, indeed. What's up with the 'easyrideresque' rake on that tiny little eyesore of a tank?

--------------------
I spent several years trying to be an adult. It just didn't work for me.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ryk
Check Pants


Reged: 05/19/10
Posts: 5720
Loc: Pac. NW
Re: Honda rebel [Re: pipedr]
      #662635 - 11/20/16 05:29 PM

The right advertising firm will convince the so called hipsters that they aren't quite complete until they own a Honda Rebel. It's called marketing and it works, maybe a little too well.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
pipedr
Learned Hand


Reged: 09/17/06
Posts: 1826
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Ryk]
      #662649 - 11/21/16 10:43 AM

Tru dat, Ryk - A good sales pitch has led me to a less than wise purchase a time or two as well. And believe it or not - I'm not as dumb as I look.

--------------------
I spent several years trying to be an adult. It just didn't work for me.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Peter_AU
Adjunct


Reged: 01/21/15
Posts: 211
Loc: Victoria Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: pipedr]
      #662667 - 11/22/16 01:05 AM

I actually like the look of it better than Harleys 500, wont sell as well though, wrong name on the tank.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinmantwo
Adjunct


Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Peter_AU]
      #662669 - 11/22/16 03:44 AM

Does anyone actually buy the HD 500? I thought it was just for training new riders. The Honda does look funny. I think the Enfield is best in class.

--------------------
Tin Man 2


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662677 - 11/22/16 03:46 PM

I believe they sell a few in Australia.Something about the 750 HD isn't legal for new riders or whatever.

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Peter_AU
Adjunct


Reged: 01/21/15
Posts: 211
Loc: Victoria Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662682 - 11/22/16 10:51 PM

I'm seeing quite a few of them down here..650cc is as big as a learner can have so I dont think the 750 will ever come here.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Alatamoc
Learned Hand


Reged: 06/17/10
Posts: 1060
Loc: Tunbridge Wells. Kent U.K.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Peter_AU]
      #662683 - 11/23/16 12:17 AM

We have the 750 over here...but in the showrooms alongside the other HD options this thing just looks like a poor relation.......quality of ancillaries eg forks, brakes, paintwork and general finish just looks, to me at any rate, shoddy.
I've only seen 1 on the road so far.
Are they selling better across the pond?
Al

--------------------
I took the Road Less Travelled.
Now where the ****** am I?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
outerbanks
Adjunct


Reged: 11/27/11
Posts: 688
Loc: Virginia Beach
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Alatamoc]
      #662685 - 11/23/16 03:21 AM

The H-D Street 750/500 is a bike many people asked Harley to build, they wanted an affordable modern design American made Harley. The 500 is only $6,800 and it IS built in America by people making a living wage not a third world sweat shop. So then people say well the fit and finish look sub standard when sitting next to a showroom full of $25,000 touring bikes. Duh, it's the price point. I've seen a couple of 750 on the road but the 500 only on training courses. H-D offers over 400 accessories for the Street and the 750 easily out performs bikes like the Honda 750 Shadow.

--------------------
2011 Triumph America (10/2011 to 07/2014)
2012 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster
2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: outerbanks]
      #662686 - 11/23/16 03:43 AM

I heard they were built in India.Maybe just some of the parts.Lots of Honda , Kawasaki, and the Triumph twins are built in Thailand.

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinmantwo
Adjunct


Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662687 - 11/23/16 04:12 AM

The Harley 500/750 is built both in India and the USA. The India builds are for export sales while the USA bikes are sold in North America. Harley dared not offend it's base by trying to sell a foreign made bike in their boutiques. This despite the many imported parts used on their more popular models, Harley still is proud to be a American co.

--------------------
Tin Man 2


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662689 - 11/23/16 05:03 AM

I used to have a Miroku,Japanese .22 rifle.The same gun from the same factory was sold in the USA called Browning
Consumer sentiment is a strange thing.
My Harley[AMF]Had many Japanese parts.
My Triumph was half made in Thailand.


--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
outerbanks
Adjunct


Reged: 11/27/11
Posts: 688
Loc: Virginia Beach
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662757 - 11/26/16 03:26 AM

Quote:

I used to have a Miroku,Japanese .22 rifle.The same gun from the same factory was sold in the USA called Browning
Consumer sentiment is a strange thing.
My Harley[AMF]Had many Japanese parts.
My Triumph was half made in Thailand.





Should buy a real American Henry rifle their motto is "Made In America or not made at all" every part of their rifle is made in USA from American sourced steel and wood. The quality is outstanding from their most expensive $3,400 original engraved series 44-40 to their basic little $360 22 lever action rifles.

I've got 2 Harley Davidsons now and have visited the headquarters, museum and engine plant in Wisconsin and the assembly plant in Kansas City Mo, the other plant is in Pennsylvania. The plant actually forms, welds and paints the tanks frames and fenders from American made steel. Of course some parts like the suspension forks and shocks are supplied by Showa a Japanese company and Harley of course does not make things like ball bearings so they buy them from quality suppliers who may or may not make them in the U.S. But to say well see that small part right there is from a supplier therefore Harelys aren't American made is very weak indeed.

And this buyer's "sentiment" is that I want an original product that is what it says it is not a Triumph emblem on a Bonneville that was made in Thailand. That's why my next Triumph would be a Thunderbird because they are still actually made in England and therefore are the real thing. Even if they might have some German bearings or Japanese shocks.

--------------------
2011 Triumph America (10/2011 to 07/2014)
2012 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster
2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: outerbanks]
      #662758 - 11/26/16 05:15 AM

If I bought another .22 it'd be an Anschutz.I doubt I will but I'd buy a .22 Mag or .17HMR in preference now.
Harley make a decent bike THESE days.A mate bought a new 1974 XLCH and I bought a new 1974 XLH in Australia.Japanese indicators,starter motor,electrics
The starter motor and the indicators and electrics never failed.Much of the rest did.
The guy with the XLCH took his seat off after delivery and found an empty Winston cigarette packet stuffed in the down tube.Mine dropped a valve into the piston within the first 500 miles.I wont bore you with the other sordid details of what went wrong with both those bikes.British workmanship was just as bad if not worse back then.
One thing the Japanese did, is make reliability a must for any brand these days.

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Speedmaster05
Loquacious


Reged: 04/23/06
Posts: 2571
Loc: NJ USA
Re: Honda rebel [Re: outerbanks]
      #662759 - 11/26/16 06:16 AM

Quote:



Should buy a real American Henry rifle their motto is "Made In America or not made at all" every part of their rifle is made in USA from American sourced steel and wood. The quality is outstanding from their most expensive $3,400 original engraved series 44-40 to their basic little $360 22 lever action rifles.

...




I'm big on buying stuff Made in USA, and that includes my Henry rifle and a number of Ruger firearms.

--------------------
Kevin - Luceo Non Uro


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #662764 - 11/26/16 02:52 PM

I can understand that.I will buy Australian by preference.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinmantwo
Adjunct


Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662778 - 11/27/16 05:28 AM

It only makes sense to support your neighbors by buying things made locally,if possible. This whole Global economy is just an excuse to use cheap labor and increase corp.profits.

--------------------
Tin Man 2


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
outerbanks
Adjunct


Reged: 11/27/11
Posts: 688
Loc: Virginia Beach
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662779 - 11/27/16 06:02 AM

Quote:

If I bought another .22 it'd be an Anschutz.I doubt I will but I'd buy a .22 Mag or .17HMR in preference now.
Harley make a decent bike THESE days.A mate bought a new 1974 XLCH and I bought a new 1974 XLH in Australia.Japanese indicators,starter motor,electrics
The starter motor and the indicators and electrics never failed.Much of the rest did.
The guy with the XLCH took his seat off after delivery and found an empty Winston cigarette packet stuffed in the down tube.Mine dropped a valve into the piston within the first 500 miles.I wont bore you with the other sordid details of what went wrong with both those bikes.British workmanship was just as bad if not worse back then.
One thing the Japanese did, is make reliability a must for any brand these days.




42 years ago Harley Davidson was owned by AMF who bought the company in 1969 and cut the work force and compromised the quality of the bikes which resulted in labor strikes. So the mid 1970s were the worst years in Harley Davidson history, comparing today's products with those 42 years ago is like comparing a new Toyota to the Toyotas shipped here to the U.S. in the 1960's that were incapable of maintaining 70 MPH speed limit and when Toyota executives tried to prove they were reliable by driving across America they broke down and had to abandon the attempt. Driving coast to coast was something American cars had been doing since the Model-T Ford. Very disgusting how people always give a pass to the quality failings of foreign products but people still bring up the Pinto and Vega as an example of low quality American cars decades later.

By they way it was an American who taught Japanese companies how to build quality products, his name was W. Edwards Deming.

--------------------
2011 Triumph America (10/2011 to 07/2014)
2012 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster
2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: outerbanks]
      #662783 - 11/27/16 07:06 AM

Quote:

Quote:

If I bought another .22 it'd be an Anschutz.I doubt I will but I'd buy a .22 Mag or .17HMR in preference now.
Harley make a decent bike THESE days.A mate bought a new 1974 XLCH and I bought a new 1974 XLH in Australia.Japanese indicators,starter motor,electrics
The starter motor and the indicators and electrics never failed.Much of the rest did.
The guy with the XLCH took his seat off after delivery and found an empty Winston cigarette packet stuffed in the down tube.Mine dropped a valve into the piston within the first 500 miles.I wont bore you with the other sordid details of what went wrong with both those bikes.British workmanship was just as bad if not worse back then.
One thing the Japanese did, is make reliability a must for any brand these days.




42 years ago Harley Davidson was owned by AMF who bought the company in 1969 and cut the work force and compromised the quality of the bikes which resulted in labor strikes. So the mid 1970s were the worst years in Harley Davidson history, comparing today's products with those 42 years ago is like comparing a new Toyota to the Toyotas shipped here to the U.S. in the 1960's that were incapable of maintaining 70 MPH speed limit and when Toyota executives tried to prove they were reliable by driving across America they broke down and had to abandon the attempt. Driving coast to coast was something American cars had been doing since the Model-T Ford. Very disgusting how people always give a pass to the quality failings of foreign products but people still bring up the Pinto and Vega as an example of low quality American cars decades later.

By they way it was an American who taught Japanese companies how to build quality products, his name was W. Edwards Deming.




Don't get your red, white, and blue undies in a twistWhos comparing then to now?Not me. I'm just telling you how it was for me..I'm just as patriotic about Australia as you are about the US.I know the AMF, and BSA, Norton Villiers Triumph, sagas thanks.I lived through them.I was broken hearted when the Brit.bike industry when down the pan,very nearly followed by Harley.
In the 1970s the Japs had quality down to a fine art.I bought a 1973 Yamaha 650 cause I needed an electric starter after having my leg broken while riding a Triumph,and the fit and finish and reliability of that Yamaha was very good, whereas Harley and the British bike manufacturers had let theirs slip.I don't know if you were there in those days or not, but the Brit.and Yank reliability was bad.
I still sold the Yamaha and bought a 1974 Harley at the first opportunity but it was to my regret.

Today Harley and Triumph have picked up the quality and are making great bikes.No comparison.Seems like you want to pick a fight about nothing .Go ahead,knock yourself out.I'll refrain from further comment

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinmantwo
Adjunct


Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662792 - 11/27/16 01:30 PM

Times have sure changed, there is not a Jap bike made that can match the fit and finish of a Harley or Indian motorcycle. All new bikes run great and have more than enough power but if you want Beauty and style you pretty much need to buy American or European premium machines.

--------------------
Tin Man 2


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Honda rebel [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662795 - 11/27/16 04:27 PM

Quote:

Times have sure changed, there is not a Jap bike made that can match the fit and finish of a Harley or Indian motorcycle. All new bikes run great and have more than enough power but if you want Beauty and style you pretty much need to buy American or European premium machines.




You mean like maybe a Triumph?

--------------------
Road Rash Heals. Freckles Grow Back. Ride


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tinmantwo
Adjunct


Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
Re: Honda rebel [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #662799 - 11/28/16 03:41 AM

I do consider a Triumph a premium brand, and a very nice bike.

--------------------
Tin Man 2


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
outerbanks
Adjunct


Reged: 11/27/11
Posts: 688
Loc: Virginia Beach
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #662800 - 11/28/16 04:04 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

If I bought another .22 it'd be an Anschutz.I doubt I will but I'd buy a .22 Mag or .17HMR in preference now.
Harley make a decent bike THESE days.A mate bought a new 1974 XLCH and I bought a new 1974 XLH in Australia.Japanese indicators,starter motor,electrics
The starter motor and the indicators and electrics never failed.Much of the rest did.
The guy with the XLCH took his seat off after delivery and found an empty Winston cigarette packet stuffed in the down tube.Mine dropped a valve into the piston within the first 500 miles.I wont bore you with the other sordid details of what went wrong with both those bikes.British workmanship was just as bad if not worse back then.
One thing the Japanese did, is make reliability a must for any brand these days.




42 years ago Harley Davidson was owned by AMF who bought the company in 1969 and cut the work force and compromised the quality of the bikes which resulted in labor strikes. So the mid 1970s were the worst years in Harley Davidson history, comparing today's products with those 42 years ago is like comparing a new Toyota to the Toyotas shipped here to the U.S. in the 1960's that were incapable of maintaining 70 MPH speed limit and when Toyota executives tried to prove they were reliable by driving across America they broke down and had to abandon the attempt. Driving coast to coast was something American cars had been doing since the Model-T Ford. Very disgusting how people always give a pass to the quality failings of foreign products but people still bring up the Pinto and Vega as an example of low quality American cars decades later.

By they way it was an American who taught Japanese companies how to build quality products, his name was W. Edwards Deming.




Don't get your red, white, and blue undies in a twistWhos comparing then to now?Not me. I'm just telling you how it was for me..I'm just as patriotic about Australia as you are about the US.I know the AMF, and BSA, Norton Villiers Triumph, sagas thanks.I lived through them.I was broken hearted when the Brit.bike industry when down the pan,very nearly followed by Harley.
In the 1970s the Japs had quality down to a fine art.I bought a 1973 Yamaha 650 cause I needed an electric starter after having my leg broken while riding a Triumph,and the fit and finish and reliability of that Yamaha was very good, whereas Harley and the British bike manufacturers had let theirs slip.I don't know if you were there in those days or not, but the Brit.and Yank reliability was bad.
I still sold the Yamaha and bought a 1974 Harley at the first opportunity but it was to my regret.

Today Harley and Triumph have picked up the quality and are making great bikes.No comparison.Seems like you want to pick a fight about nothing .Go ahead,knock yourself out.I'll refrain from further comment




This is a discussion not a fight.

It's important to remember that like cars Japan's motorcycle industry is given every advantage by their government including currency manipulation and home market protection.

You must be like 70 years old then so you've got be beat on buying brand new antique motorcycles. My first motorcycle was a new 1977 Honda XR75 but I was just a kid and far too young to ride on the street. I loved that XR it always started and ran good but the design flaw was the frame did not extend under the engine only a skid plate bolted on and protected the engine. With no frame structure to mount the peg and sidestand bracket the Honda engineers stupidly just bolted this critical part to 4 aluminum bosses cast into the bottom of the engine case. All of the riders weight landing off of a jump was supported only by those aluminum mounting bosses. One lowside crash as often happens with dirt bikes is enough to break the bosses off the engine and the foot pegs and side stand fall off. Beyond that minor engineering stupidity the engine was reliable but every nut and bolt was weak and soft as butter either stripping or breaking on removal, like the screws they used on the timer cover which has to come off to replace the points of course.

Fast forward to 2006 and my wife bought a Honda 750 Aero without a test ride because no Honda dealer allows test rides before a purchase you just find out if you like the bike on the way home I guess. Meanwhile, Harley Davidson dealerships try to get you to test ride any bike you're serious about first. She quickly found with their Hondaline windshield the bike's top speed was 84 miles per hour wide open. Nearby I-95s posted speed limit is 75mph and even the police pass you going 80 so just riding on the interstate was a serious struggle for her Honda. Beyond gutless that 750 Honda was a ball of plastic. Fenders, side covers, even fake chrome plated engine parts were all plastic. I swear if you popped off the fake engine plastic parts whats left looks like it came from one of their lawn mowers. The liquid cooling was a plus until the water pump fails requiring engine removal from the frame to replace.

So I think Jap bikes are overrated.

--------------------
2011 Triumph America (10/2011 to 07/2014)
2012 Harley Davidson 1200C Sportster
2014 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: outerbanks]
      #662801 - 11/28/16 05:24 AM

I agree with you about the 750 Honda now.I did a licence refresher course and the only thing they had I could ride with my broken knee was a 750 Aero.It was rubbish,gutless, and wallowed like a whale.It was NOT fun riding through cones doing figure of eights while everyone else used easy to throw around 400cc bikes [suzukis?] but back in the day even all the welded on Brit.bike riders like myself had to go Jap.The Honda four was a revelation.The 650 Yamaha took all the problems of the British.650s and fixed them.
The Jap handling wasn't great but reliability was.I put more trouble free miles on that 650 Yamaha than any other bike I owned until the 2007 America i have now,and treated the bike worse than any other I'd owned.
Don't forget I LOVE Triumph.So it pains me to say it but back in the 1970s the Japs had the goods.
Anyway God bless Saint John [Bloor]for resurrecting Triumph.
P.S. I'm 63.I just look like I'm 70 Been riding since I was 17 on the road.Had a stripped down BSA bantam when I was 12 for "bush bashing" so it sounds like we came up learning to ride the same way but different times.

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 753
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: Honda rebel [Re: tinmantwo]
      #662802 - 11/28/16 09:41 AM

Quote:

I do consider a Triumph a premium brand, and a very nice bike.




That was my point.

--------------------
Road Rash Heals. Freckles Grow Back. Ride


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
arstaren
Worn Saddle


Reged: 07/23/07
Posts: 6027
Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Alatamoc]
      #662809 - 11/28/16 04:22 PM

Quote:


I've only seen 1 on the road so far.
Are they selling better across the pond?
Al


Talked to a local HD dealer just up the road last spring, he had a 500 and a 750 for a year. Never sold a single one of them. I've never seen one on the road. I think this experiment is a bust for HD in the U.S.

--------------------
Fidelis et Fortis


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20076
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Honda rebel [Re: arstaren]
      #662811 - 11/28/16 05:54 PM

Quote:

Quote:


I've only seen 1 on the road so far.
Are they selling better across the pond?
Al


Talked to a local HD dealer just up the road last spring, he had a 500 and a 750 for a year. Never sold a single one of them. I've never seen one on the road. I think this experiment is a bust for HD in the U.S.




Yeah, I think I've maybe run across two out there on the Arizona roads since Harley introduced them a couple years ago now.

However, it looks as if there's a program afoot for Harley to campaign a flat track version of their water-cooled XG750 during the coming year's AMA dirttrack racing season and perhaps as an ultimate replacement for their venerable XR750 racer...

http://www.cycleworld.com/harley-davidso...sive-first-look

The Indian Motorcycle Co. is also all set to do the same thing, and with a flat track racing version of their Scout.

(...as some of you old timers around here probably remember, I'm a big fan of flat track, and have owned a 1970 Bonnie that's been converted to a street tracker for some 18 years now)

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Dwight]
      #662825 - 11/29/16 01:32 AM

As has been said the 500s are selling well in Australia apparently[I've never seen one on the road either] but the 500 qualifies for learner riders,so they can own a Harley as a first bike! Gosh!

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #663937 - 01/18/17 11:08 PM

Well I finally got to sit on a 500cc Rebel today and it's not for me.I can reach the controls just but my knee position wouldn't allow me to travel far at all.I am going with buying a 650 Kawasaki Vulcan S as a bike for Thailand. Triumphs,as much as I'd love one,are just priced out of my reach in Thailand.The Bonneville 900 range is "reasonably" priced, but again I can't ride with mid-mount pegs anymore.

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Ryk
Check Pants


Reged: 05/19/10
Posts: 5720
Loc: Pac. NW
Re: Honda rebel [Re: findlay13]
      #663939 - 01/18/17 11:19 PM

Paul, it sounds like you need a knee replacement, or have you been medically advised against it, at this time?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Honda rebel [Re: Ryk]
      #663946 - 01/19/17 04:31 AM

Yes Ryk, I've had a bung knee since a car smashed into my brand new Triumph tiger in 1971 and broke my leg just above the knee.It's gotten progressively worse [last operation in 1988]and now after 9 years since I first saw the current surgeon ,She says it's now up to me when I want it done.It'll take about 9 months wait.Also my "good"knee has started to give trouble after all this time carrying the bung one. BUT and here's the big BUT.I know a couple of smaller guys who've had it done and say Great,Go for it but I also know two fatter guys [like me] who've done it.One has had it done for three years and has been back every year for operations.The other guy had two knees replaced. One is good as gold but the other has had 7 operations because they can't get it right.Now there's pins and screws etc.in that one and it's still not fixed.
SO,while I was trying to hold off until I get to 65[two more years]because they give them a 10-15 year life.I'm also scared it could make matters worse.According to the Surgeon it's a 90% success rate,BUT that' still 1 in 10 fail.AND Knowing how lucky I am! It's getting to the stage where maybe I'll HAVE to go for it though.I will really have to weigh my options .If it doesn't work,it could finish my bike riding and I don't want to think about that possibility!
Sorry for such a long winded reply, but talk about a rock and a hard place!


--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | >> (show all)



Extra information
0 registered and 13 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  bennybmn, mert, chy 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 5138

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us | Privacy statement BonnevilleAmerica.com Homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5

BonnevilleAmerica.com | Forums Home | Photopost Archive | AUP | Disclaimer