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Old 06-04-2020, 01:20 PM
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Worth Chopping?

A relative of mine recently passed away, and his estate is selling his Honda Rebel (2016, I think). The bike's in good shape, and I was wondering whether it's worthwhile to buy it (if I can get the right price) and get the frame chopped to put in a larger engine, etc. (and maybe be able to reuse some of the other parts?).*I currently have a 650cc and would like to also have something more powerful.

I get that the Rebel is a small bike, and it might be more trouble than it's worth compared with just buying something out of the box or doing a custom job from scratch. Thanks for the advice
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:19 PM
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As far as a Honda, and a chopper, you won't get no respect..trying to modify it to put a larger engine in it would be a "painful" amount of labor, close to impossible... If you want a chopper, I would just scan Craigslist
or face book and pick something up that you could inexpensively modify. But the Honda would be a good putter if you can steal it..Your best deals are going to be the after market engines like s&s..Ultima etc....Maybe you can find a Harley cheap..Buy something already put together..and change it like you want.

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Old 06-04-2020, 06:53 PM
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Awesome. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 06-05-2020, 09:05 AM
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I saw some cool looking bobbers made from this bike. I,m pretty sue there are some enthusiasts.

I think anything and everything can be bobbed and chopped.. and tastefully.
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