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  1. Rebel 500, 5'9 150lb male

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello, I am interested to know if there is a recommended size/weight depending on your body size. I am a 5'9 150lb male and am healthy and fit. I've read that a 400lb bike is considered pretty light. I'm considering a 2017 Honda Rebel 500 (which is 400lbs). I've been told to start with a...
  2. How do I determine hub size on a CL77

    Vintage Forum
    I have a 1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler 305. I need a set of spokes. I find that there are 2 different hubs, 8 inch and 10 inch. Where do I measure the hub? The inside of the hub where the brake shoes are measures 8 inches. The outside of the hub measures 10 inches. I'm confused on where to measure...
  3. Questions about Tire Sizing

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm new to riding and am looking at a 2009 Honda CRF230M. It's the only available dual sport near my location at a reasonable price. The 'M' model comes standard with a front tire 110/70-17 Dunlop GT401 Arrowmax and a rear tire 130/70-17 Dunlop GT401 Arrowmax. Obviously, it has 17-inch...
  4. My helmet is too big

    First Bike / New Rider
    Recently I ordered a size L Bell RS-1 full faced helmet online. When I got the helmet, it was way to tight on my temples, it felt like it was crushing my head. I shipped the helmet back for store credit and got another RS-1 but this time in XL. When the helmet arrived today, and I tried it on...
  5. First Motorcycle Advise

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey there everyone, just a couple of questions for you all. I am looking into buying a new bike, which would be my first bike. I am also looking into the used bike market, but that is not what this post is intended to pertain to. I would like to buy American, and I have been looking at the...
  6. Is this a good first bike for me, or am I too BIG?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey everyone/anyone. I'm interested in getting an older bike to learn on and maybe learn to work on a little. (I wanted to post a link to a picture, but the forum won't let me since I'm new. The bike is a early 70's Yamaha cs3. You can find pics easy with a quick google search.) It's a 250cc...
  7. 650 V Star spark plug size/placement?

    Hi again! Thanks for all the answers to my tool kit question before. I got a small MTS for my son to get started. He called yesterday and said he can't get the spark plugs out because his socket doesn't fit and neither does his brother's. I'm not clear on if the problem is depth of socket...