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Old 01-28-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
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How would one go about restoring a bike?

It's all in the title. I bought an old Honda Rebel CMX250 the other day and need to know where to start. The plan is to tear it down, clean the parts and replace them one by one. It runs fine, but I feel like it'd help me get to know about the bike before I start riding it in case something goes wrong.
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You need a service manual for sure. Helm is Honda's manual provider:

http://www.helminc.com/helm/welcome_retail_ahc.asp
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Alright. Anything else to start off?
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Alright. Anything else to start off?
A good set of tools and plenty of time
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Step one: Take off parts that need replacing.

Step two: Put new parts on.

Step three: Win?
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Step one: Take off parts that need replacing.

Step two: Put new parts on.

Step three: Ride!
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I can predict the future...

1st - Takes apart bike.
2nd - Buys a few parts.
3rd - Hits it hard a few nights in the garage and puts down several cases of beer.
4th - Loses interest in build-back because it is more difficult than expected.
5th - Buys a brand new bike and sells old bike on CL as parts.
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Step one- buy tools
Step two- take bike apart
Step three- forget how to put it back together
Step four- sell bike in a box
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Step two- take bike apart
Step three- forget how to put it back together
Step four- sell bike in a box
That's how my first go-cart, my first moped, and first sport bike turned out

Hopefully I don't do the same to my chopper
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I've got the time and money to do it haha and I'm sure this will be easier on a bike than it was on my mustang.
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