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Fuel mileage, and performance
This article only describes 1996 and later Honda CMX250Cs. It does not include anything on the 1985-87, or the 1986 CMX250CD. I own an 85 CMX250C, with which I used to average 240 miles per tank, roughly 80mpg. My 86 Rebel Limited or CMX250CD, was getting between 65 and 85mpg. The top speed on the stock 250 Rebel is roughly 90mph with someone weighing less than 200lbs, riding on the passenger seat instead of the saddle. Also the compression ratio on the 85-87 Rebel is 9.4:1 not 9.2:1 like the newer models. The fuel tank is also bigger in volume instead of holding only 2.6 gallons of fuel, they hold 3.0. The compression of a CMX250CD is even higher at 9.8:1 ratio, so in terms has 23hp instead of only 16hp. The recommended fuel grade is premium only unless of course you want to pay for a new engine every few years, because it was running lean on the lower grade fuel. I also happen to know that with very little alterations you can have about 30hp on the CMX250C. The 85-87 rebel are also a bit more aerodynamically streamlined than the 96 and later models. There was even a 450 in the 85-87 year range, but after the rebel went on hiatus in 87 and came back in 96 the 450 no longer was listed as a model to partake in the ownership of. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:16, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
- It isn't a great reference though - more of a fan site. --Biker Biker (talk) 09:30, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
The stock sprockets of this 2013 bike are made for easy and fast acceleration; and peppy riding. the cons of short gearing are: Needing to quickly shift through gears (one can ride 25MPH with ease in 5th gear), Low gas mileage (66MPG tops, considering similar chinese bikes get 80+MPG), High RPM (it is a P-Twin, meant to rev high; but some torque could be traded in for MPG) Faster engine wear (9k RPM stock @top speed 83MPH, vs 7k RPM @ 15/28t 75MPH) Lower top speed. (The gearing isn't giving true top speed when riding solo, on level ground. Under normal circumstances both the stock and modified setup have the same top speed; with some back wind the modified setup can actually supersede 87MPH, while the stock gearing stays on 83MPH)
Generally speaking, switching the stock front sprocket from a 14T to a 15T, and the rear from a 33T to a 30T, will solve many of the problems above.
You will still be able to depart easily, have MPG ratings of ~80MPG tops, instead of 70MPG tops, will have enough power to go uphill at 65MPH, will run cooler, and wear less, and have a top speed of just over 83MPH.
I personally equipped it with a 15/28T, good enough to depart with 2 and luggage from a slight incline; and still go 65MPH tops. It gets me ~85MPG, and would have gotten a 27T rear sprocket instead, if I wasn't pushed by many forum members suggesting otherwise.
- All well and good, except that Wikipedia is not an instruction manual. Also, if this is based on your personal experience, it falls under "original research" which is not allowed in Wikipedia articles. If a reliable, third-party, published source with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy says who does these mods and why, then the info can be included, along with an inline citation citing the source of the info. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 06:39, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
- I reviewed this close request and there is no discussion to close. 13:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
Secret service photos
I don't have any details to cite but we have a couple photos of US Secret Service officers on Honda Rebels.