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RECENTLY GOT NEW TIRES ON '86 HONDA REBEL, 250 PUTTING WHEEL BACK ON, IT'S TOO CLOSE TO RIGHT SIDE FENDER. SPACERS ARE IN RIGHT. JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO ADJUST. BIBLE NOT MUCH HELP EITHER.

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Mike, here are the images of the spacers and where they go...

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cmx250cd-rebelltd-1986-g-usa_model1054/partslist/F++1

http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cmx250cd-rebelltd-1986-g-usa_model1054/partslist/F++1

https://fourthrow.wordpress.com/tag/87-honda-rebel-rear-tire-removal/

http://www.cyclepedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/cmx250_8.jpg

There are adjustment marks on each chain adjuster side so you can be sure that the wheel is pointed straight ahead.

https://sites.google.com/site/rebelsightings/knowledgebase/chain-adjustment

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Need help with vintage Hondas from the 1960s? I am an expert with 250-305cc bikes in particular and most all of the other pre-91 models, in general. I do NOT claim to have a great deal of experience on Gold Wings, Cruisers, ATC/ATVs and dirt bikes.

Experience

I have owned/ridden/maintained Honda motorcycles for 35 years. I have written five books on Honda repairs and collecting. I was a service manager for two Honda shops back in the 1980s.

Organizations
VJMC (Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club) of North America

Publications
VJMC newsletter, as editor for two years and as contributing editor currently.

Education/Credentials
3 years auto shop in high school, teacher's aide in Automotive Technology in Jr. College, Diesel mechanic course in college, self-taught mechanic and automotive writer.

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