Thread: Cafe Conversion
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:00 AM
tom clisham tom clisham is offline
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Electric starter?

If it's an 81, how ya gonna start it without an electric starter?
1100H would be 81. 78-79 were the only models with kickers.
Re the seat: Lot's of bolt on cafe seats on ebay. You can probly buy one there & sell your good stock seat in the same place. You generally have to make some brackets for the cafes on ebay, but pretty straight forward,

I'd try to avoid cutting off the back frame parts like so many do. Really limits your re-sell market if you get tired of it.

For my cafe , I'm keeping all the stock stuff so the bike can be re-converted back to stock at any time.
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'78xs1100E ,all stock & original GONE TO WISCONSIN

'80 SG Vetter fairing,hard bags,trunk,fork brace,
stock headers with fishtail mufflers,black & beautiful GONE TO ARIZONA

79SF lowered,jardine 4/2 exhaust,pod filters,drilled rotors,fork brace, bar hopper

79SF 1 owner,8000 miles, restoring to completely original ( I hope) GONE TO FRANCE
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