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Old 02-16-2018, 10:28 AM
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side view


shock view


turn signal view

*grab bar was polished and will be clear coated soon but your right, its not going to hit the shocks or holes like it should.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:59 AM
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Hello Bob, do you have any pics of bike?
here ya go:




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Old 02-16-2018, 12:05 PM
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here ya go:




Nice, did you paint the engine black? You seat is long but not as wide as mine.
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:48 AM
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Lol, I never liked the seat, it looks like a mattress, if you know where I can get an original grab bar let me know. The guy I purchased the newer grab bar said it would fit.
If I said a Mack truck will fit on your bike, I'd be telling the truth.

Kurt on here (I don't remember his handle) modified a Sportster seat to fit on an '81 Special. I admit he's talented, and he made that seat look like it was made for the Yamaha.
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Old 02-17-2018, 11:15 PM
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Kurt on here (I don't remember his handle)
"kboehringer"
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:54 AM
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Dolphans1, Yes, I painted the engine, carbs and headers black.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:32 PM
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Dolphans1, Yes, I painted the engine, carbs and headers black.
Turned out nice.
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Old 02-19-2018, 12:18 AM
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Is this bike a 1979?

If it is, how do you think he got this grab bar bolted up?

Too bad the saddle-bag is mounted.

https://youtu.be/3f-WGCdKa3k
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:15 AM
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That looks like a 1980.

This may be of interest to you...scroll down to the bottom for some interchange info on grab bars.

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36552
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:17 AM
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Is this bike a 1979?

If it is, how do you think he got this grab bar bolted up?

Too bad the saddle-bag is mounted.

https://youtu.be/3f-WGCdKa3k
This bike is a 1980 XS1100SG. He did "A lot of work" not even knowing what it was.
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:52 PM
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Are you sure that grab bar is from a 1100? I only ask this as Ive seen a SF with seat, grab bar etc from a SG fitted. Could your grab bar be from a xs850 special?
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:16 PM
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Grab Bar

Wrong grab bar for the year model. Leaving this one off would be the right thing to do.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:53 AM
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Are you sure that grab bar is from a 1100? I only ask this as Ive seen a SF with seat, grab bar etc from a SG fitted. Could your grab bar be from a xs850 special?
If you're referring to mine (grab-bar) I bought it of ebay and was told it came off a 1979 and trusted him. If your familiar with cars, a lot of camaro parts and firebird parts were interchangeable.

Thanks for all the links guys.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:55 AM
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This bike is a 1980 XS1100SG. He did "A lot of work" not even knowing what it was.
Could it have been titled as a 1979 somehow as a rebuild or later sold in 1979 by yamaha?
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:45 AM
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Some states registered the bikes year model as when it sold, NOT the manufacture stated year model. I've seen that happen a few times. If he went off the reg, that's all he knows. You would need to know the difference in the serial numbers to keep it strait.
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