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Old 02-20-2018, 08:14 PM
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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.
Unfortunately, as nice as this grab bar appears, it is definitely not from/for the XS100SF (1979 Special). The one for the SF is basically round tubing.

Keep looking. The correct one is out there for you.
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Unfortunately, as nice as this grab bar appears, it is definitely not from/for the XS100SF (1979 Special). The one for the SF is basically round tubing.

Keep looking. The correct one is out there for you.
Thanks Mike, just my luck, the guy I bought it from told me it would fit. Oh well, another loss.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:51 PM
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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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Old 03-22-2018, 07:02 PM
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Good news You won't believe what I found

Hello Gentlemen, you won't believe what I found, I found the grab bar and a mint seat, but the grab bar was painted at the top. I removed the paint and noticed the chrome was pitted and discolored. The rest of the grab bar looks mint, why would the top look dull and pitted? Can it be fixed or polished out? or re-chromed?
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:05 PM
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side view of seat and grab bar.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:07 PM
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right side view of seat and grab bar.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:17 PM
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Nice find.

Try power buffing the grab bar with some ivory colored rouge first.

You may not have any chrome left in that area but it will shine.
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Nice find.

Try power buffing the grab bar with some ivory colored rouge first.

You may not have any chrome left in that area but it will shine.
Thanks for the advice, Schming.
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Nice find mate

Why would the top look dull and pitted?

My guess would be its simply where the chrome has been worn over time by a pillion holding on.
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:59 PM
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Nice find mate

Why would the top look dull and pitted?

My guess would be its simply where the chrome has been worn over time by a pillion holding on.
I believe so as well. That and rider always placing their hands on it to push, pull, pull up on center stand. The natural oils from hands probably over time started to slowly etched the chrome away.
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Here is that grab bar re-chromed






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That seat and grab bar are downright sexy.

Your bike looks really nice from what shows in those pictures.
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That seat and grab bar are downright sexy.

Your bike looks really nice from what shows in those pictures.
Thanks, my other pictures of before vanished, not sure why or how.
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:52 PM
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Grab Bar

That's more like it! Good job. Right decision.
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