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Jim's 1980 SG Miss September

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jim, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    FedEx delivery today....
    Made for the XS Specials with the aluminum grab bar. It mounts directly to the grab bar. Has the adjustable backrest... with no tears. Chrome is in very good shape, will just need a little cleaning. The knurled knobs that lock the backrest are a little boogered... and stuck. Waitin' on the PB Blaster to work it's magic. I've got a knurling tool for the Atlas that I've never had occasion to use, so... :whistle:

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    I just ordered 2 55X10X1.25 allens from Bolt Depot. Should be cleaned up and ready by the time they get here.
    So, the SG's gonna be sportin' a more utilitarian look for Spring. Cool.

    Big shoutout to @jetmechmarty . You rock brother!! shout out.png
     
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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ooooh.......that’s a nice score! :thumbsup:
     
  3. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    That bad boy looks sturdy. Nice rack. AAAwwww c'mon...someone was gonna say it!
     
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  4. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Got hunch the new adjusters ain't gonna be just some plain ol' knurled buttons....gotta remember who we're dealin' with here.:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Knurled knobs loosened up overnight. Cleaned and waxed the chrome and found 2 temporary bolts. They're not allens that fit in the recesses, but close enough for now.

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    Check out the rear pad. It matches the 80SG seat.

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    Now I just gotta figure out how mild or wild I want to go with the knurled knobs. Decisions decisions.....:rolleyes:
    Btw Marty, fit was perfect.
     
  6. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    20190905_151237_IMG_1824.GIF Super lucky on that rack!
     
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  7. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    That rack looks sweet, Jim! Does it slide forward enough for just you, leaving a ton of cargo space (like motorcycle camping) behind the backrest? You could almost help somebody move with a setup like that! :laugh:
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It does...

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  9. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Man that’s perfect! Now you can carry stuff home from the home center! :geek:
     
  11. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    No luck there. You reap what you sow. :bike:
     
  12. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Good. I could not tell the difference between the XS1100 Special rack and the XS650 Special rack. As far as I can tell the rack for XS650, XS850, and XS1100 are all identical. That is for the Special with fat aluminum grab bar SG through SK. (1980-83).
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
  13. MrBultaco

    MrBultaco it ran before being parked Top Contributor

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    Looks great Jim, now you can take the bride with you and she won't fall off when you practice wheelies........:D
     
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  14. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hey I snagged that same rack last summer it came off an XS1100.
     
  15. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Game Day At the Dents. :D
    Left to right... Abby, Sue and our newest family member, Ranger

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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice! Go Chiefs! And Ranger is a lucky dog! He just doesn’t know it yet. :)
     
  17. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I`m ready for the Chefs:laugh: game too. I just got back from Wallmart with $20 worth of snacks. That`s 1 sack of Peanut Butter Cups per 1/4.:yikes:
    GO CHIEF`S:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  18. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  19. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Was lookin' kinda scary in the first quarter... :yikes:
    Now let's see how my second fav. team does. Go Pack!!
     
  20. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    And I thought you had some class.:poo:
     

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