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Jim's 1980 SG Miss September

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

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Ha! That’s ok, I’ll take the hit! :cool: That’s so weird, your one plate was bent like mine was. Nice to have your own 20 ton press :geek:. I had to go to the local old guys hot rod garage. Other than that, they look identical. By the way I did as you suggested and rotated my highway pegs so that they fold up and back like the stockers.
    Just one thing......did you have to go and up your game with the hardware? Now mine look like the plain girl next door! :cautious:
     
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  2. Jim

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

    About a year ago I picked up a grab bag of s/s and chrome acorn nuts off Ebay for a song and a dance. Gotta find some use for 'em. :rolleyes:
     
  3. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  4. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Jim,
    best you check the thread pitch of your bargain acorn nuts. Yamaha tends to use metric fine threads on their fasteners.
     
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  5. Jim

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

    Ready to hang... long bolts and o-rings are supposed to be here Monday.

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    While I was at the hardware store I went ahead and picked up some 1/4" fender washers and key rings. The luggage carrier is officially done. :D


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  6. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Very pretty - and hope,that forward pegs help with your comfort while riding.
    Pete
     
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  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice work as always Captain! I’m racing to catch up! ;)
     
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  8. Jim

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

    Though I was chasing you.... ;)
     
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  9. Jim

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

    I gotta say Bob... you do have some good ideas. O-rings look great on there.
    Shout out to Orings and More. shout out.png
    They sent me a 10 pack instead of the 25 I ordered. Literally within minutes of emailing them, they apologized and sent me a tracking # for the remaining 15.

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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Nice! I’ve just been goofing off today!
     
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  11. Jim

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

    Needs a little tweakin' on the bars and backrest but yeah... my knee and lower back likes it. :D

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  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Dang! That looks like a two wheel lazy boy! Now you need a cup holder and you’re all set! :D
    Seriously, that looks like it should give your knees some real relief! Nice! :thumbsup:
    The good thing about this set up is that when your just tooling around town, your feet are in the normal position and your bike is still just like factory.
     
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  13. David Toll

    David Toll Reliving my youth?

    I've got those forward foot pegs in the same spot. Means that I will be able to lean back when I'm cruising but, unfortunately, I'll pull on the bars and this can move them no matter how hard I tighten the allens in the handlebar clamps - I've got mine sitting bit higher than yours. The backrest would alleviate the slipping problem and it gives your stance the "Easy Rider" look Jim. Trouble is, there's no room for Jack Nicholson. Only works with the buckhorn bars though, another reason to keep 'em Fred. Neat work and that's a nice looking bike.
     
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  14. Jim

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

    Thanks David!! The backrest is adjustable back so the whole seat is usable. If Jack Nicholson climbs on, he gets the rest and I get to rest against him. ;)
     
  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Looks great Jim - sure hope that helps with the comfort issues.
     
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  16. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    From the looks of it... There's no way that can be uncomfortable!
     
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  17. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    Hi Jim,
    dunno how well ol' Jack would fit your pillion seat these days. His recent movies show him with an alarming heft increase.
     
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  18. David Toll

    David Toll Reliving my youth?

    Was never a fan of backrests. Always liked my girl with her arms around me. Unfortunately, she needs longer arms these days and that rest would be essential equipment if you were carrying a mate. Jim may want to snuggle up to Jack - frankly, the idea leaves me cool! I do like that whole assembly though.
     
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  19. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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  20. David Toll

    David Toll Reliving my youth?

    I would hate to see her look like this


    to get around this
     

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