Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XS650RR, Nov 13, 2009.
... the gold was so original in the 1972
Just picked up my winter project last weekend. Very clean and runs great (8,300 miles). Has a few minor issues I'll be working thru. These bikes are so much fun!
The second king and queen to show up within a week !
Haha! The king/queen seat is in one of the issues I've already worked thru. Fortunately, it came with a normal seat, too.
I hope you keep it for your personal 1980's custom bike parts museum.
We need to preserve those great items.
Here's one of mine:
JRvantage's seat is a JEN-U-WINE yamaha seat, I have one.... Not sure if some of the specials came with that seat or if it was from the dealer parts catalog. A Yamaha sissybar was usually with those seats.
The pan looks just like the "normal" seat pan, but with the backrest welded on. Very well made stock seat, for sure. Problem I have with the setup in the picture is that at 6' 3", taking a sharp corner requires me to move my knee waaay out so I can get those goofy handlebars turned. I must have looked ridiculous riding that thing! Normal seat and euro bars should do the trick.
When I show guests my '80's custom bike parts, I put Pat Benatar on the stereo system.
its a beauty for sure, with the one exception mentioned lets see it with the normal seat.
It's kind of apart right now. Threw on the normal seat and a 1979 tank. Original tank in the previous pic has a leaky seam toward the rear right. Waiting on shorter brake line, clutch and throttle cable. I think the profile of the bike is much improved. John
Improved for sure
Dogonit, those are great adverts !!
Looks great with the lower bars!
I've got the rack, sissy bar, and front crash bars on my '81.
HEY NOW! Here is my ‘79 Special with everything tweaked and messed with. Powder coated frame in a metallic charcoalish color. Dual brembo front brakes off a Ducati Monster. VM34 carbs, pamco ignition and e-advance, 707 big bore kit from Gary Hoos, shell#1 cam from Hoos, stretched 5th gear from Mike’s, skateboard seat pan from craigslist upholstered in suede from a local leather shop, motoscope mini inlaid by Cognito Moto into their own matte finish custom top clamp, as well as other PITA stuff...
1977 XS750 tank w/ redkote, bronze painted spoked wheels off an....earlier year, continental Road Attack 3 tires, kibblewhite titanium high performance valve springs & keepers, Posh gum grips and handlebar switches, a 1940s farm tractor light up front and led strip in back, Hugh’s fork brace & engine top mount bracket, bar end blinkers, holy frijoles this list is dredging up too many memories!
Haven't dropped by in a while...thought I'd have a look around and say hello everyone, I'm still here! ;-)
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