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If you know ANYTHING about the XL100s please click here!

Hey guys,
I created an account here because I needed some information on this bike and I have not been able to find much online. I'm trying to buy one of these for my father who used to have to one in the 80's. I can only find an 83' XL100 (no "s") and it has a humped tank. I was wondering if I would be able to convert it to a XL100s like he had before? The main thing I see differently are the tanks. I was wondering if I could buy the flatter tank that came on the "s" models and put it on this 83'. This is the bike I'm trying to buy http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_d...rm_600x450.jpg any help/info would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Shouldn't be too difficult. Anything's possible with a little ingenuity. Try to get the mounting method for both tanks and try to find the length from the front mounts to the rear, there may be a slight gap between the seat and the tank if the tank is shorter. I replaced a rusted/holed metal Yami tank with a plastic Suzuki one on an "82 with little effort. Looking at images of both bikes, it wouldn't surprise me if the frame was the same, in which case the tank will probably slide right on, it looks like the only obvious change was the tank and side covers.
Here's an image of the 100S tank, they don't list an XL100, compare it to the XL100. As I remember, the tank mounting method on most steel tanked enduros of that generation was pretty much the same, if it doesn't line up with the mounting hole in the rear that should be an easy fix, just fab a sheet metal tab.:

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmot...m2978#sch11484
Don't get confused if you look up a 1983, the image is the same but the P/N is different, the image is probably just for illustration.

Besides, if it's a gift for your father to put around on I doubt he'll be to put off by the humped tank.

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Thanks a lot rj! If anybody else can give me some info that would be awesome!
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Not exactly cheap:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-HONDA-X...24c79e&vxp=mtr

"You live more for 5 minutes going fast on a bike than other people do in all their life"-Marco Simoncelli
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Hey guys,
I created an account here because I needed some information on this bike and I have not been able to find much online. I'm trying to buy one of these for my father who used to have to one in the 80's. I can only find an 83' XL100 (no "s") and it has a humped tank. I was wondering if I would be able to convert it to a XL100s like he had before? The main thing I see differently are the tanks. I was wondering if I could buy the flatter tank that came on the "s" models and put it on this 83'. This is the bike I'm trying to buy http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_d...rm_600x450.jpg any help/info would be GREATLY appreciated!
What a cool son.
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