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Hi there I just purchased a 1978 Honda XL100 and just love the bike so far. I plan to do a partial restore so my son can start to ride it and wanted to see what you guys were doing for replacement plastic on these bikes? I saw ebay had the left and right panels but WOW people are serious about getting OEM. I do want the bike to look nice but wanted to see if there were some after market solutions that might look just as nice although OEM. My initial searches came up a bust am I just not looking in the right place or does no one make aftermarket plastic for this rascal?

Thank you all in advance.

Thomas

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There arent much parts for them youll have to keep looking around if you want oem. Thailand has cheap repo ones but they are crappy. I lucked out and had both original plastics.

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Thanks for the input. I am not after OEM as long as it looks nice so I wasn't sure if guys were making their own and if so how. I am a little worried about keeping the rascal running for a long time to come with how hard it is to find parts that are not used.

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Engine wise you can keep it running you just cant get parts like exhaust, fenders, certain carb/motor parts. If worst came to worst you could through a xr 100 motor in.

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I did some research and found a local company that makes the hangers to mount an xr100 on this xl so when the time comes I can put in a motor with cdi. Neat stuff since I love the frame and style.

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Side panels and sprocket covers for a TL125 are priced at about $100 or more each. I'm making my own for that price. (and my rat bike TL125.)

Please post links any items you find for making your own side panels.

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standing over a three wheeler or two iv'e heard Mair will produce a run of ... if you order them. hell i'd love to find a set of side covers for my 78 175 but nobody will ever buy the rest (if mairs got the molds) iv'e never called about having the molds for a 175. but if memorie serves i did see a 110 with purple or orange mairs on it

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If the price is right I would gladly be part of a group buy. I actually have the original sides but they are broken in two and seem brittle so I may make my own mold using them and see what I can make.

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