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Traditional (-ish) Sissy Bar

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  • Traditional (-ish) Sissy Bar

    My girlfriend had some abdominal surgery last year. So she really needed a back rest for trips this year. I don't like the looks of all those off-the-shelf parts and decided to make my own.

    Yes, the bike is filthy. It's a go-er; not a show-er

    A couple 3/8" steel brackets replace the stock eyebrow trim. I designed them in illustrator & had cut on a water jet. The bar & luggage rack are 5/8" steel. Those were bent them up and welded by a local fab shop. A Saddleman Profiler backrest pad finishes it off.

    The whole thing was finished a couple days before our fist big ride. It is super study, looks great (if I say so myself), and all but eliminates the rear fender corgi butt wobble. Right now it is just spray painted - this fall it will get a glossy black powder coat and button head bolts for the pad.

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    Here's some progress pics to show off the brackets. I was in a rush to get everything together for the trip and didn't get any pics of it finished without the bags.
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    After a lot of measuring and mouse clicks, I got a quick prototype cut out of acrylic to check the fit.
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    Here's the steel brackets. If this wasn't all done last minute, the little speed holes would have been countersunk and maybe the outside edge rounded a bit. With a little finishing work they'd look great on a bike without bags.
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    And here is how they compare to the stock trim. The water jet shop has a minimum one-hour cutting time charge, so I was able to get a coupe extra pairs made.

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    • #3
      The height ofnthe back pad on your custom setup looks about to be the height of the OEM talk sissybar? How tall from the fender is the bottom of the pad??

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      • #4
        Where is the head rest?

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