Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Traditional (-ish) Sissy Bar

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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.

  • #2
    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.
    .

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Template 1.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	600.5 KB
ID:	75923
    After a lot of measuring and mouse clicks, I got a quick prototype cut out of acrylic to check the fit.
    .

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Bracket 3.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	143.4 KB
ID:	75924Click image for larger version

Name:	Bracket 4.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	141.7 KB
ID:	75925
    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.
    .
    Click image for larger version

Name:	Bracket 1.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	179.4 KB
ID:	75926Click image for larger version

Name:	Bracket 2.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	133.2 KB
ID:	75927
    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.

    Comment


    • #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??

      Comment


      • #4
        Where is the head rest?

        Comment

        Latest Posts

        Collapse

        Topics Statistics Last Post
        Started by GNR10, 1 day ago
        3 responses
        34 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Bikerron  
        Started by brianmac, 2 hours ago
        5 responses
        24 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Bikerron  
        Started by Pauli466, 18 hours ago
        5 responses
        52 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Pauli466  
        Started by jjvw, 1 week ago
        11 responses
        292 views
        0 likes
        Last Post brianmac  
        Started by roadiemort, 7 hours ago
        1 response
        25 views
        1 like
        Last Post Chromepony  
        Started by ItBeMe, 1 week ago
        14 responses
        217 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Bikerron  
        Started by Kenkaman, 1 day ago
        11 responses
        98 views
        0 likes
        Last Post texasscott1  
        Started by Parhamj, 20 hours ago
        1 response
        40 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Bikerron  
        Started by Ret HPD, 1 day ago
        3 responses
        45 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Lug Nut
        by Lug Nut
         
        Started by gold03, 1 week ago
        7 responses
        177 views
        0 likes
        Last Post gold03
        by gold03
         
        Started by Lucky, 4 days ago
        19 responses
        180 views
        2 likes
        Last Post Lucky
        by Lucky
         
        Started by Father Pobasturd, 1 day ago
        2 responses
        32 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Spydr
        by Spydr
         
        Started by cap-tech, 3 weeks ago
        11 responses
        272 views
        2 likes
        Last Post Vicious
        by Vicious
         
        Started by Pauli466, 1 week ago
        28 responses
        334 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Father Pobasturd  
        Started by GNR10, 1 week ago
        20 responses
        67 views
        0 likes
        Last Post roadiemort  
        Started by Jaybo, 4 days ago
        6 responses
        105 views
        0 likes
        Last Post jd750ace  
        Started by oldbw, 1 week ago
        9 responses
        183 views
        0 likes
        Last Post oldbw
        by oldbw
         
        Started by Pauli466, 5 days ago
        7 responses
        109 views
        0 likes
        Last Post ItBeMe
        by ItBeMe
         
        Started by cike, 1 week ago
        12 responses
        208 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Lucky
        by Lucky
         
        Started by Ret HPD, 2 weeks ago
        14 responses
        238 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Ret HPD
        by Ret HPD
         
        Working...
        X