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Old 27th August 2020
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Is there such a thing as a luggage rail, it would sort of be U-shaped and go around the seat. Then I could tie on and support a duffel bag.

I suppose it would attach at the top of the rear shocks, and maybe to the license plate gizmo. Might bend some conduit and make one..... Hmmm.

(I have a 2007 883)
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I had a Sissy Bar that was solid enough to support a luggage rack, it was a Harley SB made for Sportsters.

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Here is my first attempt. 1/2 inch thinwall conduit.

I'd rather run it from the shock bolts though. It's stronger than it looks.
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Looks great and solid. Like it.
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Looks good. I like home made stuff. Less expensive & you can tailor it to your specific needs. It can sometimes be nearly impossible to find what you need, even in the huge aftermarket available for Harleys.
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ditto, BXB.
After talking to my wife's cousin, who has about 10 mc in various stages of restoration etc, he's a classic DIYer, I'm looking into ammo cans, I'm used to bikes having at least some luggage capacity (Burgman, Concours).
Will post pix, it's a long-term project though
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Note: the link (above) is for a solo seat, I want to keep stock HD seat. Thanks anyway.
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Mine is a long term project, too. 11 years so far. lol I've got so many home made farkles on it, I'd have to take about 2 hours to look over the bike to remember them all & list them. I've just spent the last 2 days redoing the brackets for the sissy bar & pack & putting the recently powder coated fenders & strut covers back on. Never ending, fussing over it, trying to get it just that little bit better. As a rough guess, I'd say I've got at least a dozen "improvements" that were cobbled together in the garage.
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