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I'm going to order the side plates and I also found the docking hardware that I'll be ordering as well. I'll need to find out if your sissy bar will fit these side plates, if they will I would be interested in buying your sissy bar without side plates, if they are separate pieces.

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I can measure the distance between the two sideplates on mine and let you know so you can compare them. I don't want to break up the chrome set I have but if I find a chrome sissy bar and it fits I'll give it to you for the cost of shipping. I may have some black sissybars if you want one of those.
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I can measure the distance between the two sideplates on mine and let you know so you can compare them. I don't want to break up the chrome set I have but if I find a chrome sissy bar and it fits I'll give it to you for the cost of shipping. I may have some black sissybars if you want one of those.
Color won't much matter, my bike is no show bike as it has some flaws in cosmetics (most minor) and the sissy bar will only be on when she is on the bike.

Can't complain about the bike since I got it for next to nothing bc guy couldn't get it running and I had it running (with xlforum member help) in just a couple days and now she runs pretty much perfect.

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Color won't much matter, my bike is no show bike as it has some flaws in cosmetics (most minor) and the sissy bar will only be on when she is on the bike.

Can't complain about the bike since I got it for next to nothing bc guy couldn't get it running and I had it running (with xlforum member help) in just a couple days and now she runs pretty much perfect.

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Give me a day or two to measure the distance between the sideplates when mounted and see what I have on the shelf
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Give me a day or two to measure the distance between the sideplates when mounted and see what I have on the shelf
Take as long as you need. I really appreciate all your help and everything!!

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So I went to J&P website and I guess sissy bars that fit my bike are 1988-2003, 2004-2018 won't fit yet there's some on there that say universal fit and doesn't list any make or model bikes. I'm wondering if the rubber mount is indeed wider and if so if any heat and bending or cutting and welding would make it work or if it would be more trouble then it's worth.

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There's always one good thing about having a 27 year old bike, you can get brand new parts cheap! 34.25 shipped for the side plates and $25 shipped for docking hardware, both HD brand also. You of course need to be able to find the parts first lol.

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So I went to J&P website and I guess sissy bars that fit my bike are 1988-2003, 2004-2018 won't fit yet there's some on there that say universal fit and doesn't list any make or model bikes. I'm wondering if the rubber mount is indeed wider and if so if any heat and bending or cutting and welding would make it work or if it would be more trouble then it's worth.

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Bending, no I doubt it. Anything can be cut and welded with enough skill

Not surprised they were wider for the rubber mounts.
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Bending, no I doubt it. Anything can be cut and welded with enough skill

Not surprised they were wider for the rubber mounts.
I've torch heated handlebars on dirt bikes and wheelers before to bend them back into place or where I wanted them so I thought maybe it could be done with the sissy bar. I agree cut and weld would be the best option. I'm wondering how much I would need to bring them in. I'm sure I won't be able to find out the width of where the sissy bar mounts on my bike until the side plates are delivered, unless someone with a solid mount chimes in. Once I know for sure the sissy bar width you have and what my width is I can see if I can make it work, coming in an inch or two is one thing and a foot is another.

Do luggage racks bolt right onto the same mount on the side plate that the sissy bar bolts to? I'm assuming they're also model specific?

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I've torch heated handlebars on dirt bikes and wheelers before to bend them back into place or where I wanted them so I thought maybe it could be done with the sissy bar. I agree cut and weld would be the best option. I'm wondering how much I would need to bring them in. I'm sure I won't be able to find out the width of where the sissy bar mounts on my bike until the side plates are delivered, unless someone with a solid mount chimes in. Once I know for sure the sissy bar width you have and what my width is I can see if I can make it work, coming in an inch or two is one thing and a foot is another.

Do luggage racks bolt right onto the same mount on the side plate that the sissy bar bolts to? I'm assuming they're also model specific?

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Luggage racks use the same bolts that the sissy bar used to attach to the side plates.

Hopefully I can measure tonight
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Luggage racks use the same bolts that the sissy bar used to attach to the side plates.

Hopefully I can measure tonight
What do you want to measure, I just parked mine and I've got detachable sideplates which would give me the dimensions for OEM sissbars and luggage racks that would mount to them (rubbermounts).
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