The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Accessories
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Accessories Accessory problems, advice, and/or how tos (Saddle Bags, Sissy Bars, Crash bars, Mirrors, etc

Active Threads
0 Hello from 1970s Wisconsin!
Last Post: WI_duker
Posted On: 24 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 20
0 Dead battery cells - 1997 sportster 883
Last Post: jharback
Posted On: 25 Minutes Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 198
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: Vohnsen
Posted On: 53 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2,790
Views: 254,440
0 What brand synthetic oil do you use
Last Post: SoonerSport
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 380
Views: 94,276
0 Gravydog crashed again.
Last Post: ed_in_az
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 705
0 New Tires>Fallaway>Deale r>?
Last Post: ed_in_az
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,110
0 Psychedelic '70s SPortster Chopper Pictures
Last Post: salveson
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 741
Views: 648,898
0 getting this 78 back to the way it should be.
Last Post: DirtyCory
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 914
Views: 151,063
0 TC88A makes me smile until WOT
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 412
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,623
Views: 220,232
0 Replacement Fuel line?
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 385
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Evos)
Last Post: rj2
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 68,577
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: sportytrace
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 966
Views: 95,408
0 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber debut
Last Post: mjptexas
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 992
0 fat man on a sportster
Last Post: cazz1000
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
0 Fitting 2003 sportster seat to 2004 sportster
Last Post: MudDigger
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 212
0 Thinking of a fall SE Ohio ride
Last Post: SteveK
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,351
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: XL Ed
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,042
Views: 618,470
0 Electrical Problem with '77 XLH-no power
Last Post: Tator
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
0 Seats
Last Post: Beelzeboss
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 160
0 The Harroway: Sefton Warren To Powderham Castle
Last Post: Folkie
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,530
Views: 6,385,331
0 Out of the Box Thinking
Last Post: sltm1
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 694
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,498
Views: 1,378,618
0 What do you think the wet weight of the Pan America will be?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 579
0 Food porn
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 832
Views: 107,949
0 Broke fin on head.
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 433
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: lynnx
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 78
Views: 3,837
0 Big bore stroker - the beginning of a 10-year long build
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 784
Views: 69,649
0 Carb + Rubbermount = Collector's Item?
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 27,143
More...
Members Birthdays
ziggyhd1 (60), greven (58), bliynd (33)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 16th July 2018
ParrotHead's Avatar
ParrotHead ParrotHead is offline
I am the great Cornholio!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 7,496
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GT550
Other Motorcycle Year: 1974
Reputation: 5929153
ParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris16371 View Post
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.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
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.
__________________
Check out my Blog for my trip reports:

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
John Wayne - "The Shootist"

Click here for the Sportsterpedia! for technical information & advice
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 16th July 2018
chris16371 chris16371 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Youngsville, PA
Posts: 375
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 50055
chris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotHead View Post
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.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 16th July 2018
ParrotHead's Avatar
ParrotHead ParrotHead is offline
I am the great Cornholio!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 7,496
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GT550
Other Motorcycle Year: 1974
Reputation: 5929153
ParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris16371 View Post
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.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Give me a day or two to measure the distance between the sideplates when mounted and see what I have on the shelf
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 16th July 2018
chris16371 chris16371 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Youngsville, PA
Posts: 375
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 50055
chris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotHead View Post
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!!

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 16th July 2018
chris16371 chris16371 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Youngsville, PA
Posts: 375
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 50055
chris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to behold
Default

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.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 16th July 2018
chris16371 chris16371 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Youngsville, PA
Posts: 375
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 50055
chris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to behold
Default

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.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 16th July 2018
ParrotHead's Avatar
ParrotHead ParrotHead is offline
I am the great Cornholio!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 7,496
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GT550
Other Motorcycle Year: 1974
Reputation: 5929153
ParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris16371 View Post
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.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Bending, no I doubt it. Anything can be cut and welded with enough skill

Not surprised they were wider for the rubber mounts.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 16th July 2018
chris16371 chris16371 is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Youngsville, PA
Posts: 375
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 50055
chris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to beholdchris16371 is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotHead View Post
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?

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #19  
Old 17th July 2018
ParrotHead's Avatar
ParrotHead ParrotHead is offline
I am the great Cornholio!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 7,496
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: 1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2007
Other Motorcycle Model: Suzuki GT550
Other Motorcycle Year: 1974
Reputation: 5929153
ParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond reputeParrotHead has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris16371 View Post
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?

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Luggage racks use the same bolts that the sissy bar used to attach to the side plates.

Hopefully I can measure tonight
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 17th July 2018
Bone's Avatar
Bone Bone is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 10,704
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200Lr
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FLHP
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2016
Other Motorcycle Model: 13 Guzzi V7 / 11 Duc 696
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 3019665
Bone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotHead View Post
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).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC