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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).
I think I just need the width of the bottom of the sissy bar from outside edge to outside edge of where it connects to the side plates, if I'm making any sense lol.

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I think I just need the width of the bottom of the sissy bar from outside edge to outside edge of where it connects to the side plates, if I'm making any sense lol.

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Ok, so the plates themselves have a small square housing on the top inside of each plate. It measures maybe 9/16" square.

The bore has two sets of bolt holes so that things can be attached.

Generally speaking luggage racks are designed to mold around that square, while the sissy bars are inserted into that square.

When both are used the bolts can be inserted to hold them both in place at the same time.

That all make sense?

On my 07 XL1200Lr with OEM detachable sideplates which have an aftermarket luggage rack attached, the inside width of the plate bores - one side to the other as shown in photos I'll attach in a second is DAMN near 9"

I'm literally measuring 8 15/16" which makes me think maybe there's a little play to that dimension on the plates, because ultimately each plate is separate and can probably tilt slightly on the mounts and the final inside width at the top is probably determined (to some small extent) by the sissybar or luggage rack itself. Though I bet there's little more than maybe a 1/16" play.


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Looking down from the top of a detachable sideplate into that square bore. In this photo an aftermarket luggage rack wraps around the bore (maybe I should have called it a post since it's square):



Here's the top of the sideplate and that bore/post from a slight angle so you can see the bolts that are securing the luggage rack to it.



Here's a view from the top and behind looking down at the top of the sideplates. The tape measure is positioned against the inside of the left plate measuring the width to the inside of the right plate (even with the outer edges of the bore/post so equivalent of the outside width of a sissybar that would just slide into those bores/posts):



Close up of the plate, bore/post and tape on the right side:




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Ok, so the plates themselves have a small square housing on the top inside of each plate. It measures maybe 9/16" square.

The bore has two sets of bolt holes so that things can be attached.

Generally speaking luggage racks are designed to mold around that square, while the sissy bars are inserted into that square.

When both are used the bolts can be inserted to hold them both in place at the same time.

That all make sense?

On my 07 XL1200Lr with OEM detachable sideplates which have an aftermarket luggage rack attached, the inside width of the plate bores - one side to the other as shown in photos I'll attach in a second is DAMN near 9"

I'm literally measuring 8 15/16" which makes me think maybe there's a little play to that dimension on the plates, because ultimately each plate is separate and can probably tilt slightly on the mounts and the final inside width at the top is probably determined (to some small extent) by the sissybar or luggage rack itself. Though I bet there's little more than maybe a 1/16" play.


Photos:

Looking down from the top of a detachable sideplate into that square bore. In this photo an aftermarket luggage rack wraps around the bore (maybe I should have called it a post since it's square):



Here's the top of the sideplate and that bore/post from a slight angle so you can see the bolts that are securing the luggage rack to it.



Here's a view from the top and behind looking down at the top of the sideplates. The tape measure is positioned against the inside of the left plate measuring the width to the inside of the right plate (even with the outer edges of the bore/post so equivalent of the outside width of a sissybar that would just slide into those bores/posts):



Close up of the plate, bore/post and tape on the right side:




Hope that helps.
Sorry for the bad art work lol but those are the 2 dimensions I'm looking for. The blue measurement in the pic can either be taken as shown or by measuring the square on the inside of the side plates like Bone did.

I need these same measurements from anyone with a 88-03 solid mount with sissy bar.

Edit: Just seen your post with measurements, I appreciate it! I need to read over it a few more times, kind of skimmed it quick bc I'm at work.



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Ok, so the plates themselves have a small square housing on the top inside of each plate. It measures maybe 9/16" square.

The bore has two sets of bolt holes so that things can be attached.

Generally speaking luggage racks are designed to mold around that square, while the sissy bars are inserted into that square.

When both are used the bolts can be inserted to hold them both in place at the same time.

That all make sense?

On my 07 XL1200Lr with OEM detachable sideplates which have an aftermarket luggage rack attached, the inside width of the plate bores - one side to the other as shown in photos I'll attach in a second is DAMN near 9"

I'm literally measuring 8 15/16" which makes me think maybe there's a little play to that dimension on the plates, because ultimately each plate is separate and can probably tilt slightly on the mounts and the final inside width at the top is probably determined (to some small extent) by the sissybar or luggage rack itself. Though I bet there's little more than maybe a 1/16" play.


Photos:

Looking down from the top of a detachable sideplate into that square bore. In this photo an aftermarket luggage rack wraps around the bore (maybe I should have called it a post since it's square):



Here's the top of the sideplate and that bore/post from a slight angle so you can see the bolts that are securing the luggage rack to it.



Here's a view from the top and behind looking down at the top of the sideplates. The tape measure is positioned against the inside of the left plate measuring the width to the inside of the right plate (even with the outer edges of the bore/post so equivalent of the outside width of a sissybar that would just slide into those bores/posts):



Close up of the plate, bore/post and tape on the right side:




Hope that helps.
I was able to read over it more. Everything was clear and very helpful. Bonus points for measuring the square on the side plates before me asking, should of known I would be needing that but thankfully you did!!

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Yeah, my dimensions are from an 04+ but you can use them to vet the other Chris's (ParrotHead's) sissybar.

On a rubbermount the yellow-to-yellow dimension is 8 15/16" +/- 1/16, and the blue dimension appears to be 9/16" (though I used a tape measure and not a sliding caliper so give me a give or take of 1/16" there too).
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Yeah, my dimensions are from an 04+ but you can use them to vet the other Chris's (ParrotHead's) sissybar.

On a rubbermount the yellow-to-yellow dimension is 8 15/16" +/- 1/16, and the blue dimension appears to be 9/16" (though I used a tape measure and not a sliding caliper so give me a give or take of 1/16" there too).
That +/- 1/16 won't be an issue, once I get the solid mount dimensions it should be obvious if it will work with or without serious modification.

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