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Old 8th September 2012
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Okay sissy's, lets see em. Let us know which brand/model or if you created it yourself.

I have a HD one piece detachable chrome sissy bar on my 72.

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I guess this qualifies.

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I designed it and me and a buddy built it. These pics are before paint.












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HD removable bar

With a 1981 Suzuki GS550 bar pad.
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Greetings All,

This was the little project that taught me great respect for those real fabricators out there. Just modding the bar and getting it to fit was an entire day with a torch and multiple files.

Anyway there you have it. Looks great and works great. I drove the bike from Ft. Lauderdale to Seebring and except in the small speed trap towns averaged over 90 almost the entire trip up and back. The sissy bar made the trip a joy. I leave it on the bike all the time now.



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Here's mine without the pad that's usually on it

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...hehehehe... I like short sissy...

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I've made mine to load all the camping set on the bike :



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Just thought I'd throw this tidbit of information out there for anyone thinking about buying one of those aftermarket round-stock sissy bars for your Sportster, if you have the curved fender struts (1982-1993). You can always buy the aftermarket bent side plates that bolt outside the fender struts and buy the matching round sissy bar, which is a little over 8" wide at the bottom, but I didn't want that.

What if you have the flat OEM sideplates that fit between the fender and the strut like I bought on eBay? I think these look much nicer, but if you look for a round sissy bar to fit them, you're seemingly out of luck. The catalog will either say N/A, or will reference the wide one that fits their own plates, not the OEM ones. I did some research and determined that the old FXR used the exact same OEM sissy bars as the '82 - '93 Sportster. It should follow, then, that a round sissy bar made for the FXR should fit the Sportster, too. I found a site with dimensions published, and the bottom width looked right (about 6-3/4"), so I ordered one (Drag Specialties #263613).

I received it a few days later, and like I hoped, it fit perfectly, with the bar slipping right into the sideplates and the bolt holes lining up just right. Nice and narrow... . I don't know why all the catalogs leave this fittment option out of their listings, but here is the proof that it fits. This may work for the '79-'81 Sportster, too, but I haven't researched it.

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Here's mine without the pad that's usually on it

I'm doing the same thing to mine..I cut the middle peices out. Cheap ,simple and effective.
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