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  • Scouser Posts: 1950
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    15 Feb 2020 05:06 PM
    After dropping the girls for waterpolo and in between taking the youngest to Surf Patrol I knocked up this sissy bar.
    Great to be back on the tools but hate drilling and tapping round bar.

    Now thoughts please, black or get it chromed, also thinking of welding  some crossed spanners in the middle?
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  • Far Canal Posts: 2326
    Motor Head Far Canal
    15 Feb 2020 06:59 PM
    Looks like you did a good job there Scouser.
    Guess the finish depends in part as to why you put a sissy bar on your bike in the first place.
    If you put it there to stop your missus suddenly sticking her ankles under your armpits when you accelerate hard then chrome seems a waste of time, maybe something more comfy for her backbone.
  • Scouser Posts: 1950
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    15 Feb 2020 07:41 PM
    Its to strap a bag to when I go on longer trips.
    I have saddlebags but dont want to fit them
  • Far Canal Posts: 2326
    Motor Head Far Canal
    15 Feb 2020 09:04 PM
    Quoting Scouser on 15 Feb 2020 07:41 PM
    Its to strap a bag to when I go on longer trips.
    I have saddlebags but dont want to fit them
    Looks like it is a permanent fixture though?.
    Not easily detachable. Quick release etc?.
    Carting stuff can be a real pita.
    Sissy bar will work ok but it is a bit of a wheelchair inducing item if it is there all the time,not just for touring.

  • tussuck Posts: 2467
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    16 Feb 2020 08:46 AM
    Quoting Scouser on 15 Feb 2020 07:41 PM
    Its to strap a bag to when I go on longer trips.
    I have saddlebags but dont want to fit them
    Quoting Far Canal on 15 Feb 2020 09:04 PM
    Looks like it is a permanent fixture though?.
    Not easily detachable. Quick release etc?.
    Carting stuff can be a real pita.
    Sissy bar will work ok but it is a bit of a wheelchair inducing item if it is there all the time,not just for touring.

    No way man!  Sissy bars rock!  That one looks good - could be a LOT taller and have some decoration in the middle (but not crossed spanners as they are passe).  With the chrome they looks best but make sure you get top notch chrome done as some have issues with it peeling due to the extreme vibration etc.  
    I have carried a hay bale on the back of the sporty strapped to the sissy bar....

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  • Scouser Posts: 1950
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    16 Feb 2020 09:35 AM
    Quoting Scouser on 15 Feb 2020 07:41 PM
    Its to strap a bag to when I go on longer trips.
    I have saddlebags but dont want to fit them
    Quoting Far Canal on 15 Feb 2020 09:04 PM
    Looks like it is a permanent fixture though?.
    Not easily detachable. Quick release etc?.
    Carting stuff can be a real pita.
    Sissy bar will work ok but it is a bit of a wheelchair inducing item if it is there all the time,not just for touring.

    Quoting tussuck on 16 Feb 2020 08:46 AM
    No way man!  Sissy bars rock!  That one looks good - could be a LOT taller and have some decoration in the middle (but not crossed spanners as they are passe).  With the chrome they looks best but make sure you get top notch chrome done as some have issues with it peeling due to the extreme vibration etc.  
    I have carried a hay bale on the back of the sporty strapped to the sissy bar....

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  • wello Posts: 582
    Performance Poster wello
    16 Feb 2020 11:12 AM
    why not just make it extendable .. easy enough !

  • Far Canal Posts: 2326
    Motor Head Far Canal
    16 Feb 2020 11:18 AM
    Quoting wello on 16 Feb 2020 11:12 AM
    why not just make it extendable .. easy enough !

    Telescopic sissy bar eh?
    That is thinking outside the box.
  • steelo Posts: 3089
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    16 Feb 2020 11:24 AM
    Buy a trombone and fit that. 
  • wello Posts: 582
    Performance Poster wello
    16 Feb 2020 11:36 AM
    Quoting steelo on 16 Feb 2020 11:24 AM
    Buy a trombone and fit that. 
    bahahaha.lololol .. hold on while i just clean the weetbix off my lappy lololol
  • brucefxdl Posts: 1370
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    16 Feb 2020 01:21 PM
    Quoting steelo on 16 Feb 2020 11:24 AM
    Buy a trombone and fit that. 
    Quoting wello on 16 Feb 2020 11:36 AM
    bahahaha.lololol .. hold on while i just clean the weetbix off my lappy lololol
    lol.......
  • grooveyguru Posts: 87
    Stock Poster grooveyguru
    18 Feb 2020 10:08 AM
    I wasn't going to comment but that sissy  bar on the triumph is a piece of art. Finishes the bike nicely. Has to be chrome. 
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 690
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster Mr.Mow
    18 Feb 2020 11:35 AM
    I’ve got a permanent one on my dyna, strap duffel bags to it when I tour, couldn’t live without it.

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  • Scouser Posts: 1950
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    18 Feb 2020 05:50 PM
    Its going to be chrome.
    Prefer the look of a tall bar but this will be fine to attach my gear to.
    Also only two bolts each side to remove but I will image it's there for good now
  • boxa Posts: 702
    Performance Poster boxa
    18 Feb 2020 05:58 PM
    Looking at that brought back a memory ,, When i was at high school  first year , my mates big brother used to pull up and pick his girlfreind up , we were 13  i think ,, the chick he used to pick up  was without doubt the 10 out of 10  , that EVERYONE in school drooled over  she was about 16 ,, my mates brother , well he was the real cool dude of the area  ,,  Long blonde hair surfie looks , used to wear   all leather gear ,   his bike was  a 250 something with one of them sissy bars on  and a foxtail hanging off it , he'd left school was about 17 then ,,, and too top it of this dude was also lead guitarist and singer in a few local bands , , Fook he was the Fonzie of our area LOL ,,

     Anyway   fast forward  like 30 years , which was 20 years ago ,  and i'm walking around the local shopping centre , and see this little old lady shuffling towards me , has it gets closer i see  a 6 o clock shadow , and relize its a  fella dressed has a woman , and a fooking ugly one at that ,, seen my old school mate , and said to him , was that your brother  running around the shopping centres , impersonating an old scruffy bag lady ,,, he said ,  We don't talk abourt that , others have told me theve seen him , and he does look like an ugly bloke dressed in  a bag ladys clothes ,, sort of felt  sorry for him
  • grooveyguru Posts: 87
    Stock Poster grooveyguru
    18 Feb 2020 10:42 PM
    Quoting boxa on 18 Feb 2020 05:58 PMedited: 18 Feb 2020 05:59 PM
    Looking at that brought back a memory ,, When i was at high school  first year , my mates big brother used to pull up and pick his girlfreind up , we were 13  i think ,, the chick he used to pick up  was without doubt the 10 out of 10  , that EVERYONE in school drooled over  she was about 16 ,, my mates brother , well he was the real cool dude of the area  ,,  Long blonde hair surfie looks , used to wear   all leather gear ,   his bike was  a 250 something with one of them sissy bars on  and a foxtail hanging off it , he'd left school was about 17 then ,,, and too top it of this dude was also lead guitarist and singer in a few local bands , , Fook he was the Fonzie of our area LOL ,,

     Anyway   fast forward  like 30 years , which was 20 years ago ,  and i'm walking around the local shopping centre , and see this little old lady shuffling towards me , has it gets closer i see  a 6 o clock shadow , and relize its a  fella dressed has a woman , and a fooking ugly one at that ,, seen my old school mate , and said to him , was that your brother  running around the shopping centres , impersonating an old scruffy bag lady ,,, he said ,  We don't talk abourt that , others have told me theve seen him , and he does look like an ugly bloke dressed in  a bag ladys clothes ,, sort of felt  sorry for him
    faaaar. that is one hell of a story, life's twists and turns. Bet everyone wanted to be that cool dude back in the day, just goes to show, they don't all ride off into the sunset.
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