I needed a sissy-bar

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I needed a sissy-bar

Postby Lechy » Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:44 am

So I made one to hang my lid on.
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Total cost, US$ 20.

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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby NE_FL » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:34 am

Nice work, Lechy. ;)

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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby Ac130hercules » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:10 am

Any instructions on how to do this?

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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby Leckbass » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:21 am

Nice fabrication

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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby Lechy » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:49 am

Ac130hercules wrote:Any instructions on how to do this?



All I did was to remove the side rail mount on one side, made a template for the mounting bracket out of stiff card, it's the same for both sides. 3' of 3"x 1/8"
stock plate, welded together to give me the height of the mounts. 5' of 15mm schd 40 black steel tubing. Made 2 mountings from the plate, drilled the holes out and checked them for fitting, a bit of bending was required but not much to follow the contour of the rear fender. Borrowed a buddies pipe bender to bend the tubing for the back rest, welded the tubing to the mounts, a bit more bending to fit it to the fender. Measured and cut the bracing pieces, tacked them into position. Checked again for fitting to the fender before welding and grinding. Painted the frame with rattle can mat black, offered up a piece of 3 ply I had lying around, bolted into place, marked it and cut it. A local guy covered it for me. Took me a couple of hours to do the fabbing, took longer to get the materials and do the squab.
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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby Lechy » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:22 am

Leckbass wrote:Nice fabrication



Thank ya, thank ya very much.
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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby leevizz6 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:03 pm

Looks good! To digress a bit, how do you like those RFY shocks?

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Re: I needed a sissy-bar

Postby Lechy » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:46 pm

leevizz6 wrote:Looks good! To digress a bit, how do you like those RFY shocks?




Considering I had 10 1/2" shock previously, the ride is so so much better now, precharge @ 50 psi.
I did have to fab up a small bush for the pumpkin mount, no biggy.

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