View Full Version : Sissy bar mounting question

01-07-2012, 3:46 PM
How would you mount this bar to look the cleanest? I was either thinking of running a flat piece of metal that bolts underneath the struts and then welding to the back of it so it would mount in the exact position or should the end of the strut be flattened and then weld the bar directly to the strut? Any other ideas?


01-07-2012, 8:10 PM
As long as you have a second support to keep it from flopping like a hinge, it will mount either between or outside the strut. I wouldn't recommend welding it directly to the strut. Its just as easy to weld bosses or spacers and use longer bolts to mount it.

01-07-2012, 8:54 PM
how sturdy would something like that be? I mean would that be strong enough for a passenger to lean on or would it pretty much be just to strap a bag to without some sort of gussett?

01-07-2012, 9:58 PM
What i do is, weld the whole thing to the bike, making it a permanent, part of the bike, i usually make a sissy bar from scratch, welding it on the bike, also prevents it from unblting, i used to bolt them on, but since they started coming apart i welded them solid and i just welded over the nuts and bolts instead of trying to remove the nuts and bolts when i weld over them, they fuse together fkattening out the nuts and bolts, which usualy does not need smoothing out when done!!!!!

01-08-2012, 7:48 AM
I just cranked out that render to show that you need two points on the strut. I would throw a small gusset at th bottom with that particular design. You would be surprised at how strong a 2''x2'' gusset is. If you're running a soft tail, attach both the fender and the sissy to the rear triangle. If that rear section is rigid, you may want to do something like this.
The key is having two points on each side to mount to. Everything else comes down to style. Make it work.