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Goozgaz
10-17-2014, 3:36 PM
74 ironhead,

I want to run a small sissy bar off my swing arm. Maybe just a simple fender strut.


Can I drill a hole here (see pic) and bolt the bar here ... or do I I need to weld on separate mounting tabs?

Is this area strong enough/thick enough?


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a40nabowl
10-17-2014, 4:11 PM
Weld a tab.

Cisco726
10-17-2014, 4:50 PM
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xllance
10-17-2014, 5:44 PM
First question is are you mounting the fender to the swingarm as well ?

Goozgaz
10-17-2014, 5:50 PM
Yes. Fender to the swing arm.


What thickness steel should I use for the tab. What hole size for the bolt? (i know I can by tabs but I have a lot of scrap steel laying around)



THX

Ember
10-18-2014, 2:24 AM
Drill it, and tap for what ever size bung you may choose to use to weld the strut to if using round.

vnygra
10-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Drill and tap it. Passenge fender, 3/8 grade 8. Just a fender 5/16.

Goozgaz
10-20-2014, 10:06 AM
Drill and tap it. Passenge fender, 3/8 grade 8. Just a fender 5/16.


Wont ever run a passenger. Just a simple fender support.

So it sounds like I CAN just drill a hole and put a bolt through it... instead of welding a separate tab.

Yes?

xllance
10-20-2014, 1:16 PM
I think so...go for it.

BuddhahoodVato
10-20-2014, 1:25 PM
You can, but why.