Originally Posted by IVthCrusade
what's the deal with this fender/sissy combo? can you give me some information? this is exactly how I've been wanting to do my fender/sissy but I haven't found anyone to make them
That's a trailer fender with half inch strap holding it on and the sissy bar is some cold rolled (prolly) round bar bent to shape and chromed. The sissy bar prolly has some simple tubing welded on here and there to run bolts through.
That is pretty much the standard, old school way of ditching all the stock knuckle and panhead sheetmetal back in the day. It's still popular now. So much so that I have a brand new trailer fender sitting in my shop right now next to some 1/2 strap and 1/2 tubing lol The only difference is I am going to build the sissy bar out of chain instead of that round bar and mine is going to be rigid instead of a swing arm.
You can make all of this stuff your self with a simple cutter and grinder and then take it to any welding shop to have them put it together. That fender is going to require a tab (1/2" strap with a hole drilled in it) to mount it to the swingarm under the seat. (you will have to ad those tubes there to bolt to. Everything else you can see in that picture. Thank link above to the black sporty has a nice set up as well. Equally as simple to create with a cheap mig welder and a grinder.
You can bend that sissy bar with or without the help of a blow torch. Just lay out a pattern on a table and use big ass nails to out line it. Once it's bent to the right flat shape, you can then and another bend to the tip if you like.
Pretty simple stuff that you can do with a hand grinder with a cutoff blade and grinding wheel, a drill motor and wrenches to fit the bolts. You can bend the sissybar around a pipe or if you get access to a blowtorch you can just do it around nails on a table you don't care about or rods welded to a metal table or, or, or
The materials are pretty cheap, so experiment and have some fun.