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    Default Has anyone bought a sissybar from jimmy @kickerparts

    This guy advertises on IG like mad for some pretty neat looking sissy bars.

    Is this a shit list vendor? I just spoke to my second friend who said he's lost hope after months of waiting....

    Has anyone ever actually paid for and received a sissy bar from this dude?
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    I ordered a custom sissy bar from him Nov 11, paid an extra 50 to try and get ahead of whatever other orders he had. He said 10 days. I contacted him at 3 weeks he said count only business days... Anyway, I got a finished photo of it a couple days ago and a tracking number yesterday but still waiting for any progress from there. I think he's just hustling. Maybe taking on more business than he can handle?

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    i just sent him money for a bayonet sissy bar, so ill let you know whenever i hear back from him about it. my best guess is he's doing a shit ton of business, he's doing a service not many people are also offering so i bet he's gotten a huge demand for it.

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    Had a buddy order from him for his early evo sporty. Those have the weird limp dick fender struts that curve down.

    My friend specifically told him this before ordering and he was like "yeah yeah it will bolt right up."

    Lo and behold it did not bolt right up, as it was made for later style straight strut sporties. A PayPal chargeback had to be initiated before he would take it back, and my buddy still had to eat return shipping. Also, pretty sure it took about a month to get to him, which he was bummed on.

    Obviously this is all secondhand, so take it with a grain of salt, but still worth mentioning I think.

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    He's sitting on my money a month later. I texted him to send me a refund so I can just make my own and he never replied. Without this I cant move forward w fender placement or make a seat pan so paint and upholstery times will eat into next season. I purchased material to bend it up myself, I find making sissy bars to be a chore, especially when it's for someone else's bike, and I'm doing it for free.

    I don't like it when dudes drum up more business then they can handle and then get buried in the weeds. Why even tell someone 15-25 days?
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    well thats disheartening to say the least...

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    I'll let you all know if I hear back. I love how everyone who has replied has paid and not received, except for one fuckup. jesus christ.

    For anyone thinking about buying from this guy, I STRONGLY suggest not sending this F/F and covering the fee.
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    If you are looking for a reliable guy to make you some parts, check out Alex. @strangecycle is his Instagram name.

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    Sounds like a good excuse to get an oxy-acetylene/oxy-propane torch and permanently solve the sissy bar problem along with many others. A good outfit can last a couple of lifetimes.

    Round bar is cheap enough to throw away (not that I'd waste good scrap) while learning to torch bend. If you make something you really like you can copy it in stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Sounds like a good excuse to get an oxy-acetylene/oxy-propane torch and permanently solve the sissy bar problem along with many others. A good outfit can last a couple of lifetimes.

    Round bar is cheap enough to throw away (not that I'd waste good scrap) while learning to torch bend. If you make something you really like you can copy it in stainless.
    The way things have gone over the last decade, it's all been a great excuse to learn how to do as much shit as possible yourself. Seems like the evolution of the internet has squeezed a lot of scammers out of the woodwork. Even seemingly or previously legitimate businesses.

    That being said, I've never specifically had a problem with kickerparts on IG, although I've considered a bayonet sissy bar from him a time or two.

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    There were plenty of slugs before the internet, which is why I go into DIY in the first place.

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    Damn. Was contemplating hitting this dude up about one the other day. Guess I'll pass. Bummer.

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    I made one out of channel yesterday, glad I did it's a lot cooler.

    I'll post the kickerparts one for sale when it arrives thanksgiving of next year


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    I really dig the channel look!

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    I finally got mine yesterday. I paid for one 9/29, received 12/18 which is honestly kinda bullshit. I paid him as soon as I received my invoice and then came the excuses for not meeting the 15-25 working day turn around (which is kinda crazy as it is). That being said, he did remain in contact with me although I had to bug him a lot. He accommodated me requesting custom plates because he makes generic ones that require drilling into the straight sportster fender struts and I wanted bolt on. I drew up custom plates and sent him the template which he matched exactly. He also accommodated me wanting to mount them to the inside of the struts because I hate when they are just slapped onto the outside, so he welded the plates differently. He also has hexagon stock steel which you dont find often. I requested that he did not weld a cross bar across the bottom, although he did anyways but I just wanted it so I didnt say anything. Problem is now its about 1/2" wider than it needs to be when I rest it on top of the struts for a visual mock up. Also one of the plates is welded crooked by a few degrees so tonight will be the moment of truth if I can squeeze it together enough below the cross bar he put on, otherwise that shit is getting chopped off. It is made very well, welds are clean, bar is symmetrical and overall is what I ordered besides that one detail. I probably wouldn't order one again because there are too many variables to get right but was satisfied that he worked with my special requests.

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    Had to cut the center bar out because it didnt fit. Custom is never true bolt on and these things are not mass produced, he makes them all different so I'm not surprised. Just wont do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbetty View Post
    I made one out of channel yesterday, glad I did it's a lot cooler.

    I'll post the kickerparts one for sale when it arrives thanksgiving of next year

    noice....love this

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    ok well i got my bar from some dude in Cali....can not recall his name now maybe someone can help me out....he was on here i made contact with him....shipping and getting it was a nightmare but fit and finish were excellent. take a look at it and see if anyone knows who did this work....mounts inside struts and is clean as hell looking

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    Holy shit guys I got a refund!

    I only had to ask 3 times but he finally sent my money back.

    My overall impression:

    shit vendor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbetty View Post
    I made one out of channel yesterday, glad I did it's a lot cooler.

    I'll post the kickerparts one for sale when it arrives thanksgiving of next year
    Digging the channel!

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