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bigmal
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PostSubject: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi gents
Got a cheapo sissy bar from Fleabay USA, and only got round to messing with it today. Helpfully it came with no instructions, so as a starter...

The side rails for the sissy bar obviously bolt through the chunky chrome mudguard rails. But does the sissy bar rail sit INSIDE the mudguard rail, or outside it? I'm assuming outside, but as the mudguard rail bows outwards slightly at its centre, I would need probably 6mm washers/spacers so the sissy bar rail could be bolted on tight & without rubbing the bike's chrome rail.

Here's a loose fit... is this the right way to go?



I'm normally OK at assembling things - hey once I even built a kitchen from IKEA - but this has got me scratching my head. And as those mudguard bolts are such a pig, I only want to do take them out & back in once!

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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:55 pm

I have seen them put on the outside mostly but someone on here a long time ago reversed the brackets you are showing and put them on the inside of the guard braces as they thought it looked cleaner & to be honest it did look a lot tidier.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks for quick reply Crash... That's sound info.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:02 pm

Mine fits on the outside.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:06 pm

Mine's fitted on the outside as well and it actually came with spacers
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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:08 pm

I've fitted mine on the outside and all I did was put insulation tape between the surfaces to stop them scratching each other, when I removed them the other week they were still fine with no scratches, mines a different sissy bar though and the two surfaces looked like they were meant to be together with no space between.
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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks guys. Just pulled up a pic of Redkola's M800 and his sissy bar looks very similar - with a flat side rail - and his is on the outside. So I'll probably go with that.

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PostSubject: Re: Dumb question re sissy bar   Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:37 pm

captain crash wrote:
I have seen them put on the outside mostly but someone on here a long time ago reversed the brackets you are showing and put them on the inside of the guard braces as they thought it looked cleaner & to be honest it did look a lot tidier.
Yes I remember that, reversing the sides does allow it to be fitted on the inside & yes it does look a lot tidier tha the standard fit.
However by reversing the bolts & having it on the outside you can have it as a very quick release.
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