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Old 04-02-2004, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing Sissybar question

I just bought a FXRS convertible Low Rider (I know, its an FXR so not really a Dyna) and one of the first things I want to do is get a solo seat and remove the stock seat and sissybar. Removing ths stock seat is not a problem, but I am concerned about removing the sissybar.

Looking how the sissybar mounts to the bike, the mounting brackets are between the fender and the fender rails. The bolts at the top of the rear shocks go through the front of the sissybar brackets and the rear fender rail bolts go through the back part. Has anyone removed a sissybar like this before? What's the best procedure for doing this? If I remove it, should I replace it with washers? Thanks, any help is appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2004, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dunno if yours is like a Dyna but maybe this Dyna diagram will help.
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Old 04-03-2004, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I removed sissy bar from my FXDL. It's pretty easy. Simply have to do hold fender up when removing the bolts. After sissy bar is removed, when you re-insert the bolts, make sure they don't extend to close to the rear tire.

I would reattached the sissy bar when I needed to carry junk. Sissy bar had luggage rack attached, and if I was going solo, I could also have 2nd bag on passenger seat secured to sissy bar.) Wasn't as quick and easy as detachable hardware, but bike came with sissy bar and after the first time, I could take sissy bar off or put it on in 5-10 minutes. Mainly have to be carefull not to scratch the paint on the fender!
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Old 04-17-2004, 05:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just bought a FXRS convertible Low Rider (I know, its an FXR so not really a Dyna) and one of the first things I want to do is get a solo seat and remove the stock seat and sissybar. Removing ths stock seat is not a problem, but I am concerned about removing the sissybar.

Looking how the sissybar mounts to the bike, the mounting brackets are between the fender and the fender rails. The bolts at the top of the rear shocks go through the front of the sissybar brackets and the rear fender rail bolts go through the back part. Has anyone removed a sissybar like this before? What's the best procedure for doing this? If I remove it, should I replace it with washers? Thanks, any help is appreciated.
When you remove the sissy bar, you might want to get some small washers to go in between the frame rail and the fender. I did this when I took the sissy bar off my FXDWG. It makes it so that the fender rail only contacts the fender at the bolt holes. Less chance of scrapes and dings in my opinnion. What year is the bike? On the late model Dyna's like the one that is shown in the diagram above, the Side plates do not mount at the shock bolts. If you take the shocks bolts out, the best way is with the bike jacked up so that the shock is at rest and the wheel has dropped down. It will avoid problems with trying to compress the shocks and get them back on the frame. Also, at least on the newer bikes, there is a cut out in one of the mounting holes on the side plates. This cutout allows the wiring for the turn signals to clear the side plates without removing them. If you have a relocation kit on the bike, the wires are likely threaded through thr rear portion of the side plate which means that you will have to remove the rear turn signals to get the side plates off. Just some things to consider. Hope that helps a bit.
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