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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Has anybody had any experience with this Sissy Bar? My wife is wanting to start riding with me and I'm not going to let her until I put one one. I like this one because I bolts in behind the factory chrome trim piece unlike the Cobra brand.

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Also, I'm looking at putting a slip-on exhaust. My buddy has a Cobra that sounds real good. Any other slip-ons to look at?

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Cobra slip-on seem to be the the most poplar of them. Most riders like the one's that they have bought regardless who made them. the back rest may last a life time But I'm not going to use one made of aluminum tubing. At all
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Lots of models to choose from. I guess, it's whatever suits your fancy.

Definitely you need some sort of backrest for your wife. Then you need to get a more comfortable seat for her if you still have the stock pillion rectangle
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Cobra slip-on seem to be the the most poplar of them. Most riders like the one's that they have bought regardless who made them. the back rest may last a life time But I'm not going to use one made of aluminum tubing. At all

Do you think the round tubing will not have enough stability over time and break? Perhaps square tubing has more/enough strength?

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I don't know how thick the aluminum tubing is I can see it braking at the point where it bolts to the up rights.The manufacture say it is made out of Chrome Alloy, then it is solid tubing I know that it is a description, but it don't give me confidence at all. It maybe well made and last a life time. I wonder what Yamaha's stock tubing back rest is made of?. My rest is 1/2SQ key stock. I would have to see it first hand.
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The stock backrest on my strato is chrome plated steel tubing. Maybe 5/8 or 3/4 OD. Seems quite strong



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i put v&h slips ons not to loud, sounds great, nad the carbs. rejeted
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Got the Paladin removable sissy bar so it can be removed when I'm solo. Great investment.
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I agree with the stock sissy bar and pad. One advantage is if you want to add a luggage rack later you know you will be able to get it. With that brand you may not. Plus I prefer chromed solid steel over aluminum.



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Ok, thanks for the info guys. I'm looking at the Cobra Brand Standard Sissy bar (round). I like the round look, but it's still 3/4" solid steel, chrome plated. They also have saddle bag stays if I upgrade to some bags.

Does anybody have the Cobra brand bar? I'm trying to figure out if it replaces the stock chrome trim, goes over top, or mounts behind it. I called Cobra Engineering, but the guy didn't really know.

I may try drilling the exhaust for now like posted in another thread. I can't spend $500 on the bike this soon, and the wife is wanting a Backrest, so it comes first!

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