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Frame Welded Sissy Bar (pics)

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  1. Ryan H

    Ryan H New Member

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    Thank you for having me on my 3rd day owning a 2012 Highball.

    The sissy bar along with a ridged fender were welded directly to the frame; I have never seen that until now.

    I intend to replace the seat with a two-up but not sure whether to remove the sissy bar and keep the fender or remove the whole thing and start over with OEM-ish parts.

    Does the fender and its support even look structurally sound for a passenger? A professional welder told me the welds are well done with three passes each on the inside and outside of the round-stock rods on both the right and left sides.
     

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    I don't see how you'll get a two up seat on it that way. Not a comfortable one anyways. You will need a very thin passenger. Very strange.

    The taillights look about useless mounted there too.

    You know it's history? Was it wrecked?
     
  3. Ryan H

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    I know a little bit about its history. Does anything indicate it has been wrecked from the picture?
     
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    Nothing that I see as in something being wrong. I just can't figure out why somebody would have done that unless they had to. As in it was rear ended and that's the route they went. I'm not a big bobber guy though so maybe I just don't get it.

    It does look well done.

    Any chance of finding the previous owner?
     
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    Why would you need 3 passes of weld on a sissy bar?
     
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    You know why!
     
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    no way in the world would I put my lady or my kids on the back of that, and I'd certainly not get on it either!
     
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    $hitty welds?
     
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    This, right there.

    Some previous owner ‘made it theirs’ and now you have their dream which is a nightmare if you want to return it to original. It’s certainly lost some functionality regarding two up options. Or, leave it as you found it and enjoy it as is. The frame @jmstang302 found may be your best option though. Perhaps an oem rear fender and passenger peg assemblies etc etc etc are also out their waiting for you to find them. It will take a lot more time, money and effort going backwards towards the original design though.
     
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