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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-22-2012, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Quick release sissy bar/rack setup

Anyone know a good place to find one for the highball, or even aftermarket accessories for them. Is the another Vic bike that one would fit from? Thanks


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 10:57 PM
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http://www.coastalvictory.com/defaul...tore&zcid=9381

I found this 18" sissy bar for the highball.Not sure if its a quick mount or not. A bit pricey though. I found some 30" ones from dennis kirk but no mounting brackets. I may just add some bar to this one and re powder coat if I don't like the height. Let me know if you find out anything else http://www.coastalvictory.com/default.asp?page=xstore&zcid=9381[/URL]
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Yeah seriously $300 for a cheap made sissy bar?

if you can weld and look up a powder coater in your area then you can build that same sissy bar for probably about $60. Screw their little "laser cut" High ball symbol.

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Anyone know a good place to find one for the highball, or even aftermarket accessories for them. Is the another Vic bike that one would fit from? Thanks


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I just found out that Grasshopper makes a decent looking/functional passenger backrest for the Kingpin. It bolts to the bottom of the passenger seat, (which is the same seat as the Highball) so you can take off the passenger seat and the backrest together for that stock/sleek look when not carry a passenger.
They also make a driver's backrest for the Kingpin but it bolts to the rear seat too, so it should work on the highball. I have one of their driver's backrests on my M109R and love it.
Here's the link, you can get the passenger and driver backrest for the price Victory wants for the passenger one.
http://www.grasshopperlimited.com/vi...standard-seat/
I'll be ordering mine tonight!

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Ok, grasshopper backrest installed. Easy installation, looks good, feels good.
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I'm thinking about selling the quick attach sissy bar and rack system I made for my Vegas. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.

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I'm in the market quickly as it appears I'm going to get some miles in to the beach then the Tenn rally week after next. Since we're headed to Myrtle I could literally stop by coastal victory. Any thorough reviews on that one?

Also MUDN72, I shot you a pm about yours if you still have it.

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Scored a standard passenger seat to stack duffel/roll bags on. Thinking very seriously about the Grasshopper backrest. Looks clean, simple and priced right. Only disadvantage I see would be you're limited to the stock seat.

Edit: Ordered one. Can't wait for the seat and this backrest / sissy bar to arive. Looks like a winner for sissy bar bag duty on a budget.

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The grasshopper arrived.. In a word or two. Worth it! Nice clean minimal look and should serve well this weekend to strap on some luggage. My vote for budget sissy bar. My only issue now is on these bikes, unlike the previous bike, there's not much to attach to to tighten down the bag laterally on the rear seat, so I worry about the bike shifting left or right. I guess that will require some good strap use. On the last bike with detach sissy bar (04 fatboy) you could strap down to the sissy bar brackets themselves on each side so the bag wasn't going anywhere. Not the case on these Vic's without saddlebags. Maybe bungy posts on the struts?

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just my humble opinion, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but that grasshopper looks like a giant lump of crap! The Coastal Victory sissy bar may be expensive, but it is very well made and at least looks like it belongs on a bobber.

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