My wife kept complaining when she rode on the bike with me that she needed something to lean against. I looked into getting an aftermarket rear seat pad/sissy bar, but they are ridiculously expensive. I had some scrap steel laying around, so I though I would design and build my own.
cuts made and tacked together
getting the mounting brackets right
test fitting the brackets
welded and cleaned up
On the bike
Right now, I am getting it powder coated, then it will be complete. My wife really likes it, and she doesn't want me to put a pad on. So, that makes me even more happy!