Sissy bars were born from a reaction to emerging safety laws by early chopper builders in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. In those days, many state vehicle codes required motorcycles to include a safety bar behind the rider and passenger to reduce the chance of falling off under heavy acceleration. Disgruntled bikeriders installed clownishly tall “safety bars” on their machines to raise a metaphorical middle finger to what many deemed nanny state legislation. Anyone who needed a safety bar was a “sissy” as far as these guys were concerned. Of course, when girlfriends told them how safe and comfortable those chrome middle fingers made them feel rolling down the highway, enlightened builders decided the sissy bar could stay.Today, sissy bars are common as the loud exhaust on custom motorcycles, making the job of hauling people and gear much easier. Of course, our EXFIL Sissy Bar looks nothing like the average spindly bolt-on backrest. Ruggedly constructed with a 5/8-inch O.D. (15mm) steel rod and 0.20-inch (5mm) thick plate stock, we offer EXFIL Sissy Bars to fit a wide range of stock Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Our unique design features hand holds for passengers that do double duty as strapping points for EXFIL moto luggage, backpacks, lunch boxes, and everything else in your everyday carry. Installing an EXFIL Sissy Bar is easy, and requires only the four stainless-steel Allen bolts included with each unit.