EXFIL Sissy Bar makes hauling people and gear on select Harley-Davidson motorcycles easy. Ruggedly constructed with 5/8-inch O.D. bar stock and 0.20-inch (5mm) thick plate material, hand TIG welded for strength, then chrome plated or gloss black powdercoated for protection from the elements. 25” height from mounting bungs to the top and built-in tie-down points on each side make securing our EXFIL® moto luggage easy.
Sissy Bar Sportster 96-03 - Chrome
FORM & FUNCTION
Cold-rolled solid steel bar stock
0.20” (5mm) thick laser-cut side plates
CNC lathe-turned mounting bungs accept recessed mounting hardware for a clean look
Stainless-steel Allen cap mounting bolts included
Four models available
Black powder coated and chrome plated finishes available
Innovative design features horizontal hand bars that do double duty as strap mounting points
Hand TIG welded construction throughout
Backrests for motorcycles were born from a reaction by early chopper builders to emerging safety laws in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. In those days, new vehicle codes required motorcycles to feature a safety bar behind the rider and passenger to support their bodies under acceleration. Disgruntled chopper freaks installed clownishly tall safety bars on their bikes to raise a metaphorical middle finger to what they considered legislative overreach. When these hand-fabricated contraptions proved helpful for hauling girlfriends and gear without losing either off the back of the motorcycle, the so-called “sissy bar” became an enduring fixture in timeless chopper design and style.
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