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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone. I've spent countless hours trying to figure out the best sissy bar to go with my Saddleman Explorer.

I'm completely at a loss for which size to order. I'm looking on ebay, seen some that say 18", 24" etc and am still lost lol.

I found an oem sissy bar but the thing is I'm not sure if it will be pratical with my Saddleman seeing as the Explorer is thicker in the back. I've attached a picture of the sissy bar.

I will want to use a sissy bag at some point so I'm thinking if it's too short it will be pointless for travelling. Which is my main reason for purchase. However, I'm not a huge fan of the tall sissy bar's either. Also, I was hoping for black but have come to the conclusion I will just need to powdercoat or something.

I'm really hoping someone has pictures or advice they can share. I'm about ready to call it quits
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 06:14 PM
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The sissy bar in the picture looks fine. If not, check out Cobra on eBay or Amazon. They have several sizes that would work for decent prices. Good luck...

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Holy crap I can't search any longer...need some help :-)

I have a saddle man explorer seat on my 9 and i use a Cobra short sissy bar, it's cobras middle of the road height.
I bought it brand new on eBay for about $200 shipped.


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Thanks Rtsitler, you wouldn't happen to have a pic I can take a look at would ya :-)
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Holy crap I can't search any longer...need some help :-)

I don't have a picture of it on my bike…
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Hard-Krome 2.5 Inch Strippers
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Here is a link to it on cobras site.

I don't have the luggage rack on my bike.
http://www.cobrausa.com/access_detai...%20Sissy%20Bar


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Violet,

Try looking for sissybars on the 900 pics thread.
Here is a decent example.
https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...postcount=2093

Also, you could look at the 900 accessories sticky thread.

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I don't have a 900 but it is its larger overgrown sister bike the V2K Classic. This is the Tall Cobra (Rounded) Sissy bar on it.



You can see thick the seat is on it and how much space there is between the seat and the bottom of the pad. When I purchased the bike that was one of the things the dealer threw in as part of the deal. They originally ordered the Shorter version of the same thing (middle height of all the cobra sissy bars they sale for it. They sale a mini one too.) On the shorter one the pad actually touched the seat of the bike and was a real kidney beater for the wife. That is why we had them return the shorter one and get the tall one.

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Here is a few more shots:





And this is with the cobra sissy bar rack.

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Thanks SW. The pics definitely helped.

Looks like I'll need to go with the standard rather than short. The whole purpose is so that I can strap luggage to it and use it as a backrest for a trip next summer. Maybe the odd two up jaunt around town, I'll be taking it off when I ride solo which is 90% of the time anyways.

Not crazy about the height, but figure I have to go with practicality over looks at this point. Would hate to get a bar and be worrying about my bag flying off at some point lol...now for the bag shopping :-)
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