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Is Kawasaki the only manufacturer of a sissybar for this bike? I have searched all over the web and can't find anyone who makes one other than Kawi. I'm not too thrilled about the high price tag of the OEM gear which is why I ask.
 

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That is one thing I have noticed that is swaying me away from purchasing a vaq. Just like with most kawi cruisers not much as far as aftermarket goes.
 

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That is one thing I have noticed that is swaying me away from purchasing a vaq. Just like with most kawi cruisers not much as far as aftermarket goes.
I think you're going to find the more popular bikes like the 900's have more aftermarket support. I for one, would love to see more performance oriented aftermarket stuff one of these days... especially for the 1700. Would be nice to be able to put high lift cams and dome tops in one. My little 80" evo is putting out more HP than a stock 1700 right now and thats ridiculous.
 

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Heck i have a 900 and i am disappointed in the aftermarket support for it. you would think with how popular and the fact they haven't changed for 7+ years there would be more out there.
 

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Guy theses are not Harleys with 100 years of production and aftermarket support. Just saying. It would be great if there was more aftermarket. As for the sissybar it is the only one I know of made for the vaquero. Thunder MFG also makes a 4" extension to raise the backrest.
 

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Thanks for the info on the 4" extension. Guess I'll be shelling out... oh well.
 

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I had one manufacturer that made quite a bit of stuff for my last scoot... a Yamaha Venture... tell me no one will ever make much for these 1700's as there are not enough of them out there......
 

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I had one manufacturer that made quite a bit of stuff for my last scoot... a Yamaha Venture... tell me no one will ever make much for these 1700's as there are not enough of them out there......
I don't see too many of them on the road, so you're right. Not many out there to begin with.
 

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Guy theses are not Harleys with 100 years of production and aftermarket support. Just saying. It would be great if there was more aftermarket. As for the sissybar it is the only one I know of made for the vaquero. Thunder MFG also makes a 4" extension to raise the backrest.[/Q
its a really good option to raise the back rest 4 1/2 in nice quality product for 75.00 bucks wife loves it, originally to low she felt like she was going to fall off the back
 

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Thought I would give an update. My wallet is now $600 something bucks lighter but I'm very impressed with the quality of it. Surprised it was TIG welded. I was a little put off by having to use a hole saw on the fender trim, but aint nothing a welder can't handle right? Now to order the 4" extension.
 

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I feel I'm in a similar position but can't buy one in the UK so I have had to look good and hard to see if there is anything else around and I think I might have found something at BDD customs (http://bddcustom.com/) not sure what they are like but with wifey only coming on a few trips seems I would be able to take this off quite easily and another good thing....No drilling!
 

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Thought I would give an update. My wallet is now $600 something bucks lighter but I'm very impressed with the quality of it. Surprised it was TIG welded. I was a little put off by having to use a hole saw on the fender trim, but aint nothing a welder can't handle right? Now to order the 4" extension.
that was one of the reasons I had my dealer do it when I bought the bike just in case he screwed something up. he told me its easy just drill in the center of the divits behind the trim piece. yeah well I'm not paying big $$$$ for a new mototorcycle and have to take home parts to install specially when he ordered everything and included it in the sale of the bike. you will like the ext. good quality as well. they come in black too, but the sissybar is already chromed so whats the point maybe powder coat later I guess
 

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I installed it today. It's actually not that big of a deal and they already have a center punch mark and an outline of where you need to drill with the hole saw. Took about 30 minutes.
 
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