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I like the looks of the low sissy bar but wonder about how well it would work as far as comfort for my passenger, Also how nice are the rentec ones with the little rack on the back?
 

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The Triumph items are expensive little bastar*s aren't they? I have the tall one on mine because the off duty supervisor won't ride without one. I personally feel the sissybars interfere with the flow of the bikes aesthetics but thats just me. If it was a quick on/off affair I would have been willing to pay extra for that. Oh well, after a while you get used to it. Don't know anyone with the Renntek item. If it works it works. And cheaper is all the better.
 

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I have this one:



From new bonneville and it is a very nice piece of equipment, fit and finish is excellent and it is very sturdy. The back rest is pretty far back, so the passenger can sit further back without feeling the need to hang on to the pilot. It really makes the seat feel 12'' longer. My girlfriend sits back there and she is comfortable and I have all the room I need on the seat. Plus there's the luggage rack.

Really, I think the thing is butt-ugly and I hate the way it looks on my bike. SWMBO likes it for long rides, but I take it off as soon as I get home. The quality is there and at under $200 the price is right!
 

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How long does it take to install and remove? that is the one I lik ebut I am not sure about the looks, but if I can get it off fast maybe it will do.
 

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maybe 10-15 minutes at most the first time you do it, then 5 minutes.

There's a plate that installs under the seat, if you're using the stock seat you can leave the plate on and barely see it.

There are 4 bolts (included) that fasten the plate under the seat to the frame. Pull your seat, you'll see the threaded holes at the rear of the frame.

The backrest mounts (on each side) to the plate and shock bolt. Very simple, very sturdy.
 

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I have the Triumph high back rest and the comfort is very good. It installs and removes so easily, I just leave the mounting hardware in place. The threads on the mounting bracket on mine were chromed over, so I had to chase the threads a bit BEFORE putting the backrest on. Wish there was a rack. For the money, the newbonneville looks like a winner.
 

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I have the high Triumph sissy bar. My partner likes the comfort. I think it looks good on the bike and fits with the design, but I do wish it had a luggage rack. Keep in mind that if you plan to add the king/queen seat, it will only fit with the high sissy bar.

Michael
 

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+1, mdr 231. My passengers LOVE the k&q seat and the (high) sissy bar behind it. I prefer the stock seat and swap them as needed. I leave the sissy bar in place, and I like the look of it, not sure why.

I found at installation that not everything lined up perfectly (it's not a Honda!), but I was able to muscle the U-bar (mounting bar) into position and get it screwed in.
 

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Yup, passenger loves the King/Queen -much- better than stock, but I like the stock seat a little better. Maybe because it feels a tad lower? I'm not really sure why.

Michael
 
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