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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Rear rack without sissy bar?

Fellow riders:
Has anyone used their rear rack without the sissy bar? It appears that the sissy bar can be removed while the rack stays, but not sure. I want to mount a Givi trunk on the rack that has a passenger backrest on it.

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Hey Bob, no, the rack bolts screw through into the sissy bar upright, can't have a rack without the bar (unless you hacked it off I suppose...), which is a shame, in my opinion - cheers, Pat

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Thanks Pat, it does look like I will have to fab two "blanks" that slide in place of the sissy bar and accept the screws. Ive got some good friends in the fabrication business to help!

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That's what I did (rather had my local dealer do for me)... works great.

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nice idea - I'd like to be able to use the rack without the bar when I'm running solo - any close up pics of the mod..?

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Not great shots... taken by phone in a dimly lit garage, but here you go.



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ah, excellent - round bar with 2 holes threaded - looks neat and well-finished too, might try and fabricate something like it - thanks mate - cheers, Pat

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sissy bar question

you folks seem pretty familiar with sissy bars...
i purchased a new quick release sissy bar from dealer but no instructions came with it! dealer then emailed a 75% useless parts schematic.

any help getting the info so i can install this bar the way it is designed?

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putting it on a 2011 T-Bird Storm

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That set up would look good with this http://www.ridebikegear.com/tp-extra...ack-p-196.htmland this http://www.ridebikegear.com/ga-serie...ags-p-198.html

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David - you can get hold of the instructions on how to assemble accessories in numerous languages through the Triumph website at:

www.triumphinstructions.com/default.aspx


and you can just type the part no in the box and print the instructions out, pretty handy.


(having said that, the server can't seem to connect right at this very moment, for me anyway, maybe it's just down for some reason, but I used it just the other day, and have hooked up with it quite a few times)

anyway, have a rummage round, it's pretty handy - cheers

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