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    MS Sissy Bar

    I am looking for a sissy bar that keeps the sporty look.I would like to see some pics to get a good idea of my options. 2005 MS

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikridr View Post
    I am looking for a sissy bar that keeps the sporty look.I would like to see some pics to get a good idea of my options. 2005 MS
    Same here bikridr. My wife doesn't like to ride without one so I've been looking around. I've seen some pretty nice ones, but I would have to say that the sportiest one I have seen was Kawasaki's. It's pretty low and smooth looking. The only reason I haven't bought it yet is because it is also very pricey. Check it out.
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    mapam makes two different styles, short and tall, i was in the same situation with wanting to keep a cool sporty look on the meanie and give the lady some comfort on our rides. I went with the mapam short and it worked out great! they make a really cool rack if you want to eventually go that route. the only draw back is that it sometimes take them awhile to get it for you because they come from Italy. So go with the Mapam

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    I have Kawa's fire and Steel backrest and love it. It is very well built (solid steel not tubular steel) and looks great. I griped about the cost until I got it; it is true "ya get what ya pay for". I would buy it again. Try this link for a good price:

    http://www.rickroushaccessories.com/...oducts_id/9399
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    Quote Originally Posted by B3ancounter View Post
    I have Kawa's fire and Steel backrest and love it. It is very well built (solid steel not tubular steel) and looks great. I griped about the cost until I got it; it is true "ya get what ya pay for". I would buy it again. Try this link for a good price:

    http://www.rickroushaccessories.com/...oducts_id/9399
    Wow. That's the cheapest I've seen too.

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    im not a sissy bar fan but the Ex wanted one on the bike (she bought the sissy bar) the Mapam Low sissy bar from Cruiser customizing, i think it was like 200 or so but when i put it on it looked great, also there is a luggage rack that doesn't look bad either... here is a pic,



    Sorry that the pic is so small, i also had cut down a stock seat so it looks a little goofy, but it looks good with the stock seat......
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    Quote Originally Posted by B3ancounter View Post
    I have Kawa's fire and Steel backrest and love it. It is very well built (solid steel not tubular steel) and looks great. I griped about the cost until I got it; it is true "ya get what ya pay for". I would buy it again. Try this link for a good price:

    http://www.rickroushaccessories.com/...oducts_id/9399
    Wow B3, that is very cheap. I was so close to buying one from the stealership. I have my bike getting worked on right now. I had some extra insurance money and thought about buying that exact same sissy bar. They wanted $435 total to put it on for me. So thanks for saving me some $$$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B3ancounter View Post
    I have Kawa's fire and Steel backrest and love it. It is very well built (solid steel not tubular steel) and looks great. I griped about the cost until I got it; it is true "ya get what ya pay for". I would buy it again. Try this link for a good price:

    http://www.rickroushaccessories.com/...oducts_id/9399
    I must third that these prices are lower than any I have seen and it looks like its the same for the rest of the accessories as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kookahdoo View Post
    Wow. That's the cheapest I've seen too.
    If that's the cheapest then have you even looked at the Mapams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchawk08 View Post
    If that's the cheapest then have you even looked at the Mapams?
    I'm not sure about everyone else, but I meant to say that was the cheapest I've seen the Kawasaki Sissy bar.
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    Thanks for the ideas,the mapam is a good price.I also wanted to know how hard it would be to install an integrated taillight/turnsignal.Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikridr View Post
    Thanks for the ideas,the mapam is a good price.I also wanted to know how hard it would be to install an integrated taillight/turnsignal.Thanks again.
    I'm by no means mechanically nor electrically inclined but I did it no problem. I'm sure most people would say it is very easy. One of the easiest and most satisfying mods I've made. It gets rid of all that extra in the back and looks smooth. Good luck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by unchawk08 View Post
    mapam makes two different styles, short and tall, i was in the same situation with wanting to keep a cool sporty look on the meanie and give the lady some comfort on our rides. I went with the mapam short and it worked out great! they make a really cool rack if you want to eventually go that route. the only draw back is that it sometimes take them awhile to get it for you because they come from Italy. So go with the Mapam
    unchawd08, you wouldn't happen to have Mapam's web site address. I kept getting the Italian site and catalog with no prices and no ordering information. Thanks for your help.
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    key man i didnt order mine from Mapam. im sure many would agree that you would usually order parts from a dealer and not from the manufacturer. i ordered mine from here: http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/SearchResults.asp
    They are on page 2 at the bottom, along with the racks that fit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchawk08 View Post
    key man i didnt order mine from Mapam. im sure many would agree that you would usually order parts from a dealer and not from the manufacturer. i ordered mine from here: http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/SearchResults.asp
    They are on page 2 at the bottom, along with the racks that fit them.
    Sorry but that link does no bring up the mapam stuff.
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