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Pep42 02-10-2011 08:51 AM

'79 XS1100 Sissy bar with Rack?
I am wondering if it is possible to remove the OEM grab bar and replace it with some sort of sissy bar with rack. I imagine my wife would be more willing for longer trips if she had a cushion to lean against. Any links, help, suggestions would be great!


natemoen 02-10-2011 09:23 AM

On my '78 I have a rack/blackest and the grab bar is still there.

Pep42 02-10-2011 10:16 AM

Sissy Bar
Where did you get it and did you have to drill any new holes?

natemoen 02-10-2011 10:54 AM

It was on the bike when I got it so I can't say. Does not seem like any of the holes on the rack were changed.

Pep42 02-10-2011 12:12 PM

Sissy Bar
Do you have any pictures of the bike with the sissy bar on it? I am needing some ideas so I can try and find one that is a universal fit.

tcoop 02-10-2011 12:15 PM

Here is one on EBay

cywelchjr 02-10-2011 08:59 PM

Mine has the grab bar removed, but I have a Vetter Tailtrunk, which also gives the backrest as well. I think it interfered with the Vetter Saddlebag mounts rather than the trunk/luggage rack though.

natemoen 02-10-2011 10:05 PM

This is as best I have right now. Bike is in pieces so I can't get any good ones.


Pep42 02-11-2011 08:05 AM

Sissy Bar

That is exactly what I need. I am getting ready to order a new seat from Saddlemans(xy156). With the new seat and hopefully a new backrest, riding season will be a lot more comfortable!

natemoen 02-11-2011 08:36 AM

I will say that the grab bar does at times (especially if someone is sitting pillon) touch the rack but its not a big deal.

mro 02-11-2011 09:33 AM

There are a few different styles out there that fit the 79's, but seem to be hard to find.
This one is on one of my 79 specials.


good luck...

tom clisham 02-13-2011 04:07 PM

sissy bar
This might be too late, but here goes. Luggage racks with sissy bars for your bike come up on EBAY frequently. They usually go for between $25 to $100.

If you didn't order your new seat yet, these also are frequently on EBAY. Hope this helps.

Tom ;)

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