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Have anyone done one?

I cant really make up my mind if it would look cool or not? Would be great to put my backpack on compared to getting those sidebags that ruins the sleek look.

Was thinking something about this size:

 

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Have anyone done one?

I cant really make up my mind if it would look cool or not? Would be great to put my backpack on compared to getting those sidebags that ruins the sleek look.

Was thinking something about this size:

Pleased someone has mentioned this, as I would love one for the same reason. One of the reasons I nearly went with a Sportster instead of my Bobber, was the sissy bar variety, among other customisation options.. Some people find it repulsive on the Triumph, as it ruins the lines of the Bobber, which I can agree with to an extent, but if designed and fabricated correctly, could look awesome.
 

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Seriously? Is this an April Fools joke? Would a person with functioning eyeballs really consider doing this?

If one needs to tote items on a Triumph Bobber, and doesn't like panniers or want to wear a backpack, why not affix a small luggage rack on the back fender so it looks like it might actually belong on a machine from the era the Bobber harkens back to? i.e. the 40s or 50s.

A sissy bar (sister bar) also makes zero sense when it's in a different zip code than the seat (and in this case your sister literally doesn't even have a seat). It's like putting a hood scoop on an electric car -- it looks fugly and you look like you don't comprehend the purpose.

That being said, it's your bike so do what you like and don't worry about what other people (like me) think! If I run into you I will buy you a beer and we can toast your hideous abomination. Then we can toast mine (I'm sure you will be able to spot something about it you don't like) :)

-GPz/Gary
 

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Seriously? Is this an April Fools joke? Would a person with functioning eyeballs really consider doing this?

If one needs to tote items on a Triumph Bobber, and doesn't like panniers or want to wear a backpack, why not affix a small luggage rack on the back fender so it looks like it might actually belong on a machine from the era the Bobber harkens back to? i.e. the 40s or 50s.

A sissy bar (sister bar) also makes zero sense when it's in a different zip code than the seat (and in this case your sister literally doesn't even have a seat). It's like putting a hood scoop on an electric car -- it looks fugly and you look like you don't comprehend the purpose.

That being said, it's your bike so do what you like and don't worry about what other people (like me) think! If I run into you I will buy you a beer and we can toast your hideous abomination. Then we can toast mine (I'm sure you will be able to spot something about it you don't like) :)

-GPz/Gary
Free beer for me then! (I'm also four eyed, so I don't have functioning eyeballs). The subjective world of motorcycle culture. :grin2:
 

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Seriously? Is this an April Fools joke? Would a person with functioning eyeballs really consider doing this?

If one needs to tote items on a Triumph Bobber, and doesn't like panniers or want to wear a backpack, why not affix a small luggage rack on the back fender so it looks like it might actually belong on a machine from the era the Bobber harkens back to? i.e. the 40s or 50s.

A sissy bar (sister bar) also makes zero sense when it's in a different zip code than the seat (and in this case your sister literally doesn't even have a seat). It's like putting a hood scoop on an electric car -- it looks fugly and you look like you don't comprehend the purpose.

That being said, it's your bike so do what you like and don't worry about what other people (like me) think! If I run into you I will buy you a beer and we can toast your hideous abomination. Then we can toast mine (I'm sure you will be able to spot something about it you don't like) :)

-GPz/Gary

'Bobbers' were popularized from American culture( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobber_(motorcycle) ), as well as the sissy bar which evolved almost side-by-side. There's tons of references to the style you can find with a quick 5 second google search. LMGTFY .



Not only were they meant for reclining, but also for storage. Later bobjobs evolved into show bikes and became choppers, which also carried on the tradition of sissy bars. You could even make a large argument that the Triumph Bobber is heavily based on both early Bobbers and 50's Chopper design. I hope this was a sufficient answer to the query of 'who would do this'. So while you may not enjoy the look, they distinctly do go together. Like apple pie and ice cream, or fish and chips!


Admittedly I've only seen one tastefully mounted sissy bar, which happened to be directly behind the seat, mounted to the frame bolts which hold the air-box kit. As far as appearances, personally I think the saddlebags look clunky; like putting shoes on a dog. They make me feel like "There's somebody who wanted to buy an Indian but didn't want to invest 40k into a bagged out Scout." So to each their own I suppose.
 

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'Bobbers' were popularized from American culture( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobber_(motorcycle) ), as well as the sissy bar which evolved almost side-by-side. There's tons of references to the style you can find with a quick 5 second google search. LMGTFY .



Not only were they meant for reclining, but also for storage. Later bobjobs evolved into show bikes and became choppers, which also carried on the tradition of sissy bars. You could even make a large argument that the Triumph Bobber is heavily based on both early Bobbers and 50's Chopper design. I hope this was a sufficient answer to the query of 'who would do this'. So while you may not enjoy the look, they distinctly do go together. Like apple pie and ice cream, or fish and chips!
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That pic, either that dude is super tall or those foot pegs are super high up....
 

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I posted this before. Bike is still for sale here in Quebec. Been for sale for over a year now(price tag wayyyyyyy to high).

I can't say I'm a fan of the sissy bar but I think this was well done. I prefer the sissy bar compared to the fender rack but prefer the side pannier.
 

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I posted this before. Bike is still for sale here in Quebec. Been for sale for over a year now(price tag wayyyyyyy to high).

I can't say I'm a fan of the sissy bar but I think this was well done. I prefer the sissy bar compared to the fender rack but prefer the side pannier.
Frame color change....that's some labor there....

It may have sold quicker if it didn't have Anarchy in the UK on the tank (and as you mentioned, perhaps not so pricey..)
 

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There is definitely a lot of work in there. I don't think they were expecting to sell it quickly. Pure marketing. They are probably the biggest Triumph dealer in Quebec...
 

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I posted this before. Bike is still for sale here in Quebec. Been for sale for over a year now(price tag wayyyyyyy to high).

I can't say I'm a fan of the sissy bar but I think this was well done. I prefer the sissy bar compared to the fender rack but prefer the side pannier.

This is exactly the bike I saw! Love the sissy bar on there. Yeah, I tried to reach out to the guy before and he has very unreasonable expectations. 800USD for the sissy bar fabrication. :| This is exactly what I'd love to see on a high bar Bobber. Makes it unique to US feel of old school bobbers. Low profile customs swings it towards English 50's cafe racer style. That's what I honestly love so much about the bike. It's 3 bikes under a very sexy trench coat and you only need to change it slightly to make a huge difference.





That pic, either that dude is super tall or those foot pegs are super high up....

Porque no los dos?
 

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Yeah, plenty of cool bobbers out there with sissy bars, both functional and otherwise. And let's be honest, at least half of what we like about our Bobbers is non-functional!


I kind of like the short ones, as pictured in two pics here. Perhaps not real "sissy bars" but with the struts going just a few inches above the fender. Adds an aesthetic look I like, but might also give a little place to wedge in a bag and strap it down.
 

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