Originally Posted by Austones
I was looking at possibly a c&c fastback, but reading some of the comments here about the exposed bolts, now I am not sure. I have been looking also at a ginz sissy bar. I assume the problem about exposed bolts also applies to the ginz?
With the oem sissybar you have the two bolts on each side of the fender that hold it down and those are the bolts that are seen with seats that are narrow such as the fastback.
The Ginz sissybar (which I have) bolts up differently, the bar slides into a bracket on each side of the fender and those brackets bolt to the fender frame underneath the plastic fender.
So no you won't have the issue of any bolt holes being exposed with a Ginz sissybar.
One suggestion I have is to lay whatever seat you have on the bike with the rear fender off so you can see where you want to bolt the Ginz sissybar brackets, reason being is that if you use Ginz's diagram on where to bolt the sissybar brackets then it could end up to close to the seat, I have a Danny Gray Weekday 2 up XL and the diagram on where Ginz said to bolt the brackets put the sissybar up against the back of the seat and it's real tight, would have liked about an inch of space between the rear passenger seat and the bar, but it is what it is and it works, the only thing I kind of worry about is the seat rubbing against the sissybar and either wearing a place in the seat or messing up the powder coating, that's why I suggest a little bit of space between the two.