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Was at Americade this week and spoke with JP about making a bike specific mounting kit for Kuryakn's Transformer Sissy Bar.

He said that they did not think that there was enough interest to warrant the investment in the tooling to make it happen.

Check out the bar and if you think that you might be interested please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let them know. JP stated that if there appears to be enough interest it might happen.
 

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This is why I hate the Kuryakyn company as a whole, they are so used to pushing out what they have and have a steady following, that they fail to realize the potential in such things. It's that whole love/hate relationship thing that I have with those asshats... Ever since Jr. (not the OCC one) took over the company, he hasn't really released any new products, maybe one or two that he "adjusted" to fit on other bikes, but nothing new.
 

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That's not a bad looking backrest, but I'm not going to drill holes in the side of my rear fender for it, I'm trying to clean the bike up not add more holes and brackets. Plus it would be nice to see a prototype of one for the Fury, how else are people going to get a feel if they are interested in one or not. I already hate buying stuff and not being able to touch it and see what quality it is before purchasing. Just my two cents.
 

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OK, we're pioneers. We went bleeding edge and bought this very clean, simple motorcycle. Now, we want to chop and make it our own. That's the fun part.

I'm not buying anything Kuryakin since my two offset hand controls started to corrode. Done with those guys.

There are a ton of metal fabricators in SoFla who would love to earn some beer money making stuff for metrics. They may ride Harley's, but they still take USA green, baby.

So, my promise to you: I'm going out there and, like the brave pioneer I am [not], and I will find a fabricator to fit a sissy bar into the danged holes my p.o.s. Honda s/b created.

I did that when I found a guy to fab the bracket to my V&H cruzers. I'll find another guy to make me a sissy bar, too. (the bracket guy did it as a favor--he doesn't like doing one-offs--can't blame him.)

Now, that's the beginning of creating a real chopper. Not fitting some crap from a catalog.
Screw the vendors. The BS I'm going through now with American Side Road Cycles has me so pissed I can't see straight.

So, fellow pioneers, what do you think would be a proper size for this sissy bar?
Twisted or round bar?
Chrome or painted? (my baby is B-L-a-C-k)
Dang, a black sissy bar--sounds interesting--yes/no?
L8r
 

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Was at Americade this week and spoke with JP about making a bike specific mounting kit for Kuryakn's Transformer Sissy Bar.

He said that they did not think that there was enough interest to warrant the investment in the tooling to make it happen.

Check out the bar and if you think that you might be interested please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let them know. JP stated that if there appears to be enough interest it might happen.
I posted pictures of this sissy bar back on May 10 in the "Sissy bar prototype" thread. No one besides me appeared to be interested in it.
 

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Well I'm not interested in something unless it's going to bolt to the same spot as the OEM backrest, like I said I'm not going to drill holes and all that all over my rear fender and it has to be decently priced, not going to pay a stupid amount of money for one, I have the OEM now so once I get back and let the wife try it out she'll let me know if she likes it or not, got a couple buddy's that do fab work so I might be able to get something made if they are not busy. I think the top of the sissy bar should be level with the handlebars / speedometer, somewhere around that same height. Would also be nice to have an option of chrome or powdercoat. but since I'm still gone for another 45 days at least I got some time before I get to messing with the bike and then I can try to get stuff fabricated.
 

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The main thing I liked about this sissy bar was the flod up luggage rack. I could put my briefcase or pack on the back when necessary, then fold it up and hide it for cruising around. I agree with x_kiowa_x though in saying that I do not want to drill holes in my fender (or anywhere else).
 
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