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Discussion in 'Seat / Leather' started by HMAN, May 4, 2013.

  1. HMAN

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    Thanks to okie-dog's inspiration I got busy and fabbed a backplate and pad for my sissy bar. I used Dzus quarter turn fasteners to hold it all together. I did take the pad to a local shop for a leather cover to match the p pad. It turned out ok. I only have $80 in it and that was for the leather cover. :2thumbs:

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    Interesting concept, what's keeping it from sliding down the sissy bar from the vibration? :2thumbs:
     
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    I think it's same concept as the stock ones....the bolts pulling it tight to the bar. Maybe :confused:
     
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    I taped off the back of the plate and sprayed the edges that contact the bar with rubber undercoating. I have the wood routed out to the shape of the bar and the leather wraps around and makes it a bit tighter.


    Yeah the Dzus fasteners suck the plate tight to the wood on the pad as well as the bar.
     
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    Ok, was thinking some type of rubber or tape type substance, but couldn't see it in the pic. It looks good...:2thumbs:
     
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    If needed... (as in the stock ones) just use some double sided tape between the plate/pad & bar. It works. :2thumbs:
     
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    looks good! and a lot better price than the ones from big dog
     
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    That's her job....:D
     
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    Why the diamond plate? Not feeling it but to each their own.

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    Cause it was sitting in the corner of the shop doing nothing.:job:....my Dog aint everyones cup o tea, but the diamond plate fits with the rest of it.:D
     
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    That's what I was wondering..if you had other pieces diamond plated as well.

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    Nice work HMAN!!! Where did you find those mirrors?
     
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    They're Wicked Image. Small Tribal Arm w/ Evil Eye Head.


    I did a front fender brace/mini fender with the original piece. That didn't get a great response either, but that's good. If too many people like it I did something wrong. :loony::loony:

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    nice job Hman it s good to be able to make something out of whats available.
     
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    I think the diamond plate looks sick. Strong work.
     
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    The angle of the bars is stopping that. The side bars are not perfectly parallel preventing it from sliding down. As long as the screws stay tight and secure I dont see the problem.
     
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