Ok so I love my 750, I've put 13k on it in 5 months and will continue to ride it everyday. I've already added saddlebags since it has become my daily ride but I know for passengers they have said that a backrest would be nice.
I won't knock Harley products, but the prices, well, on some items and services I'm not all that impressed. I do get the idea of you get what you pay for but:
Docking hardware 39.95
H-D Two-Up Luggage Rack 199.95
Sissy Bar Upright 79.95
Compact Backrest Pad 49.95
369.80 +Shipping/Tax (depending on where you live) just doesn't work for me.
So I found a sissybar with pad (and can accept a luggage rack!) on Amazon, right here for 69.89
. Don't let shipping time scare you, mine without even asking was put in for 3 days, ordered on Friday here on Monday and that's with Colin coming up the coast of FL.
So, yes I see it says it is for a 883. There was only ONE thing I had to do, which was make the holes bigger on the mounting plates.
1.Remove fender bolts. I truly recommend having a Torx45 socket on hand and just hammering it into the bolts, no problems getting them out with that method. If you opt to reuse the oem bolts, and I did as I didnít want to go to the hardware store, youíll need to clean the red Loctite off the best you can.
2. Remove seat, it helped for me since I had saddlebags on already and just gave me room to work with as I didnít want to damage the seat working on the brackets etc.
3. Drill holes out, the back I had to move closer to the front by just over an 1/8 of an inch, use the reinforcement bar that comes off when you remove the bolts as a guide.
4. With a flat head get any burs off, helps keep from damaging paint.
5. Put the bolts back through the fender pieces that came off followed by the sissybar brackets, I put some rubber washers on next followed by blue Loctite and remounted.
6. Put seat back on.
7. Upper sissybar should have came with the pad on, so go ahead and install to brackets. The mounting hardware has a Loctite type threading on the nut, so I would turn the bolt until it is hand tight and then put a socket on the nut and just a few taps to be safe. It may be a little snug, go ahead and bend the brackets slightly to get the upper in there.
8. clean bike cause youíll probably get it dirty like I did lol and maybe a beer if you donít plan on riding right after.
Results: So check the photos if you need a visual, including holes etc on the brackets and what it looks like installed. I like it, works well on bike, did a quick test ride and my passenger liked it to the point where when I got off she was comfortable and wanted to test ride on her own. First lesson down, and I feel another rider will be in the house soon