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Author Topic: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar  (Read 579 times)

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Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:57:31 AM »
Hi y'all,

I have a 2009 Strat S with Corbin hard bags. I want to have a backrest for my passenger. Corbin says to use any Yamaha permanent mount sissy bar. I can't find a listing for any such thing, only the quick disconnect, which Corbin said I can't use. My local Yamaha dealer can't find anything either other than the quick disconnect.

There are knock outs on the Corbin bags to accept a sissy bar but I am baffled as to what to use. I have checked other manufacturers like Cobra and Bakup but can't find anything.

Does anyone have any idea what to use, or a part number or manufacturer? Corbin or the local Yamaha dealer are no help to me so I am hoping someone here knows something.

Cheers,
Risky




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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 09:32:22 AM »
Hi y'all,

I have a 2009 Strat S with Corbin hard bags. I want to have a backrest for my passenger. Corbin says to use any Yamaha permanent mount sissy bar. I can't find a listing for any such thing, only the quick disconnect, which Corbin said I can't use. My local Yamaha dealer can't find anything either other than the quick disconnect.

There are knock outs on the Corbin bags to accept a sissy bar but I am baffled as to what to use. I have checked other manufacturers like Cobra and Bakup but can't find anything.

Does anyone have any idea what to use, or a part number or manufacturer? Corbin or the local Yamaha dealer are no help to me so I am hoping someone here knows something.

Cheers,
Risky


You can use the quick release if the bags have the cut outs, Yamaha has never made a permanent back rest for this bike! I also have the Corbin bags with cut outs. Look at the photo gallery and look at the white Liner with the tour pack, that's mine and I have the quick release mounts.

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 12:56:00 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for that shifthappy6! I thought there would be enough room for this set up. It even looks like there was a quick disconnect at one time on this bike because of the pucks on the stud mounts. Too bad it's so damn expensive!

Thanks again!

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 11:06:15 AM »
Hey Risky,

FYI - I added a Cobra to mine with the Corbin bags years ago and had no problems, just to give you some options.

http://www.cobrausa.com/yamaha/roadliner_06_13_1/motorcycle_accessories/sissy_bars_luggage_racks/

-Anthony
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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 08:32:20 PM »
I have a Calvary Customs back rest and luggage rack that I got from Grumpy.
Never used it and I don't think he did. $75 plus shipping.
Here is a link to his post about it.
http://www.stratolinerdeluxe.com/classifieds-22/calgary-customs-backrest-with-luggage-rack/
Cheers
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 08:36:00 PM by smokin »

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 11:08:16 PM »
So I decided to go for the original equipment sissy bar and backrest. I didn't waste any time ordering one from Bikestrippers once I found out from shifthappy6 that it would work with my Corbin Fleetliner bags.
I took my bags off today. The sissy bar fit perfectly on the mounting pucks that were already in place on the studs for the bags. However, I could not get the bags on all the way. I could only get a couple of threads of the studs through the mounting holes in the bags. Theres about 3/4" to go before the bags contact the fender and are on the studs all the way. The side plates for the sissy bar are contacting the back of the bags. I could remove material from the side plates so they fit in the space behind the bags, but I think it would be quite a bit. I might be able to get the side plates closer to the fender, but they are already close.
Either way I have to either remove material from the side plates so they fit in the recesses behind the bags, move the side plates inboard a bit, re-arrange or use different mounting studs, or all the above.
Or...am I missing something here?
Is it also possible that I can't have the bags right up against the fender with this set up? Any clue would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 06:46:04 PM »
I never considered the quick-release system because my bike had the Corbin bags on it when I bought it. I looked them up on the Corbin website (http://corbin.com/yamaha/ylnrbag.shtml) and saw they say "Sorry, these bags to not work with the quick release sissy bar" about 1/2 way down the page so decided to not even try.

I don't remember ever seeing someone make the two things work together  :-\ If you come up with a custom mod, though, I'd sure be interested to see it! Best of luck -

-Anthony
2007 Roadliner S

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 04:50:04 PM »
So I decided to go for the original equipment sissy bar and backrest. I didn't waste any time ordering one from Bikestrippers once I found out from shifthappy6 that it would work with my Corbin Fleetliner bags.
I took my bags off today. The sissy bar fit perfectly on the mounting pucks that were already in place on the studs for the bags. However, I could not get the bags on all the way. I could only get a couple of threads of the studs through the mounting holes in the bags. Theres about 3/4" to go before the bags contact the fender and are on the studs all the way. The side plates for the sissy bar are contacting the back of the bags. I could remove material from the side plates so they fit in the space behind the bags, but I think it would be quite a bit. I might be able to get the side plates closer to the fender, but they are already close.
Either way I have to either remove material from the side plates so they fit in the recesses behind the bags, move the side plates inboard a bit, re-arrange or use different mounting studs, or all the above.
Or...am I missing something here?
Is it also possible that I can't have the bags right up against the fender with this set up? Any clue would be appreciated.
Thanks

Not sure what's up but it sounds like the mounting hardware for quick release might be on wrong! I will try to attach a pic of mine but if it doesn't work go to the gallery and look for the white liner with the tour pack there is a pretty good shot from the back. not sure what kind of gap your looking for between the fender and bags but I can't stick my finger between them.

Ok so it say's the file is to large and I don't know how to change that so you'll have to go to the gallery.

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 06:34:26 PM »
 Yeah this has me stumped as well. I have been shaving material off the side plates and getting the bags on further every time I do. I put a dab of grease on the parts that are contacting...put the bag on as far as it will go without bolting...take the bag off, and I can see by the grease smudges where the contact points are, then I remove some material from there. Luckily what I have done so far has not weakened the side plates, so I will keep going a little further to see what result I get.

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 09:47:19 AM »
I don't know what you are shaving material off of but I think if it were me, before I went any farther I think I would try and locate the installation instructions for both the bags and the factory sissy bar mounts to see if something is installed incorrectly. Because something is not adding up!

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 04:03:35 PM »
I have the corbin bags and the yam quick release on my bike... works fine - at times it looks like there's not enough thread coming through inside the bags, but once you tighten them down, they're fine.
James
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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 10:30:45 AM »
OK, NOW I'm really interested, because THAT's the set-up I wanted but never tried because Corbin said it wouldn't work.

So, there's room between the bag and the fender to actually remove the quick-release? Pop it on and off according to mood as intended?

I'm just not seeing how you get that plate on and off with the bags bolted on? Please educate!  :) :D
-Anthony
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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 09:57:03 AM »
OK, NOW I'm really interested, because THAT's the set-up I wanted but never tried because Corbin said it wouldn't work.

So, there's room between the bag and the fender to actually remove the quick-release? Pop it on and off according to mood as intended?

I'm just not seeing how you get that plate on and off with the bags bolted on? Please educate!  :) :D

In a word NO! The quick release will NOT be able to be used as intended by the factory, but they will fit under the Corbin bags. Now with that being said I think it will depend on which generation of bags you have as I don't believe the 1st gen bags worked with the quick release but the 2nd & 3rd do.

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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 10:08:21 AM »
OK, I get it. THANKS!  :thumbs:

I had wanted to have me cake AND eat it - cool Corbin bags with removable sissy bar. Ah well, my set-up's good enough.
-Anthony
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Re: Permanent mount passenger sissy bar
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 03:24:06 PM »
Yes sorry, I should have mentioned that. It FITS.  it does not WORK.

It is a pain in the butt when I feel like going sans sissy.
James
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