The Gasbox Chopper Bolt On Sissy Bar for 2004 & Up Sportsters is an easy bolt-on accessory that upgrades not only the style but function of your custom Sportster. Also comes in a taller version. This bolt-on kit allows you to mount a custom sissy bar to your stock swingarm Harley-Davidson motorcycle with no fabrication or welding experience.This install takes less than 10 minutes and you are back on the road with no more worrying about how to secure your gear or give your passenger something to lean against! You can also learn how to install a tall sissy bar onto a Sportster in this detailed article. This is only one of many high-quality, well-designed, custom chopper and bobber parts made by The Gasbox in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tools Needed for the Job
A Flat head screw driver
3/8 drive ratchet
T40 Torx bit
3/16 allen socket
1/2 inch wrench
Installing A Gasbox Sissy Bar For 2004 and Up Sportsters
Step 1. Remove turn signal lenses with flat head screw driver. This allows clearance for your torx bit to be used.
-Note: there is a small opening to fit your flat head screw diver to pry from casing. - How to install Gasbox Sissy Bar on a Sportster
Step 2. Remove the 4 torx head screws with a T-40 torx bit. Most newer models use a bracket for the back two screws and a nut for the front to screws.
- Note: See The clearance after the turn signal lens has been removed.
- Todd Removing all 4 strut bolts.
Step 3. Line up the 4 mounting holes on the Gasbox sissy bar with the holes on the strut covers and put your bolts into the holes.
- Todd going front to back aligning the holes.
Step 4. Tightly fasten the new 5/16 allen screws provided with the sissybar and re-use the rear threaded brackets. (Note: We recommend to use a some blue Locktite on your screws)
- Make sure to use provided 5/16 allen head screws.
- Todd fastening all 4 strut screws.
Step 5. Be sure to put your turn signal lens caps back on and go for a ride!
- Todd pushing back on the turn signal lenses by hand.
- "And that's all there is to it" - Todd.
- The Before
- The After
For more help with this install, Here is a step by step video on how to install The Gasbox "Chopper" Bolt On Sissy Bar with the man him who created it, Jesse Basset.
For older Sportster, we will explain more details to help you install a Gasbox sissy bar in this tutorial.