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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2019, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hello All!! Im new here and hopefully someone out there can direct me to a solution/answer. I recently purchased a 2008 C50T with less than 3k miles and in pristine condition. I have taken off the windshield, passenger seat, and sissybar/backrest. I like the way it looks actually and will use the 30 minutes to put them all back on whenever wife wants to got for a ride with me. My question is, now that the backrest is off, I would like to install a bar or crossmember of some sort where the 2 upright "horns" are where backrest attaches....any help?

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I think you missed part of the bracket. mine came off clean on my 2009 by removing the bolts through the fender. do be careful if you do that though as the bolts are difficult to get back in if things shift. I think there's a thread on it here somewhere.
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Yup to remove it correctly you have to take off the side mounts. That will make putting it back on more than just a 30-minute job.
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Actually I meant to remove it completely you should take off the side mounts which require removing the fender bolts.
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Just make sure to only loosen one bolt at a time when removing the side bolts or you'll fight to get them back in.
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I had the same thing in mind as you ridingray. If such a bar or cross-member deal exists please post. I removed the sissy-bar/pass backrest temporarily also on my 05 C50T, mostly because I have long legs and kept kicking it swinging my legs over. I would like to be able to easily bolt that thing back on for riding with my wife eventually, so personally I will probably keep the "horns" in place, even if they look a bit goofy. I had the right side "horn" off yesterday to remove and straighten a saddlebag bracket bent by the previous owner. It was a bit of a pain to get things bolted up again. Very doable, looks cleaner, not quick.
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