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.