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    Newbie Needing Some Advise

    Hey all,

    I am a HD newbie, I've only rid metric sportbikes for the majority of my life. I decided to purchase a Street Glide 2 weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to upgrade anything, but I am I need of a sissy bar. Just curious, before I go out and buy something, what docking kit do I need or the stock bike already comes with what i need?

    All I find is 4 point docking kits, I am hesitant in buying one since I only want a sissy bar and not a luggage rack or touring pak.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Daniel75211; 06-19-2017 at 02:55 PM.


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    Welcome to the fun. Not sure if they make a 2 point docking system for the 14 and newer bikes. The four point is what most people install but you only use the front 2 docking points for the sissy bar as the front part goes on your shocks. You should be able to see the docking system if it's installed on your bike. Pretty simple install if you don't have one already. Most dealer put these on as a bonus but I know some don't.


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    Check out the free classified section of the forum I thought I saw a set of 2 point docking hardware listed there don't know if they would fit your bike.


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    I would get a 4 point. Doesn't look bad and then if you ever did decide to put a luggage rack or tour pack on then you don't have to buy another one.


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    I just checked the 2017 catalog and they only have the 4 point docking kit, no 2 point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel75211 View Post
    Hey all,

    I am a HD newbie, I've only rid metric sportbikes for the majority of my life. I decided to purchase a Street Glide 2 weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to upgrade anything, but I am I need of a sissy bar. Just curious, before I go out and buy something, what docking kit do I need or the stock bike already comes with what i need?

    All I find is 4 point docking kits, I am hesitant in buying one since I only want a sissy bar and not a luggage rack or touring pak.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Hi Daniel, welcome,
    Addressing your questions here and in other postings;
    I would get the four point docking hardware because you will eventually want to add a luggage rack not only for trips but you will find it very useful on a daily basis as time goes by.
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    Go with the 4 point and get the magnetic caps that match (black or Chrome) and put them over the mounting studs. Looks good and you'll have the extra if you ever need it.
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    I've never heard of the magnetic caps. Do you have more info or pics?

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    caps

    Got them on my bike. The dealer will know what your talking about. Don't think they are very expensive.Also go with the 4 point. Will work out better in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterB View Post
    I've never heard of the magnetic caps. Do you have more info or pics?

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