I just got a Haulin Ass sissy bar and pad off Ebay and put it on my Sportster. Freakin love it. These sissy bars are simply a piece of chromed steel that contours to the fender under the seat. Take the seat off, place the sissy bar on the fender (has rubber backing to keep from scratching), secure with screw into the whole for single seat, put seat back on over top, secure seat/sissy bar with screw in fender for 2up seat. Real easy, real clean looking. No side plates, just a chrome back sticking up behind seat with a pad on it. Just my 2 cents in case some one was wondering about these.