Kit Number
52723-06, 52805-97B, 52933-97B, and 52935-04
For model fitment information, please see the P&A Retail Catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of (English only).
Additional Parts Required
Front Docking Point Kit 53803-06 and bracket 53805-99 (included in this kit) must be installed before sissy bar upright can be mounted. The Front Docking Point Kit 53803-06 can be purchased separately from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00308b)
Kit Contents
Table 1. Kit Contents
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
Detachable sissy bar upright
Not Sold Separately
Bracket (2)
1. See Figure 1 and Figure 2. Properly position the front and rear docking points. Install bracket (1) on each side as shown.
There is a slight bend in the bracket. The bracket will bend away from the motorcycle frame. The rear bracket hole is larger in diameter than the front bracket hole.
Figure 1. Detachable Sissy Bar Upright
1Bracket (53805-99)
2Front Docking Point Kit (53803-06)
Figure 2. Front Docking Point Kit and Bracket
2. See Figure 3. While standing behind the motorcycle, place the front backrest notches into the front docking points. Make sure the notches seat fully into the front docking points.
See Figure 4. For 1997 and later FL models, front docking points should be rotated to touch the back side of the rear shock.
Rear docking points may be damaged if rotary latches and side plates are not properly aligned. If the latch does not easily close, do not force. Check alignment as described in Step 3.
3Front docking point
4Side plate
5Bracket (53805-99)
Figure 3. Side Plate and Front Docking Point Fully Engaged
1Correct installation
2Incorrect installation
3Rear shock absorber
4Front docking point bushing notch
Figure 4. Position of Front Docking Point Notch
3. See Figure 5 and Figure 6. Position the latches over the rear docking points. Check to be sure the latches fit into the neck of the rear docking points as shown. This may require some gentle squeezing or spreading of the side plates.
4. Push the rear of the side plates downward and close the latches by pressing the latch lever as far forward as it will go. You will hear a CLICK when the latch is in place. If the latch does not easily close, do not force. Recheck alignment as described in Step 3.
The front and rear docking points must be fully engaged. See Figures 3 through 6 for correct engagement. If docking points are not fully engaged it could shift position or come loose during operation.
After installing backrest, pull upward to be sure it is locked in position. While riding, a loose backrest can shift causing loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00386a)
5. See Figure 5. To remove side plates, press the release button on each side and pull the latch levers back. Carefully lift the rear of the side plates up and pull the side plates out of the front docking points.
1Backrest upright
2Side plate
3Release button
Figure 5. Installed Backrest and Hardware
4Rear docking point
5Mounting bracket
6Bracket (53805-99)
Figure 6. Rear Docking Point Latch Alignment