Who you callin' sissy? If you were to stare at 100 custom motorcycles, chances are you'd see 100 different different sissy bars or fender struts. Of course, some would be better executed than others. This crafty selection runs the gamut from pure function to elegant perfection.
Sissy bars hold important things like sleeping bags and girlfriends, so they need to be built with strength in mind. Whimsy is fine and may impress your bro's at the bar, but bulletproof is even better to avoid opening a yard sale on the highway.
Like sissy bars but more subtle, fender struts are equally important. How they attach to the fender and frame is up to you. Blind fasteners? Machined washers? One, two or three mounting points? Rivets? Wingnuts? Like snowflakes and unicorns, hand-made fender struts are unique and magical.
Got any advice, photos or questions? Post them in the Sissy thread on the CC forum.