H-D Detachables Sideplates

Part Number 53913-04


Finish / Color: Chrome



Quick Detachable Sissy Bar Sideplates are custom designed to transform your bike from a sissy bar-equipped two-up highway cruiser to a stripped-down boulevard custom at the snap of a rotary latch.

  • Chrome finish
  • Combine with your choice of sissy bar upright and backrest pad
  • Adding or removing is a simple "slide and click"
  • Requires separate purchase of Docking Hardware Kit

Fits '04-later XL models (except '16-later XL1200CX). All models require separate purchase of Docking Hardware Kit (see docking hardware matrix). Docking hardware is original equipment on XL1200T models.

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  • Model
  • Mounting Style

  • Adjustable

  • Material Content

  • Warranty

    1 year limited warranty – Go to for full details
  • Sold in Unit

  • In The Box

    Detachable sideplates, red reflectors, and upright mounting screws
  • Sold Separately

    Docking hardware
H-D Detachables Sideplates is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy on, easy off! Installation was very easy. I had to put the side plates on, and then the pillion. Looks great!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made This is a well made product. However, you need Loc-tight when you install it to keep the bolts from vibrating loose and it doesn't tell you that ahead of time. IMO, it should come with Loc-Tight.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from detachable backrest bracket I wanted a stationary bracket because I thought it would be a little cheaper, but I couldn't believe how fast and easy this one was to just slide into pace. The chrome is awesome and it looks great.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best worked great just as i expected for harley everything I wanted
Date published: 2014-10-05
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height of side plate?

Asked by: chopperman331

What sissy bars fit these sideplates? I bought these for my 2011 xl1200n and assumed the sissy bar for the fixed plates would fit. I was wrong.

Asked by: Black776
Hey Black776, Here is a list of all of the sissy bar uprights that will fit with these detachable sideplates. 52737-94A 52706-07 52754-04 51851-09 52300022 52300024 52300018 52300020
Answered by: Rockstar883
Date published: 2016-03-27

Which docking hardware is required for these sideplates (with no saddlebags)for '15 Sportster XL1200C?

The docking hardware matrix does not mention these sideplates specifically. The parts guy at my HD dealer agreed that, per the matrix, you don't know if you should get the 53529-04 or the 53544-04 docking hardware.
Asked by: LAD0670
Hi Lado670, According to the matrix, if you do not have saddlebags, you would need Docking Hardware Kit P/N 53529-04. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2015-08-10

Is my 2007 1200c the only one that doesn't seem to fit?

My rear turn signals seam too far back and the mount plates don't line up to where the mounting hardware is needed. Do the rear signals need to be moved? I don't see anything about this in the install directions . I haven't installed the mounting hardware since the side plates do not appear to line up...
Asked by: Jflatz
Hi Jflatz, From the pictures, it appears that someone has installed an Aftermarket Turn Signal Relocation Kit on your rear turn signals, pushing the turn signals back further than stock, and preventing the side plates from lining up with the docking hardware. Please contact your local dealership for assistance converting your rear turn signals back to stock. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: FXS78
Date published: 2015-03-31

Does the 51513-02 sissy bar fit these sideplates?

Asked by: Bobster
Hey Bobster, No, that setup will not work together. With the products you picked, I assume you have a 04+ XL model. If you want to have detachable side plates, the proper short rail sissy bar you need is 52737-94A.
Answered by: PeteHD
Date published: 2014-08-05
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