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Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 01:47:01 PM. »
This is the proper way to do it.. NOTE you do not need to remove the windshield  :up:
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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #1 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 02:02:28 PM. »
Thanks HV  :up:
I wish I had a roadglide to play with.
I hate seeing people hang stuff (blinkers) of the wiring harness. I normally use hooks or cable ties.

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #2 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 02:10:04 PM. »
That was good, but they forgot---ensure the turn signal light wires are routed properly, and not pinched between the inner and outer.  There is a slight recess they fit into.

If they get pinched, it will cause problems later if that happens.  Dont ask me how I found that out.

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« Reply #3 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 02:14:49 PM. »
I wish it was that easy on of the RG that I had and the one I have now. Once you get it hooked it goes together OK, but getting it hooked seemes to give me the most problem and I've done it about 7 times.
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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #4 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 02:24:04 PM. »
Does anybody know what windshield is on there?

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #5 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 04:22:49 PM. »
You sure those are T25 screws?  They sure look just like the T27s used on the EG fairings.   just wondering...
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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #6 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 04:31:57 PM. »
I am going from memory but I am pretty sure they are T25's.

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #7 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 05:18:26 PM. »
I wish it was that easy on of the RG that I had and the one I have now. Once you get it hooked it goes together OK, but getting it hooked seemes to give me the most problem and I've done it about 7 times.
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Get it in alignment with the inner Fairing... push in and lift UP then a slight push down should do it   :up:
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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #8 on: Friday, March 09, 2012. 05:28:57 PM. »
I just checked and they are T25's

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #9 on: Saturday, March 10, 2012. 08:04:55 AM. »
Foolish not to cover the fender with a blanket for protection or to rest the fairing on.
I had a lot fun getting mine back on after putting in the 300 watt amp, 6 1/2's, 6X9's tweeters and crossover networks.
Thought I would never get it hung on the support bracket. Started thinking I had a problem. Sweated for awhile, had a beer and tried again and it went right on WTF?
With the 16" windshield it is easier with the windshield off, so you can bend over the top to hold it.

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #10 on: Saturday, March 10, 2012. 08:11:16 AM. »
i was lucky when I put my new bars on I was worried as I had read all the horror stories of it not wanting to go back on and mine just when on easy as could be.  It landed on the hooks the first time, it was so easy I thought something was amiss lol.  I was also suprised how light it was.  I thought it was going to be heavier then a bat wing but it felt about the same.

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #11 on: Saturday, March 10, 2012. 12:25:17 PM. »
Foolish not to cover the fender with a blanket for protection or to rest the fairing on.
I had a lot fun getting mine back on after putting in the 300 watt amp, 6 1/2's, 6X9's tweeters and crossover networks.
Thought I would never get it hung on the support bracket. Started thinking I had a problem. Sweated for awhile, had a beer and tried again and it went right on WTF?
With the 16" windshield it is easier with the windshield off, so you can bend over the top to hold it.

Its all in how you position your tongue.  lol  The first time was a beeotch for me years back.  Bit my tongue and "bamm" --went on like greased owl shit.  Okay, biting my tongue was an accident, but so was lining the fairing up.  I was about ready to call the dealer to come get it and trailer it to the shop to do it for me.  I was just too stupid to figure it out.

Now, I buy a shop manual as my very first accessory for a bike--highly recommend it!!!  When in doubt, RTFM.

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #12 on: Saturday, March 10, 2012. 12:57:03 PM. »
Step one cover fender..cause if you're like me, you will most definitely be dropping the wrench, nuts and washers while struggling to remove blinkers.  Then once the blinkers are off you'll bang them into the fender.  Or, your glasses will fall off while twisted upside down, trying to figure out why the wrench isn't going on the acorn nuts.  Or, while taking your hands off the fairing to say look ma it slipped right on, it will slip right back off.
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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #13 on: Saturday, March 10, 2012. 01:06:40 PM. »
We have some nice covers from HD ..YES Always cover the fender when removing any Fairing or even swapping a Headlight out  :up:
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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, March 11, 2012. 04:30:11 PM. »
Dennis, what kind of problems?

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #15 on: Sunday, March 11, 2012. 05:10:59 PM. »
The trick to reinstalling the fairing on the hooks is you remove the headlights and then look thru the holes to line up the hooks. I have done it both ways and with the lights out it is first time every time!

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Re: Removing and installing a Road Glide Fairing
« Reply #16 on: Sunday, March 11, 2012. 06:13:59 PM. »
Tacojunkie, when I did the first removal and reinstall on my 05 RG, I pinched the wires between the fairing outer/inner, near the signal bolt.  After a few weeks one of the wires was cut in half, and the signal no longer worked.  After splicing it back and soldering, good as new, and I learned a valuable lesson.  Reading the manual now keeps me out of mischief.