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    December 29, 2013
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    June 15, 2017
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    March 22, 2014
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    June 11, 2017
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    March 9, 2014
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    June 10, 2017
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    February 3, 2014
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GFVIII's Reviews
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Always ready and at your fingertips, the Rechargeable Flashlight fits into any Harley-Davidson cigarette lighter style power outlet or 12-volt power supply.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Overpriced and obsolete
PostedJune 15, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
First of all, you can get the exact same light online for under $10. Second, I have this light and it never comes out of my saddlebag because when I need a light, I take out my phone. It works but not worth the money.
Not Recommended
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Complete the finned look from the base of the cylinder all the way to the rocker box.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Why is this not standard!!!
PostedApril 13, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 17 Road Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
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This is another one of those parts that should come standard on every new bike. Once you install it (which literally takes 2 seconds), you immediately see that space around the plugs needs this part to look complete. Without it, it looks like something is missing.
I Recommend This Product.
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This sleek one-piece headlamp surround adds a clean custom look to the nose of the Road Glide model.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fills that open space
PostedApril 13, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 17 Road Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
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I like the way this piece fills the void created by the vents on the sides of the headlamps. It also creates a nice division between the two headlamps on a Road Glide.
I Recommend This Product.
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K&N replacement air filters are engineered to improve airflow for increased horsepower and quicker acceleration.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Keep a second on hand
PostedMarch 23, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
I am a big fan of K & N filters. With the Ventilator Air Cleaner kit, the majority of the filter is continuously exposed to the elements, so it requires a little more cleaning than normal. I keep a spare on hand so I can switch them out and always have a clean one installed, with another ready to go. That leaves no down time during the cleaning, drying, and recharging process. I find this filter should be cleaned about every 1 K due to constant exposure.
I Recommend This Product.
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Simplify oil filter removal and installation with this convenient End Cap Style Filter Wrench.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect fit
PostedMarch 21, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 17 road glide
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
All you need is a 3/8s ratchet, 6 inch extender, and this filter wrench, and oil changes are a breeze. I also recommend the oil catcher for under the filter to catch some of the oil that will drip out of the filter before you get it upright.
I Recommend This Product.
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Go with the flow. The rich mirror-finish chrome surfaces and contrasting thick black pads set the tone for the complete Slipstream Collection.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great fit with the streamliner collection
PostedMarch 18, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
Since there are no mirrors specifically for the streamliner collection, I tried a few aftermarket mirrors, looking for a good appearance and function. After a few hundred miles on each, I wound up putting the stock mirrors back on. I went with the Slipstream mirrors because they looked like they might go with the streamliner grips and floorboards. They look great and are more functional than the stock mirrors and Kuryakyn mirrors that I had tried. They are about an inch taller and wider than the stock mirrors and give you a clear view of what's behind you.
I Recommend This Product.
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Cable kit provides all necessary connections between motorcycle, VCI, and computer, and permits downloading calibrations with the Street Tuner and Super Tuner software.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
REQUIRED
PostedFebruary 28, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
If you have the pro tuner, you are required to purchase these cables to recalibrate the ECM. I gave them 4 stars only because they should be included with the pro tuner. Without the cables, the tuner is useless.
I Recommend This Product.
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This low-profile oval air cleaner features an exposed filter element and a cast back plate designed to provide maximum air flow to the throttle body.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great sound and performance
PostedFebruary 28, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
This was a very easy install. It took me about 45 minutes. The recalibration was an additional hour but at least you get to ride for that. Several things about the instructions: First, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE FUEL TANK TO TAKE OFF THE INDUCTION MODULE BRACKET. That is a mistake that needs to be corrected. Unlike earlier models on which the bolts for the induction bracket were vertical and in the back, on the Milwaukee Eight engine, the bolts for the induction module are horizontal and in the front of the bracket. There is absolutely no reason or need to remove the fuel tank. Second, the directions fail to mention the installation of the breather tubes. Although it is common sense where they go, look at the picture as you do the installation so you don't leave them out and have to go back. As far as the kit goes, I did about a half hour of riding which was recorded with the pro tuner. After the recalibration, there was a noticeable increase in performance and sound. I highly recommend this simple upgrade along with Street Cannon pipes.
I Recommend This Product.
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Three products in one bottle. A durable, breathable, clear poly sealant with UV protection that protects against fading and the oxidizing effects of acid rain and harsh airborne pollutants.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good but the Price?
PostedJanuary 31, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
This glaze is no better or worse that any other polish you might buy at your local store. For the price, you can get twice as much of a similar product.
I Recommend This Product.
+2points
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Clean and restore the original performance of K&N air filter elements. The washable and rechargeable filters use a special coating to help filter fine particles from the incoming air. With time, the oil in the filter will dissipate and the element will begin to turn gray. Clean the surface and renew the original red color with an application of K&N Air Filter Care products.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
At must for K & N
PostedJanuary 31, 2017
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
How I Ride:Touring - With Passenger
If you use K & N filters, these are required. You first spray on the cleaner, let it soak, and then run it under water. Once it is clean and dry, you spray on the oil and reinstall.
I Recommend This Product.
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GFVIII's Review Comments
 
Add functional lighting to the rear of your Touring bike. These running, directional and brake lights command the attention of following vehicles.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Run,turn and brake lights
By Dennis64 from Alabama
excellent look on the back of your bike, give you plenty of light to be seen by others. Easy to install and very classy looking.
Great Pic!
Posted March 22, 2014
Thanks for posting that excellent picture of these lights. You sold me! I'll be picking them up tomorrow.
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TESTED-CERTIFIED for use in Harley-Davidson engine, primary chaincase and transmission applications, Screamin' Eagle SYN3 Full Synthetic Lubricant makes changing and topping-off fluids a simple one-product process.
 
Overall1 out of 51 out of 5
dont waste your money
By McLean from El Paso, TX
this is the worst synthetic oil you can buy on the market. Im an ASE master mechanic and a Harley certified tech and the wear ive seen on the cylinder walls, pistons, and pour point falls short of every other synthetic oil out there. save your money and go buy some mobil 1 and you and your bike will be 100 times happier. Every siezed motor (5) ive seen has either been running syn 3 or amsoil. dont buy into the gimmicks or the "independent" lab studies that were financed by the oil manufacturer conducting the study. theyre all biased. the things that will make your bike last forever (i currently have a 120,000 bike run this way), Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W50 in the engine, Royal Purple 75W140 in the tranny, and Mobil 1 10W40 in the primary. Ive done a lot of self studies on these and the filters are super high quality (they use them in NASCAR, use the HD model filters), and every motor i tear apart running M1 looks brand new and have never seen a single sign of sludge or buildup and all the plastics (IE cam tensionors and breathers) all look brand new.
Great suggestion
Posted June 11, 2017
Hoping you weren't an internet expert, I gave your suggestion a try and I like it!
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New and improved capacitive level sensing technology provides the highest degree of accuracy and durability. This dipstick allows you to check your oil level and oil temperature with the push of a button. No more grabbing a rag to pull your hot dipstick. No more oil drips on your pipes and on the garage floor.
 

Can you check level manually?

If you install this dipstick, can you also check the oil level the "normal" way? Does the stick have markings for checking level like the stock dipstick or can you only check the level electronically?
1 week, 6 days ago
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Keep your cool on a sweltering summer day. Engineered to maximize rider and passenger comfort in high temperature situations, the CoolFlow Fan is the perfect addition if your bike is subjected to parade duty, rush hour traffic, or extreme temperature environments. Unlike traditional fan kits that try to cool the engine by blowing air across the cylinders and often onto your legs, the CoolFlow Fan keeps the riders comfortable by drawing the heated air away from the rear cylinder and exhaust pipe, and directing it toward the ground.
 

Dealer Digital Technician??

I thought Digital Technician has been replaced by the pro tuner?? Do you have to bring it to the dealer to be retuned or can the pro tuner be utilized for this function?
I Ride: 17 road glide
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Create a sleek, slammed look on your custom bagger with the Chopped Engine Guard. This guard offers a slim, low-profile design that retains function while delivering a unique styling twist.
 

Why doesn't chrome fit a Road Glide

I'm looking for clarification of the previous question as to whether these bars come in chrome. If the exact bars come in chrome, why wouldn't they fit? Or should I read the answer as these particular bars do not come in chrome. If someone could clarify, I'd appreciate it. Thanks
I Ride: 17 Road Glide
3 months, 2 weeks ago
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This low-profile oval air cleaner features an exposed filter element and a cast back plate designed to provide maximum air flow to the throttle body.
 

Rain Sock included??

The instructions say the rain sock is included but the description on the website says "sold separately." I just ordered this air cleaner. Before I make an unnecessary purchase does anyone know if it is actually included??
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
4 months ago
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When it comes to style, this chrome-plated trim makes your speakers look as good as they sound.
 

fairing removal

I believe the speaker covers have to be removed to remove the outer fairing. Do these covers interfere with the removal of the speaker covers?
5 months ago
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The High-Flow Air Cleaner Kit provides increased airflow to boost the power of your fuel-injected model.
 

Chrome Back Plate

Can those of us who purchased the older version that wasn't chrome, purchase just the chrome backplate?
1 year, 8 months ago
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Style and practicality in one. This classic four-bar H-D Detachables luggage rack flows with the long and lean lines of today's custom rides.
 

Has the fitment issue been corrected

I really like this rack but all three reviews on this site state that it doesn't fit right. Before I plop down 3 bills, can someone at the MOCO or someone who has recently bought this rack assure me that the fitment issues have been corrected?
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
2 years, 11 months ago
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The low-profile aerodynamic styling defines the look of this luggage rack. Designed to work with or without Detachable Passenger Backrests, this rack can be installed or removed from the docking hardware in seconds, creating a truly versatile ride.
 

Is antenna relocation required?

I have a 2014 Street Glide Special. The picture above shows this rack in place and the antenna still in the stock position. I have also seen street glides with the stealth rack without the antenna relocated. Is relocation required or is the picture on this site a mistake?
I Ride: 2014 street glide special
3 years ago
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If you want more torque from your Twin Cam-equipped model, this kit provides a freer breathing capability to pump-up the power of your EFI-equipped motorcycle.
 

Support induction module bracket

Several people have asked whether it is necessary to remove the "Support Induction Module Bracket" as specified in the instructions. This step requires removal of the fuel tank and added a lot more time to the job. Am I wrong, or does the picture provided on H-D's website show that the bracket is still in place after the installation of the Stage 1 Air Cleaner?
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
3 years ago
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Upgrade your Touring model's Original Equipment fender tip light from a single-mode running light to a dual-mode running and brake light.
 

Does it fit the Street Glide Special?

Under fitment for 2014 models, it only mentions the regular Street Glide. Does it also fit the Street Glide Special?
3 years, 3 months ago
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The Screamin Eagle Pro Street Performance Tuner is designed to simplify management of engine operating parameters as performance modifications are made. Once installed, the kit allows you to adjust key parameters or simply upload the latest Engine Control Module (ECM) calibrations to match your bikes state-of-tune. Start with a high-flow air cleaner and Street Performance mufflers and upload the calibration that provides the best performance mix. Add additional Stage Upgrades later, and you simply upload the proper ECM calibration to match the model and hardware. Plus, you have free online access to the latest factory calibrations. Ideal for real-world street performance applications, the Pro Street Tuner provides the adjustability to account for bike-to-bike variation and for changes to cams, heads, intake and exhaust while maintaining closed-loop fuel control for fuel economy in the part-throttle operating range. Unlike other aftermarket tuners, The Screamin' Eagle Pro Street Tuner actually talks directly to your motorcycles ECM and re-programs the motorcycles operating system. It isnt a piggyback system that tries to fool the ECM into adding more fuel or changing the ignition timing. The Pro Street Tuner plugs into the bikes data port, so no splicing or under-seat hardware is required. And unlike other race tuners or engine controllers, the Screamin Eagle Pro Street Tuner does not impact your Harley-Davidson factory warranty coverage.
 

Will this void the warranty if used on a 2017 road king special?

I was told by the dealer this can't be used on a 2017 road king special and will cancel out my warranty but it is listed as it wouldn't cancel the warranty.
No it won't. If a HD dealer told you that you need to find a new dealer. Maybe you mentioned other modifications that would void the warranty?
I Ride: 17 road glide
2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Dialed in to enhance the performance of the Milwaukee-Eight engine, these slip-on mufflers feature a large inlet for improved airflow. When teamed with a free-flowing air cleaner, these Street Cannon mufflers deliver horsepower and torque gains you can feel.
 

Do I or don't I need a tuner if I install the street cannons on my brand new 2017 street glide...I'm getting conflicting information

I Ride: 2017 street glude
Yes you do.
I Ride: 17 road glide
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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This low-profile oval air cleaner features an exposed filter element and a cast back plate designed to provide maximum air flow to the throttle body.
 

Rain Sock included??

The instructions say the rain sock is included but the description on the website says "sold separately." I just ordered this air cleaner. Before I make an unnecessary purchase does anyone know if it is actually included??
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
Now that I installed this kit, I'll answer my own question: yes, the rain sock is included.
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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The High-Flow Air Cleaner Kit provides increased airflow to boost the power of your fuel-injected model.
 

Is there a K&N filter that fits this air cleaner ?

Yes there is. I had one on my 14 Street Glide.
4 months ago
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A necessary addition when adding an adjustable rider backrest to your Touring model.
 

will this bracket fit with the passenger grab handles without interference

I have the passenger grab handle installed on my 2016 FLHR and want to install the rider backrest with this bracket but I think the mounting area is the same. Can both accessories be installed without interference?
I Ride: FLHR
I had both on a 2011 Road Glide Ultra and didn't have an issue. I don't believe much has changed as far as fitment in that area of the bike so you should be good with a 2016.
I Ride: 2017 FLTRXS
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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The Screamin Eagle Pro Street Performance Tuner is designed to simplify management of engine operating parameters as performance modifications are made. Once installed, the kit allows you to adjust key parameters or simply upload the latest Engine Control Module (ECM) calibrations to match your bikes state-of-tune. Start with a high-flow air cleaner and Street Performance mufflers and upload the calibration that provides the best performance mix. Add additional Stage Upgrades later, and you simply upload the proper ECM calibration to match the model and hardware. Plus, you have free online access to the latest factory calibrations. Ideal for real-world street performance applications, the Pro Street Tuner provides the adjustability to account for bike-to-bike variation and for changes to cams, heads, intake and exhaust while maintaining closed-loop fuel control for fuel economy in the part-throttle operating range. Unlike other aftermarket tuners, The Screamin' Eagle Pro Street Tuner actually talks directly to your motorcycles ECM and re-programs the motorcycles operating system. It isnt a piggyback system that tries to fool the ECM into adding more fuel or changing the ignition timing. The Pro Street Tuner plugs into the bikes data port, so no splicing or under-seat hardware is required. And unlike other race tuners or engine controllers, the Screamin Eagle Pro Street Tuner does not impact your Harley-Davidson factory warranty coverage.
 

Tuner

If Harley Davidson has updates for the motor will the Pro Street Tuner be able to do this also or would I still need to take it to the dealer?
I Ride: 2017 Road King
You can download software updates from your computer and you do not have to bring it in to the dealer. That's the advantage of having the Pro Tuner.
I Ride: 2017 Road Glide Special
4 months, 4 weeks ago
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass. You get the rumble you want and enhance that famous Harley sound, while preserving the peace with your neighbors.
 

Do i have to have a tuner if i put these on my Road King?

I Ride: 2009 Heritage
 
Set your custom bagger apart with a low-profile solo seat that combines street-rod style with a surprising touch of comfort. Start with a shape that distributes your weight across a wide surface area to reduce pressure points.
 

Is their a matching fender bib for this ?

I Ride: 2011 FLHX
HD doesn't have one but there are aftermarket bibs.
1 year, 5 months ago
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The High-Flow Air Cleaner Kit provides increased airflow to boost the power of your fuel-injected model.
 

Screaming eagle stage 1 air cleaner

What is the difference between part #29400129 and 29400234.

Will the stock air cleaner cover from a 2014 touring work on either.
I Ride: 2014 street glide special
The one ending in 129 is the older version that has a dull-colored ugly backplate. The one ending in 234 comes with a chrome or black backplate. Don't get the dull one!! It is ugly!! I had it when it was the only option available but just went for an addition $65 to upgrade the backplate to chrome. But yes, the stock air cleaner cover will fit both.
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
1 year, 5 months ago
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Clean and restore the original performance of K&N air filter elements. The washable and rechargeable filters use a special coating to help filter fine particles from the incoming air. With time, the oil in the filter will dissipate and the element will begin to turn gray. Clean the surface and renew the original red color with an application of K&N Air Filter Care products.
 

Is this the air cleaner/degreaser used on the SE Ventilator air cleaner (part # 29490-09)

K & N cleaners state that they are for their products only. But as far as a cleaner goes, I can't see it hurting your washable air cleaner, since it is "soap-like" product. Obviously, do not use K & N oil on the HD filter, since they are not made to be oiled like K & N.
1 year, 7 months ago
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