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  • Review count
    100
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    328
  • First review
    December 29, 2013
  • Last review
    June 18, 2016
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  • Average rating
    4.4
 
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    1
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    0
  • First review comment
    March 22, 2014
  • Last review comment
    March 22, 2014
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    5
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    2
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    September 28, 2015
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  • Answer count
    16
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    8
  • First answer
    February 3, 2014
  • Last answer
    January 22, 2016
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GFVIII's Reviews
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Polyester mesh is lined with an embedded HyperKewl lining that absorbs and retains water for a long-lasting cooling effect.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Good hat but the hydration?
PostedJune 18, 2016
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: street glide
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
This is a good baseball type hat if that is what you like wearing. The only time I wear a hat is when it is hot and I ride without a helmet. I bought it specifically for the hydration so I waited for a hot day before reviewing. Went out today. It was 83 degrees, low humidity and non-stop sunshine. Does it hold some water? Yes. Does it hold water longer than a regular baseball hat? Maybe a little. Is it worth $30 for a baseball hat? That's debatable. Within 45 minutes, the hat was completely dry. Not a bit of of moisture remaining. Should you buy it? If you like wearing these types of hats, go for it. If you're buying for it's hydration qualities, you could just as easily soak a head rap in water and wait for it to evaporate.
Not Recommended
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Fast and easy to use, Quick Wash is tough on dirt, oil and bugs, but gentle on other surfaces. This all-over bike cleaner is safe for use on all surfaces of your motorcycle, and does not strip wax, corrode fasteners or spokes, or stain leather and vinyl seats and saddlebags.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quicker but not "really" quick
PostedMay 13, 2016
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
Okay, this product does what it says - it cleans your bike fairly well. But the only issue I have is that although it makes cleaning your motorcycle quicker than a bucket of water and soap, it doesn't t by much. Since you still have to hose down your bike, wipe off thick bugs and dirt, and dry it off, it doesn't save much time. If your motorcycle has a light coating of pollen or dust, this will cut a few minutes off your cleaning time. But for the heavy stuff, you're still going to need a bucket, sponge, and soap.
I Recommend This Product.
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Conceal the splined end of the shifter shaft when you remove the heel shift lever.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good concealment
PostedApril 29, 2016
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: Street Glide
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
I'm not a fan of the heel shifter so I always remove it. This inexpensive part leaves the end of the shifter shaft looking like the removed part was never there.
I Recommend This Product.
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With an elastic waist and button fly, the Eagle Boxer promises total comfort. And for manly style, we created a bold print of our iconic eagle.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
2nd Pair
PostedApril 29, 2016
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
I have been sleeping in an earlier version of these shorts for 15 years. Since they have begun to fall apart due to age, it was time to get another set. I should be good till I'm on social security if this pair lasts as long as my first one.
I Recommend This Product.
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Durable metal body wont rust or corrode and soft rubber nose cone protects bike surfaces from accidental contact.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ingenious product
PostedApril 3, 2016
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
For forty years I've been washing my cars and motorcycles with hoses, buckets and sponges. I've always felt that there was something better - if only I would have thought of such an ingenious attachment. It is nozzle! I can't believe that someone didn't think of this sooner! All you do is screw it on the end of a standard hose and Walla!! It makes the water squirt onto your vehicle. This brand new invention will go down in history with such innovations as the personal computer and the television. This product has had such a profound effect on my life that I sometimes go outside to my hose bib and just stare at it in amazement.
I Recommend This Product.
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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.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Look and feel
PostedJanuary 4, 2016
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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Of course this seat came in on the coldest day of the year so I haven't ridden with it yet. The look is incredible and so far, it feels great to sit on. I had no problem at all covering the bolts like other reviewers had. I just ordered a solo luggage rack to go with it. As for the color, it is looks like it was made to go with Amber Whiskey.
I Recommend This Product.
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The Stage I Air Cleaner Kit provides increased airflow to boost the power of your fuel-injected model.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finally Chrome!!
PostedDecember 27, 2015
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
I have had this air cleaner on my Street Glide since 2014 and I've already reviewed it with the old, dull, ugly backplate. I'm not happy with the fact that I had to pay an additional $70 dollars to order the new chrome backplate, but I am glade that it is available separately, thereby making it easy to replace the original. The new chrome backplate makes an incredible difference in the appearance. And since it is also available In black, it should work for any color bike. Why was it ever released in that old dull metallic color?! At least we know the MoCo listens to riders, since many of the reviewers commented on the ugliness of the original air cleaner. As far as the overall performance, there is a noticeable increase in sound and performance. The only issue is the recalibration download that has to be performed at the Dealership; taking that requirement into consideration, the price more than doubles.
I Recommend This Product.
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Since 1984, DUNLOP Tires have provided Original Equipment and service replacement tires for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. DUNLOP is recognized as the world-leader in motorcycle tire design, engineering and manufacturing excellence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best
PostedOctober 18, 2015
Customer avatar
Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
Probably the most important piece of equipment you never give a second thought about. If any thing should be the best, it's your tires. And these are the best.
I Recommend This Product.
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Built to provide warmth on a cool ride, the Bar & Shield Logo Balaclava is made from comfortable, stretch material that will fit under your riding gear.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Okay but there are better
PostedOctober 16, 2015
Customer avatar
Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
This is a warm comfortable accessory. The reason I am only giving it 3 stars is the fact that it leaves you with two choices: Since there are no breathing holes, you either have to leave your nose exposed or deal with the fact that your breath will escape through the eye opening and fog your glasses at every stop, regardless of how cold it is. I replaced it with the models that cover the nose and has nostril and mouth holes.
Not Recommended
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Add functional lighting to the rear of your Touring bike. These running, directional and brake lights command the attention of following vehicles.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bright!
PostedOctober 16, 2015
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Location:Eastern Pennsylvania
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
User submitted photo
Just look at the picture. It says it all. The attached picture is in "running" mode. The Brightness more than doubles during braking.
I Recommend This Product.
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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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GFVIII's Questions
 
The Stage I 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?
9 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
1 year, 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
2 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
2 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?
2 years, 3 months ago
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GFVIII's Answers
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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.
5 months ago
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The Stage I 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
6 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.
8 months ago
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass.
 

Can you run the Street Cannons with the emblem on the inside so they are not showing?

Wondering if you can install these Harley Street Cannons so that the Screaming Eagle emblems are on the inside so they are hidden? Would think you could, but wanted to check first.
I Ride: 2014 Ultra Limited
No. There are indentations on the inner area to accommodate other portions of the bike. It would not be a good look
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
1 year, 10 months ago
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Make your statement before they see you coming. The throaty Screamin' Eagle Street Performance sound sets the tone, and the bold styling drives the note home.
 

WILL THE SCREAMING EAGLE SLIP ONS 80721-09 FIT 2014 ULTRA LIMITED WITHOUT PROGRAMING

I Ride: 2014 ULTRA LIMITED
No programming is needed unless you change the air filter.
I Ride: 2014 stree glide special
2 years ago
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Make your statement before they see you coming. The throaty Screamin' Eagle Street Performance sound sets the tone, and the bold styling drives the note home.
 

Can I be sure that I will not have a problem with d-cel popping with these slip-ons ?

I Ride: 2014 Road King
There is minor decel popping with these slip ons but their positives outweigh this minor negative.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass.
 

can i install the street cannon mufflers on my 2009 streetglide without any other modifications?

I Ride: 2009 streetglde
They will fit '09s and up without any mods.
I Ride: 2014 Street Glide Special
2 years, 1 month ago
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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.
 

Question for HD, is it a 100% synthetic oil? If not what is the percentage? Thanks

It is FULL synthetic lubricant.
2 years, 2 months ago
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Sculpted machining sends reflections of light in all directions.
 

Sound

Does this change the sound? If so in what way?
I Ride: VROD muscle
End caps have very little if any effect on sound. That's the job of the pipes that you pick. End caps are for purely esthetic purposes.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Required to install rider backrest on '88-'08 Touring models.
 

do you have to drill holes in the rear fender to install this back rest bracket?

I Ride: 2008 Ultra Classic
There is no drilling required. It bolts onto the existing fender bolts and there is a metal extension that connects the mounting kit to existing holes in the frame. It's a half-hour job.
2 years, 3 months ago
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