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    February 11, 2014
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    February 24, 2015
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    April 19, 2014
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    August 3, 2014
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    March 30, 2014
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    September 14, 2014
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Heavy-duty indoor/outdoor motorcycle cover is manufactured from 300 denier fade-resistant polyester.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Storage and trip protection
PostedFebruary 24, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
I've owned this cover for almost 2 years at this point...purchased at the assistance of a girlfriend for winter storage. While winters in Ohio are long, the cover has helped on overnight trips with the bike parked outside. What I like, being lazy, is that for my garage storage I can simply drape the cover over the bike and on outside applications the cover can be secured very well. Honestly, the cover is a must carry when riding alone and a threat of rain is in the forecast, but it would be something I would have to leave home if I was on an overnight with a girlfriend who likes shoes, boots, sandles...just takes up a but too much space in the tour pack.
I Recommend This Product.
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This injection molded trim piece adds a touch of chrome to the mid frame air deflectors on touring vehicles.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durable but expensive...
PostedFebruary 23, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
I've had this trim installed for 2 full seasons. I decided to write this review simply to offer my experience with the durability concern in another post. I agree the price seems high, it is simply plastic. However, while plastic sounds flimsy, using plastic for this trim is sufficiently durable and probably more suitable than metal. I like having this item but maybe Harley could look at some way to increase the perceived value.
I Recommend This Product.
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Convert your handlebar switch housings from black to brilliant chrome.
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice substantial chromed part...
PostedFebruary 23, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
Adding these switch covers was step 1 in customizing the handle bars. I started by replacing the original switches with the lighted controls and since I find working on handle bar items time consuming, I decided to replace these covers at the same time. Next step is replacing the clutch/master cylinder mounts which are pricy. All in good time...
I Recommend This Product.
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The batwing fairing is a key visual and functional element of your Touring bike, and the Splitstream vent sits front and center for all to see.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great chrome!
PostedFebruary 14, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
I looked at the after-market offering for a long time but held off long enough for Harley to produce the perfect version. Fit is perfect, chrome is perfect and the look is just right in my opinion by adding simple trim rather than over doing the flash.
Installation is more complex than what you might think. It does require the removal of the outer fairing. While it is involved, installation is easy and no surprises.
I Recommend This Product.
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Designed as an easy-to-install replacement for the Original Equipment fender trim, this formed steel fender skirt features four raised accent ribs that wrap around the rear to add depth and texture.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Heavy quality, snug fit, tedious to install
PostedJanuary 30, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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First off, this is a very nice upgrade to the thin and somewhat plain look of the original fender skirt...this is chrome! The available medallions should fit your needs but this product offers room for a custom touch of your imagination and your interests.
I found the product to fit well. That said, if you are installing this with the wheel on (as most of us will), there is little room for your hand let alone tools. I used tape to hold the skirt in rough place. I used a combination of 1/4" socket head and 1/4" socket head wrench to hold the nut and washer with a lot of trial and error until the screw aligned. I installed (loose) the front screws first because I found those easiest. Then I installed the rear most 2 screws (loose also). Once all screws were in place, I adjusted the fit against the fender and tightened the rear screws first. Honestly a second set of hands would come in handy to reduce frustration. If you don't mind a lot of time on your knees in awkward positions this was fun as any project.
I Recommend This Product.
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Add function and style to the Original Equipment hand controls. Lighted Hand Controls feature soft white LED backlighting that illuminates the switch function icons for enhanced nighttime visibility.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Increased safety, convenience and a bit of a cool factor
PostedJanuary 17, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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My subject line sums it up. I like having these controls lit but my only reason for giving this product 4 stars is due to price. I understand that this product is complex but because I'm basically throwing away an expensive part to get the lighting on my new bike, well I guess I wish Harley could provide this as a dealer installed option on new bikes at a lower cost.
As for installation the process is easy and fun for experienced owners. The controls are fragile and the handle bar positing takes a little care and planning if this is your first time. Tips I use are to cover your tank and lower fairings with a towel or 2 in case the clutch or brake levers touch your paint or chrome by accident. Try marking the handlebars with tape and a pencil mark in order to re-install these parts in the same position as you started with. Finally, the most frustrating step is removing the selector button on top of the control. This part snaps on and must be snapped off carefully. Instructions recommend carefully using a small screw driver and I don't have any tips than just keep trying and be careful...
I attached 3 pics to help you judge for yourself the value and appearance to you. Hope this all helps you decide.
I Recommend This Product.
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Add a finished chrome look to the left side of your Twin Cam engine. This easy to install kit includes all necessary mounting hardware.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
More Chrome
PostedJanuary 3, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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Couldn't resist adding this piece to cover up the last of the black engine/transmission components. Perfect fit on my '14 Ultra Classic. Side note for installation concerns. Since I already had installed the chrome primary cover plus the mid-frame air deflector, my installation required removal of these items plus the shift linkage as noted in the instructions. No big deal, adds to the fun.
I Recommend This Product.
 
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Stretch out for added comfort. This chrome-plated Adjustable Highway Peg Mounting Kit can be set for shorter riders, and it can be reversed to reach far forward for those with long legs.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style and function
PostedDecember 24, 2014
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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I'm 5'-8" and yet on even most highway trips my legs are cramped and these highway pegs offer a chance to stretch and ride. But even more than the comfort option, I honestly don't think a cruiser bike like my Ultra Classic should be seen without these installed. Great chrome look!
I Recommend This Product.
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Inspired by the art-deco designs of the Streamliner era, this collection reflects the simple lines and shapes that still remain contemporary today.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect design look
PostedDecember 24, 2014
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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There are a number of looks you can chose from to upgrade your stock foot controls. I might choose a different style next time but I really enjoy the slightly retro yet sleek look of the streamliner on my Rushmore era Ultra Classic. Easy to install but be sure to use a little loctite to keep things in place.
I Recommend This Product.
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Thanks to an exclusive contoured profile, these unique chrome die-cast Front Axle Nut Covers appear smaller than others when installed.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Lug nut or chrome?
PostedDecember 24, 2014
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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One of the first items I add to all three of my new Harley's (over the years) has been these chrome covers. To me, without these covers it's like a car without hub caps. There are a few decorative designs but all are solid products and require next to no time or skill to install.
I Recommend This Product.
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SKIHOG's Review Comments
 
A necessary addition when adding an adjustable rider backrest to your Touring model.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Adjustable Rider backrest on 2009 Ultra
By Devo from Western Washington
Having a backrest improves comfort greatly on my Ultra Classic. I have lower back issues and the extra support helps keep me on the bike longer. It helps distribute jolts from larger bumps across more of the body rather than right up the spine. Used in concert with the highway pegs comfort for me is vastly improved.
The only negatives for me is the final mount for the adjustment lever is a bit low, so when making adjustments my back is bent making it difficult to push the seat back while riding. Also, the diagram in the mounting directions show the cable release lever being installed in it's bracket in the opposite direction than it actually mounts.
Other than these two minor items I definately recommend this mount and would buy it again. One note about the release lever, although it is a bit low for me, I like the fact that on my bike the lever is hidden and is virtually invisable.
Hidden lever
Posted April 19, 2014
I was concerned about the adjustment level being an eye sore so thanks for mentioning that it is out of sight. Probably still going to double check the showroom floor to confirm but I appreciated your review.
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Blown Away....
By MeAndMyHarley from Erie, PA
I must admit that I was skeptical of the reviews that stated that there was such a difference in sound from the stock pipes. I mean, not having to do any re-mapping or add a larger air intake, etc. I thought there couldn't be THAT big of a difference. I watched video's comparing the two and I couldn't really tell a big difference in sound. Those videos that I watched didn't do these Street Cannon Slip-on's justice. I guess it is hard to pick up the difference in sound in a video.
As skeptical as I was, I thought so many people comment on how good they sound that I would try them on my 2014 Ultra Limited. Compared to other muffler/sound upgrades I did on previous bikes, $399 was a pretty cheap upgrade (about $520 when you add in the clamps and end caps.)
I installed them last night and wow -- I was really impressed with the difference in sound -- deeper, louder and a twist of the throttle really makes them rumble. I am very glad I decided to try them and I would highly recommend them. Installation was easy and quick. I was done in less than an hour and because it was so simple I saved money by not having to pay the dealer to put them on for me.
Got a pair on order
Posted May 8, 2014
Doing the agitator air cleaner on my '14 Ultra also...
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect sound nicely chromed.
By SKIHOG from Chagrin Falls, OH
I prefer a deep loud sounding pipe that doesn't get obnoxious and doesn't drown out the great sound of my Boom audio. These pipes fit the bill. Very please right from the start!
This, however, was a project I wish I could have worked on myself but since it required retuning of the engine I handed over that responsibility to the experts at my Harley dealership.
That's correct...
Posted August 3, 2014
Posted the related part but left that out of my review.
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Make signaling simple. These Turn Signal Extension Caps allow riders to easily reach and activate turn signals without repositioning or removing their hands from the grips.
 

Compatibility with lighted controls?

Will these light when used with the lighted controls or will they be dark...not lighted?
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
6 months ago
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass.
 

Are these pipes legal in all 50 states? My concern is the cops and dB levels.

I'm looking at these pipes for a 2015 Ultra Limited that I'll be purchasing soon. I was planning a Texas to SD Cali ride, then a run up US 1/101 into Washington. A buddy of mine said to be careful with California because they will ticket anything that isn't stock.
I Ride: 2009 Road King Police
50-state pipes...these pipes are not excessively loud and I would think you'd have to be provoking a cop, in any state, to be cited for noise. Cali is excessively liberal however. Good luck...
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU w/Street Cannon, high flow air cleaner.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Cue the orchestra. We tuned these mufflers to provide an exhaust note with some extra deep bass.
 

are the end caps easy to take off and put on? When we travel, we haul the bike in our pickup truck and with the end caps on I can't close the tailgate

Taking them off shouldn't be a problem...
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU Screaming Eagle Street Cannon
7 months ago
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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.
 

Saddlebags Lights with brakes applied.

I've installed the saddlebag lights on my 2014 Ultra Limited. It was brought to my attention that with my turn signals on once I applied my brakes the saddlebag light stop flashing and go to just brake lights. Is this normal? The trunk lights still continue to work as turn signals.
That is not normal. The turn signals on the tour pak and on the saddlebags should continue to flash. It's a pretty simple installation but I'd suggest disconnecting splitter harness under the seat and return the lights to the original operating state (you can leave the lights installed of course). Check to make sure the original set up works (you can see it flash in the garage door as you apply the foot and hand brake with the turn signal on if you can't stretch your head around back). Once the original set up is confirmed operational, reinstall the saddlebag harness and check operation again. If the saddlebag lights stop flashing, you should have the dealer look at it to see if there is something defective or if you're simply missing something in the installation. Good luck! You'll love the awareness these add to your safety.
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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.
 

After installing this kit how long before you can drive bike?

I Ride: 2014 Ultra Limited
I believe there is a Harley recommendations in the instructions which discuss the application temperature and avoiding washing (or rain presumably) for 72 hours (maximum adhesion point). I think you can ride with in 10-20 minutes baring the water issue...
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
9 months ago
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Protect your belongings and reduce noise and rattles on the road. Soft-touch felt-finish liner is formed to the hard saddlebag interior for a perfect fit.
 

saddlebags

do you have saddlebag liners for CVO saddlebags pre-2014 model?
I Ride: 2004 flhti
You should check with a H-D dealer to see if the non-2014 liner (92189-06) will fit your bike.
9 months ago
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A touch of chrome makes all the difference. These classic gauge bezels take just a few minutes to install, and add the beauty of chrome to your dash.
 

Side View Picture

Hello,

Does any one have these installed so that they can post a picture of them from the side?

They look nice from the front but I'm getting the impression that from the side it might look like 4 chrome tubes sticking out from the dash.

Thanks in advance!
This photo should be attached to my review pending posting soon.
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
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10 months ago
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Protect your belongings and reduce noise and rattles on the road.
 

info

57100270 kit have inside the front door cover ?
This kit fit on 2014 electraglide ultra classic?
Thanks
Sì...yes, like a glove on my FLHTCU. You'll need to collapse the sides on themselves and let it re-expand once inside. It's a tough glove so don't be afraid to handle it rough.
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
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10 months ago
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This chrome-plated Visor Style Trim Ring recesses the headlamp into the housing, and adds a traditional "eyebrow" design to the headlamp shell.
 

Do you have to remove the fairing cover to install this ring?

I had one of these rings on my 06 Road King Classic and there had to be room above the headlight to slide it on. There is no such room on my 14 Ultra Limited. The only way I see this being installed is if the fairing cover is removed and the ring added.
I Ride: Ultra Limited
Hi Troy,

I installed the trim on the headlamp without removing the fairing on my 2014 FLHTCU. I'd be surprised if there were any fairing design differences on your Limited. I will say I recall it was difficult to fit the visor trim ring around the existing trim but clearance against the fairing wasn't the issue. Also, in my experience, make sure that you loosen the existing trim ring enough to accomodate the thickness of the new trim ring so the new one sits comfortably tight. I had to remove the new trim once to losen the existing a little more and that was very difficult due to sharp edges of the new trim ring. I hope this helps and good luck to you.
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
10 months ago
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This highly polished stainless steel windshield trim is accented by four slots that allow the color of the outer fairing to show through.
 

Will the Kit Screws Work With Trim & Fairing Pouch?

I am installing the Bar & Shield Windshield Trim (61300275) and a 3 pocket fairing pouch (93300054) on a 2014 FLHTK. The instructions for the pouch say to check the instructions for the trim for the correct screws needed with the pouch. Nothing in instructions or online.

My question is - are the chrome screws with the trim kit long enough to use with the pouch and trim or are different screws required?

Thanks.

Mark
I Ride: 2014 FLHTK
Hi Mark, That's a good question. I have the trim but I only considered the fairing pouches. Looking at the amount of thread available on my installation and estimating the thickness of the mounting panel on the fairing pouch, I would say you'll be okay.

I'm actually wondering how you'll like the pouches on the new Rushmore fairing wind deflector. I've heard people that both like the pouch and others who have had issues. Since I only have an Ultra FLHTCU (without the water cooling), I have ample room in the lower fairings for storage and I think I'm skipping the fairing pouches.

Wish I could help more, Good luck...
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
11 months ago
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