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SKIHOG's Reviews
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Designed to complement H-D wind deflectors and windshields, this fairing pouch is ideal for storing mobile devices, sunglasses and other small items.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Handy pouches, Unimpeded air flow experience
PostedMarch 24, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
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I write reviews for most items I purchase to help others learn about P&A before they spend their hard earned money in hopes of making better decisions. I find most Harley P&A well made, although sometimes expensive. Some of anyone's reviews are going to be based on personal preference. There seems to be a wide range of personal opinion on this product so here's my two cents.
The pouches, as my review title alludes, are great for easy access especially on long tours. Toll tickes and change for instance. Sun glasses or a wipe. Maybe a place to put the garage door remote. I don't think anyone disagrees with this functioality. But some other reviews have said the pouches hamper the Rushmore fairing vent. I was very concerned myself. I personally find no issue with air flow even at highway speed. Maybe my 5'-8" height is a benefit, for once, but even stretching off the seat I found no problem. I found no increased buffering. Take my review as just one more input. It's working for me.
So, what else can I say. Installation was more involved than I anticipated requiring removal of the entire fairing to install a foam gasket. I tend to tackle jobs by my self but this is a job where a second set of hands can help in order to hold the fairing, the windshield, the pouch and, if you have the windshield trim, that as well. I did accomplish the install by myself using some tape to hold things in place however. I also found the washer spacers that must be installed against the inside of the fairing to be difficult so I taped them in place rather than try to balance one more item. Maybe I made this harder than others, I've not read anyone mentioning this install complexity. Either way, like most non-mechanical P&A, this install was fun and requires no special tools or skill.
Just to help visualize the design and the air flow, the center pouch leaves room underneath for air to flow...although its hard to see in my picture.
Just in case anyone cares, the button to open and close the fairing vent is a little tight to operate especially wih gloves but honestly I find this product to be a good design and a great convenience..
I Recommend This Product.
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From the riders viewpoint, there is probably no part of your bike you stare at more than the dash panel
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Dash choices
PostedMarch 4, 2015
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Location:Chagrin Falls, OH
I Ride: 2014 FLHTCU
How I Ride:Touring - Solo
This part as well as 2 other design patters enhances what you stare at a lot. That said, one other choice is the chrome gauge trim but these do not fit with these designs. See the 4 dash choices in my review. Your choice...
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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.
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Convert your handlebar switch housings from black to brilliant chrome.
 
Overall rating 
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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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That's correct...
Posted August 3, 2014
Posted the related part but left that out of my review.
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Sculpted machining sends reflections of light in all directions.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Combine with chrome exhaust
By SKIHOG from Chagrin Falls, OH
I really like the contrast of these black/chrome tips with my chrome Street Cannon Screaming Eagle pipes. You don't see Harley use this combo often so here's a pic.
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Posted April 3, 2015
Here's a better photo...
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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.
 
Overall4 out of 54 out of 5
Added inner fairing interest
By SKIHOG from Chagrin Falls, OH
My Midnight Pearl '14 Ultra Classic with its Rushmore design is a beautiful bike in many ways. But the inner fairing on all touring bikes could use the same attention that we spend on other areas...maybe more since we look at that as we ride.
This kit includes a glossy metal like back plate that simply adheres to the plastic fairing and fitment is guided by a molded template on the fairing. The chrome gauge inserts really make the "dash" look like an expensive and luxury sports car.
My only reason for not giving this product a 5 stat rating is because I would prefer to have a leather back plate or some matted metallic design rather than just gloss black back plate...especially since my entire bike is already Midnight Pearl.
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Carbon fiber gauge panel with chrome gauge covers
Posted April 4, 2015
While the new carbon fibre gauge panel trim PN 61400328) is not designed to utilize the gauge covers, the gauge covers are easily modified by filing off the registration notch pin in the back side of the gauge cover. The gauge cover is plastic and can be trimmed with a knife or a dremel tool.
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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.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Great chrome!
By SKIHOG from Chagrin Falls, OH
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.
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Cantilevered aerodynamic rails appear to float above the center spar, imparting a lighter-than-air profile.
 
Overall5 out of 55 out of 5
Sets an updated style for you bike
By SKIHOG from Chagrin Falls, OH
This was my first choice to stylize my 2014 Rushmore FLHTCU. Looks awesome. Usability is high but since there are no lips to hold things in place like the older style, you'll have to rely upon a good tie-down system. Installation was a breeze and fun. I will suggest you take your time, use plenty of masking tape to protect the finish and trace the location places to drill (yes drill into your bikes tour pack). While this is a 1 man job, a friend to hold in place during eye balling of fit might help you feel most comfortable that you've got it right...as there is no specific marking on the bike...it's all eye balling.
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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
1 year 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
I agree with the first answer in general however I would like to add one comment. While I would not expect any of the current normal Harley Davidson end cap options which are compatible with Harley Davidson screaming eagle exhaust to significantly change the sound of the pipes. You could expect changes in my experience from fish tail or an end cap that directs the sound downward on to the pavement for example. I can personally vouch hat I will never ride behind my friends Road King with end caps that curved down into the pavement as it drove me nuts at points on our 1,300 mile ride to Sturgis one year.
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.
 

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.
11 months 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
1 year, 1 month 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.
1 year, 2 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.
 

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
1 year, 2 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.
1 year, 3 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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1 year, 4 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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1 year, 4 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
1 year, 4 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
1 year, 5 months ago
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