Removing a Fairing from an Electra Glide

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by BCavin08, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. BCavin08

    BCavin08 New Member

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    I want to remove the front fairing all together and replace it with a standard headlamp. Has anyone ever done this? If so - what would I need other than the headlamp assembly? Thanks.
     
  2. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    trade it in for a RK probably cheaper
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done it, but it seems the easiest way would be to get all of the fork tins and headlight assembly and instrument mounts from a wrecked FLT close to your year. Buying each piece would be expensive. Check salvage yards, maybe you can find a deal on the whole assembly. You will end up with several extra wires and connectors. It will be a tedious job IMO.
     
  4. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    Have you checked whats underneath the fairing? Wires, relays, fuses. Just wondering where all that stuff is going to go. I would think thats a major overhaul.
     
  5. sprinklerfitter669

    sprinklerfitter669 Junior Member

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    if you do remove it, you have to figure out what you are going to do withe the extra gauges wiring, radio, speakers.
    IMO i would look, if you could, trade up for a RK
     
  6. Randall K. Wilson

    Randall K. Wilson Junior Member

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    Sir if you do what you say you want to do.... you will be the first person that I have every known to do that. For reasons already assigned...does that tell you anything? To each is own I guess.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    HMMMM, lots of electrical problems I see in your future JMO
     
  8. cardboard

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    The headlight will come out of the fairing without removing the fairing

    Git a HD manual and look at it. Might save you some time.
    YOu can git a brite white H4 bulb and make it brighter.
     
  9. BCavin08

    BCavin08 New Member

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    Thanks for all the advice, I was just curious if anyone had done it. The bike was given to me and runs great but I have never been a fan of fairings. My intent was to eliminate all the radio/ extras as they are unwanted anyway. I am now just looking to trim the windshield, get it painted and trade up for the bike I truly want.
     
  10. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Now that sounds like a good idea.:)