Road King bat wing

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by SCGamecock, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. SCGamecock

    SCGamecock Member

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    Hi all,

    I am just curious as to how popular the batwing mod is on Road Kings. I love the look of it on the Street Glide but I prefer the styling of the Road King. Please let me know your thoughts on this as well as where to buy, what manufacturer has the best quality.

    If you have one on your King would you post some pics?

    Thanks
    Wade
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. HDSickness

    HDSickness Banned

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    I put one on my old RK Classic because I wanted the SG look, radio and wind protection. Regretted it later and sold it, just not the same, get the bike you want don't try and turn a RK into something it's not.
    I bought the Tsukayu fairing good quality fiberglass and around $900.00 painted vivid black with stereo was a good deal.
    Finally got the bike I really wanted when I got my Ultra.:D
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Great advice HDSickness.... At around $1,000 plus, that is a healthy portion of a down payment for a faired bike. And what is the risk involved installing and removing fairing and possible damage while doing it....
    Great point to think about...........:s
     
  5. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    I have a Woody's on my RKC. I also put a set of bat lashes on it. It looks great and gives me a choice as to what I want to ride, from one day to the next. I can ride a Street King, Electra-King, or a stripped down RoadKing. I also bought the matching tourpak. It is all quick disconnect, so I can reconfigure the scooter in less than 15 minutes.

    Here she is with her formal dress uniform:

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    It is true, it is about a grand to buy and paint. Woody has one you can put a full sound system in.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  6. SCGamecock

    SCGamecock Member

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    Rich, your bike looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    I like the option of changing the looks depending on mood. The Street Glides are nice but a little to pricey for me, even used.

    Wade
     
  7. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Woody's makes fairings that mount to the same points as your original windshield, with a small mod, which he supplies. My painter said that the fiberglass was the best he had ever worked with. All he had to do was break the glaze.

    Here is where you can get it, and see many customer scooters: motorcycle fairings for VTX, Valkyrie, Road King Heritage Softail

    Folks in my club refer to my scooter as my Steel Barbie Doll. They never know what I will ride up on, since she is always configured differently.

    By the way, you can choose to put on the original windshield, if you want.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  8. xcavater

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    I have a Reckless on mine and it never comes off.
     

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  9. franka

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    Memphis Shades Batwing

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  10. inbowhunter713

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    Tsukayu is another brand to consider.