(1.)We started the streamlining by removing the Harley-Davidson turn signals, which were mounted on the OE fairing support bracket.
(2.)By removing the stock bezel, we could gain access to the front of the lighting system.
(3.)The outer fairing was removed as per our H-D service manual giving access to the headlight and turn signal wiring harnesses.
(4.)The new fairing support bar attached to the same location on the frame as the H-D engine guard.
(5.)The bar on the top is the new Hotop Designs fairing support bar, with the bottom being the original Harley-Davidson engine guard.
(6.)We removed the original H-D fairing support brackets as well as the engine guard.
(7.)The bezel on the top is the new CycleVisions offering, with the OE Harley-Davidson headlight cover and turn signals being on the bottom for comparison.
(8.)We plugged the male part of the Illumabezel's wiring harness into the bike's main harness and used a CycleVision's load equalizer for the LED upgrade.
(9.)The twin headlights were plugged back into the lighting harness and the outer fairing was reinstalled.
(10.)The turn signal wiring was then fed through the small gaps between the headlight and fairing and plugged into the rear of the Illumabezel.
(11.)The Illumabezel was then snapped into place and checked to make sure all the wires were installed and working properly.
(12.)The fairing support brackets were then attached to the lower sides of the outer fairing and torqued to the required specifications.
(13.)Just one glance and you can easily see how much clutter was removed from the front of this Road Glide.
(14.)The tinted shield still allows plenty of light through for even the darkest nighttime canyon carving, while the bright LED turn signals will attract even the most careless drivers.
Cyclevisions Illumabezel And Hotop Designs Lower Fairing Support Install
Some people think the Road Glide is ugly, but we here at Baggers have a special place in our hearts for the shark-nosed bagger. This project `08 FLTR has had a battery of improvements done to it over the past few months and it finally came time to give the bike a little streamlining. We wanted to take off the OE engine guard but realized that the fairing had no support if we just removed it. A call to Drag Specialties was made and we scored a Hotop Designs lower fairing support bar to make the engine bar deletion an easy one. While we were at it, we wanted to further smooth out the front of the bike. A turn signal relocation was in order. Looking for alternatives to the rather bulky original signals, we checked out CycleVision's website and found just what we were looking for. The Illumabezel is a replacement headlight cover that has LED running and turn signal lights built in. Once the products hit our tech center, the install was as straightforward as could be, and if handled by two people, could be tackled in a few hours time.