On mine, I have the small clamp between the frame and the tank mount. You will notice that there is more warm , or hot, air moving toward your legs when you are moving. I had mine on for a few days this summer, but took them off again, until temps started to get colder
Do a search on the forum. There are some older threads on this. I believe the don't fit quite rite on some years but I don't recall what years. Seems like someone on here found a way to make them work.
What year bike do you have? I think that in 09 there was a fuel tank recall and some had problems installing the wind deflectors on the 09 models. The small tab on the wind deflectors goes between the fuel tank mounting tab and the frame of the bike not on the head of the mounting bolt. There are other threads on this forum that post pics of the correct way to mount them.
08 FLTR candy red sunglo, 103 Stage II, Woods TW-222 cams, V&H Dresser Duals with Monster Rounds, Thundermax tuner, Willy Shiny Wheels and Forks and a bunch of other stuff.
Okay, I started this last night in the garage with a drop cord light. This morning pulled bike out into sun light. so much easier. I drilled deflectors. I snapped deflectors on engine guards rotated back to rubber covers on tank bolts. put a zip tie on the deflectors. Done. While the didn't snap onto the tank bolts they are not going anywhere.
When I searched for harley wind deflectors I got 10 pages of threads.
I did learn that apparently was a recall on the tank mounting. How does one tell if the recall has been done?
Looks like you got the deflectors taken care of but if you still want to know how to look if any recalls are open on your bike you can go to the HD website and take a look. Click on the link and under the "Maintain Your Bike" section there is a place to look for any open recalls.
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