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post #71 of 87 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 12:45 AM
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It shouldn't be on yours but it was on my 2010.....just found the damage when I took the fairing off to put in new speakers, antenna and garage door opener......took the vice grips to it and bent both sides in....hopefully it helps

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post #72 of 87 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 02:40 AM
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I was just installing a new J&M Rokker set up and found the brackets had eaten through my fairing (at 25k miles) with daylight pin holes under the wind screen. I did an epoxy fill on the fairing and cut the brackets 1/8" tapered to 1/4" respectively in the area associated with the wear. I also glued on a split 3/16" fuel line x 1 1/4" over the wear area on the radio bracket edges. This should make contact with the fairing at -1/16" tolerance of the original bracket.
I'll check it at +5k miles to see how the patch is holding up and report it here.
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post #73 of 87 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 08:43 PM
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Anyone check a 2012?
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post #74 of 87 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tkbalt View Post
Anyone check a 2012?
From this very thread:

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post #75 of 87 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 07:33 PM
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I just had my outer fairing off for new bars. The radio bracket on my '11 RGU has rubber covering the radio brackets. I didn't find any wear on the fairing.

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post #76 of 87 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 12:11 PM
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Smile 09 road glide fairing

I pulled my fairing off and sure enough same inside damage as the rest of you all. Thanks for sharing. I used a dremel and siliconed a clear hose split on the supports for protection.

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post #77 of 87 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 12:18 PM
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Had my 08 in for speakers under extended warranty and sure enough rubbing on both sides. So the only issue I have is, I don't put a lot of miles on my bike because I work a lot and health reasons so I'm in my extended warranty. My service manager says that nothing cosmetic is covered under extended. So because I didn't have my fairing taken apart until after my factory warranty ran out I'm screwed. He is going to call the MOCO on Monday and I will know then if it is getting replaced. If not I may trade it in on a 2012 Road glide. They are really trying to move them....
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post #78 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 11:42 AM
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I have a 07 RG and already purchased the rubber radio trim pieces. Do i have to cut the radio brackets because the reason they are so tall to begin with is ti resist vibration and movement so i think with the ruber on them i'll be good.
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post #79 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 11:48 AM
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Thanks, I'm glad I got the 5 year warranty, I will have to got back and see if it's covered.

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post #80 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ORANGERG121 View Post
I have a 07 RG and already purchased the rubber radio trim pieces. Do i have to cut the radio brackets because the reason they are so tall to begin with is ti resist vibration and movement so i think with the ruber on them i'll be good.
Yes, you need to trim the brackets down and then put rubber strips on. I tapered mine on the outer front edge so the line matches angle of fairing better. Do a parts lookup on the old versus new radio brackets and you'll see how the new ones are tapered relative to the old.

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