I had my outer fairing off of my 2009 today to wire up rear speakers, (the interconnect harness, 70169-06, is NOT required if you are not using HD speakers, and dont have the rear controls, btw...) and I got to thinking I might as well upgrade to the 2010 style headlamp bezel and lose the "bubble"...
I called the dealer, and parts guy says I have to replace everything! Bulbs, both headlamps, new bezel and some hardware to the tune of $200+
Really? Or can I use my existing headlamps with the newer bezel?
Also, is there a difference in the 2009 Screamin' Eagle bezel vs, the 2010 bezel?
I would love to hear from someone who has done the conversion, any pitfalls to watch out for and part numbers, if ya got em...
Dan the dealer is blowing smoke up your proverbial ass. Tons of RG owners, myself included, have changed to the bezel. Nothing else is needed. Pop the bubble off and snap the bezel in. Easy as that. The only thing you may need to do is adjust your headlights. I had mine adjusted at the dealer before I installed the bezel and it would not snap in because the bezel hit the headlight plate. Backed the screws out a few turns and all was good.
I will add this though. Install at your own risk and don't say you haven't been warned. The 09SERG and 2010 RG have hardened headlights lenses due to the fact that they are exposed. The stock 09 and earlier headlights are not meant to be exposed to the elements. But I have yet to hear of anyone having an issue with a cracked lens. If this truly worries you, you could...
A. Go ahead and buy the headlights with the hardened lenses.
B. Buy some 3M protective film to put over the lenses.
or you could do what most of us are doing and wait for the day that (may never come) we may get a crack or chip and buy the hardened lenses then.
Oh and the difference between the bezels is the 09 SERG bezel is glossy black and the 2010 FLTRX is matte black. The flat black is substantially cheaper but the glossy black look so much better.
2009 SERG bezel gloss black 69987-09
2010 FLTRX bezel matte black 73250-10
Hardened bulb assembly 73242-09
Hope this helps