Road Glide Fairing Pouch - Problems
I bought this fairing pouch for my 2016 RGU in August 2017. After a few weeks on the bike I could see a build up of dirt and debris caught between the windshield and the top surface of the fairing pouch. I couldn't clean it out with water hose or air. When I took the windshield off to clean it, the pouch stuck to the windshield. After a bit of careful prying it away from the windshield the pouch material tore away in one place leaving a ragged hole in the top surface of the pouch and material stuck to the windshield. The residual material stuck to the windshield only came off in fragments, leaving a smudge on the inside of the windshield. Other problems that came up with the pouch are the magnets that hold the flap shut. They will separate from their mounts and magnetically stick to the moving flap part. This will leave the flap to open on its own. Also, the material in the center, facing the rider where the HD logo is, comes loose from the underlaying material and bulges out.
This item looks nice in the marketing picture, but functionally doesn't work well for maintenance nor does it hold up to the environment of late summer temps in Virginia. My bike is garaged at night but I park it outdoors at work.
I took the Fairing Pouch back to the Harley Dealer that I bought it from today. The pouch is warrantied for 30 days. It was about a week beyond warranty expiration when I tried to remove it from the windshield and the material tore away. The dealer said he couldn't replace it because I did the damage to it, but would forward it on to HD for warranty replacement or refund. The picture shows the damage that the pouch did to my windshield with the smudge that doesn't come off with normal cleaning solution. I didn't use abrasive out of concern of damaging the windshield.
- 2006 RG 107/DD6/FatBagger 200mm Rear end w/Car tire
- 2016 RGU with Car Tire