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Dash panel insert, FLTRU - ideas?

Folks, having replaced my head unit, I no longer have a CB or intercom. So now I want to do something to replace the stock insert.

Curious to see what yall have, I need good ideas.

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I did the same and just put a dash from a fltrx on mine.

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I went with a Yaffee dash on mine, but an FLTRX dash looks good too.

Something else to think about is that you have ton of extra wiring you that you now don't need. I recently had the fairing and tank off (running cables for new bars) and I realized just how much extra space that harness took up, so I removed all of it. Rider headset, passenger headset, passenger volume/intercom switches. It's a lot cleaner now and the fairing goes on and off much easier without the extra wiring all coiled up in there.

In my case, I probably should have started with a Custom and added a tour pak, etc, rather than the other way around.


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I did the same and just put a dash from a fltrx on mine.
Then, there are a few options out there as far as inserts for the FLTRX dash that will give it a little more of a "custom" touch...

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Dash Insert

You can remove the insert in the metal dash.

Warm everything up really well with a heat gun or hair dryer. Use Dental floss or fishing line to work under the insert and "slice" it off of the metal dash. done correctly now you have a pattern piece.

I used wood to fill in a FLTRX dash. It came out really well. I am thinking of doing the same this now on the RGU dashes.

There is an outfit that makes glass inserts, I won one at SWIII. There also some pretty talented folks in the forum here that may be able to come up with some custom one of a kind pieces for you as well. The tank dash is a great place to show off the signature of your bike to set it apart from the masses.




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I bought an extra Ultra insert off eBay to use as a mold to make a new one that will have controls for my heated gear. If I ever get around to it....

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I just installed a Carl Brouhard dash insert and was very impressed with the quality of their parts and the custom look. They were also having a pretty good clearance sale which sped up my decision to pull the trigger.
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You can remove the insert in the metal dash.

Warm everything up really well with a heat gun or hair dryer. Use Dental floss or fishing line to work under the insert and "slice" it off of the metal dash. done correctly now you have a pattern piece.

I used wood to fill in a FLTRX dash. It came out really well. I am thinking of doing the same this now on the RGU dashes.

There is an outfit that makes glass inserts, I won one at SWIII. There also some pretty talented folks in the forum here that may be able to come up with some custom one of a kind pieces for you as well. The tank dash is a great place to show off the signature of your bike to set it apart from the masses.




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Any chance you want to make another and sell it? I think this looks fantastic. I'd love to get one raw and I will stain my own color.
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Right, but are the FLTRU consoles different from the FLTRX because of the audio hookup?

Seems like there's a deeper well in the center to accommodate it. Would normal accessory console inserts work?

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