This problem has been going on for at least 5 years that I know of. I don't know anyone anymore who still has a Tour Glide but it might go back that far. For sure any Road Glide out there that was made in the last 5 or 6 years has the problem. Very few riders are aware of the problem because most don't ever take off their outer fairing. The truth is most of the technicians at the dealerships never find it either because unless you look pretty hard in the rights spot it is hard to see. I found mine at 5000 miles and mentioned it to the dealer. He asked if it had rubbed through the fairing yet. I said "No, but it will". He told me to watch it. I told them again at 20,000 miles that it was about to wear through. Again, "Watch it and if it breaks through while you are in warranty we will order a new fairing. Two weeks before my warranty was to run out I told them it had wore through on one side. "Bring it in and we will look at it". I did and they ordered a new outer fairing. It took about 7 weeks for the factory to paint it and send it out. The most outstanding thing about this whole thing is that when they put the new fairing on they did not address the problem with the radio bracket at all. I asked them about it and was told it was not hitting when we put the new one on, so they didn't trim the radio bracket down. After a couple of weeks of riding with the new outer fairing on I pulled it just to have a look see. It was wearing just like the old one. At this point I just took a disk grinder and took about 1/4" off the top of the entire radio bracket, painted it black and covered that with some rubber hose. Problem solved., but nobody should have to do this. I read on a Harley techincal bulletin that the radio bracket has finally been cut down on the 2011 models. Not bad HD, it only took you at least 5 years to fix what should have been fixed the first year. Kind of like those worthless ambient air temp gauges that they have been putting on new bikes for years.
Last edited by 96349; 11-06-2010 at 10:32 PM.