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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Road King to Roadglide conversion

Hi all, I want to do the conversion but I want to make the inner fairing mount in a slightly different position than stock. Can anybody give me measurements of of a stock mount?
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Good Question but more information is needed.

What year of Road King are you planning to convert? Rushmore or older?

There are several aftermarket folks that make some conversion pieces, check out Hell's Foundry for some mounts that change the angles.

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Thinking of pre Rushmore. I see the mounts also vary,so I'm thinking 2004-08. I've seen the adjustable ones but I would rather make a cleaner one piece look once I have the look I want. I'm going to leave the spedo in the tank so I want the area behind the inner fairing clean looking.
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Also check out Paul Yaffe, Bagger Nation, they might have some kits as well.

My suggestion would be to buy one of the adjustable mounts, remove your headlight and fuel tank off of your King and mock up what you want for height, angle etc and then fab a mount or have one fab'd for you with those dimension and then sell or return the adjustable mount. That would give you a one piece unit that you could powder coat in the color you want (black of course).

If you're going to leave the speedo on the tank and not change the tank dash I would look into one of the inner fairings that has more speaker mounts and put a kick ass stereo in the inner fairing. You can fill the gauge holes with tweeters and put four big speakers facing you.

Cleanest design would use the hidden fairing supports made for that era, that way you don't have to depend on the engine guard.

Good Luck, it is a large scale project best tackled in the winter in a warm shop.


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Thanks for the ideas! Yes it will be a winter project. I just want to start accumulating parts as I find them.
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Well I bought the fairing, eBay knockoff. Pretty nice quality.
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Even the inner is nice
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Depending on which direction you go for paint, I always like a gloss black inner fairing, goes with every colour very well. Colour matched fairings can be a little "over the top" in my humble opinion, I've seen very few that I like.

I would definitely fill those gauge holes with tweeters instead of the temp and fuel gauges. The air temp gauge was really useless anyway.

A lot of folks put more speakers down on the inside of the fairing, removing the inner glove boxes. You should be able to fit a couple 6x9's in there. That way you can have more sound carrying back to you instead of trying to push sound forward at speed from lid speakers behind you.

Get yourself a little label maker and label every connection on your present bike as you take it apart, will save a lot of grief later on.

One thing that you may require is a non-Ultra overlay harness. This should be plug n play to get you the basic stereo/power/speaker wiring and then you would have to expand from there.

Good luck with the conversion.


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Thanks! My bike is black so I'm set there. I totally agree with the audio suggestions. I have speaker lids now and I'm putting stock one back on.
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First fit with the mount I made. It lines up with the tank like I wanted it
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