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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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2015 Street Glide Special to Road Glide Special Conversion Project

Well, it has been a couple of months of planning and ordering parts. Everything was ordered from either Surdyke Hd, Newcastle HD or Intermountain HD (Utah) to include all painted parts direct from Harley. Plus exhaustive research and learning from others on this form and youtube. I converted my 2015 SGS to a 2015 Road Glide Special.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Assembling inner fairing and support bracket
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Disassembly if batwing fairing, labelling the main harness connections to the fairing harness. Also removed gas tank, handlebars and seat to move main wire harness forward as much as possible.
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Installed gauges into nacelle and inner fairing, installed radio, stage II amp and speakers, Harley LED headlight, 13" JSR handlebars. Handlebars were internally wired by me....tough job.
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Outer fairing shell installed after extending the turn signal wiring. Top air duct installed too. Once everything was tightened up and double checked, I got ready to start it up. This was nerve racking but it fired up no problems. Reconnected my Ultracool reefer fan unit for oil and took it out for 100+ mile test ride. All is good!

Im really happy with the conversion. I was not a fan of the shark nose at first but they really grew on me. This is my first harley so I'm learning a lot along the way.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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So far no error codes. The most difficult part after researching and ordering parts was the wiring extensions and routing of the wire harness. To make it easier you can buy the road glide wire harness but I reused the street glide harness and just extended some of the plugs to reach inside of the road glide fairing. Next difficult thing was internally wiring the JSR 13" handlebars. They were a bear but got them done and I love the curve they have....you should be able to see them better on below pic. Also forgot to photograph the stage II amp and speaker install. Was too excited to finish and get it to Harley for the flash...sounds 100 times better and can hear it at 60 + MPH turned up only half way.
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I have a spreadsheet that was given to me that*I built upon*to fit what I needed.... I'll see if I can upload it.
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Your Street Glide definitely got a great upgrade for sure! Seems like a big project. Good job!
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 05:45 AM
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Your bike looks fantastic jm, thanks for posting pics and notes along the way. The best-detailed swap I have seen, others will definitely use this thread that want to go down this road.

Well done, bars look killer too!

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