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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Check Out These Brackets...

Short little product spotlight I put together... For pictures and video, click on the link below, or if you just want a quick read, look below.

INTRODUCTION - One the issues Road Glide owners face when considering an aftermarket engine guard, or removing their engine guard completely, is what to do about the fairing. Unlike the Street Glide whose fairing support is independent of its engine guard, the Road Glide depends heavily on its engine guard for fairing load support. Remove the engine guard, and fairing load support is greatly diminished. Swap the stock engine guard out for an aftermarket or custom guard, and the stock fairing brackets won’t fit. Luckily, there are few options Road Glide owners have to overcome this inherent design flaw.

Check out this option by M3 Metal Works, based on out Southern California. They manufacture a cool little bracket, dubbed the “Road Glide Fairing Ghost Bracket”, that will deliver you in no time from your stock engine guard woes.

DETAILS - The Road Glide Fairing Ghost Brackets by M3 Metal Works allow Road Glide owners to use custom engine guards on their Road Glide, or to ditch their stock engine guards entirely for a cleaner, more streamlined look, all while still maintaing proper fairing load support. Instead of relying on the stock engine guards for load bearing, the Ghost Brackets utilize the fuel tank mounting points on the frame to support the rear load of the Road Glide’s fairing. The brackets are made in the US from a thick 14 gauge steel and are powder coated black. Mounting accessories are included with the brackets.

THOUGHTS - The Ghost Brackets work great on the Road Glide. The brackets are easy to install, allow proper turning radius, they’re inconspicuous, and are a great value at only $45.
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Looks like a copy of what Hell's Foundry has offered for years?


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Looks like a copy of what Hell's Foundry has offered for years?

similar, yes. i think someone here on the forum makes em'. these are definitely priced right i think.
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I have seen these several times and have considered them but to me the design does not seem to offer much support for vertical vibrations. Sure it would prevent the sides of the fairing from flapping in the wind side to side but I don't see much support otherwise. Granted the fairing is not all that heavy and probably would not tear it self apart while running this bracket in stock form but I would be concerned speakers mounted in side the inner fairing were added. The additional speaker mod had become quite popular in recent years.

I know the speakers I have installed are quite heavy and the added weight without the necessary support would eat the fairing alive in short time especially on the rough Ohio roads.

I think the Trask Performance bracket while being considerably more money is worth it.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 06:37 PM
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I have a set of hells foundry brackets havent put them on yet may switch to the trask bracket

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