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My 2012 RGC Build

I have owned 2 other Harley & after years of thinking that I could never get used the stationary fairing, my Father road his 2009 RG CVO down from Oregon last summer and I was hooked. The riding characteristics IMO are the best, it handles like a touring bike but lover the turns like a crotch rocket. So after months of looking and wanting, my better half said "Fuck it, just get one, You know you want to!" So without further hesitation I was on a mission to hind my bike. I check all of Cali and to my surprise I found my baby on Craigs' list from my local Dealership. They just got it in so I called them up to take her for a test ride. I fell in love with her knowing that she would be a great foundation from the much needed mod that we all must do for many reasons. No, Harley's are not build "One size fits All".
The first thing was a new seat for the misses. If she isn't comfortable, you’ll never be comfortable. My father had a stock Hammock seat that is very comfortable for both of us.
Next the handle bars. After researching this and other sites I choose BR Customs Bars. I called and spoke to Traci and she was a big help. These bars are custom made to you specs, although I will tell you that it takes a long time, 6-8 weeks to build. But well worth the wait. Having bars that were made just for me appealed to me over the everyday, off the selves’ bars I’ve seen. I went with the 1 ” Sweeping Beater. After having the Lindby Engine Guards on my 2 other Street glide I know this was the design I was looking for. I love being able to kick your feet up on the lower bar. Well luck would have it that BR Customs has a Bitchn Custom engine guard from the Road Glide. So a week after I order my bars, I called and spoke to Traci and got a great deal on the guard. I order my raw because I know I could find a local Powder Coater to do it for a lot less than they wanted and I was right. Full Spectrum in San Louis Obispo, CA. is the Bomb; the work was amazing and reasonable, Thanx go to Chad. So having to have these parts PC I thought now is the opportune time to get a shit load of other part blacked out, since that is the route I intended on going. After removing a lot of parts, I could make a list but do you really care what exactly was done. Anyway, got the parts after only a week and started to put her back together. Side note; for anyone changing your bars, the Fly-By-Wire will most likely give you trouble and the best and cheapest fix is to cut the green connector out and solder the wires. I spend 3 days chasing done codes and problems because of it.
Well, here are some before and after pics. Thanx for checking out my build.





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All the Parts that were Powder Coated


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Build looks good. I didnt think I would get used to the fixed fairing either. 7 years later and 2 roadglide, not changing anytime soon.

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Christmas comes a little early this year. My 14" Mako dark tint has arrived. Currently I have a KW 12" & before a 12" HD wind splitter and still got a wind noise over my ears, btw, I wear a 1/2 helmet. I love to listen to the radio but couldn't hear it. After reading many post, I decided to try the Mako. Just installed it and will be riding to work in morning, will see how the dark tint and add protection help.

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Here is a side pic of the 12" KW on the left and the 14" Mako, looks more than 2" but after installed the KW measures 6" from top of stereo. The Mako measured in at 8". It's all in the design.


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Your bike looks awesome and I also run the mako and IMO it's one of the best shields on the market I did have to get a 12 inch after I changed my seat and rear shocks and bars cuz I do a lot of night riding and wanted to be able to see over it a little better and you can't beat the price. I've got a buddy with a electriglide that's blue and I'm trying to talk him into converting it to a shark that black on blue looks great


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Painted Willie G

So after having a lot of my parts powder coated black and I've gone with the "Willie G" theme I thought about painting the eyes & noise. I drove down to Michael's craft & picked up some paint. I chose a nice green & blue. After searching all over for my good paint brushes I began the task of painting. I chose the blue because I think it match the stock light blue pinstripes on the bike already. After finishing the eyes & noise, I thought about trying to paint the lettering. This was the painstaking process. Luckily the parts were PC so I could wipe away my mistakes. After may attempts at painting the little letter I went to the kitchen & grabbed the round tooth pick we had & used it to paint the letters & this made the job a lot easier but still tedious. I think it turn out great.

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