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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Fairing Mount, right side a little bent in.

So, back in 2014 I went down on my bike.



It was repaired by the local HD dealership, and insurance covered it. Well, during my radio installation I was about to take off the inner fairing and noticed as I was looking in-between the fairing and handle bars that the right portion of the fairing mount looks a little pushed in from when I laid it down and it slid into the bumper of a truck.

Now, after I laid it down, I noticed the right lower fairing doesn't fit, because it touches the bottom front fairing. So, that definitely makes me thing it's a little bent in towards the tank.

Do I need to buy a whole new mount or can I get like a rubber mallet and try making it straight again? It's barely noticeable that it's bent towards the tank, but when comparing it to the other side you can notice it.

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I would buy a new bracket that way you know the bracket is correct. Also look at the crash bar it may be tweaked a little.
I would install the 2010 and later brackets on your 07 if you're buying brackets but you would need to spend a bit more because you would need both outer fairing supports brackets and the main center support bracket.
I put the 2010 brackets on my 08 and put the vented fairing lower on the bike.


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I would buy a new bracket that way you know the bracket is correct. Also look at the crash bar it may be tweaked a little.
I would install the 2010 and later brackets on your 07 if you're buying brackets but you would need to spend a bit more because you would need both outer fairing supports brackets and the main center support bracket.
I put the 2010 brackets on my 08 and put the vented fairing lower on the bike.
I found the fairing bracket online for $66. The other brackets you're talking about, that's what mounts to the crash bar and the fairing mounts to that correct? If so, I'm reading I can get the Hell's Foundry Invisible bracket. It'll clean the look of the bike up as well.

How would the fairing bracket mount affect what lowers you have? I currently have non-vented ones and most likely want to just stick with those then eventually upgrade to vented lowers if needed.

I'm pretty annoyed that the dealership didn't fully inspect this, I even told them I tried to install the lower fairings after I received the bike back and all they could tell me is it might cost a few hundred dollars to figure out the issue and get it corrected.

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Just to clarify, I can get the 2010 fairing mount and the hell foundry invisible brackets, correct?

Looking at buying parts soon.

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Just to clarify, I can get the 2010 fairing mount and the hell foundry invisible brackets, correct?

Looking at buying parts soon.
The Engine Guard with Fairing Supports: IE, support Fairing and also are components of the Directionals. Removing the Fairing Support Brackets & installing the Ghost Bracket will require turn signal mods. Not a Big Deal..just be prepared for it. Your going to require a few extra bolts as now the inner fairing requires a backing. Doing this will hinder lower installs. You will be using the center location of the Engine Guard to now install the Ghost Bracket as it now will support the weight of the Fairing. Follow? They are supported on the Engine Guard alone, removing engine guard setup..No Lowers...Factory 47 also makes Ghost Brackets if you get a chance to look at them.


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The Engine Guard with Fairing Supports: IE, support Fairing and also are components of the Directionals. Removing the Fairing Support Brackets & installing the Ghost Bracket will require turn signal mods. Not a Big Deal..just be prepared for it. Your going to require a few extra bolts as now the inner fairing requires a backing. Doing this will hinder lower installs. You will be using the center location of the Engine Guard to now install the Ghost Bracket as it now will support the weight of the Fairing. Follow? They are supported on the Engine Guard alone, removing engine guard setup..No Lowers...Factory 47 also makes Ghost Brackets if you get a chance to look at them.
You are not talking about the same brackets. I believe the OP is wanting to use the Hells Foundry Hidden Fairing Support Brackets that attach to the tank bolts and then to the turn signals. No mods required and you can still use the engine guard with lowers. I know as I have done this on 2 different bikes.

Dinggus- you will not need the original fairing support brackets when using the Hells Foundry brackets.


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Well there you Go...i was wrong again...did not realize they connected to the tank...I removed a set on my 13 that attached at Engine Guard Location. So..Never Mind The Directional Issue will still need to be addressed..or I could be wrong again..Ha!
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Well there you Go...i was wrong again...did not realize they connected to the tank...I removed a set on my 13 that attached at Engine Guard Location. So..Never Mind The Directional Issue will still need to be addressed..or I could be wrong again..Ha!
That's still not an issue. They come with shorter studs to go in the turn signals if you elect to use them.

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It's an issue if they are too long or too short there Silly. That could be an issue...lol..I know what your saying..I had a 12 and currently have a 13 and the 12 had studs the 13 does not...Hmmmm. so there could be some slight differences. All I was stating is he may have to address it. Either Way..it looks like he has a new project on the Horizon.
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It's an issue if they are too long or too short there Silly. That could be an issue...lol..I know what your saying..I had a 12 and currently have a 13 and the 12 had studs the 13 does not...Hmmmm. so there could be some slight differences. All I was stating is he may have to address it. Either Way..it looks like he has a new project on the Horizon.

You don't use the acorn nuts if the studs are too long. Lock nuts and washers work just fine. That's the only mod needed if you want to call that a mod.


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