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So frustrating!!!

Went to install the Mutazu Vented Lower Fairing with 6.5" Speakers (http://www.mutazu.com/products.php?cat_id=151&menu=Harley Lower Fairings&product_id=557&s=prod.php) and they do not fit.

As per what I read on this site, their site, and all over the web, they are supposed to fit by trimming a few inches off the cover, to clear the upper fairing bracket, which I did. That is NOT the problem.

The problem is the top of the main piece of the lower fairing hits the very bottom edge of the factory fairing AND the bottom of that same part hits the rear brake master cylinder. In an attempt to make it work, I trimmed both of those areas only to discover that there is no way the speaker pods will fit (they hit the factory fairing in the same spot where I trimmed the lower fairing).

I do NOT think the fairing on my bike has ever been lowered and am waiting to hear back from Mutazu, but think I will have no luck with them, since I have trimmed the parts.

Any suggestions or ideas on where I am going wrong (besides Not buying the HD lowers, wiseguys)?
 

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What year bike? I installed these on my 07 RG with speaker PODs and just bought a set with speaker pods for my 2015 RG.
 

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2004.
It's not even close. So frustrated and disappointed (and pissed that I chipped the paint on my fairing trying to force them on), and of course no one is answering the phone or replying to voice mails or emails today.
Guess I'm waiting until Monday (for them to tell me that they won't take them back since they've been trimmed). Once I get that bad news, I'll probably be selling the speakers, and everything else on this site, so if anyone is interested, pm me soon.


Anyone else have this issue, our is it possible that it's my bike? I really do not think the fairing has been lowered, and the hiway bars show no signs of being bent or anything.
 

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It's not even close. So frustrated and disappointed (and pissed that I chipped the paint on my fairing trying to force them on), and of course no one is answering the phone or replying to voice mails or emails today.
Guess I'm waiting until Monday (for them to tell me that they won't take them back since they've been trimmed). Once I get that bad news, I'll probably be selling the speakers, and everything else on this site, so if anyone is interested, pm me soon.


Anyone else have this issue, our is it possible that it's my bike? I really do not think the fairing has been lowered, and the hiway bars show no signs of being bent or anything.
2004. thats the reason right there. the moco changed the fairing mounts in 2010 which allowed the use of the batwing style lower fairings. until that point, the road glide had it's own specific lowers (which were non vented). in 2010, there is a new center mount, and the 2 mounts which go between your turn signals and crash bar. there are a lot of folks who have done the switch out to the newer style mounts. the hardest part is the r/r of the inner fairing.
 

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I use vented lowers on my 07 RG, so it will fit 04. Just loosen the bolts on the mount on crash bar on eachsidevsbd slide itin about 3/8 of an inch. Tighten back up and you have plenty of clearence.
 

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2004. thats the reason right there. the moco changed the fairing mounts in 2010 which allowed the use of the batwing style lower fairings. until that point, the road glide had it's own specific lowers (which were non vented). in 2010, there is a new center mount, and the 2 mounts which go between your turn signals and crash bar. there are a lot of folks who have done the switch out to the newer style mounts. the hardest part is the r/r of the inner fairing.

Thanks for the info, but they claim to fit 1998-2013 Road Glides with just a little trimming of the cap. Mine hits the master cylinder (trimmed to fit), the bottom of the fairing (trimmed to fit) and at that pint the speaker pods are over 1/2 from fitting under the fairing.

I'm going to try what zrunnerz is saying, but when I originally tried I had all that loose from remove the GADS deflectors.
 

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I was going to post pics of my 07, but image upload keeps failing. You can run hells foundry mounts or make them with 4' of 1" flat steel also.
 

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Also, I neve had any issues with the bottom and a 04 and 07 RG are the same.
 

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Harley vented lowers on an 05 with stock fairing mounts.






Matazu vented lowers on an 08 with stock fairing mounts.


 

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Thanks for all the replies.... I probably wouldn't have forced it as much as I did without these posts.

Happy to report that I was able to get them on by removing the fairing support brackets, but it wasn't easy OR pretty. Not really happy that they touch the fairing, but what can you do. I still have to wire the speakers, but that will be done when take the fairing off to change headlights, add hidden antenna, and add an aux outlets in the glove box.

First time in a LONG time that I finished a project and had a handful of extra parts/hardware. Since they came with no instructions, and I started before the maker emailed them and before I could find anything written online, I have no idea what the two 1/2" red rubber spacers are for, or the extra 4-6 pointed screws and random washers...but I'm not too concerned. The fairing brackets and everything else metal-to-metal went back on with locktite, and I'm looking forward to taking a test ride tomorrow. I'm guessing I won't notice much of a difference with them closed compared to the soft lowers and GADS deflectors I removed, but am curious how the airflow will be when open.

Thanks again, gang.
 

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Glad to hear it worked out, but be sure to make some hidden brackets off front tank mount or something as you need some bracket.
 

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Glad to hear it worked out, but be sure to make some hidden brackets off front tank mount or something as you need some bracket.

I just reread my post and realized it wasn't clear. I was able to reinstall the stock fairing brackets, so it should be all set.
 

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Good to hear. I just installed a set of these on my 15 RG. I had to cut the cap bar covers about 2.5" and worked great.
 

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What year bike? I installed these on my 07 RG with speaker PODs and just bought a set with speaker pods for my 2015 RG.
hi newbie
I am trying to install matazu lower fairing with speakers on my 07 roadglide and after trimming the front cover they will not come together tight enough.The curve on my crash bar is a little off.Can this be trimmed to fit as well? The top of the speaker also is jammed under my ferring as well
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What year bike? I installed these on my 07 RG with speaker PODs and just bought a set with speaker pods for my 2015 RG.

I ordered color matched lowers when I bought the bike. Wondering if those speaker pods will fit on the HD part? Really trying to cut cost on my speaker upgrade. Looking at Boom, J & M, or ?????, Very expensive to upgrade these stereos.

Still waiting on my lowers to come in from HD

If the pods will work I need to know what pn you ordered from their site
 

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Good to hear. I just installed a set of these on my 15 RG. I had to cut the cap bar covers about 2.5" and worked great.
You have any pics or details for the installation? I planning on doing the same to my 15 RG. Any info on parts, installation and modifications would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS
 

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I just got done installing the matazu lower fairings and like others I read they are hitting the bottom of the main faring. Did anyone come up or able to give ideas on how to adjust?
 

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I previously trimmed a set to use on my fat bob. Kept them and installed on the 15 road glide. Took about 2 inch off the top cap and it went on smooth as can be. The hardware they gave didn't want to work so I simply zip tied the bottom in place and got the top to work. A variable speed dremel simplifies the process.
 

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I removed 2.5 inches off the side leg of the top piece that meets up to the faring support bracket that mounts to the highway bar. My issue is the top of the lower faring pressed against the bottom of the main faring. Is it possible to raise the faring on an 06 glide about 1/4 inch or any other ideas? The only other thing i could think of is to shave the top corner and refill with plastic putty. Don't really like this idea.
 

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I think the difference between the 2010 and newer RGs is the fairing is 1.5" higher. I "think" you can purchase the 2010 brackets and fairing mount. This will lift your fairing giving you more room. I think I have seen this discussed on this board before. May be we will hear more replies on this.
 
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