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Hi all, I want to do the conversion but I want to make the inner fairing mount in a slightly different position than stock. Can anybody give me measurements of of a stock mount?
 

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Thinking of pre Rushmore. I see the mounts also vary,so I'm thinking 2004-08. I've seen the adjustable ones but I would rather make a cleaner one piece look once I have the look I want. I'm going to leave the spedo in the tank so I want the area behind the inner fairing clean looking.
 

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Also check out Paul Yaffe, Bagger Nation, they might have some kits as well.

My suggestion would be to buy one of the adjustable mounts, remove your headlight and fuel tank off of your King and mock up what you want for height, angle etc and then fab a mount or have one fab'd for you with those dimension and then sell or return the adjustable mount. That would give you a one piece unit that you could powder coat in the color you want (black of course).

If you're going to leave the speedo on the tank and not change the tank dash I would look into one of the inner fairings that has more speaker mounts and put a kick ass stereo in the inner fairing. You can fill the gauge holes with tweeters and put four big speakers facing you.

Cleanest design would use the hidden fairing supports made for that era, that way you don't have to depend on the engine guard.

Good Luck, it is a large scale project best tackled in the winter in a warm shop.


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Thanks for the ideas! Yes it will be a winter project. I just want to start accumulating parts as I find them.
 

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Depending on which direction you go for paint, I always like a gloss black inner fairing, goes with every colour very well. Colour matched fairings can be a little "over the top" in my humble opinion, I've seen very few that I like.

I would definitely fill those gauge holes with tweeters instead of the temp and fuel gauges. The air temp gauge was really useless anyway.

A lot of folks put more speakers down on the inside of the fairing, removing the inner glove boxes. You should be able to fit a couple 6x9's in there. That way you can have more sound carrying back to you instead of trying to push sound forward at speed from lid speakers behind you.

Get yourself a little label maker and label every connection on your present bike as you take it apart, will save a lot of grief later on.

One thing that you may require is a non-Ultra overlay harness. This should be plug n play to get you the basic stereo/power/speaker wiring and then you would have to expand from there.

Good luck with the conversion.


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Thanks! My bike is black so I'm set there. I totally agree with the audio suggestions. I have speaker lids now and I'm putting stock one back on.
 

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Deciding that next. Don't want to attach it to the crash bar I may change that out too. Either I'll support it internally or make a mount off the center crash bar attachment point.
 

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Deciding that next. Don't want to attach it to the crash bar I may change that out too. Either I'll support it internally or make a mount off the center crash bar attachment point.
Hellsfoundry makes a set of brackets that use the front tank bolts then to the fairing.
 

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Looks pretty good... interested in what you plan to do for the electronics. Are you hoping to swap out the dash and throw new guages in with all the wiring or just put speakers in all the holes and run an aftermarket radio? I know there are differences between the gauge sizes from the older bikes to the rushmores. They are neither the same size nor are they compatible electronically.
 

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DId mine on my '17 Special. Not really bad, once I researched everything. I used FF inner, factory outer. Replaced my hand controls with lighted touring for radio switches. Biketronics unit for using thumb controls. Innovative wiring made me an adapter for the headlight. Hardest thing I had was not realizing that the RK still used 3 wire turn signals and had to do a little transition to accommodate the 4 wire on the RG and touring models. Blanks in the turn signal location and used Ciro3D turn signals next to headlight. Run 2 sets of DD Audio separates on Arc Audio 600.4. I kept stock headlight nacelle and had local guy trim sides to allow turn radius. Good luck with your project. Glad I am not the only crazy/stupid one out there.....:grin: Pic is one I found before doing mine. You can see the trimming on nacelle. More like what yours, in terms of bike style (pre-Rushmore). I still have not been able to figure out why I can't post pics more than once. Every time I try to attach a pic I have used before for another topic, attachment manager refuses to let me attach. Tells me I have used in a previous thread... NO SHit?? I never would have remembered.....:mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

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