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I'm debating on getting a custom-painted inner fairing. If you can think of pros and cons, now is the time to hit me with 'em.

Do you think an inner fairing in this color would be a distraction or maybe cause additional glare? If so, have you experienced that on any bike you've owned?
 

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It depends on you.

I think it would look awesome!

I thought about getting my superior blue RGU color matched especially because the RGU are unpainted, but then I saw a picture of one and felt like I would be admiring it when I should be paying attention to the road.
 

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Painted inner fairing is so many levels above the bare plastic. Totally adds to the bike 100%. Do it
 

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I think it's the one mega-co$tly bodywork bit that is worth the money.

Any time you seen one, it looks fantastic, no matter what the colour.

I've sprung for one even before I see my 2019 kinetic green FLTRX, which won't arrive down here til Feb. I can't stand the cheap-ass plastic stock item.

I will love the paint on my gas tanks and bags too, but I won't be taking my eyes off the road to admire them. That's for secret late-night beer-in-garage time LOL

Do it.
 

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It was one of the first things I did when I bought my 2011 Sedona orange. I think it really complete’s the look of the bike. I think they should come from the factory painted. No glare issues at all, but it is nice to look at. Do it you won’t be sorry.
 

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Do it. Looks so much better. My last two bikes came that way and it makes a huge difference. No distraction or glare 99.99% of the time.
 

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If you decide you want one, check out these guys.

The Fairing XChange

Costs a lot less than buying one from HD, and they install it. Since they use Harley Paint, they probably can get that color for you.

You might also consider an offsetting color. I had a 2009 Mirage Orange FLTR, and I went with a Vivid Black inner fairing. Yeah, it was already black, but the painted version looked so much better. Plus, I already knew that Mirage Orange and Vivid Black went well together as those were the colors on my 2008 Nightster.
 

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If you decide you want one, check out these guys.

The Fairing XChange

Costs a lot less than buying one from HD, and they install it. Since they use Harley Paint, they probably can get that color for you.

You might also consider an offsetting color. I had a 2009 Mirage Orange FLTR, and I went with a Vivid Black inner fairing. Yeah, it was already black, but the painted version looked so much better. Plus, I already knew that Mirage Orange and Vivid Black went well together as those were the colors on my 2008 Nightster.
RGS comes with what looks like a vivid black inner fairing... correct me if I'm wrong...
 

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You are correct, Prolific. It's one you can live with, for sure. The FLTRX is the one with the cheap-ass plastic version.
 

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It was one of the first things I did when I bought my 2011 Sedona orange. I think it really complete’s the look of the bike. I think they should come from the factory painted. No glare issues at all, but it is nice to look at. Do it you won’t be sorry.
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I had the inner fairing painted Sedona Orange (along with the 21" front fender) before I ever picked up the bike from the dealer who did some initial work for me. I think that painting the inner fairing is the single biggest thing you can do to upgrade the look of your bike - except not as big a difference on a black denim or black bike as on an orange or any bright colored bike. Look at Shark of the Month for Oct. 2013 for pics. I think they look 'incomplete' until you paint them, like someone at the factory forgot to paint them.

Besides, everyone knows that orange is the sexiest HD color, painting the inner fairing is like dropping a Viagra into the tank!
 

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I have to agree with those saying a painted inner fairing is one of the best upgrades you can do aesthetically. If your doing the disassembly yourself, be prepared for a lot of work. Taking the outer fairing off is nothing compared to the inner because absolutely everything is attached to the inner and must be removed from it before it can be taken off the bike for painting. Last winter I had my 2012 untra torn all apart for a paint job and I had decided not to do the inner fairing because of the amount of work involved. My friend gently talked me into doing it saying “ you can’t come this far and not do it”. He was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I can’t stress enough how glad I am that I did it at that time because I can guarantee you I will not take it apart that far again. I’ll include some pics to give you an idea of what your up against but it’s like anything else, just get started, dig in and take a lot of detailed pictures as your disassembling, especially the wiring. Side note, if your thinking about putting higher bars on, this is also the time to do some carefull wire pulling/ rerouting to gain some slack and not have to get wire extensions later. If you look closely you can see that I did a two tone paint job on the inner fairing to match the paint theme on the rest of the bike. The lower portion of the inner and the guage pod are slightly darker, it’s a nice subtle touch for the descerning eye. Sorry , the light is bad on the most relevant picture from above rear.
 

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I have to agree with those saying a painted inner fairing is one of the best upgrades you can do aesthetically. If your doing the disassembly yourself, be prepared for a lot of work. Taking the outer fairing off is nothing compared to the inner because absolutely everything is attached to the inner and must be removed from it before it can be taken off the bike for painting. Last winter I had my 2012 untra torn all apart for a paint job and I had decided not to do the inner fairing because of the amount of work involved. My friend gently talked me into doing it saying “ you can’t come this far and not do it”. He was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I can’t stress enough how glad I am that I did it at that time because I can guarantee you I will not take it apart that far again. I’ll include some pics to give you an idea of what your up against but it’s like anything else, just get started, dig in and take a lot of detailed pictures as your disassembling, especially the wiring. Side note, if your thinking about putting higher bars on, this is also the time to do some carefull wire pulling/ rerouting to gain some slack and not have to get wire extensions later. If you look closely you can see that I did a two tone paint job on the inner fairing to match the paint theme on the rest of the bike. The lower portion of the inner and the guage pod are slightly darker, it’s a nice subtle touch for the descerning eye. Sorry , the light is bad on the most relevant picture from above rear.

Nice looking scoot. I like the creativity used in the belting on the TP and glove compartment covers, along with the large head rivets - or whatever fastener you used. What am I seeing where the seat meets the tank is that made to look like the horn on a saddle? Again, nice job of tying things together - though I sure hope you don't come to an abrupt stop some day - looks like a serious 'nut cracker'!
 

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Uncle Fuzzy. Thanks for the nice comments. What you are seeing is indeed an actual saddle horn. I gave the leather guy an old saddle to cannibalize thinking that he could wrap the saddle horn in leather. When he took it apart he found that it was chrome so we left it. Also adding to the saddle look are the heat shields that are very functional as well because they go down so far as compared to the little plastic alternatives.
 

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I have the RGU version. Coming from a 15 CVO I was fairly certain I wanted to do the inner fairing on this bike. But...I like the gloss black inner fairing. The bike has that orange/black theme going for it so...at least for now..I'll stay with it stock. Tho I reserve the right to change my mind! And if you get it done, please post pictures! :)
 
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