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Old 06-04-2008, 01:15 AM
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Take that fairing shell off & look in there . . . EEEEK !!!!!!!!!!
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I just sold my Road King Custom because I wanted the full fairing, life's funny. Anyhow, if you want the protection of a full fairing just buy the windshield that goes on the Police Electra Glide....

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Old 06-04-2008, 04:32 AM
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Gauges, bars, nacelle, gas tank, wiring to accomodate - may not be your best idea!
Lotsa bucks, major workand no value in the finished product.
Trade for an 09 FLHR.
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From personal experience...it is a real challenge.
Bear with me on this one...
My current bike is a 2001 FLHTPI (Police electra glide).
It started out as a poilce bike for the Raleigh NC PD. After 10K mikes it was up on bid and a local bought it. He got it at a steal. He too did not like the EG look and modified it into a Road King. I bought the bike from him and converted it back into a EG..eventually making it an ultra minus the electronic cruise and intercom.
For all praticel purposes the EG and RK are the same bike. A few major differences and things you need to consider. You will need the following main items:
[ul][*]tank[*]tank dash (console)[*]main wiring harness[*]nacelle wiring harness[*]nacelle[*]riser cover[*]handlebar lock[*]windshield w/ mounting points[*]new front fender if you have any emblems as the EG and RK emblems on the front fender do not have the same mounting points...holes in the fender for mounting.[*]speedometer[*]instrument (idiot) lights[/ul]Cost on all those items new will be $3000 or so. The tank and wiring are the most expensive...new. I suggest scouring ebay. I did and saved a ton.
My conversion from an RK back to a EG ultra after i sold all the RK parts on ebay was 4000$ that includes a new painting. It took me about 6 weeks, but most was waiting on paint. If you have all the parts and a service manual you can do this in a couple weeks. It is not for the timid but can be completed.
If you need any more info on the process PM me. You can see my "after pics" on my profile.
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Look for someone who wants to trade down to a Glide and swap.
Look for some who wants to trade UP to a Glide, and swap.
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I think I would just trade and get what I want. if you do the conversion your resale value will be in the dumpster cause it wont be a electra glide anymore and still wont be a true road king.
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It seems pretty simple to me.&nbsp\\;
Get a pair of wire cutters and clean up the wiring.
Get a hacksaw and clean up the brackets
Get a wrench and bolt up the ROad King front end
Voila!&nbsp\\; Instant Road King



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I agree with many others, trade.&nbsp\\; It can be done, but it's too messy, and difficult.&nbsp\\;&nbsp\\;A guy in one of our sister clubs&nbsp\\;attempted it, and was plagued with problems throughout the entire project.&nbsp\\; He ended up selling the bike to someone who could finish the project, and took a big hit on it, when he could have traded for a Road King even.
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Look for someone who wants to trade down to a Glide and swap.
Look for some who wants to trade UP to a Glide, and swap.
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LOL, I knew I was going to hear from one of you Glide Pilots on that one
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Cool I am in the same boat brother!

I have a 91 flt and its time for a change removing the faring I saw a nacelle that lets me keep my cluster but turns my bagger into a convertible but it was at a bar and I never found out where he got it I have spent many hours on the internet looking 4 it to no avail actually thats why I loged on here today to see if anyone could sell me one good luck and do what you want before it becomes illeagal
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