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Old 12-13-2008, 04:05 PM
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Default What exactly is the Difference between FLH & FLT Lowers?

If you look at the description of the Vented lowers they say "except FLTR" but if you look at the non vented lowers there is no mention of not fitting the ugly a** RG's.
So what is the difference between the FLH lowers that wont let them fit the red headed step children FLTR?
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:08 PM
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The FLTR ones are cut lower at the top to clear the fairing. I have them on mine and you have to adjust the top when mounting or they will touch the fairing, the fltr ones are more pointed at the top too. Also I think the glove boxes are different.
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Completely different design. They do not make vented lowers for the FLTR yet (too bad) and they are different in the parts book. The Glove Boxes and Doors are different too.
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What they said...

I have FLH lowers on my 07Glide. they do touch the fairing, but not an issue (for me) since the fairing is fixed.

I already had them (taken off my 02 RK), plus I wanted vented lowers.

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Sorry if i stole your thread... does the Roadglide lowers fit the FLHX? cuz i believe the road glide lowers look better...
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The FLTR ones are cut lower at the top to clear the fairing. I have them on mine and you have to adjust the top when mounting or they will touch the fairing, the fltr ones are more pointed at the top too. Also I think the glove boxes are different.
To be more specific,the FLTR's fairing has brackets that mount to the engine guard.

As far as them hitting the fairing,I think their molds are inconsistant.My right lower is about 1/8 away from hitting the bottom of the fairing while the left side is about 7/16 away.Spacers may fix this.
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Based on what you guys are saying the FLH models actual will fit the Road Glide then????? you just may have the issue with touching the fairing??

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To be more specific,the FLTR's fairing has brackets that mount to the engine guard.

As far as them hitting the fairing,I think their molds are inconsistant.My right lower is about 1/8 away from hitting the bottom of the fairing while the left side is about 7/16 away.Spacers may fix this.
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The lowers need to have clearance for the upper fairing brkt's. that clamp to the engine guard.
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Hoppe makes vents you can install in the lowers for $200. They make a ton of difference.
I thought they all attached to the eng guard, the FLTR one have more of a point to the design.
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There DOES seem to be some inconsistency, my left side touches (keep it minf it is touching the rubber molding..not a painted surface), right side is 1 miilionth of an inch clear

Also, you do need to cut off the fiberglass portion which covers the "crash bars". This gives clearance for the fairing bracket. Hard to describe, but was very easy to figure out and do (we used an electric hand grinder with a cutting disc).

The local dealer told me this would work...gave me the nerve to try.

Two things influenced me to do it this way:

1. I wanted vented lowers and the ones for the glide are not available vented This was pretty important to me since I have ridden RKs without vents in the summer. I realize a couple companies make vents, but they are rather pricey and the reviews I found were not positive as to quality, air flow, etc.

2. I already had the FLH lowers, just had to get them painted cobalt blue (from black). the dealer guy I spoke with said others would purchase thw FLH lowers off e bay, etc...then conform to the glide.

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Based on what you guys are saying the FLH models actual will fit the Road Glide then????? you just may have the issue with touching the fairing??
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