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Old 05-15-2019, 05:48 AM
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So i have the fairing off to pre-wire for the stereo and amp arriving this week. Upon doing that I see that the bracket connecting to the top of the inner fairing is broken. Clearly i'm sure there is a structural integrity issue but how concerned should i be?

Can i drill a hole in the bracket and attach an L shapped bracket to reattach to the fairing?

 
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:56 AM
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pretty common issue. You can use L brackets to fix it or you can buy new supports. HD sells an updated one , alloy art is another choice
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:17 AM
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There are some various options in this thread I started when I did the brackets on my old Electra Glide.

https://www.hdforums.com/forum/touri...-beer-job.html
 
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Did mine last week. Just bolted L brackets to it. Works perfect.
 
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Originally Posted by Bulrid8 View Post
Did mine last week. Just bolted L brackets to it. Works perfect.

I am thinking that is what I am going to do. I already have the fairing off in preparation for the stereo coming tomorrow so I don't want to wait to buy something and ship it so I think I will hit up the ole Home Depot on my lunch today and get a bracket and some bolts and just do it myself. Hell can even get fancy and spray paint the l bracket black.
 
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Here are a couple of repair pictures that have been posted in the past.



 
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I used these on my 99 Ultra when I noticed they where broken. Simple to install and didn't have any issues of one breaking again after.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Frogprince View Post
I used these on my 99 Ultra when I noticed they where broken. Simple to install and didn't have any issues of one breaking again after.
https://www.amazon.com/Bagger-Fairin.../dp/B003W4RUS6
No offense, but I'm not paying $37 for something that is basically the same as using a $2 L bracket!
 
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Replaced on my 08 ultra 9 years ago with new harley updated brackets no more issue in 9 years.
 
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:53 PM
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I added the L-shape bracket when my bike was a few months old rather have them break down the road, I shape them and painted them be good for 100,000 miles.
 

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