Lower Fairing

So lately I’ve been thinking of removing my lowers (fairing) from my Road Glide. I see a lot of these “show bikes”, and rarely do you see them with lowers. Maybe they’re on to something. Don’t get me wrong, I like the fact that they provide some additional wind protection, and I love the fact that I can stick additional speaker in them, but I’m starting to think they look a little “out of place” on the bike. Plus, if I keep my lowers, I can’t rock a custom crash bar, like the slick looking ones from Factory47cycles.com. What do you guys think. I’d love to read what you think. Take the poll, and respond with a comment below!

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4 Responses

  1. aviaator

    I can’t vote in your poll because my answer isn’t available. I’m yes/no on the lowers. Yes from Nov-Apr, no from May-Oct. Purely temperature related. I like the way they look but WAY too hot in the summer.

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  2. Mike

    Well, personally I use them in the Cooler/cold months and remove them in the Warm / Hot months.
    Have never used them for storage. I have an Ultra with tons of room for junk!

    They are not difficult to remove. Once you get the hang of it. I think the lowers complete the touring appearance.
    Unless your allergic to turning a wrench in the garage. You can then ad custom bars for the warm Summer cruising!
    I can make my 2012 FLTRU look like a FLTRX thanks to the quick release tour bag on my Ultra and a leather custom seat. I left the lowers on and I thought it looked kool or different. Like a Custom with lowers.. Then I removed them and it still looked Kool. Some people don’t like anything near stock. If they had a tractor they would put big wheels on the front and small wheels on the back. Just to be diff! Do what makes you happy!

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  3. scott

    You would think one of the aftermarket companies would make a nice set of custom crash bars that worked with factory lowers. Best of both worlds IMO.

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  4. eekhats@aol.com

    I remove my lowers and install an 8″ dark smoke windscreen in the summer then put them back on with a tall windscreen for winter riding. All process takes about 30 min and it’s like having two bikes.

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