How to Take a Fairing Off a FLHTC Harley Davidson

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How to Take a Fairing Off a FLHTC Harley Davidson
The fairing is the batwing shape on the front of this Electra Glide. (John Mottern/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

There are three likely reasons to remove the big, batwing-shaped outer fairing on an Electra Glide: to remove the windshield, to access the front wiring harness, or as part of a larger disassembly project. Electra Glide (or FLH) fairings are fork mounted fairings and they come off all FLHs the same way. Although the outer fairing is the largest single component of the chassis, it attaches to the rest of the bike with just seven screws.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cardboard box
  • Tape
  • T-27 Torx head driver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Break down a cardboard box and tape it over the front fender to protect the finish. Locate, loosen and remove the three screws at the top of the fairing and just below the left, middle and right of the windshield with a Torx head driver.

  2. 2

    Loosen and remove the screw in the right wind deflector just below the speaker with a Torx head driver. Loosen and remove the screw in the left wind deflector just below the speaker with a Torx head driver.

  3. 3

    Lock the handlebars completely left, then completely right to access and remove the Torx head fairing screws on the left and right side of the fairing cap.

  4. 4

    Tilt the fairing forward and squeeze the wiring harness connector behind the headlight to release the headlight assembly from the front wiring harness.

  5. 5

    Remove the front fairing from the motorcycle.

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