Cafe Fairing For Harley-Davidson Road King

I never liked traditional windshields or fairings because, while useful, they never contribute, quite the opposite, to the lines of a motorcycle. With a few exceptions in the after-market industry like this very interesting “Cafe Fairing” offered by Glide-Pro.

Mounts directly via the Harley factory installed grommets on all Road King models. A specific fairing soon to be available for the Softail Heritage ad Deluxe. Made from bagged fiberglass and provided with stainless steel brackets.

You can buy this fairing already painted and color coded to Harley stock colors. Glide Pro.

7 Responses to “Cafe Fairing For Harley-Davidson Road King”

  1. 1 Choppperguy Dec 18th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    This is a really nice piece! I like it!

  2. 2 Lyle Dec 18th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Good idea but what is “bagged fiberglass?” Is it using a trash bag and a vacumn cleaner to suck all the air bubbles out of the laminate, or am I missing something?

  3. 3 Fluke Dec 19th, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Bagged fibreglass I assume refers to vacuum bagging during the layup process.

    It doesn’t really take that much more work to do, but it leaves the inside skin of the part smooth, saves a little weight and is slightly stronger.

    It is more common when making Carbon fibre parts, but can be equally good with Kevlar or fibreglass.

    I have only ever done it with lost core moulding my single piece carbon fibre tanks, but the technique is the same.

  4. 4 Alan Dec 19th, 2009 at 10:17 am

    A cafe fairing on a Road King? That’s like putting hood scoops and a spoiler on a Buick LeSabre. The two just don’t go together.

  5. 5 Woody Dec 19th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    It’s hand layed in an open mold and then the whole mold goes into a plastic bag with a vacuum fitting. The vac pulls the bag down tight against the open side and smooths the inside surface and draws air out of the resin by pushing against it. Sealing off the exposed glass/resin surface area from air also lets it cure with the exposed side not being sticky. Makes it easier for faster handling later. Exotherm temps are about the same as an open mold.

  6. 6 Woody Dec 19th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I think it looks kinda cool. Knocks the air off your chest on the highway for longer trips and just toss it in the Hotel room when ya get there for local cruising. Not my style ’cause I like tunes, but I think it looks good on the bike.

  7. 7 Geno Dec 21st, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    genius pure genius
    now they should release drag bars, rear sets, and megaphones to fit that
    lil ol Road King and Electra Glide

    funny I have a 06 Super Glide and I cant find a cafe fairing for it anywhere

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