Originally Posted by BlackHarley1982
I have a 2011 Road King Classic I wanna put a fairing on. Should I just go through with making it a Street Glide or would it be more cost effective to trade it in for a Street Glide?
It depends on if you can get a fairing cheap enough.
Road King has a nacelle, with a headlight.
SG has a fairing with all the gauges mounted in it, and the headlight mounted in the fairing.
The issue I see the most, is the wiring. You have your speedo on the tank, where as the SG fairing has the speedo, tach, ambient air temp, fuel gauge and volts, plus the radio and speakers, all in the fairing. I'd be under the impression the complete harness is different, and not that there would be a plug to simply tap into, and add all that in one shot. I may be wrong.
As well, you'd have to remove your handlebars, and install the other bars from the SG/Ultr/EG to clear the fairing.
Ontop of the fairing, you'll need all the mounts.
Of course, selling your nacelle assembly would offset some of the cost, but then you have to also paint the fairing to match, unless you;re lucky enough to find one color matched already.
I'm not saying it can't be done, but you may be looking at as much as replacing a harness to achieve it, if going with OEM parts.
If you buy an aftermarket fairing, (Like Wingnut has.) then you get the SG look, but with a removable fairing and 4 speakers in the fairing, rather than all the gauges.