Unlike every other Harley, the RoadGlide has a pair, H4 lights so one kit provides everything.
You only have to tap off one power wire and attach a couple of ground lugs. Everything else is Plug and Pray.
The second photo shows the size differenced on the bulbs.
I was pretty lucky as I had my old headlight assembly still. Last year I changed it out for the European reflector assembly. It gives off a more focused light pattern.:mwink
The second shot is the rubber seal that I though needed cutting. Later on, I found out that the bulb assemblies come apart and there was no need to cut it to fit it on.
Good thing I had extra ones from the spare headlight. There´s only a handfull of RoadGlides in Mexico. Finding parts like this here is impossible.
This is the difference between the US and European reflectors.
(The difference that I have been told anyway.)
The European has a little deflector inside which trims off the top of the light path. This supposedly allows for a longer light pattern that travels farther.
You can see the deflector in the first photo. It is in the top of the reflector and has two ¨arms¨ that go toward the center and look to be riveted on.
And it also has this little light in between the 2 reflectors. I think this is for the countries that do not have laws about the headlight being on all the time.
About this time my Buddy showed up to give me a hand so the photos are a little sparse.
There is a lot of room for the ballasts inside the fairing on the RoadGlide.
He said because of this, it was a lot easier than doing the install on his Ultra.
Later we learned different.:lol8
Anyway, here´s the ballasts installed on each side. We fastened them with double side tape. Look Ma! No holes!:thumb
Getting everything back together was a little more complicated.
Seem like, over the years my RoadGlide had developed a little ¨wiring harness sag¨.
We put the outer fairing on and then had trouble fitting the light assembly in.
The larger HID bases kept hitting the wiring harness and would not enter.
We took it apart about 3 times moving parts of the harness etc.
Finally, we went in and took off all the former wire ties and redid it all.:faint
The lights fit in with plenty of clearance now and everything works great.:thumb
Got it together about dusk. Took a little spin with it and really am pleased with the results.:thumb
In the last shot, you can see the little light that comes with the European headlight assy. I am going to change it out for a bluer bulb as it really sticks out now.
Good example of the differences between the two types of lights.
Yes but,but, it's got ceramic tile !:notw: but seriously,thanxs for the very helpfull info& pics,i was considering the same thing after i saw a dude go by with em on. they really stand out & look cool too! :thumb