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Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Pickard Bagger styling – it’s the details that count

New from Richardson, Texas based Pickard USA, this beat down replacement inner fairing for 2013 and prior Road Glides features a double din head unit mount, 6.5” molded speaker pods and modified glove box doors. 

Each fairing is “fitted to a stock outer before shipping, so installation and mock-up will be a breeze. As shown on this fairing, we offer optional 6.5” speaker cut-outs on the inner wall to give more sound. Just let us know when ordering, so we can pre-cut them before shipping. You’ll notice we retain the majority of the glove box space and include the doors pre-fit to each fairing.”
The hammer down replacement rear fender is designed for 2008 and up Dyna Street Bobs, Low Riders and Super Glides.  It measures 8.5” in width and utilizes all the stock mounting hardware for a true bolt-on installation. 

The company says that it eliminated the stock ridge that runs down the sides of the fender and radiused the bottom edge to match the radius of the tire. This gives it a clean appearance that flows with the lines of the bike – all the unnecessary holes have been shaved and it sits about 1.5” lower compared to a stock fender.
It has been designed with a stock length 12” shock to give it a slammed look with enough tire to fender clearance - traditional slammed fenders kill the ride quality with a shorter and stiffer rear shock. 

Also seen here, the 2013 and prior raked Street Glide fairing corrects the headlight angle on a 26 or 30 inch short neck kit on big wheel baggers. “The first thing you’ll notice is that we took the ‘squareness’ out of the headlight area and gave it a smooth, rounded contour to flow with the headlight and the rest of the fairing. We also added a brow to the edge, which is about an inch longer than stock. This gives the fairing a streamlined appearance and complements the rounded nose.
“Below the headlight, we molded in the lower skirt, which eliminates the need to modify the stock one. It’s been arched in the center for maximum fender clearance, designed with front air ride in mind. We’ve eliminated all the headaches of stretching the stock fairing for the short neck kits.”
Finally, for those who would prefer the look of the ‘09 and up factory strut covers on an ‘08 and prior bagger, Pickard’s smooth strut covers mount to the stock frame and hide the exposed struts on each side of the rear fender.  They’re made of high quality composite and can be painted to match the rear fender for a finished look. 

They come pre-drilled for simple installation and allow the stock tourpack and backrest docking hardware to be used; extended rear end packages are separately available to complement this kit.