Easy to install on my 2007 Road King. Took about one hour. However the directions say to remove both saddlebags which was not necessary [even though it is easy] . Looks like it belongs on the bike and best of all, it keeps the engine heat from cooking my thighs!!
Install was a breeze. It is not required to remove saddlebags or side panels as stated in Kuryakyns instructions. Just remove the seat, the two bolts just forward of the battery compartment. Install shields replace bolts and the seat, then stand back and check out how awesome they look. Super glad I made the purchase.
Saddle shields arrived in 4 days. Installation on my 2008 Harley Ultra was easy but according to the picture on the instuctions , the plastic spacer provided is shown going over the top of the shield. This kicked the shield out at an angle and the part of the shield that has the double face tape on it would not stay in place. It was too far from the frame. After putting the spacer under the shield evertthing lined up perfect. Just line up the shield for proper clearance and push on the the part where the double face tape sticks to the frame for 1 minute. After that tighten up the gas tank bolts, put the seat on and your ready to go. The shields do a great job of keeping the heat off your leggs. Of coarse the reflective smoke color looks great on the bike too. After a few weeks of use, the only complaint I have is that sometimes when getting off the bike I will catch my boot on the edge of shield. Just have to be more carefull getting off. Get some, you'll be glad you did!
Are the heat shields worth it, I rode my 08 for two years and figured how bad is it... I looked at the HD heat shield and they looked cheap and were too expensive just to keep my legs from burning. I had gotten a pair of heat shields from my friend that looked great but did not fit the 08, so I looked around found Kuryakan in their catalog and though ok maybe we'll try, saw the price and thought no way, came to Dennis Kirk saw the same heat shield only cheaper and thought on I'll try them , they went on rather easy, you have to loosen the tank, and make sure the two way tape catches the frame and than put every thing back together, Rode a couple of times when it was cooler and it seemed better, last week I went out when it was 95 and wow what a difference, these things really work, amazing what a little piece of plastic does..... and the smoke ones look great , they add some real class...
Instalation is a slight pain? Our wiring harnesses are hard to move and you'll break the plastic mounting tabs that stick through the frame! But once installed! Look good and can handle 75mph interstate test run! After 300 miles the double back tape really works! No hot legs either!