Mounting bracket fills the Original Equipment handlebar riser mounting location for a clean look and replaces the factory instrument mount and headlamp visor to lower the gauge for an improved viewing angle with Clip-On Handlebars.
- Gloss black
- Speedo bracket, dash panel bezel, and all required mounting hardware included
- Required for installation of Clip-On Handlebars on XL883N models
Instrument and Headlamp Mounting Bracket is rated
Rated 3 out of
For "Cafe Racer" use only
Top notch on form and function. Perfect fit. Looks beautiful. I like the fact you can use the factory LED indicator lights with it (instead of purchasing them separately) and no need for any additional mounting brackets. This product is all you need to get it done.
Two things I find disappointing, though...
1. You completely lose the ability to mount on normal handlebars as it covers up the points where the riser/clamp were. It would've been nice to go back to using normal handlebars and keep this product installed because it looks so nice. So, keep in mind if you use this product, you're only option is clip ons handlebars. This should have been thought through.
2. Not sure if this is entirely true, but with this product installed, it is extremely tedious to adjust your headlamp aim as you have to remove the entire mounting bracket, remove the instrument/speedo, reinstall the mounting bracket, align the headlamp, (once its set) remove entire mounting bracket again, reinstall the instrument/speedo, and reinstall the mounting bracket...again.
These disappointments may sound petty, but as Geniune Harley Davidson parts that just got released, you'd expect improvements over existing aftermarket products that had been around for years.
I tried getting confirmation about adjusting the headlight aim, but since I'm forbidden to write about it according to the Writing Guidelines... Let's just say I'm getting no answers, so I'm left with no choice but to believe that's the way it's done.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product for the time being. I just hope one day I do not choose to go back to using regular riser/clamp handlebars because that would be the day I'd have regrets of not getting the aftermarket mount.
Date published: 2017-03-10