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Harley-Davidson Electra Motorcycle Hitch Fitment

Of all the touring bikes made, are probably more choices for the Glide than any other the Honda Gold Wing). means you have a lot of choices it comes to hitches, which can make things confusing. My post explained that narrowed my range down to two Harley hitch styles .

hitch choice for the Electra begins by model year either 84-08 or 09 to present.

includes the standard Electra the Classic and the Ultra. Bikes in model year range a lot of structure at the back of the bike. The attaches to the fender struts and the sub-frame.

This hitch installs

Does your bike a rubber bumper under the

Most Electra Glides do. In case, your bike the standard Electra Glide The chrome version has a vertical

The black powdercoat hitch. is nearly identical in design, has a receiver.

Does your lack the rubber bumper?

If you an Electra Glide without a bumper, you want the Road hitch. It’s basically the but designed to fit flush with the This, too, is available in two styles with a “chrome” with vertical receiver and a powdercoat with a horizontal .

The chrome version of this doesn’t have much because most of the hitch is behind the fender. Its advantage is the that because most of it fit behind the fender, it is less than the black powdercoat

Harley Electra Glide – to Present

In 2009, Harley their flagship full touring bike frame. An design made the bike Overall, that was a good

However, in doing so, H-D eliminated of the structure in the back that makers relied on for support. meant hitch design have to change.

Furthermore, H-D began introducing CVOs and Screamin’ Eagle Road Glides started with Street Glide Tires got wider, then Filler strips between the and saddlebags became more More bikes beyond the Glide appeared with TourPaks.

That’s all great for but man, it’s a headache for makers.

When fitting a to a present-day Electra Glide, common questions need to be

1) Does your TourPak permanently or is it on the Harley 4-point release system?

2) Do you have strips between the saddlebags and And are they lighted?

3) Does bike have the rubber under the fender?

Standard setup: Fixed no fillers, bumper present

is what most folks an Electra Glide with a that bolts on, no filler and a rubber bumper. This mounts higher up than the hitch because of the frame

This chrome receiver hitch mounts at the point the TourPak bolts onto the When you have someone you install this, it is a fast an installation. The chrome hitch down the side and the receiver is behind the fender.

The chrome nicely with the saddlebag structures, so you really don’t see at all.

This video demonstrates the being installed on a 2009 This bike happens to a removable TourPak, but the installation is the And this will give you a idea what this like on a current model Electra Glide.

The black Harley hitch mounts at a different point but it too is an easy This video demonstrates the hitch installation on 2011 Glide.

Other Versions

If bike has something different the standard setup, there is a hitch for you, but the exact will vary. Rather list fifty different here, it’s just to contact me and I can match you up with the hitch for your Harley .

The next installment will Street Glide trailer options.

Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide
Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide

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