ROAD GLIDE Vent Screens Installation Tips – Batwing Vent Screen Installation Tips

A warm welcome to our CUSTOMERS! Your installation experience will be greatly enhanced by thoroughly understanding and implementing the following instructions:

STEP #1 – prior to shipment arrival, familiarize yourself with the installation procedure by accessing our Tutorials via the appropriate SUPPORT Drop-Down Menus as described below:


7 Primary Menu headings (each clickable to view an informational web-page)
7 Primary Menu headings (each clickable to view an informational web-page)

Each Primary Menu heading represents a clickable webpage. Hovering your cursor over Primary Menu headings with a Drop-Down symbol 🔽 will reveal Drop-Down Menus for access to additional important information. After reading and understanding this page, Road Glide® (frame-mounted fairing) customers please proceed to the two appropriate drop-down menu support pages for installation instructions. Note that the proprietary Center SPLITSCREEN Installation (LOGIN) page is for customers only (password provided post-purchase). Batwing (fork-mounted fairing) customers proceed to the Batwing drop-down menu page. NOTE: hover your cursor over many of our images to reveal additional information:

ROAD GLIDE Vent Screens Installation Tutorial
ROAD GLIDE: reading and understanding the information contained in the three SUPPORT pages should result in an easy installation. Please contact us with any questions and/or concerns!
ROAD GLIDE Vent Screens Installation

STEP #2 – before opening your package, familiarize yourself with the contents of your shipment so as to avoid inadvertently disturbing the delicately attached neoprene Stabilizer Pad while unpacking the installation template or mistakenly discarding the Mini-Binder Spring Clip:

UNPACKAGING (a Triple SPLITSCREENS order is depicted): Your order will arrive in a humble “non-retail” (no fancy packaging costs built-in to your purchase price) 9″ x 11.5″ stiff cardboard mailing envelope containing the following important items:
  • a neoprene rubber edge-trimmed Center SPLITSCREEN with Mini-Binder Spring Clip (shipped within a protective cardboard sleeve which is attached to the Stabilizer Pad Installation Template with a pair of small paper clips). See Important Handling Note below;
  • a pair of Side SPLITSCREENS shipped within a protective clear plastic bag. The mVS badge (or green dot) signifies “front”;
  • IMPORTANT HANDLING NOTE: Please take care handling 5″x 6″ cardboard template which is used to position the Stabilizer Pad within the inaccessible center vent (aka Air Duct Assembly or ADA). handling: while either removing template from envelope or removing protective film to expose adhesive, take care to not disturb the neoprene Stabilizer Pad as it is designed to detach from the cardboard template easily;Neoprene Stabilizer Pad
  • a Mini-Binder Spring Clip (attached to Center SPLITSCREEN inside the protective sleeve; do not discard thinking it’s only a paper clip);
  • a packing slip, sales tax information and overview installation instructions;
  • Note: during powder-coating, each screen is hung by a wire hook for spray coating followed by oven baking. It is normal to see an occasional small “bare spot” (hidden from view when installed) where the wire hooks were placed.

Please remove any rubber bands temporarily securing the freshly glued* neoprene rubber trim to the Center SPLITSCREEN. *a “convenience solution” to insure the (friction-fit) neoprene trim remained properly installed on the screen edge during shipping. Triple SPLITSCREENS installation

This is what to expect upon opening your Triple SPLITSCREENS shipping package

Center SPLITSCREEN with Neoprene Rubber Edge Trim
Some Center SPLITSCREEN’s ship with rubber bands securing freshly glued neoprene edge trim (during high sales volumes the glue doesn’t set fast enough)

STEP #3 – prepare your workspace and let’s get this installation done!

SharkCUSTOMERS: please CLICK HERE when ready to proceed with the installation (have your password* handy)
(*your password was provided in your order acknowledgement email as well as inside your package)

Batwing CUSTOMERS: please CLICK HERE when ready to proceed with the installation

(no password required for your almost embarrassingly easy installation)

DISCLAIMER: Thanks for your purchase! In a perfect world where money was no object, you’d have your Harley-Davidson® Tech be responsible for the installation. In the real world however, many of us elect to perform the installation ourselves. Thus Elegant Solutions Inc. dba Motorcycle Vent Screens is obliged to disclaim any responsibility for any damage or injuries incurred as a result of your purchase and/or installation efforts. Always protect yourself with the proper safety equipment and protect your motorcycle with appropriate padding such as a folded towel covering the front fender, etc. Congratulations on your wise purchase and have a fun installation!

ROAD GLIDE Vent Screens Installation

Our Discreet and Classy

Road Glide Vent Screens
Only 3/4″ (image enlarged)

Motorcycle Vent Screens Badge

Symbolizes You Chose the Very Best

Note: Our SPLITSCREENS began shipping with the new badge 11/21/2017. We’ve since made this classy clear epoxy protected Badge optional as it’s glued in place and some of our customers prefer the clean “no distractions” look! If you’re willing to display our Symbol of Quality, it’s yours at no additional charge (our cost for this beautiful badge is $2)

ROAD GLIDE Vent Screens Installation

Complete Customer Satisfaction Matters!

Our Support Pages are intended to assist those who’ve purchased our products and who therefore deserve guidance with the installation. At the very fair pricing our volume production allows, many DIY’ers may well discover they’d be better served taking advantage of our hard-earned expertise. The irregular shape of the Rushmore ROAD GLIDE Air Duct Assembly proved to be quite challenging for the secure installation of a center vent screen, particularly one which didn’t interfere with the center vent flap closure! We’re dealing with a “funnel shaped” passageway which offers few (if any) obvious points for firm attachment of the screen and it took a considerable amount of research and “trial and error” to produce a secure solution! Perhaps this explains why there are few (if any) reliable solutions commercially available!

Why the PASSWORD? The unique attachment method we’ve developed which secures our Center SPLITSCREEN (both top and bottom) is proprietary and therefore, in fairness, offered only to those already “riding with us”. Accordingly, each Buyer receives a post-purchase email providing a PASSWORD for access to our Center SPLITSCREEN (LOGIN) page where the attachment method is fully documented. Along with the option to contact us directly, this valuable information provides our CUSTOMERS the support to which they’re entitled!

A message from the President of Elegant Solutions Inc. dba Motorcycle Vent Screens: My very first “Touring Bike” was a Batwing FLHTK Ultra Limited and I loved riding it. However the Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® became my favorite touring motorcycle the first time I rode one! The “Shark Nose” frame-mounted fairing offers both high speed stability cutting through the air at touring speeds as well as low speed maneuverability with the handlebars “free” of the weight of the fairing. My BSR (back seat rider) wife is extraordinarily comfortable riding with me and considers this bike to be a “limo on 2 wheels”! Elegant Solutions Inc. dba Motorcycle Vent Screens is not affiliated with Harley-Davidson®. Terms such as: Harley-Davidson®, Road Glide® and Harley® are trademarks of the Harley-Davidson® Motor Company. They are only used here for descriptive, informational purposes and displayed either with the ® designation or in CAP’s (an alternate method of displaying the “®” designation). The 3-screen complete solution described herein is termed “Triple SPLITSCREENS”. “SPLITSCREEN(S)” and “Triple SPLITSCREENS” are terms coined by Elegant Solutions Inc.