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Old 01-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FLHX console on an FLHTP

Hello all.

I was able to pick up a mint '07 FLHX tank console (P/N 69214-04) for my '06 FLHTP. I found it on eBay and it arrived yesterday.

The console came with the original console to tank gasket and the rear mounting tab, which attaches to the bike at the rear tank mount.

I got a chance to install it today. The swap was pretty straight forward and took about an hour to do. I used the gas filler door off of my old console plus the original filler neck to console gasket. I had to remove the saddle and the under seat tray in order to do the swap.

The only thing I had to get were some longer button screws to attach the console to the tank at the filler neck. The original screws were about 1/4" too short. I think this is because the new console sits slightly taller than the old console. I got the screws at Ace Hardware for next to nothing.

Anyway, attached are a few before and after shots.

In my opinion, it's quite an improvement over the stock console and seat filler panel.

Here's a side shot.

The tail of the console is just short of the hinge for the police saddle. It fits here better than I expected. At no time does the seat hinge hit the console when tilting the saddle.

In the 'after' shot, you'll notice that the console still has the original 'FLHX' insert. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the insert yet. There are quite a few options available. I'm leaning toward getting the Vivid Black insert (P/N 71230-05) from Harley. It costs $49, but I'll shop around a bit to see if I can get it for less. There's also a guy who makes custom glass inserts for Harley consoles, but I don't think this option will work for me. He does, however, make some pretty cool stuff.

Now for the cost. I paid $122 for the used console, including shipping. A new console costs $190 list, so I saved some money there. The new screws were less than $1. So all in all I was able to improve the look of the tank and keep the police saddle and didn't have to spend a ton of money to do so.
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a real improvement!
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats on the install--looks much better than the short console--and nice write-up and pics.

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Old 01-17-2009, 04:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's a great swap!
I've been trying to snag one myself from fleabay.
If that flails it maybe the HD Chrome Fuel Console 71288-03A.


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Old 01-17-2009, 10:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just a note on this swap. If the saddle hinge should rub the rear of the console, loosen the two front tank to frame mounting bolts and the rear tank to frame mounting bolt and take a rubber mallet and long screwdriver and tap the tank forward a tad. You can do this at the rear tank mounting tab. You don't have to tap it hard to make it move.

Check for clearance. Once you're satisfied, first tighten the rear bolt to 20 ft. lbs., then tighten the front two bolts to 20 ft. lbs. You will have plenty of access to the rear bolt with the saddle in the up position.

I had the tank off the other day to remove the siren amp and strobe harnesses. I reinstalled the tank and had a slight interference problem after the install, so I had to readjust the tank. It's not a big deal.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Great swap. I was just tossing around doing something of this nature. I bought my 2006 FLHTP last April. Already installed the Mustang pad, changed the windsheild to a Clockworks flared and installed oem mirors on inside fairing. Been looking for a tour pak or radio box.

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That looks great, nice job.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:43 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I too did this change over but using the parts book version that has a different insert than the FLHX, however its is the exsact same part numbers on everythying else. Dealer even gave me 20% off that day so win win!


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