Chrome Panel Extension
Kit Number
This kit fits 2000 and later Softail model motorcycles (except FXSTD models).
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. Use the appropriate service manual procedures. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b)
This instruction sheet references Service Manual information. A Service Manual for your model motorcycle is required for this installation and is available from a Harley-Davidson Dealer.
Kit Contents
See Figure 3 and Table 1.
1. Remove seat. Refer to the appropriate Service Manual for seat removal procedure.
2. See Figure 1. Loosen the acorn nut (1) on the instrument panel only enough to allow some room under the panel.
1Acorn nut
2Insert mounting screw
4Tank insert
5Rubber washer (not shown)
Figure 1. Remove Existing Mounting hardware
3. At rear of fuel tank, remove the insert mounting screw (2) and washer (3) securing the tank insert (4) (leather tank insert shown). Remove black rubber washer (5) (not shown) from tank. Remove tank insert.
4. See Figure 2. Obtain chrome panel extension (1) and console extension bracket from kit.
The chrome panel extension (1) has a molded form (2) on the underside of panel. This molded form is positioned to help place the console extension bracket (3) in the correct location.
1Chrome panel extension
2Molded form
3Console extension bracket
4Adhesive backing
5Console extension rubber trim (gasket)
6Horizontal slot
7Recessed lip area
Figure 2. Chrome Panel Extension Assembly
5. Use shop towels to protect chrome surface. Place the new chrome panel extension on a suitable work surface with the outside surface facing down. Using a solution of 50/50 mix of water and isopropyl alcohol, clean the bracket recess area in the console extension. Allow area to completely dry.
6. Remove protective paper from adhesive backing (4) on the console panel bracket (3). Position bracket into the molded form (2) of the chrome panel extension. Apply firm finger pressure in a sliding motion across the adhesive area to insure contact between pieces. Continue pressure for 1 minute and let cure for 24 hours.
7. Obtain console extension rubber trim (5) from kit. The console extension rubber trim (5) has a horizontal slot (6) at the front area of gasket. Place the chrome panel extension (with attached console extension bracket) onto gasket with recessed lip area (7) protruding through gasket.
8. Gently lift up on the rear of the instrument panel and install assembled extension panel with extension panel and instrument panel butting together. Insure that the bracket slots strattle the internal console pins and that the extension rubber gasket nests into the rear of the console.
9. See Figure 8. Loosely install the mounting screw (5) and washer (6) to secure the lower portion of the chrome panel extension assembly.
10. Align chrome panel extension assembly with gas tank. When proper alignment is achieved, tighten the rear mounting screw (5) to 40-45 in-lbs (4.5-5.1 Nm).
11. See Figure 1. Tighten the instrument panel acorn nut (1) to 80-100 in-lbs (9.0-11.3 Nm).
After installing seat, pull upward on seat to be sure it is locked in position. While riding, a loose seat can shift causing loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00070b)
12. Install seat.
Figure 3. Service Parts: Chrome Panel Extension Kit
Table 1. Service Parts Table
Description (Quantity)
Part Number
Console extension rubber trim (gasket)
Console extension bracket
Chrome console extension
Not sold
Screw, #10-24 x 1/2 inch, hex button head
Items mentioned in text, but not included in kit:
Acorn nut, instrument panel