Heartland USA® has designed it’s Conversions with the installer in mind, making installation as easy as possible. We have established a rating system based on different levels of expertise. Easy installation signified by 1 Wrench, 5 Wrenches requiring more experience.
Heartland USA® has some very easy Conversions for all Softails® 2008 to present, signified by the letters E-Z. In addition, we produced Conversions for prior years (all Deuce™ models 2000 – 2007) and other Softails® models (2006 & 2007) – these are also signified by the letters E-Z. These types of Conversions are true bolt-on’s – no frame cutting, fenders are pre-drilled, all hardware and instructions are included.
The next level of expertise would involve – first some minimal frame cutting and then bolting on the Heartland USA® parts. This would include older Softails® and Dyna® models.
A belt drive change and then bolting on the Heartland USA® parts.*
Minimal frame cutting, swing-arm change, drive-train offset, and then bolting on the Heartland USA® parts.*
This level would include drive-train modification and swing-arm changes, possible frame cutting and then bolting on the Heartland USA® parts, leading to the greatest difficulty being internal transmission main-shaft modifications.*
*These changes should be performed by an authorized mechanic and special tools may be required.