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vettelover84 11th January 2010 04:19

Great job!! If it ever comes to this I will know where to look!!:geek

Cosmo Kramer 16th January 2010 22:45

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Originally Posted by hunter_aran (Post 2377247)
Thanks alot Cosmo! This really helps as I'm getting ready to have this relocation done as well. Excuse my ignorance, but how necessary was it to use that bracket you created from the piece you cut off the battery bracket? I mean, I am understanding correctly that it just holds the ECM and battery in place like others' zip tie solution does, just a more solid solution? Or was it necessary to really keep things immobile in there? I am wondering because, how you drilled it into the frame, it may be visible if using a spring seat which I am debating on doing now... :doh

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question Aran. The bracket I formed serves three purposes.

1). You mentioned the first....it holds the ECM to the battery.

2). More importantly after it goes over the ECM it comes down on top of the battery to put downward pressure on the battery to keep it immobile in the tray. Vibration is typically bad for batteries.

3). With modifying the battery tray like I did the old bracket was cut-off in the process....plus the battery has another 1/4" of lateral movement on the tray...so I wanted to make sure I contained the battery onto the tray again.

There are probably a lot of different alternatives then what I did....but I am not running a spring seat so I wasn't worried about appearance under the seat like you will be.

Hope this helps....and my $0.02....I would put something in there to keep that battery from bouncing around.

Cosmo Kramer 17th January 2010 00:31

This is from "Hibb5337":

Keep in mind when you are looking at Hibb's work that he did a major rewire job to accomplish what you see:

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...t/IMG_8005.jpg
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...t/IMG_8006.jpg
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/y...t/IMG_8007.jpg

http://xlforum.net/forums/s...07#post2385807

andweagree 31st January 2010 04:29

Has anyone tried getting the harness that holds the ecm in place on the new 09-10 bikes and installing it on 08 and prior models? Just wondering if it would be an easier solution.

Cosmo Kramer 1st February 2010 11:44

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Originally Posted by andweagree (Post 2415219)
Has anyone tried getting the harness that holds the ecm in place on the new 09-10 bikes and installing it on 08 and prior models? Just wondering if it would be an easier solution.

Andweagree, I am pretty sure it is a redesigned ECM on the 2010 bikes so I don't think it is just a matter of getting the new plastic (:doh) ECM bracket and mounting the ECM. "Pharcas" mounted his ECM similiar if you look on the first post of this thread. Although if it was me I would have probably put it into some water-tight case if I were to locate it there....but haven't heard if he has had any issues or not.

vwcampbell 1st February 2010 13:22

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Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer (Post 2418276)
"Pharcas" mounted his ECM similiar if you look on the first post of this thread. Although if it was me I would have probably put it into some water-tight case if I were to locate it there....but haven't heard if he has had any issues or not.

I believe he said he never had a problem after riding all summer like that....read it somewhere on one of these threads.

Vassago 1st February 2010 15:38

I moved mine to behind the battery cover, it took like 20 min. EASY change.

Cosmo Kramer 1st February 2010 21:43

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Originally Posted by vwcampbell (Post 2418324)
I believe he said he never had a problem after riding all summer like that....read it somewhere on one of these threads.

VW, now that you mention it....I do remember seeing him post that! Thanks for jogging my memory! ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vassago (Post 2418415)
I moved mine to under the battery tray, it took like 20 min. EASY change.

Vassago, didn't even think about under the tray...I just remember a sea of bolts and brackets under there....care to share some pics and info on what you did?

Vassago 1st February 2010 21:54

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Originally Posted by Cosmo Kramer (Post 2418726)
VW, now that you mention it....I do remember seeing him post that! Thanks for jogging my memory! ;)



Vassago, didn't even think about under the tray...I just remember a sea of bolts and brackets under there....care to share some pics and info on what you did?

screwed up on typing meant to say behind the battery cover. Sorry for getting everyone’s hopes up as to maybe finding a new place but no I did it just like everyone else. I just typed it in wrong, I will go back and edit my original message. Although I did see a thread a couple days ago about maybe a smaller battery. That would definitely solve a lot of the problems if the battery was small enough to allow room for the ECM and battery in the existing location. Then we wouldn’t need to zip tip our covers shut.

andweagree 17th February 2010 15:27

One of the parts guys called Harley to see if this was possible ( relocating using the new bracket), they said it was but you would need to buy a new wiring harness as well... this is what the bracket attaches to. Since the wiring harness is $500 I'm going to say it's not worth the investment when you can do it for free. Has anyone done this with a fuelpak? I'm not able to get to my bike for another couple weeks and don't know whether this will work with that in the way. Thanks


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