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Bypassing your EHC

Discussion in 'How-To' started by cdogg556, Aug 31, 2015.

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    Remember Wanker, this is a "Sticky"[​IMG]

    I plan on doing that for sure, not chancing anything![​IMG]
     
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    Well, I installed the DOC- ESC and before I do the final placement of all the wires I thought I'd check all my functions to see how the all worked, so I turned the key on and everything lit up, speedo, headlight, running lights, etc.....Then I tried my left hand controls, turn signal, horn, high/low beam, all is good, now to the right side, Nothing! No power to the ignition, starter does not turn, no brake light, no turn signal, Nothing!:oldbang: Ok, so after checking all the wiring I took the left PC and plugged it into the right and "Boom!" Power to the ignition, starter turns, turn signal working, all is good, so no problem, :old2:I will just order a new one! Well to my surprise those little baby's are freaking expensive! And of coarse they are no longer available separately, only in pairs! $275.00!!!!! Ouch!:oldeek: Oh well, it's only money!:oldsmile:
     
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    So this may have been your problem all along? o_O

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    Sounds like the case!

    $275? I thought Derrick and Donna had a line on these and they prices were coming down. I picked up a few spares along the way for when they go out. Always keep my eye out for good deals :)

    Glad you got it fixed up!
     
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    Prices just seem to keep going up not down.

    They are going to price themselves out of business if this keeps up.
     
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    For $600 and 10 hrs you would never have to worry again....
     
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    The only issue I have with that Bill is I love how the stock bars feel. If someone could fabricate some Harley controls to work on our stock bars....that would seal the deal for me.
     
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    They are just switches guys. The controls, master, levers bars etc. are super nice and don't have to be replaced.
     
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    No, remember my speedo/tach and Neutral light was not woring before, also no horn, and thats a left hand control! Now everything is working great, just need the new PCB and it will be fineI
     
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    I know your right Bill but I gotta agree with Tyler on this one, I love the feel and look of the Big dog controls and bars, I think somebody that had the bike before used graphite lube or something like that and it was all over up in the pcb so i think it shorted it out somehow.
     
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    I have a set of Chubby bars 1 1/4 inches that fit Harley controls and are the exact shape as the stock BD bars execpt they come back 2" further. I was going to use them on my bike but went a different way.

    http://lakeland.craigslist.org/mpo/5163035142.html

    I know the BD controls look great but as we all know they don't last, the ECH doesn't last and both are very expensive to replace. I love my BD bike now that I don't have to worry about an electrical problem and can just ride it. To each his own but all these problems/time & money just doesn't make sense. As time goes on these parts will become more and more expensive and harder to find. It's almost like Orange County choppers where they build beautiful bikes you can't ride. I think we all bought these bikes for their beauty and we just want to ride them. What is the first thing a car rebuilder does? Change the flathead motor to a new one, put in a newer trans and change the 6 volt to 12v. Why? Because it just makes sense... If you want beautiful Harley controls they are out there but they are not cheap but they are way more reliable. In the 8 months since I redid my bike old school I haven't had one problem and I don't expect any. My 2 cents...
     
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    Well, I have been doing all the final placement of the wires and all the shrink tubing on all JST connectors, so far this is what it looks like, Oh and my 40 amp re-settable breaker took a crap on me so I found this bad boy at a local boat parts supplier, had to mover some stuff around but I think it works well![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    If it wasn't for the fault light option I got with my ESC I would have never known that the breaker was bad until it died on the road somewhere! Money well spent! :whoop:The ESC from DOC is very well built and fit in the bike perfectly!:old2:
     
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    Damn dude, that's one of the nicest looking wiring jobs I've seen on this site since I've been here! ;) Although I'm not too crazy about the sharp 180 in this braided wire...[​IMG]

    Kudos to you!!! :old2:

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    Nice job John, real nice:old2:
     
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    Thanks Ker! :winky:
    Thanks Dennis,:cheers: When I bent any of the wires I used a heat gun to soften them so they bent easy, did not force anything in place! That braided wire is for the transmission sensor and I have no idea why it's braided, you can't see it anyway, kind of a waste.
     
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    Well done Wanketeer!!! you can do mine now! :old2::old2:

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    Bring that "Yellow Bitch" to America! and I'll do her for ya! Lol!:old2:
     
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    Sounds a bit personal:sex::rofl:
     
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