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POLL - Which "EHC" and Why? Pros & Cons?

Discussion in 'Ignition / Electronics / Batteries' started by francoblay1, Jan 30, 2018.

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POLL - Which "EHC" and Why? Pros & Cons?

  1. EHC

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. ESC

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. RIP

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Axel´s

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  5. Other

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
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  1. francoblay1

    francoblay1 The Spaniard

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    As per the tittle ... which one do you recommend and/or have installed in your bike?

    Pros & Cons for each one?

    I don´t need to hear about Old School rewiring... Cheers.

    :cheers: :chopper:
     
  2. BWG56

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    #2 BWG56, Jan 30, 2018
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    Everyone knows my thought :eek::oldhardlaugh:, axels ehc, pros: simplest install(15 minutes) , best warranty(2 yrs), different modes programmed for personal preference which are selectable with the hand controls , compression releases held down as long as start button is pressed, self protected internal self resetting cb, standoff mounts to reduce vibration to the box, metal bracing in the potting material to strengthen connection points, led diagnostic indicators, top notch quality and customer support by Axel and he did a hell of a job with his finished product as well as providing big dog owners with a reliable simple solution to ehc issues. Oh and it looks cool:D

    Cons: doesn't control air ride(yet)
     
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    That is a good review & endorsement right there...
    :chopper::chopper:
     
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    I've got the RIP GEN 2 in my bike, (came installed). I've gone over the install and it seems simple and clean, don't use the tender like I used to with my other dog, (may not even need too but I do use it). maintains the use of all hand controls and no need to splice up your harness. RIP brain has been torture tested by the new Big Dog group and it holds up well, (same brain used in DOCS setup). I would have opted for Axel's unit if the RIP was not already installed because of simplicity & install time but RIP 2 works great.
     
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  6. SKOGDOG

    SKOGDOG One of the old ones.

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    I didn't see this thread before writing another separate post on my new D OC's EHC. I am pleased with it to say the least.
     
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    I have to admit I have a WP unit. I did the install in a few hrs and only had one small wiring glitch. Wire n pin connection failed. I have had ZERO issues with the WP to date. Kinda a pain to install but instructions were clear enough. Too bad they didnt make a more reliable product or they might still answer their phone!
     
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    I was all about rewiring my bike when the "EHC" finally failed. Seven years later the "EHC" failed. Wanted to ride "Axels ehc" was quick. My wiring had never failed me in seven years of riding in rain or snow. Good product so far.
     
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    Did the RIP because #1 the original harness was butchered, #2 I felt like supporting Matt and team to get BDisB off the ground. I spend hours on the phone with Matt/Jason and the guys over at Thunderheart. Honestly, each has it's value and either way you can't go wrong. To date no real issue, the big runs, all the gadgets work so not much more than that.
     
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    I wired a Thunderheart myself because I'm a cheap bastard, same brain as docs and rip but half the price. If I have to do it again though, I'l be trying Axels unit.
    Pros- Half price
    Cons- requires a 30 pack and some time
     
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    I have the PDM....it has worked great, but man there is a mess of wires. they don't make them anymore, so its not a option.
     
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    Stock, no issues.
    If the times comes to replace, will jump on the forum, see what the latest and greatest "fix" is and get er done.
     
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    I am also with the original EHC and never had an issue with it. I had an other EHC as a spare just in case but I sold it to another member who needed it. Now, as I will be taking some long and far away from home rides, the paranoia came back to me.

    So I want to have one in my backpack just in case!

    :chopper:
     
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    To have it in your back pack for just in case, only leaves one choice. Well maybe 2 if you get another EHC:oldbang:
     
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    Pre drill another mounting hole if you get axels but at that point may as well install it and keep your original as backup but ya won't need it
     
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    That´s the idea, to have it all ready to literally Plug & Play on the road side if needed. :old2:

    :chopper:
     
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    YEA IM STOCK TO BUT I KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THESE THREADS FOR WHEN THE DAY COMES
     
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    I honestly don’t think they are in business anymore. I was looking for there website one day for schematics and it wouldn’t load.
     
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    Still running stock here too but nice to keep up on the options just in case. I've had 2 electrical issues so far that I thought might be the dreaded problem, but one ended up being a loose ground at the starter and the other was a shorted ground at the tag light. I think the stock EHC gets blamed a lot for other issues, not saying they are not prone to failure, I'm sure many have issues, just think some just default to that being the problem. Although I would like to eventually pick up one of these systems as a backup just in case.
     

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