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klaasenkim

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I am having a hard time navigating this site. Been a member since 2008. But hardly used the site.I posted a question regarding ehc and never got a response.What am i doing wrong. Question, how is the ehc from wild steed worx holding up? Also looking at the rip kit from big dog is back which requires pulling the old harnesses. I prefer the first because it's easier. Thanks Klaas. 2006 mastiff.
 

woodbutcher

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from all indications, the one from WSW is the best, easiest one to install and seems to have had the least problems (very few). I am still running the original so I cannot say with certainty which one to choose, but I do believe this is the one I would go to.
 

Mr. Wright

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Looking at your profile, looks like you posted your question to yourself, so no one saw it.
 

klaasenkim

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from all indications, the one from WSW is the best, easiest one to install and seems to have had the least problems (very few). I am still running the original so I cannot say with certainty which one to choose, but I do believe this is the one I would go to.
Thanks for the reply. What year is your dog and how many miles do you have? My ehc just died at 47000 and the bike is 13 years old.
 

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Thank you for your reply. Is that what the unit is called, axle?
Thank you. I have a hard time navigating this forum. I am turning 60 Sunday maybe that has something to do with it. lol.
I'm not that far behind you, and yes, Axle is the guy that makes them. He has been working with several of us that have shops, to upgrade his units, to bring you the best. (Note, I have no financial gain for this commercial.) :oldsmile:
 

woodbutcher

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Thanks for the reply. What year is your dog and how many miles do you have? My ehc just died at 47000 and the bike is 13 years old.
mine is an '07 K9 and you are WAY past me on the mileage, mine only has around 17k. as far as having trouble navigating the site at 60, i'm on the slide toward 68, don't sell yourself short. visit more often and it'll come to you.
 

Mr. Wright

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I haven't been around the one from dead one customs, but from what I hear, it is a good unit too, as is the one Big Dog is using. Yes you have to change part of the harness, but what you are gaining are the better plugs. I installed one on a Mastiff with no problems. It was an easy install.
 

Ed U. Cator

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klaasenkim

I have an '06 Mastiff like you. It has the Gen1 EHC RIP w/ harness. My bike came with it. Have had no issues other than the headlight switch operates a bit wonky. I have to toggle between LOW & HI beams by pressing just the LOW button. I called Big Dog tech about it and the tech seemed perplexed. A harness swap isn't that difficult to undergo if need be. Not like it's a car.
 

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klaasenkim

I have an '06 Mastiff like you. It has the Gen1 EHC RIP w/ harness. My bike came with it. Have had no issues other than the headlight switch operates a bit wonky. I have to toggle between LOW & HI beams by pressing just the LOW button. I called Big Dog tech about it and the tech seemed perplexed. A harness swap isn't that difficult to undergo if need be. Not like it's a car.
that's the very early version of RIP they didn't have the extra controller to convert latching to momentary signaling. That has been fixed, however your bike will now only switch between high/low using the low and also RUN/OFF just using OFF.

Regarding RUN/OFF the unit will retain the last place it was. So if you use it to RUN/OFF you will need to press it to power the ignition. If you turn it off by the key only it stays powered. I ended up with a early version and just used the key because otherwise it was hard to determine if ignition was on/off and sometimes starter would spin but obviously wouldn't fire.

Again, this HAS been fixed in the new RIP kit this was a very early version.

If you want to fix it I think you can buy two of the momentary/latching controllers directly from thunderheart and wire them in.

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Ed U. Cator

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Exactly what's happening - that explains it. I thought it was a latching issue taking place. The tech on the phone seemed more concerned with the name of the dealer who installed the kit, esp. when the dealer claimed they worked "exclusively" w/ BDM on the EHC 1 (a line of BS BTW!).
 

roadie1389

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Exactly what's happening - that explains it. I thought it was a latching issue taking place. The tech on the phone seemed more concerned with the name of the dealer who installed the kit, esp. when the dealer claimed they worked "exclusively" w/ BDM on the EHC 1 (a line of BS BTW!).
Its probably buried but if you look near the silver module there is a little box about 1x4 inches if it is black, it is the first generation of the rip, if it is grey then it is the second version. This version has full functionality. I wonder if the guys at BD even came up with an "UPGRADE" to convert the version so all the controls work. Its not that hard to do just some time and supplies.

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TapioK

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That is always dissapointing when companies come out with a product that is not ready for the market and manufacturer knows it.
 
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