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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-25-2009, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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RR Relocation

I just pulled the battery box off of my bike to sand clean and repaint. Which makes me consider relocating the rr like many people on this site suggest. From what I can tell its divided between preference of putting it front left or right rear. I read in one of the posts someone makes a bracket for the left front placement, what about the right rear? I am looking for cheap and simple, Im doing all of this work myself because I cant afford to sub any of it out and would like to hear some feedback of what I can do..

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I made a simple bracket out of 1/8" aluminum and painted it black. You should be able to find a picture of the commercial bracket, or a link to one, on this forum. Mounted mine on frame below battery box. Per a recommendation on this forum, grounded it to - on battey.

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I have a link in my sig to a pictorial, with stuff you can get at home depot for cheap to do it with.

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Of the two most common relocation methods, Fergy's is by far the best due to length of wires and final connector orientation. Spray paint everything black before final assembly and use thin rubber tubing or heatshrink tubing on the u-clamp to protect the frame's finish. Note that it's not necessary to electrically ground the case of the R/R. Also, it's a good idea to pack the connector with dielectric grease before you plug it back in.

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Great Write up there fergy. Looked at a lot. helped me out today with my spline. and i figured since i had everything apart to reloc the rr. I didn't do the drill out. I was able to get one bolt out and the other the head of the bolt came right off. now is where the fun began.
Now mind you i have never had elec problems with this bike. i was doing this a preventive maintenance. I was going to do the dielectric like you said. when i went to remove the connector pins, the plastic tab that is there to help keep the connector in broke. My bike is a 2000 not that old, but apparently enough. so i didn't remove the connector after that. cuz i don't need this thing coming apart in the future, at least until i can figure what to do.
so my ? is what to do? do i need to buy a new wiring harness and have to worry bout that thing being bad somewhere else? should i just remove it clean it. dialectic it and use silicone to hold it in place? help

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i definitely wouldn't silicone it in place. someone else would probably be able to better say but it shouldnt be too big a job to swap out the connector for it, assuming you can find the same connector. worst case, or temporary case, zip tie it in!
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yeah i could get the section with that connector. i know i can get a complete wiring harness that runs the whole bike. and that seems like a big pain. i figured the silicone would just go around the connector like bead, not fill it with silicone. I know i want to remove it at some point.

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I like the zip tie idea it can always be removed and as far as a connector a bike salvage yard may be the key to finding that, good luck with this indever but i wouldnt replace the whole thing for one connector thats a lot of work...



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I need to set up my desktop later today. Once I do, I have a catolouge saved on it that has all kinds of electrical connectors...to include both male and female six pin connectors the same style as our R/R... so it would be just a matter of making a harness about 6 to 8 inches longer and plugging it into the old harness on one end and into the R/R on the other end. I did this back in November with great results.
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ok the harness extension makes but, how does the new harness end plug into the old harness end since it is missing the tab?

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