This came out of another thread of mine, but it was not optimally titled to be found in a search.
I'm just going to dump this all here for anyone looking for a step by step for how to use the DK coil and Flex 6 ignition relocation, as well as a wire tuck WITHOUT lifting their tank.
Also: The DK products kits are amazing and I'm very glad that I bought them. Sure I could easily have fabricated the parts myself, but I'm getting to the point in my bike modding career where I no longer feel I need to re-invent the wheel.
I did the coil and ignition relocate, and hid the wires without lifting the tank.
However: Anyone who says you can get the wires up in there between the frame rail and the tank without a lift is smoking some serious stuff. Its impossible. Those deutch connectors are HUGE and there is absolutely no way on god's earth that you will get them above the frame rail without a lift. But...as I discovered, you don't need to! You can bundle them up and hide them right where they sit on the bottom of the frame rail...and now I'm going to show you a step by step on how.
I took about 30 pictures and I'll try to post them here, step by step.
First, supplies laid out, and all the tools you will need:
Right side of the bike in its stock form:
Left side of the bike in its stock form:
Step 1: Pull the main fuse under the battery cover.
Step 2: Disconnect the fuel petcock (its a quick disconnect, push up on the sleeve and it pops out, only a few drops of fuel will leak out, catch it with a rag).
Step 3: Prop up the tank with a block of soft wood
Step 4: Cut off the zip ties and remove the left side plastic wire housing
Step 5: Cut off the zip ties and remove the right side wire housing
Step 6: Unbolt the ignition from the mounting bracket and move it to the left side of the bike, wrap the red wires now before you mount it
Step 7: Mount the DK bracket to the primary case ground bolt, you will need a LOOOONG ratchet extension to access the nut from the other side of the bike
Step 8: Mount the ignition to the DK bracket, run the wrapped ignition wires up the side, as far from the rear cylinder wall as possible, zip tie-ing it as you go.
Step 9: Remove the coil mounting bracket, unbolt the coils from it, marking the coil pack to ensure you know which side goes to which cylinder. Unplug the spark plug wires, then unplug the connection from the wiring harness to the coil pack and let it dangle in between the two cylinders. Now is a good time to wrap it with black tape.
Step 10: Mount the coils to the DK bracket, plug the wiring harness back into the coil pack, plug the NEW Screamin Eagle spark plug wires (that come with the DK kit) into the coil pack, mount the coil pack to the cylinders, and then reconnect the spark plugs.
Step 11: Here is where I got excited and forgot to take some pictures. For this next step you will do the following:
11a: Wrap all brightly colored wire bundles with black tape.
11b: Zip tie the bundles to the bottom of the frame rail LOOSELY, each time, lowering the tank to check the fit. If the tank drops into place, tighten the zip tie, prop up the tank again, and repeat.
11c: Double check the tank fit with the now tight and secure zip ties.
11d: Wrap the entire bundle in black tape from the rear of the frame rail where the seat bolts on, to the front of the steering head, making sure to cover all the wires and connectors. Work from both sides and take your time!!!
When you get done, you can drop the tank back down and it should look like this....
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