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Old 01-07-2010, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electrical ground on a Dyna

I have a 2010 Dyna Super Glide Custom, along with the owner's manual and the service manual. This is my second Harley (the first was a 1949 flathead bought in 1961), although I've had other motorcycles for the past 40 years. I'm in the process of installing a Harley tach, and I cannot find the location of the primary electrical/frame ground point in any of my documents. Rather than start pulling off panels on a bike with less than 200 miles on it, can anyone out there give me a clue? Any hints as to the battery access (the seat and console have been removed) would be really appreciated. The manual is written for previous Harley owners. and I realize I'm asking real rookie questions.
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just a wild guess i'm betting it rides the backbone trunk all the way back to the Tranny/Engine

Just lookin at a pic I'm guessin the battery is under that panel on the leftside just below your seat (if it aint under the seat.)_
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The battery is located behind the right side cover . Remove one screw under the bottom center of that cover then lift up and pull out .
The primary ground connection would be at the rear top of the trans case .
It wouldn't be ness. to ground the tach at the primary ground , any black wire or blk/gn wire connection would serve the purpose .
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys,

The Tach is installed and working. I wired it according to the HD spec; a little extra work, but it's a brand new bike. Thanks for leading me through the really basic stuff.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Where did you mount that tach at, on the bars???.... ide love to see a pic of that
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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All parts came from the Harley catalog and are specific to Dyna.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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nice, thankyou for the pics bro
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