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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 10:53 PM
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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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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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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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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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Where did you mount that tach at, on the bars???.... ide love to see a pic of that
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2010, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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All parts came from the Harley catalog and are specific to Dyna.

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nice, thankyou for the pics bro
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