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I must say, Im NOT very pleased with accutronix. 1st, I get my sidemount on (looks cool) but they didnt say where to wire it??... no instructions...So I call them and troy is in bonneville for like 2weeks and the response I got from the other guy was " i have no clue".

2nd, I ordered my forward controls like a month ago, so i called to see where they are and amanda says,"when anodizing shipped them back to us there was a peg missing, but it should be here friday(7th) and we''ll ship them out then". So I called today for an update and guess what.....the peg is still MIA she says....Well, how bout somebody get off there ass and go and find it!....I've gotten better service at Mcdonalds and only spent $3 not $1300.
should've went elsewhere!
 

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I'm sorry you feel that way... I've had nothing but good things to say about the company.

As for the light for the side mount, did you trace the wires from where the OEM light comes from under the fender? It should be pretty easy to find since 'others' have done it.

I know Troy did make a how-to for the install, but as you stated, he is out at the salt flats breaking land speed records for various sized 2 wheeled motorcycles :D

EDIT: I would check my bike, but it is at a shop getting some exhaust work done for another 2 weeks :cool:
 

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I did not have any issues. I admit it was hard waiting for the stuff, but at least they stepped up and got some great products out quick for a new bike. Sorry you had issues, but the products are worth the wait though. Great stuff!
 

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Maybe I'm overeacting a lil, but I've got a trip coming up on the 28th and I want some mods on & all I keep hearing from everybody is next week, next week, next week...I just want my stuff already!
 

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I don't think you are over reacting, I'll just bet they already charged you.
The S&S air filter I bought was air shipped to me at no cost. I got it a ccouple days after I ordered it. Crusier Customizing is good about shipments as well. they let you know they received the order, and keep you updated as well, with an estimated ship date.
Let us know how you like the forward controls when you get them.
 

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EDIT: I would check my bike, but it is at a shop getting some exhaust work done for another 2 weeks :cool:[/QUOTE]

Ehh!, it's the thought that counts right?... Thanks anyways man!
 

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I don't think you are over reacting, I'll just bet they already charged you.
The S&S air filter I bought was air shipped to me at no cost. I got it a ccouple days after I ordered it. Crusier Customizing is good about shipments as well. they let you know they received the order, and keep you updated as well, with an estimated ship date.
Let us know how you like the forward controls when you get them.
I purchased new forward controls and grips and thought I can install them, how hard could it be? I am on day two of the install. :eek: Now most of you know a great deal about bikes -- me, I know where the gas goes and the key. Other then that, nada. I can hear you laughing already :) Lets just say I have needed a number of beers after the day ends. Next comes the grips. I am really beginning to think it would have been worth the 200 bucks to install it all. But I wanted to learn...
Until my next question
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I don't think you are over reacting, I'll just bet they already charged you.
They said they would charge me when they actually ship it!, at this rate it will be winter time!
I don't know why everybody insist on showing us stuff we can't get!
Everytime I call rawdesign,L&M,accutronix the answer I get is..next week next week next week!.....I'm just tired of waiting!
 

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"I get my sidemount on (looks cool) but they didnt say where to wire it??... no instructions..."

I just wired in my side mount light... I can walk you through it if you need help ...
 

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"I get my sidemount on (looks cool) but they didnt say where to wire it??... no instructions..."

I just wired in my side mount light... I can walk you through it if you need help ...
I would GREATLY appreciate that man!, I have the wire ran up inside the pivot on the swingarm..where do I go from here?
 

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Be careful where you stick your wire, I popped a fuse on my first attempt. Detailed instructions and longer wires would have been nice. I never complained because I felt compelled to call at least every 3rd day until parts were shipped :rolleyes: . View attachment 494
 

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I would GREATLY appreciate that man!, I have the wire ran up inside the pivot on the swingarm..where do I go from here?
Well this is the way I did it... and remember this is free advise, so it worth exactly what you paid for it LOL...

First thing you need to do is remove your seat. It's simple to do. 1. Remove the allen bolt at the rear of the pillon pad. 2. Remove the two allen bolt that hold the strap. 3. At the rear of the main seat, remove the two allen bolts that hold the seat down. 4. Lift and pull back on the seat.

Next remove your rear fender. 1. At the front end of the fender, you will find two plastic rivets. Push the center pin in and remove the rivet. (They are reusable). 2. Lift off the fender.

Now for the electrical connection. 1. At the rear of the bike just above the tail light are some connectors. Trace back and unplug the stock license plate (tag) light connector. It is a two pin connector. What I did was cut off the light socket and spliced (soldier and heat shrink tubing) the two leads from the new light assembly to this connector. NOTE: If you lighting is LED, polarity is every important... The GREEN striped is negative (black) and the BROWN striped lead is positive (red).

For my wire run, I needed to add about 18 inches of extra wire.

This is how I ran my wiring.... I went through the lower torque tube, down and around the front of the swingarm, behind the brace the holds the factory wiring back away from the swingarm and the followed the same wiring path to the back of the bike as the right side. Like I said, I needed to add 18 inches of wire, but when I was done, I just plugged in the connector... AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY THI WAY.... LOL...

Hope this helps.... Vito
 

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Great idea, thanks for sharing! I have 2 questions though as I am not an electrican.

1. What kind of wire do I need to buy? is there a certain type/gauge?

2. I dont have a soldiering gun, So could I just cut off some of that rubber coating and twist the wires together then use electrical tape to hold them together?
 

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i pretty much did what brooklyn boy did. Not sure on exact wire size but its somewhere between 18 and 20 gauge. Its not hard to soldier just go to the store and get one. Practice on some scrape wire first to get the hang of it. (it gets hot ahah). IF you dont want to mess with that you could go the easier route and get the butt connectors as i call them.

Also i know waiting gets old but thats what you have to put up with. These companies are trying there best to put out parts but sometimes things do happen that they cant control. When your in the manufacturing business like i am you realize that you can't control everything. If you have to go to outside sources for plating or such you lose your power on getting things done in a timley fashion. So just keep that in mind. You will get your parts and they should be perfect. Hopefully.

Good luck if you have more questions just ask.
 

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Well this is the way I did it... and remember this is free advise, so it worth exactly what you paid for it LOL...

First thing you need to do is remove your seat. It's simple to do. 1. Remove the allen bolt at the rear of the pillon pad. 2. Remove the two allen bolt that hold the strap. 3. At the rear of the main seat, remove the two allen bolts that hold the seat down. 4. Lift and pull back on the seat.

Next remove your rear fender. 1. At the front end of the fender, you will find two plastic rivets. Push the center pin in and remove the rivet. (They are reusable). 2. Lift off the fender.

Now for the electrical connection. 1. At the rear of the bike just above the tail light are some connectors. Trace back and unplug the stock license plate (tag) light connector. It is a two pin connector. What I did was cut off the light socket and spliced (soldier and heat shrink tubing) the two leads from the new light assembly to this connector. NOTE: If you lighting is LED, polarity is every important... The GREEN striped is negative (black) and the BROWN striped lead is positive (red).

For my wire run, I needed to add about 18 inches of extra wire.

This is how I ran my wiring.... I went through the lower torque tube, down and around the front of the swingarm, behind the brace the holds the factory wiring back away from the swingarm and the followed the same wiring path to the back of the bike as the right side. Like I said, I needed to add 18 inches of wire, but when I was done, I just plugged in the connector... AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM THE FACTORY THI WAY.... LOL...

Hope this helps.... Vito
Helps? Hell yes it helps!!
You guys are the best.
Thanks BB.
T
PS. What's a northern boy doing in the deep south? I still get a good laugh about my time driving through the south with NY plates on my bike. Stopped at a café and the local sheriff plops down beside me and says "Saay bay, that you'al motor bike out their?" <-- really long southern drawl. "Yes sir" I reply. One must remember that I have an odd accent myself being from South Africa but schooled at a Catholic school run by english nuns. He has this strange look on his face like he just smelled a skunk or something with a pungent oder. Then a large grin spreads across his wide jovial face. "Ahh shit boy, and here I thought you was one of those damn Yankees..." he states while his entire mass shakes from his joke. "Yankees? Me, oh hell no, I am more of a Dodgers fan!" I had no bloody idea he was talking about the civil war. Needless to say that was an interesting afternoon. Just before he takes off in his car he leans out the window and says -- "Now you'all take care of yourself round this parts boy -- some horny widow see you on that bike and think maybe she done found her self an new bull to tame. " He drives away in a cloud of dust laughing at his joke.
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PS. What's a northern boy doing in the deep south? I still get a good laugh about my time driving through the south with NY plates on my bike. Stopped at a café and the local sheriff plops down beside me and says "Saay bay, that you'al motor bike out their?" <-- really long southern drawl. "Yes sir" I reply. One must remember that I have an odd accent myself being from South Africa but schooled at a Catholic school run by english nuns. He has this strange look on his face like he just smelled a skunk or something with a pungent oder. Then a large grin spreads across his wide jovial face. "Ahh shit boy, and here I thought you was one of those damn Yankees..." he states while his entire mass shakes from his joke. "Yankees? Me, oh hell no, I am more of a Dodgers fan!" I had no bloody idea he was talking about the civil war. Needless to say that was an interesting afternoon. Just before he takes off in his car he leans out the window and says -- "Now you'all take care of yourself round this parts boy -- some horny widow see you on that bike and think maybe she done found her self an new bull to tame. " He drives away in a cloud of dust laughing at his joke.
T
That...is...hilarious!!
 

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I can only speak for myself, but I'd assume other suppliers are having similar issues.

It's a catch 22. We try to keep everyone informed as to what we are developing so you know what choices will be available. After that, it just plain takes time to make these items. There's more involved than you might think. Chroming alone usually takes 2-3 weeks and that is EXTREMELY unreliable.

Bottom line, I apologize for the waiting. It will be worth it.
 
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