Harley Davidson V-Rod Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I recently installed Gil's Box on my Rod and I've decided to post a HOW TO.

ARAMP1
 

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Unpacking Gil’s Box

Included is Gil’s Fuel Box with wiring harness/four factory style connectors, installation instructions, and tuning instructions.
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
The Subject

We’ll be installing Gil’s Box on my 2004 Black B model I named “Black Sunshine”
It was actually raining at the time, so no tuning today :sad:

The configuration of the bike was going to be topless with K&N and force pipes for some noise, but I’ve decided to play around with some gutted, stock pipes first. We’ll see what happens…
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Preparing For The Install

I’ll be running topless, so the first order of business is to relocate the Intake Air Temp (IAT) sensor to the filter cover.

To do this, I simply drilled a similar size hole in the lid and slipped the IAT sensor in.

I used a rubber grommet to help keep a good seal.


NOTE: TAKE THE COVER OFF BEFORE DRILLING THE IAT SENSOR HOLE. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN DEBRIS IN THE THROTTLE BODIES!!!
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Disconnecting The Fuel Injection Plugs

Pull the “U” shaped pin in the plug allowing the plug to slip off of each fuel injector. (Mine were marked front and rear)

NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO MIX THE FRONT AND REAR STOCK PLUGS WITH GIL’S PLUGS!
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Gaining Access To The Fuel Injection Plugs

The instructions recommended doing all the work on the right side of the bike, but I found it very easy to work from the left side after the horn was removed.

Here is a picture of the front and rear fuel injection plug. Two of the factory connectors from Gil’s Box will plug into these and the two remaining plugs will plug into the fuel injectors
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
:ithappen: I forgot to take a picture of the factory harness plugged into Gil's harness, but you can see in the first picture that there are four connectors. The two factory connectors plug into two of Gil's harness connectors and the remaining two connectors on Gil's harness plug into the fuel injectors. There is plenty of slack for this.
 

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
View From The Right Side

It’s kind of hard to see it in this picture, but here is what the pugs look like after being connected to Gil’s harness before being connected to the fuel injectors

It’s crowded, but easy to position the wires so they are not resting against the engine
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Ready To Tune

Now, with the wiring harness back together, I’ve routed the box wiring around the bottom of the air box.

There is a ground wire to connect to a grounding point also.
I have it sitting here for the initial tuning.

Eventually, I will drill a hole in the airbox bottom for the wiring to pass through and use the zip ties and velcro provided to secure the wiring and box.

I'm going to guess and say that the box will be pretty close since I talked to Gil and told him what I was doing with it. He pre-set everything and from what I've heard from others, it will be pretty close, if not right-on.
 

Attachments

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
Conclusion

In under an hour, I’ve installed Gil’s Box on my V-Rod using common hand tools and I barely got my hands dirty.

I still have to do tuning and cleanup, to include installing the airbox cover.

If anyone has any questions, just let me know, and good luck on your own bikes! :thumb:

ARAMP1
 

Attachments

·
Fireman/investigator
Joined
·
1,965 Posts
Nice how to... Thanks
Greg
 

·
Bike is for sale!
Joined
·
5,075 Posts
great, now if you only can get it into a power point like the v-mod one:stilpoke:
 

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
firemedic said:
great, now if you only can get it into a power point like the v-mod one:stilpoke:
:stupid:

I actually did it in powerpoint first, but I'm unable to download it to the VRF. It's pretty big too (around 4.5M). I actually had to extract all the pictures and info from powerpoint and post it.

ARAMP1
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
441 Posts
hey great post, thank you. I am going to get gils box for sure now. I will just wait a few being he is having trouble now:( . you make it look so easy to install. again thank you
Kev
 

·
Bike is for sale!
Joined
·
5,075 Posts

·
ROCK*STAR
Joined
·
544 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
1harley&2dogs said:
Great how to ARAMP1. Seems like Gill's box is getting popular. Now that I've seen how you placed the box inside of your air box, I'll move mine in there as well. Thanks for the tip.
Isn't the airbox bottom for storage anyway? :D

ARAMP1
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top