Originally Posted by jzeiler
Nope, at least I would not try it. It is quite different on the inside and the software in your radio would most likely not talk to it. Not to mention the rest of the data that it needs. I checked a few and the 05+ has three outputs from the ECU to the dash where the 02 only has one and the ECUs are different. There are most likely more like this.
Oops just re-read your post and saw you have running gear from the 07 including the ECU. This might be possible but you would have to cut into the existing harness and add a few wires. Not sure if the entire loom could be swapped as the ABS units are different. Also so much of this bike is tied together or flows through too many "other" parts.
How is the actuator doing?
Who needs a whole forum when you have John Zeiler!
While waiting for my Siebenrock fluid-resistant clutch-plate to be delivered from Germany (ordered July 29 and received Sept 12), I decided to cherish the beast and ride her around town before finally putting her up on the lift. (Except when pushing it in 4th gear, the clutch is pretty sound). It was an easy decision to wait to install the newly rebuilt actuator until I put her back together with a new clutch.
But, I made the mistake of searching eBay and at 3am, spotted a newly listed 07 Instrument Cluster for $100. Bam! PayPal!! A week later, I put the bike on the rack, and started on the cluster (pesky clutch can wait!). Pulled the nose and traced the wiring and realized I had another problem. Solution? Ebay and three days later I had a 2007 harness. Great deal (desperate seller) at $75. Thought I could replace the entire wire harness--big job but not insurmountable-- but found (as you quickly explained) that the ABS connectors are different.
Based on your recommendations, I am not going further with the Instrument replacement. Looks like a cluster [email protected]
^%#$ to me!
Time for a garage sale. I now have a complete 2002 engine, gearbox, centerstand, misc body parts, 2007 instrument cluster, 2007 wireharness, crashbars...and then there's stuff from my R1150RT.
I'll get the clutch and actuator done and let you know how much I love it!
Thanks again John for all you do to help us here. The forum wouldn't be the same without you!