Softail Electric panel

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by David22, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. David22

    David22 Member

    I have a Softail 2003; there is an electrical panel in front of the rear wheel. Between the wheel & the electrical panel there is a plastic splash guard which takes away most of the water & debris from the rear wheel. At the top of the splash guard there is quite a large gap which allows the suspension to move up & down, it also allows some debris & water to build up around the electrical components on the panel. There must be a better way of sealing off the electrical panel from all the elements. Water is the last thing you need on there. Has anyone got any ideas?

  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Dilectric grease on all the connections will help:s
  3. David22

    David22 Member

    Thank-you for that, I have herd of some kind of skirt that can be fitted to the rear mud guard which stops water & other debris from making contact with the electrical panel. If water & debris can be prevented from getting to the panel, that would work well. If anyone has herd of such a device I would appreciate any info.

  4. PetieJ

    PetieJ Member

    I made it a point when I purchased my bike to put Dilectric grease on most all of the connectors that were easy to get to, fuses, relays and bulbs included. Past experiences made me do this. Then, when working on the bike and I happen to be in an area where there is a connector of some type, that is usually out of sight, they get the grease also, such as when the rear wheel is off, I get the panel you spoke of. Anything and everything electrical gets it, including any grounding points.