Old School Seat Post Power Control Box

wireplusblackOf course you noticed. The Old School customization trend is so strong that everything new has to look old.

It includes state-of-the-art parts like this housing, power control module and key switch housing assembly from Wire-Plus. This system features a CNC machined “old school” ball-milled look on its teardrop shaped billet assembly and includes a much more robust ignition key. The power control module has 4 separate power circuits, replaceable start relay and diagnostic LED’s, which can be viewed through holes in the face of the housing. Wire Plus also offers a wide variety of self-diagnostic wiring systems and digital speedos to fit all stock or custom American V-Twin applications. $299.00.  Wire-Plus.

10 Responses to “Old School Seat Post Power Control Box”

  1. 1 Lyle Feb 20th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    How is ball milled “Old School?” I’m not saying it’s a bad looking part but I think the term is being widely missused. To me, old school would be a sandcast part, not something made from billet on a cnc machine. Maybe I’m too old for the New Old School……

  2. 2 Bobfather Feb 20th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    It may not be truest as far as old school goes but it’s an improvement over the usual box they make. I think it has more of a racer feel than old school perhaps. Not sure and cast would be true old school either though.

  3. 3 Brent Feb 20th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Ball Mill is old school (70’s), cast is very old school. Everybody’s happy now?

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Feb 20th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    That particular item was originally stamped metal with a fishpaper insulator blanket inside. It threaded about 8 (also insulated) stud screws fro terminal posts, has a tin lid and the whole assembly sits on a bottom and top hex studs that screw into frame lugs on the seat post tube of a ’36-64 Big Twin….narg..narg..argghhhh.
    (Toolman – flipped out on just reciting the related lingo.)

    Note: I recently heard from Don at the Frame Factory® (Northland Industries, now established in Delaware), that the “Piasano® Award” at the CinciExpo, presented to V-Twin, Inc., NY was for their 1955-57 replica rigid frame. Congratulations! It’s taken years to get here with a reliable skell to build on.

  5. 5 Lyle Feb 21st, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I have one of those replica V-Twin frames (corbin?) and had to remachine my tranny mount plate as the studs were welded lightly off on the frame. They also used the Earlier 1948 rear axle plate spacing in lieu of the standard later model rigid frame spacing which requires custom axle plates as the replica is narrower than it should be.

  6. 6 Kirk Perry Feb 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Lyle, I think you and I were chosen as the lucky recipient of “test frames” from V-Twin (also owns the names Corbin, Sifton, Gatlin, and more).
    I bought mine in 1997 and didn’t fit parts on it until 2004. The Pan motor had a 1/4″ gap between the case and from motor mount of the frame. The bottom gas tank mount was too low, the rear cylinder hit the seat post, maybe the tranny mounts were placed wrong. I sent the frame back (three times) 7 years after I bought it. They fixed the frame on warranty. They will do the same for anybody.
    I see in the paper that the local high school (El Camino) has a drag car build-off with the high school in Ramona. “Drag Race High”, 7 pm, Wednesdays, through April 22 on http://speedtv.com/
    We’d like to see a rat-bobber build-off using V-Twin® parts on mixed creations of replica Harley parts, since you can bolt on the different parts to any rigid frame from 1936-1964. A lot cheaper to build than a hot rod, well maybe not cheaper, but using fewer parts anyway.

    Trying to get V-Twin mfg., Inc®. to be involved in anything public is hitting a wall of silence. They make the Free-Masons, Shriners, Zionist and organizations like Skull & Bones seem “open house” by comparison.

  7. 7 Lyle Feb 22nd, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    What’s amazing is mine was bought in December 2008 from a friend who is a dealer. I had heard alot of bad things about fitment a few years ago but good things lately. Maybe I got a bad frame. I’m not putting my friend through the hasstle of returns etc as he did me a favor. Regardless I’m making custom axle spacers as we speak. Funny you mention Sifton. Used to be a good cam before the name was sold. My last Sfton for my shovelhead required me shimming the endplay by .080 and now the lobes are not centered on the followers and in fact I only have about 2/3rds the contact as the lobes overhang the followers due to the wide shim stack I had to use. That’s my last Sifton. You can see where it is visibly shorter than the old sifton cam it replaced. I had to replace the old one due to the roller bearings in one of the followers disintegrating and eating the cam lobes. Good thing I don’t ride that bike as much anymore…..

  8. 8 Troy Feb 23rd, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Wow…are we still discussing the Wire Plus “Old School Seat Post Power Control Box”?

    I have used Wire Plus products in the past & have found them very reliable. Old School, New School, or No School…I like the look of the new box.

  9. 9 Lyle Feb 23rd, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I think the discussion is leading towards if this Old School power box will fit V-Twins new Old School frames which have questionable parts fitment. Assuming this control box mounts using the standard 2 screws on the seat post, there’s a good chance that V-Twins frame has got at least one of the bolt bosses welded in the correct location.

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