Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SF Bay Area, CA, USA
Yeah, the instructions are tailored to the 848/1098 superbikes, so some of the connection locations differ than the SF848. Are you running your wiring so that the RB module mounts in the belly pan? I initially started that route, but felt that the cabling would be too messy on the right side of the bike. I'm trying to figure a way out to mount it under the seat/tank area.
1. You can probably just add some wire to that connection and just make it longer. If you are good with soldering, should be easy. Otherwise, I thought the same thing...that grounding to the chassis should work.
2. I have not gotten that far yet, I'm still getting my cable routing sorted for the alternate mounting. My thought was once everything is connected and ready, just start up the software, turn on the bike and see if the module powers up. If it doesn't, then add the polarity cable. I hope this doesn't harm anything since really the only affect should be no power.
3. This is why I started looking into mounting the module under the seat. I was concerned about the heat with the module mounted in the belly pan. Although now I think about it, it's just as hot under the seat as well, so maybe no difference. I think the kit included a velcro adhesive strip which I assume is to be used to mount to the inside of the belly pan.
BTW, you have any pics of your install? I can grab some tonight and upload when I get home.
2012 Streetfighter 848