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Offline blackhillsken

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FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« on: Friday, August 28, 2009. 02:08:56 PM. »
Let's just say maybe I was able to buy the Digital Technician II.
As an Indy shop, would I be able to use it to bleed ABS, or would I have to interface with the MOCO (which would be impossible) via internet to get the job done?
Is it a standalone unit when it comes to bleeding ABS?
Is it a laptop with software, or just software with cables?
Part # I'm talking about is  HD-48650

Thanks guys.
Ken

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #1 on: Friday, August 28, 2009. 02:38:05 PM. »
Ken I'll post some links but there's a lot of suffixes to the HD-48650 part number.

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #2 on: Friday, August 28, 2009. 03:26:31 PM. »
Thanks FSG. 
Appreciate it.
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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #3 on: Friday, August 28, 2009. 03:42:11 PM. »
harleytools.spx.com/pdf/HD07-919A.pdf

Google yielded this but doesn't seem to answer the question directly

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #4 on: Friday, August 28, 2009. 03:44:02 PM. »
I think it has to link up to there web site every 7-14 days to keep working.

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #5 on: Friday, August 28, 2009. 07:16:47 PM. »
Brochures & 2009 New Dealer Kit

HD07-919A.pdf         =>  http://www.box.net/shared/e5e61kxctf

HD08-453.pdf         =>  http://www.box.net/shared/6ulqj34kfb

HD08-669_NewDealerKit.pdf   =>  http://www.box.net/shared/cs7ukxp3ex

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, August 29, 2009. 05:58:44 AM. »
Thanks FSG.  That was a wake-up call !
The $760 I was quoted must have been for just a few items to let the DT II perform the ABS brake bleed and not a complete kit.
The expenses a dealer has for tools is incredible.  It's no wonder they have to charge a higher labor rate than a backyard mechanic or even an Indy shop.
Well, people will still call them "stealrs" no matter what.  More to it than meets the eye, though.
Ken

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, August 29, 2009. 11:39:31 AM. »
Ken, I have also tried to get my hands on a DT but like yourself and being an indy no go. Grrr! What I was quoted IF and only if I could get the DT was about 8 grand for the software package and then it has to be updated periodically from Harley or Kent Moore. I know it sucks that us indys have to do this but I think it is like what most of the auto manufactures have been trying to do for years and put us little guys out of business and this is unfortunately one way to do it, by virtue of forcing customers to a dealer for service. Good luck and keep us posted on what you find out. Thanks, Spidey.
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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, August 29, 2009. 08:00:54 PM. »
The DT II must be up linked via internet to H-D at least once every 7 days or will stop working. It also must have the Security card provided by H-D/SPX in order to work. No way around this. Cost is also closer to $9000.00 today for first unit.

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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, August 30, 2009. 12:08:02 PM. »
Thanks FSG.  That was a wake-up call !
The $760 I was quoted must have been for just a few items to let the DT II perform the ABS brake bleed and not a complete kit.
The expenses a dealer has for tools is incredible.  It's no wonder they have to charge a higher labor rate than a backyard mechanic or even an Indy shop.
Well, people will still call them "stealrs" no matter what.  More to it than meets the eye, though.

Now you are beginning to understand......   And thats just one small piece of it.  Don't forget about a dyno, bike lifts, exhaust system, wheel and tire equipment etc, etc.   Car dealerships are the same way.  Got to have the special tools to get the job done correctly. 
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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #10 on: Sunday, August 30, 2009. 02:14:05 PM. »
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Re: FOR DEALER TECHS --- DIGITAL TECHNICIAN II
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, August 30, 2009. 02:36:56 PM. »
All of this makes me appreciate my 2002 Road King that much more !!  I have a flowbench which most dealers don't and with my Scanalyzer I will survive.