Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Calgary Alberta Canada
If it is a Rushmore model, do you have a regular Road Glide or a Special?
This info would help you sell the unit. If your bike is a Special, there may be folks looking to upgrade from the standard radio that comes with a standard Road Glide or Streetglide. The upgrade from Harley isn't cheap!
All wiring from the infotainment unit will end in plugs. Tape them off to keep them clean and dry, shouldn't be any problems. You will lose a couple of "info" capabilities such as oil pressure and air temperature and the ability to turn on or turn off your EITMS system as the screen is how this information is communicated from the ECM. You could always install an aftermarket oil pressure guage, no a problem there. I would default the EITMS to "on" before removing the unit, that way you have the option to use it.
To retrofit the infotainment units backwards to model 98-13 bikes is difficult at best, it probably be done but the wiring plugs are different and it would involve a lot of fitting into the old inner fairing setup to make it work.