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Author Topic: The battery cable saga takes a twist  (Read 2878 times)

High On Octane

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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2013, 07:28:51 pm »
i agree as i experienced it Friday.
ever try to maneuver an ill running motorcycle over 2 lanes of commute traffic

I Have!  Well, 1 lane of traffic.  I was riding my 83 Suzuki home from work one night just as a blizzard was rolling in and the terminal on my ignition switch broke much in the same way these battery cables are breaking.  I was coming down the middle lane, rush hour I might add, and the bike just started cutting on and off and eventually completely stalled with me surrounded by traffic in the middle.    Damn near got killed twice trying to push it to the sidewalk.  Know what sucked worse?  Pushing that damn thing home 14 blocks on snow covered sidewalks in shoes.

So yeah.  Why don't they have a recall on this?   ???
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 08:28:30 pm »
If they did have a recall, they would just replace it with the same weak connector that's already on there.

Maybe a better idea would be to find a really HEALTHY connector that can take the dynamic loads?
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2013, 09:29:20 pm »
If they did have a recall, they would just replace it with the same weak connector that's already on there.

Well, in my book, that's just a repair.  A recall is generally designed to prevent the (potential) event from occuring...
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2013, 11:00:19 pm »
 ::)    ^   Agreed
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 11:43:22 pm »
It seems most people are fixing this themselves and not informing the dealer.  If it doesn't get back to the dealer and up the chain the manufacturer may never know.

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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 12:23:23 pm »
I think if I had a C5 that's apparently prone to the problem, I'd reroute the the ground wire to a different site an the frame where the vibration might be a different frequency.
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 12:47:30 pm »
I think if I had a C5 that's apparently prone to the problem, I'd reroute the the ground wire to a different site an the frame where the vibration might be a different frequency.
Bare

that is what i did when i put the new ends on. the posts are facing out now and i have a piece of old innertube between the posts and the cover.
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2013, 08:46:41 pm »
here is how it looked when i got home....it lasted 20 miles
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 09:26:26 pm »
Nice emergency repair!  I feel old and lazy.  If I was anywhere near home I'd just break out the cell and get a tow, fix it in the comfort of my own garage  ::)

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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 05:45:30 am »
Dusting off this old "recall" chestnut...

Recall: Kawasaki recalls W800 over potential engine stoppage defects

http://en.responsejp.com/article/2015/12/14/266147.html

Of note: this recall was instituted after eleven reports of problems.  How many have there been here?

The interesting parts:

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Kawasaki has issued a recall for the W800 due to defects in the electrical wiring and throttle body holder.

The recall applies to one model of the W800. It apples to 5,973 bikes built from December 17, 2010, to December 4, 2015.

For the electrical wiring defect, the wiring isn't installed properly and there is friction between wiring and parts of the frame. Over time, the wiring's coating could wear away and cause a short circuit. In a worst case scenario, this could cause the engine to die while riding...

As a measure to rectify the electrical wiring defect, all models are undergoing inspection and damaged parts are being replaced. In addition, a new protective cover is being added and the routing is being changed...

There have been 11 reported problems due to the defect but no accidents reported...
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2015, 07:21:25 am »
One here, had to repair it on the side of the road a few months ago.
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2015, 12:38:40 pm »
Never suffered with anything like this on my (apparently) inferior EFI Bonneville during 20,000+ miles of trouble free ownership  ::)
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2015, 04:40:41 pm »
Some of the RE fan boys here will happily instruct you on how much you should dislike your Triumph for its lack of soul, but I don't recall anyone here saying Triumph quality was inferior to RE quality...  ;)
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2015, 04:33:10 am »
Well RE quality is definitely in a class of its own  ???

I considered a Dubya, but a bad experience (they don't handle as well as the Triumphs) quickly put that idea to bed. I sold the Triumph because of its weight, its replacement at 100lbs less but with almost 50 horses more is much more fun  :o  yet the Enfield is still my first choice...
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2015, 04:35:25 am »
Just keep an eye on that battery cable end...  ;)
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