Author Topic: Broken Battery ground wire terminal  (Read 162 times)

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on: June 10, 2021, 08:26:52 pm
More problems....when it rains it pours.
Went out to start bike and no juice.  Found ground wire terminal broken at the 90 degree bend that attaches to the battery terminal.  Does anyone know the ground wire gauge so that I can order a proper size 90 degree replacement crimp connector.  This is for a 2018 Classic 500. 
Thanks guys....again


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Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 02:35:08 am
Rather than replace my fractured terminals with the same design that were likely to fail again in short order, I bought ring lugs and soldered them to the wires with a micro torch. I then made two short brass tubes on my home lathe to bridge the gap from the lugs to the inset battery terminals. Hasn't given any trouble since. The stock brass terminals are so thin and bent so severely, they're begging to break. Horrible design.


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Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 01:54:56 pm
I went to an auto parts store to get battery cable and ring connectors for a C5 I had.
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