Battery neg pole connector

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Battery neg pole connector

Postby sykospain » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:29 am

My bike has suffered at the hands of a few previous Weekend Warriors, who basically p*ssed about with it, to no obvious positive purpose, when they were bored, the weather was awful and they couldn't go out for a ride.

Like simply lobbing off the wire feeds to the Heated Grips because they didn't realise that the non-working condition was simply due to a blown Fuse # 7. Investigating the reason for that blow would have been far more constructive than simply abandoning the heated grips facility altogether by slicing through the cable feeds. They live and breathe among us.

Take for instance the connector on the end of the Neg cable to the battery Neg post. Surely it shouldn't be a right-angle bracket with a captive bolt like in the picture ? Simply a ring-terminal connector, just like the Pos.... Am I right ?

https://s26.postimg.cc/bo2zzf23d/Battery_Neg_Pole_connector.jpg

I need to establish this before I replace the current year 2007 AGM gel- battery and invest in another one of these :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shorai-LFX-Lithium-Iron-Xtreme-Rate-Battery-LFX21L6-BS12/231291649016?epid=171183363&hash=item35da0e7bf8:g:UjUAAOSw6n5Xqp3K#rwid
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Re: Battery neg pole connector

Postby Sunbeemer » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:14 am

This is the same connector that was original on my '02. Maybe it's engineered to keep it from contacting the underside of the tank?
I don't know why that should matter since the frame is negatively grounded (no sparks), but you know the Germans are belt and suspenders Manner :)
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Re: Battery neg pole connector

Postby kirby » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:52 am

sykospain wrote:My bike has suffered at the hands of a few previous Weekend Warriors, who basically p*ssed about with it, to no obvious positive purpose, when they were bored, the weather was awful and they couldn't go out for a ride.

Like simply lobbing off the wire feeds to the Heated Grips because they didn't realise that the non-working condition was simply due to a blown Fuse # 7. Investigating the reason for that blow would have been far more constructive than simply abandoning the heated grips facility altogether by slicing through the cable feeds. They live and breathe among us.

Take for instance the connector on the end of the Neg cable to the battery Neg post. Surely it shouldn't be a right-angle bracket with a captive bolt like in the picture ? Simply a ring-terminal connector, just like the Pos.... Am I right ?

https://s26.postimg.cc/bo2zzf23d/Battery_Neg_Pole_connector.jpg

I need to establish this before I replace the current year 2007 AGM gel- battery and invest in another one of these :-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shorai-LFX-Lithium-Iron-Xtreme-Rate-Battery-LFX21L6-BS12/231291649016?epid=171183363&hash=item35da0e7bf8:g:UjUAAOSw6n5Xqp3K#rwid




If your asking if it the Shorai will work with that connector, mine does. I also use their charger.
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Re: Battery neg pole connector

Postby sykospain » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:09 pm

Nice to know that Mike - Apparently Shorai have European representation these days. A few years ago when I first got one, it was about five weeks' delivery and I had to pay an extra bunce to the Boys at the Border for topping up their Holiday Fund.
And yes, Rich, thanks for confirming that the connector must be one of the few things that wasn't fiddled with by the P.O.(s)
But that extra length would be MORE likely to touch the underside of the tank maybe ?
Thanks for your comments fellahs. I await my Germany-supplied Shorai with interest and anticipation.
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Re: Battery neg pole connector

Postby gregor » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:53 am

I don't know why that should matter since the frame is negatively grounded (no sparks), but you know the Germans are belt and suspenders Manner :)[/quote]

In Britain, that implies something quite different about the German predelictions. :lol:
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Re: Battery neg pole connector

Postby kirby » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:43 am

And my Austin Healey BJ8 leaks like crazy in the rain and the defrosters/wipers are almost! useless.
Go figure in one of the wettest climates "over there" it was designed...Makes me remember my old Brit bike days...Lucas "prince of darkness"

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