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  • Bonkerz Posts: 3444
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    06 May 2018 04:31 PM
    So, I recently went for a ride the bike started surging - only occasionally, about once every k it would give a chug and lurch forward - not so much fun as I was coming to stop at a corner. 
    So I figure, bad fuel, so I drain the tank and stick in some fresh stuff.  Next day I go to start the bike and it's obviously the battery is struggling...
    So I stick it on charge and the next day I go to start up and there's a click and nothing - not even lights on the dash...  So I check the fuses (all good), and whip out the battery and I see a little black near the earth wire.  I know it was done up tight btw.
    After re-seating it all and sticking a piece of elect tape over the connector to be sure, the bike starts, and rides like a dream.

    So to my question - the street bobs didn't come with a rubber boot over the neg terminal (like the red one on positive) did they?
    And question two, how the fuck do I make sure this wont happen again?  Do they sell the rubber boot thingys for neg terminals, or can I do something else? 
  • Benno Posts: 125
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    06 May 2018 07:02 PM
    Shrink rap tube @ supercheap auto.
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3444
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    06 May 2018 08:09 PM
    Posted by Benno on 06 May 2018 07:02 PM
    Shrink rap tube @ supercheap auto.

     That's a good idea, but it does up at the front and I think it's the nut that's causing the problems...maybe.  I suppose I could heat shrink the nut.

  • brucefxdl Posts: 809
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    06 May 2018 08:52 PM
    once the terminal is clean and tight you could spray some post protector on it,wurth make a good product.....need to cover up for over spray ,but thats hard.cheers
  • brucefxdl Posts: 809
    south west victoria
    Performance Poster brucefxdl
    06 May 2018 08:52 PM
    should have read"thats not hard."cheers
  • FLHuTChU Posts: 3169
    Newcastle NSW
    Forum Legend FLHuTChU
    06 May 2018 09:56 PM
    Black negative terminal boots can be had from most good auto parts retailers. Different sizes available as well.
    Another way is Google battery terminal cover to see what is available. Heaps of sizes and shapes there.
  • loopie Posts: 324
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    06 May 2018 10:16 PM
    on my dyna  i put some single sided adhesive sponge  on the inside off the side cover just in case it touches
  • Bonkerz Posts: 3444
    Forum Legend Bonkerz
    06 May 2018 10:38 PM
    Mmm, some good ideas.  Since I still occasionally hook up the tender with the clamps I'm thinking some of these will work.  First I might hunt down a proper cover and might do some double sided tape on the inside of the cover.

    Ty guys, very helpful.
  • pat Posts: 143
    Adelaide
    Stock Poster pat
    10 May 2018 11:38 PM
    loose and I fried my regulator $250 peter stevens $66 ebay
    Earth don’t need a cover 
    I had a screw bottom out after dealer work, bike would stall at lights
    Went ok but after 3 times on way home major headache , lane filtering no fun
    Spotted stainless spring washer turned blue, tight just bottomed out
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