I will speak your favorite language... A PICTURE!
That is the main chassis ground. Basically the path to ground for everything.
.. Disregard that second wire. That is my Six5 Approved Grounding Mod... :rotfl
Where exactly is that ground strap located? Thanks for the photo!
Should have taken a picture of the engine on a bench and not my bike... :rotfl
Remove bolt. Clean bolt shoulder and engine surface. Take ground strap, clean it with a brass brush to get it nice and shiny. Put some dielectric grease if you are kinky. Reassemble.
Eliott, if you are referring to this photo Josh posted, then yes, I agree, it looks like that single Spade connector on the main loom ground.Quote:
Originally Posted by rxf610
It is a good time to get rid of it, while he is in there messing with the wires....
Thanks for catching that. :thumbup
Still haven't replaced the inline fuse. After looking at it I'm thinking it's only necessary if I run it directly to the battery. If I run the wires to the Starter solenoid I can just use its 30 amp fuse.
Josh, I was reading through this thread again, and your last post quoted above struck me as odd. If I understand your comment correctly, you say the charging mod wires can be run directly to the starter solenoid and thereby avoid a new inline fuse.
If so, how do you intend to connect to the starter solenoid?
If you connect the wires at the same location where the battery cable connects, then you are in fact connecting directly to the battery and not going through the 30 amp fuse.
In the OEM configuration, the main fuse is between the battery and the solid Red wire (from the SR connector) which is also tied directly to the Red/White wire inside starter relay. In order to use the fuse in the starter relay, you would have to connect the charging mod to one of those two wires. However, that would be a step in the wrong direction, because the tiny terminals in the starter relay connector are part of the original OEM charging problem. Those small terminals in the starter relay connector just can't handle the load placed on them,. That's why the headlight relay mod is recommended in conjunction with the charging mod, because it reduces the current flowing through those starter relay terminals.
Maybe you can provide a few more details on the connections you actually made with your charging mod. :dowhat
You're right Tony, I was referring to connecting the wires to the +/- terminals on the relay. I get the same 13.5 v charge via the relay terminals as I do with directly connecting them to the +/- terminals on the battery.
My thinking was that the 30amp fuse protects against all voltages coming FROM the battery into the relay, and since the battery terminals connect directly to the relay terminals, then the fuse protects against all voltages going from the relay terminals to the main loom.
I may have explained it poorly. Basically the 30 amp relay fuse bridges everything going into the relay terminals with the four wires leading to the loom. Thus the loom is protected against anything directly connected to the relay terminals.
I will create a diagram and post it later. But this logic seems sound to me.