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post #1 of 24 Old 09-22-2005, 6:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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grounding stuff?

What are my other options for grounding electrical stuff on my 929? I currently have things grounded to the negative battery terminal. The bolt wasn't tightening completely (I think that was/is probably causing my MIL to flicker sporadically). I put a new bolt in and it tightened, but it'll probably loosen up again. Between the Autocom, PowerCommander, Alhman's speedo recalibrator, and power plug, I've just got too many things stacked on that negative terminal. The positive side of all are wired in elsewhere. Soooo, where else can I ground all this accessories?
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Re: grounding stuff?

If you follow the ground wire from the battery, you'll find the chassis ground. You can add stuff there if you like.



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Re: grounding stuff?

An alternative is to run a single heavy wire off the battery to a terminal block and fasten your accesories to that.

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Re: grounding stuff?

Yup, agree with sheep...
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Re: grounding stuff?

As stated above. All items can be had fairly cheap at a local car audio store or even a Radio Shack. This will solve all your current grounding needs and will leave room for future add ons if need be.
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Re: grounding stuff?

Thanks, guys! I'll look for the battery ground, but the wires may not be long enough to reach. If not, what does a terminal block look like? Something I can purchase at Radio Shack? Thanks!
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Re: grounding stuff?

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Thanks, guys! I'll look for the battery ground, but the wires may not be long enough to reach. If not, what does a terminal block look like? Something I can purchase at Radio Shack? Thanks!
Yes basically it is a means to hook one supply up and get many feeds. Or a car stereo shop example

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Re: grounding stuff?

Take your choice...Radio Shack

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Re: grounding stuff?

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Between the Autocom, PowerCommander, Alhman's speedo recalibrator, and power plug, I've just got too many things stacked on that negative terminal.
Good Lord HGT!! Ya might need a 2nd battery I'll 2nd the Radio Shack stuff, cheap and available everywhere. You'll probably need a couple extra zip ties while you're at it (just a friendly reminder).

BTW- What's a power plug & autocom?
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Re: grounding stuff?

I will point out one huge advantage of going to one like offered at car stereo shops, fuses More $$ but...

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Re: grounding stuff?

Thanks again for the replies/suggestions. I'll be looking into terminal blocks!

Scratch: Here's what an http://www.autocomamerica.com/docs/home.cfm Autocom unit looks like. My 929 does street/touring duty as well, so it's a way for me to hook up a family radio for bike-to-bike communication, and my Sirius radio!
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Re: grounding stuff?

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Thanks again for the replies/suggestions. I'll be looking into terminal blocks!

Scratch: Here's what an http://www.autocomamerica.com/docs/home.cfm Autocom unit looks like. My 929 does street/touring duty as well, so it's a way for me to hook up a family radio for bike-to-bike communication, and my Sirius radio!
Now, you can get all of the wires off of the battery and make it neater under your seat. Guess I need to get out my wiring stuff 'cuz you're gonna volunteer me to help. LMAO
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Now, you can get all of the wires off of the battery and make it neater under your seat. Guess I need to get out my wiring stuff 'cuz you're gonna volunteer me to help. LMAO
...since it sounds like you're offering....
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Re: grounding stuff?

Of course I learn about the good stuff just as I give up street riding

(Except for "testing").

Satellite radio and comm would have been nice, bummer
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