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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-30-2010, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Wonder if I did something wrong

Good morning everyone.

Sunday night I re-installed my left side grip on my bike, this time using golf grip and lighter fluid, and it is tight as can be.
At the same time I pulled the connection from R/R and put some dielectric grease on the male connector, then reattached
to the R/R. Wiped off any excess grease, then wrapped the whole connector with electric tape for good measure. Attached
it back to my battery tender and left her alone until this morning. It is in the low 40's here, so I decided to ride. When I
went to start it didn't sound like she had full cranking power. Am worried now that I messed something up... Does any of
what I have said sound like I could have cause a potential issue? I meant to check the light on the battery tender before
I removed the cable this morning to see if it was green, but completely forgot.

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Can't imagine you would have messed anything up, unless you yanked loose a connection somehow in working with the R/R connector. Putting grease on it for electrical connections will not hurt, but will keep it from corroding. Could be just a fluke, and something else is wrong. Hard to say.

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will check the voltage when I get home...

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On the R/R which is the icon for this group, there appears to be a ground wire coming out of the harness. Mine does not have that, only the plug that connects to the r/r. Should there be a ground that goes to the chassis/frame?

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One of the wires to the r/r is a ground, so you don't need a separate ground wire.

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One of the wires to the r/r is a ground, so you don't need a separate ground wire.
Ok, so the plug from the harness to the r/r has the ground built in...

I put dielectric grease on the mail end of the connection and attached the r/r, then wrapped with electric tape as an extra measure. Should be good to go, right?

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I would say it was the low 40's that will affect the starting of the bike. Plus how old is the battery and is it one of the higher CCA batteries. This is not good to say but with my bike with out a real good charge, my bike would not crank over fast enough to get it started in that cold temperatures. My bike sets outside covered, but not in a garage.

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I would say it was the low 40's that will affect the starting of the bike. Plus how old is the battery and is it one of the higher CCA batteries. This is not good to say but with my bike with out a real good charge, my bike would not crank over fast enough to get it started in that cold temperatures. My bike sets outside covered, but not in a garage.
Mine stays in the garage and when I park it I always hook up my Battery Tender.

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If your battery is the least bit weak you may have trouble starting in colder temps.

If you need a new one look for a Maintenance Free- AGM like this one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Deka-...item3eee173adb

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If your battery is the least bit weak you may have trouble starting in colder temps.

If you need a new one look for a Maintenance Free- AGM like this one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Deka-...item3eee173adb
Thanks Hoss...

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