Need help indentifying a wire

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by charliebrown, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. charliebrown

    charliebrown Member

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    What is the black electrical wire that is located above the tranny and under the seat of my 2009 Road Glide? The previous owner does not know. The connect does not fit my Gerbing's electric vest. I would appreciate any help.
     
  2. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

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    Follow each end of it. What is it connected to? Got any pics?
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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  4. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    I'll bet it's the battery tender plug-in.
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  5. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    Gerbing's electric vest and battery tender plug look the same.
     
  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Got pix?

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  7. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    Not really, There are several kind of connectors available for heated gear. My battery tender plug is an SAE plug. Gerbing uses quiconnect plugs.

    Here is one from Gerbing, it's a quiconnect plug
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    SAE on top and Quiconnect plug on the bottom
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    Here is one from Aerostich, is an SAE
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    Here is a BMW plug
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  8. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks Mongo. I have the SAE plug coming off of my battery to connect to my battery tender. And you're right. They aren't the same. I never knew that type of connector was called an "SAE" connector.
    I heard, but I'm not sure that there is a connector from Gerbings that will plug into the SAE connector but it isn't as good as the one that comes standard with there clothing. Again, I'm not sure.
     
  9. charliebrown

    charliebrown Member

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    Hi guys and thank you all for your replies. Mr. Mongo1958, a special thanks to you since you have correctly identified my mysterious black wire. It is in fact an SAE. I would appreciate any addtional advice you could provide on an appropriate battery tender. I have never owned one and I suspect there are several on the market. Can I assume the appropriate make and model just plugs in to my SAE connection and it is all automatic? Charliebrown
     
  10. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I personally use the Battery Tender Jr. from Deltran. You can find them on sale online for about $20 plus S&H.

    Very good unit, and will plug right in to the SAE plug you have mounted on your battery.

    Battery Tender Junior 12V @ 0.75A - Motorcycle - Batterytender.com

    TQ