positive battery cable problem

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by jerryw618, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. jerryw618

    jerryw618 Member

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    hello again im having a problem with the battery cable , right at the battery terminal , seems the cable is breaking im losing power but if i move the cable around right at the positive battery connection it will come back on , can i just replace the positive battery cable??? or is it tied into the whole electrical harness ???
     
  2. Hoople

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    Jerry, Those cables are separate. It should be no problem to replace. It goes from the Battery post to the Starter lug.
     
  3. kclute

    kclute New Member

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    Just replace the cable. Might want to first take cable loose from terminals first (take ground cable off first), check cable end to see if it really is breaking. Could be just a bad connection, if so, clean cable ends and terminals, then put back on.

    Good luck.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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  6. cromedome

    cromedome Active Member

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    Make sure it's the cable, not a broken post in the battery on the + post.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Also, if you end up swapping cables, make sure you pull the main fuse so nothing gets fried. Lotta juice flowing through those lines & all it takes is one wrong touch to create an unfortunate fireworks show.