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    Battery wiring help

    Hey guys while pulling out my battery I did not mark what goes to positive and negative. I am 90 percent sure there was only one wire connected to the negative terminal but is there a way I can check or test. The bike is stock the only addition is an alarm

    The two wires are the ones in question
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    Re: Battery wiring help

    And this is why electrical codes now require you to use the properly colored wires.

    Do you have a multimeter? If you check the resistance between the ring and the frame, that could indicate ground.

    The fused lead would normally go to positive, but god knows what was done by past butchers.

    The safest solution is to trace the wires and hope they are labeled on the other end.

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    Battery wiring help

    Update

    I think I got it figured out the bike started fine

    But the alarm is not working. I wonder if one of those wires was a ground for the alarm?


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    Re: Battery wiring help

    I connected the ground from the alarm to the positive. *♂️🤫🤷🏻*♂️


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    Re: Battery wiring help

    Quote Originally Posted by FattBoyy View Post
    I connected the ground from the alarm to the positive. ...
    ummmm....don't do that.

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    Re: Battery wiring help

    Quote Originally Posted by FattBoyy View Post
    I connected the ground from the alarm to the positive.
    did the genie come out of the bottle?

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    Re: Battery wiring help

    Hahah everything seems to be working now


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    Re: Battery wiring help

    Now go and label the wires, for the next time.....

    Red tape (to cover up the black) on the positive wire, and you can leave the ground one black....

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