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Cant connect to the batterie bolts dont reach

The batterie is good. I went and got longer bolts but then it was to long.

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... put a small piece of folded paper under each nut to raise them up then the bolts will reach the nut use the bolts that come with the battery

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Keith, if you don't already have a solution, let me suggest you check the battery leads. I recently( April 28) had the same problem. A good samaritan told me to check the the negative battery terminal. He was correct, the bolt connecting the negative battery leads to the battery was loose. After tightening, bike started. Norm

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Clean it first with soap and water. Spray it with a hose to knock off any buildup of mud. That way it will be a clean bike instead of a dirty bike. Locate the battery and remove any fenders/plastics that keep you from having room to remove it. Keep track of everything you remove and where it goes. A magnetic pan is helpful for holding any nuts/bolts so you dont lose them. There may be a cover or strap that holds the battery in place.Remove it. Using a screwdriver ( a phillips head or a flat head depending on the bolt), disconnect the cables from the battery. The ground wire (the wire that runs to the frame and is connected to the battery terminal labeled "-") first. Disconect the hot wire ( the wire connected to the positive terminal on the battery labeled "+") next. Keep track of which wire is which. Remove the old battery and put the new battery in its place. Your new battery should be prepared/mixed beforehand. Connect the wires to the battery (the hot wire first) and secure it in place with whatever device that held the old one in place ( the strap or cover you may have removed). Replace all your fenders and you're done. Try to clean your bike consistently. No one likes a dirty bike. Hope this helps! Dont get hurt and wear proper safety attire. Handle batteries with caution and dispose of them properly. I am not responsible for any injuries you cause to yourself ( which i suspect you are susceptible to because you cant replace a battery).

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First disconnect the battery negative post. Then, unplug the two wires that run from the regulator to the front part of the engine. Follow the remaining wire from the regulator to the either the battery positive post or to the starter connection and disconnect that wire. Remember how it was routed through the engine and frame area. Unbolt the regulator and bolt the new replacement back up in it's place. There may be a "star type" lock washer between the regulator and the frame on all the mounting bolts. Put his washer back on or in the case there isn't one, put one on each mounting bolt. The purpose of this is to ensure the regulator has a good ground. If if doesn't have a good ground, it will not work correctly. Plug the plug from the regulator into the socket on the front of the engine and run the remaining long wire along the frame and back to where the original wire came from, either the battery positive post or the starter connection. Some people cut the original wire and splice in the new wire from the new regulator but I don't recommend it. It's a problem waiting to happen. Reconnect the battery negative post. When working with a battery, always disconnect the negative post first and reconnect the negative last. This prevents damage to the battery or motorcycle and possibly prevents injury to you due to arcing the battery against the frame ground.

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Hi Maverickg2, you have a dead short which is usually the easiest to find. Using a test light connected to the hot side of the blown fuse holder, start probing the wire leaving the fuse holder about an inch away the test light should illuminate, keep probing towards the ignition switch until the test light no longer illuminates you are now very close to the short. For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions, please feel free to contact me at Good luck and have a nice day.

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Just replace it with a nut and bolt that is smaller then the hole,
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You can clean the terminals with baking soda and water, then cover
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Can't start motorbike


Sometime things like that happens
Since it almost start but the battery dont last enough to go all the way i sugest you you connect a car battery with cables to your battery. The car battery is stronger and last longer, that will start your bike. You can do it for a couple of minist but i dont rekomend you to do it longer, Since the carbattery is stronger it can cause damages on you startengine if you have it connected to long. But when your bike starts you wont need the carbattery anymore, revome the cables immidiately.

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