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Adding electrical accessories to my '07 FLSTC

Ok, so I had a few things hooked up to my bike...I wired them straight to the battery. Turns out the screws at the positive and negative terminals were kinda short, so the more stuff I had installed, the less thread that made it into the whole...thus causing the battery to lose connectivity..thus causing me to have problems that I could not figure out, which then meant taking my baby to the dealer....suffice it to say all of my extras (not many really, only like 4 things) were disconnected and put in a zip loc bag. I was informed that there is a port or harness, or whatever to make connections to the positive terminal without hooking up all my accessories directly to it. What in God's name does it look like? About where would I find it? And, is it going to require anything more than either getting some connectors or some soldering?

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The easy way is simply get longer bolts. I generally don't like to have stuff wired directly to the battery and prefer to go through the fuse box. Connect your positive lead from the hot side of one fuse by your preferred method (solder is good if you have space for it), connect your ground to the frame somewhere.

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