Battery Connections Loose periodically


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NetTech94
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Battery Connections Loose periodically

Postby NetTech94 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:40 pm



Need a suggestions on how to prevent the battery connections from loosing. This has happened to me twice in past year.

Start up no issue, charging 14.X volts. Make multiple stops with no issues starting the bike up.

Return home, go to put wing in the garage. This requires using the reverse because of slight incline. At this point the minute I hit the start/rev button engine goes dead and NO power what so ever. Break out the 10m socket and bingo back in business. This has occurred twice in the past year. Was thinking of lock washers but not sure about using them.

As for now, I carry a 10m socket and open end 10m with me at all times.

Thanks for looking
Info: 94 Goldwing SE (140k on the clock)



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Re: Battery Connections Loose periodically

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:05 pm

NetTech94 wrote:Need a suggestions on how to prevent the battery connections from loosing. This has happened to me twice in past year.

Start up no issue, charging 14.X volts. Make multiple stops with no issues starting the bike up.

Return home, go to put wing in the garage. This requires using the reverse because of slight incline. At this point the minute I hit the start/rev button engine goes dead and NO power what so ever. Break out the 10m socket and bingo back in business. This has occurred twice in the past year. Was thinking of lock washers but not sure about using them.

As for now, I carry a 10m socket and open end 10m with me at all times.

Thanks for looking
Info: 94 Goldwing SE (140k on the clock)


That's odd - I can't say I have ever had that happen!

Two things I can think of - lock washers and thread lock (aka Loctite). I think I would go with the lock washers first. Make sure you put them in between the screw head and the wire lug - NOT between the wire lug and the battery. So you have the screw, lock washer, wire lug, then into the battery terminal.

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Re: Battery Connections Loose periodically

Postby robb » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:08 pm

Replace the aged lock washers. They will flatten after time and loose their hold.

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Re: Battery Connections Loose periodically

Postby NetTech94 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:19 pm

Thanks that was my thought about the lock washers... First time I have ever had to do this 35 years of riding




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