2006 GL1800 Ground Wire location?

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2006 GL1800 Ground Wire location?

Post by larryj4 »

My 2006 Wing wouldn't start all of the sudden. When I checked the battery, the negative post was extremely hot. I was told that it was probably a loose negative ground. Where is the ground wire attached on this bike? I've taken off the seat and side panels, but I just don't see it. Thanks, Joe

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Re: 2006 GL1800 Ground Wire location?

Post by AZgl1800 »

this sounds like a post that was answered on Facebook.

if the battery post is hot, then the terminals are loose and probably corroded.

remove, the terminals from the battery post, clean them, light film of grease, and put it back together snug.

inspect the condition of the wire going into the terminal, if it shows signs of corrosion it will have to be removed, and the wire cleaned up and a new terminal put on it.

Trace the wire from the battery to the frame, and verify that it is also clean and free of corrosion.

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Re: 2006 GL1800 Ground Wire location?

Post by PastoT »

If your battery contacts are cleaned up and secure (I tighten mine with a 10mm socket) then you might need to look at Ground point G2. Its in the top of the back of the engine under the rear of the fuel tank, truly a pain to get to. I hope its battery connections though, mine did the same after some work I'd done and it was a pleasant and easy fix. I used to connect the battery with a Phillips head screw driver and had that issue, it slipped to much and prevented getting a secure connection. I don't think a loose ground would result in a hot battery connection, its sounds more like resistance from a loose or corroded contact to the post.
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