Ground wire


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muttley
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Ground wire

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I have heard in earlier post about a ground wire under the seat that has a connection that should be removed and splice the wire. First is this true. If so where is it specifically. Thanks a lot.


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Re: Ground wire

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There is a large connector under the seat that some folks have discovered one (or more) wires overheat. In these cases, rather than rebuild the connector, you can bypass the connector and jumper both sides of that particular conductor together.

IMHO, I see no reason to do this as a preemptive measure. If you see discoloration or other signs of damage, go for it.

What you can do as a prophylactic measure is to examine any ground connection to the frame. Open the connection, clean thoroughly and tighten per torque spec.

Perhaps Techdude2000, WingAdmin or Goldwingrgreg can chime in with other ideas.
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Re: Ground wire

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muttley wrote: Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:27 pm I have heard in earlier post about a ground wire under the seat that has a connection that should be removed and splice the wire. First is this true. If so where is it specifically. Thanks a lot.
Are you having an issue ??? I would not do anything to Honda's near perfect ground connections unless there is an issue directly related to it.
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