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There have been a few threads on batteries and boosting issues, so I thought I'd show what I added to make boosting (if ever necessary) a lot easier. I have the CAMEL ADV Skidplate, which does an even better job of protecting the battery, but makes access a real pita when needed...
I built an aluminium brackets and mounted isolators, then ran 6g wire from the battery to the studs. I also moved the tender harness to there for convenience. The 3/8 and 5/15 studs also make connecting clamps much easier and give better contact. Using 6g wire also means I never have to worry about current load.
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Nice, I have a Camel ADV bash plate on mine too and sometimes wonder how much I'll dread having to take it off at some point to access the battery. I presume (?) yours has a pre-wired battery tender connection underneath the seat too, for easy access you can drop it out the left side of the bike, in between the frame, and leave it there.

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Mine has a couple of them, this one is from the Harley tender they gave me with the bike, its routed similar to yours...
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I built it. I was left unsupervised over the winter.... 🤷🏼‍♂️ There's a thread on it under "What have you done to your PA today" ... There's been "a few" modifications to the bike🤣
 

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There have been a few threads on batteries and boosting issues, so I thought I'd show what I added to make boosting (if ever necessary) a lot easier. I have the CAMEL ADV Skidplate, which does an even better job of protecting the battery, but makes access a real pita when needed...
I built an aluminium brackets and mounted isolators, then ran 6g wire from the battery to the studs. I also moved the tender harness to there for convenience. The 3/8 and 5/15 studs also make connecting clamps much easier and give better contact. Using 6g wire also means I never have to worry about current load. View attachment 1383
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I would be curious to know details about the specific components you used to create the boost posts.

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MarcS, do you have any part numbers or descriptions of the battery terminals/boost points you added? I also have the Camel ADV bash guard and dread ever having to take it off to access the battery in an emergency...

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They are Techspan "Battery Power Distribution Posts"
Red (3/8) 76-7886EA
Black (5/16) 76-7786EA
Rated for 250 amps. I used 6g wire and sealed terminal ends.
The red cap is a Grote #84-9323PK (comes in a 5 pack, so you get spares)
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Hey Marc, quick question for you - on your close-up photo of the boost point lugs, it looks like each of them (+ and -) have two wires connected to them. Presuming one of the wires is routed directly to the battery posts, I'm curious what the additional (second) wires are for?

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Thanks MarcS for suggesting the add-on boost points. Finished mine today and know I won’t ever get stranded due to a low voltage battery.
 

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Sorry for such a late reply on this..... Positive and negative from the battery, then also a 12V plug as well.
 
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