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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 2nd, 2014, 8:29 pm Thread Starter
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Wires to battery terminal

Hi Everyone: This might be a stupid question but here it goes. Can anyone tell me how many positive wires should attached to the battery and how many negative wires attached to the battery. I have to heavy ones attached to positive and one to negative. One of the wires that was attached to my positive is black. My bike is 2000 k1200lt.

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post #2 of 3 Old Nov 2nd, 2014, 9:52 pm
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Re: Wires to battery terminal

The black one should have a red band on the terminal and that is the positive feed to the reverser controller. There rest are 6 mm red to the starter relay, 6 mm red to the alternator, 4 mm red to a tie point and a 1.5 mm red to the ABS unit.

Normally there is one lead on the negative and it goes to a tie point behind the battery for all grounds (the frame is not a ground on BMWs).

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Re: Wires to battery terminal

Thanks John that makes perfect sense. I forgot about the reverse.
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