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Needs some info. My bike is running good like a Triumph should. Earlier in the year I smoked my ground wire while charging the batt. I inspected my harness and all was well. I replaced the ground wire with a #10 stranded figuring it would have more ampacity and be a better ground. A thought crossed my mind, (a desert lately), that it might be too rigid and apt to break easier with the vibes. The question is, what is the gauge and number of strands of the ground wire from frame to battery in a stock loom? What do you think of all this? Am I nit picking or should I use the proper size ground wire? Thanks in advance. I've learned a lot from you guys and passed some of it along. Frank

[ This message was edited by: okiecityflash on 2006-10-27 16:15 ]
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All of the grounds I remember were 18 guage. The hot was bumped up to 14 guage (I think) in 69 and 70. I would have to look at a 78 frame here in the back to get the later specs. You might consider fitting a HD (or other) auto reset circuit breaker instead of the fuse. 25A should do it.
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