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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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T120 2nd Wiring Harness - what is this for?

Guys forgive me, as Iím a total novice. Please be gentle...

I was reconnecting my battery now that spring is almost here in the Midwest (yay) and I canít figure out for the life for me what this second set of wires are that connect to the battery. Are these for the heated grips, because I donít see these in any videos of people working in their T100 batteries? They make it hard to put the positive back on the battery due to that hard red rubber cover. I canít get that cover to go back flush over the positive because it gets in the way.

Iím so embarrassed. Mixture of embarrassment and shame.


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Possibly the shop put flying leads for a battery tender and those are the direct connections to the battery. Don't worry too much about the positive cover. You could always cut it to allow a place for the second positive wire to fit.

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Possibly the shop put flying leads for a battery tender and those are the direct connections to the battery. Don't worry too much about the positive cover. You could always cut it to allow a place for the second positive wire to fit.

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wot he said, flying lead for optimate charger
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These wires go up the neck of the bike with all the other wires. There in there real good. Iím not sure where on the front of the bike they ultimately lead. Should I even connect them?


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Okay so not a battery tender lead but to power a socket near the handlebars for some accessory/accessories. Your choice to reconnect or not. If it was me I would want to know what is on the other end and then decide.

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Turns out this was some sort of battery tender cable. I bought the bike new. Do shops put all their bikes on tenders once in a while to make sure the battery doesnít die? Actually makes a lot of sense!


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Itís a standard SAE connector. will work with most any battery tender. Dont know about all shops, but my local Triumph shop adds them to all their bikes as a courtesy. BMW use a DIN style connector and their bikes come with 2 or 3 accessory ports. I added an SAE connector to my heated gear, inner jacket and gloves. I dont stop riding just cause its cold outside.
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My new bike came with a battery tender plug. My shop does it on all the bikes they sell.
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I am wondering why you disconnected your battery in the first place. You might be better off to leave it hooked up for the winter and buy a battery tender to plug into those connections that they generously gave you.
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I am wondering why you disconnected your battery in the first place. You might be better off to leave it hooked up for the winter and buy a battery tender to plug into those connections that they generously gave you.


I didnít know what that was for this past fall and disconnected the leads to the battery and connected my battery tender plus to it. If my tender has a compatible connector Iíll use it next time. Otherwise itís going in a drawer.


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