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Author Topic: The battery cable saga takes a twist  (Read 1227 times)

High On Octane

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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2013, 12:28:51 AM »
i agree as i experienced it Friday.
ever try to maneuver an ill running motorcycle over 2 lanes of commute traffic

I Have!  Well, 1 lane of traffic.  I was riding my 83 Suzuki home from work one night just as a blizzard was rolling in and the terminal on my ignition switch broke much in the same way these battery cables are breaking.  I was coming down the middle lane, rush hour I might add, and the bike just started cutting on and off and eventually completely stalled with me surrounded by traffic in the middle.    Damn near got killed twice trying to push it to the sidewalk.  Know what sucked worse?  Pushing that damn thing home 14 blocks on snow covered sidewalks in shoes.

So yeah.  Why don't they have a recall on this?   ???
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2013, 01:28:30 AM »
If they did have a recall, they would just replace it with the same weak connector that's already on there.

Maybe a better idea would be to find a really HEALTHY connector that can take the dynamic loads?
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2013, 02:29:20 AM »
If they did have a recall, they would just replace it with the same weak connector that's already on there.

Well, in my book, that's just a repair.  A recall is generally designed to prevent the (potential) event from occuring...

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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2013, 04:00:19 AM »
 ::)    ^   Agreed
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2013, 04:43:22 AM »
It seems most people are fixing this themselves and not informing the dealer.  If it doesn't get back to the dealer and up the chain the manufacturer may never know.

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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 05:23:23 PM »
I think if I had a C5 that's apparently prone to the problem, I'd reroute the the ground wire to a different site an the frame where the vibration might be a different frequency.
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 05:47:30 PM »
I think if I had a C5 that's apparently prone to the problem, I'd reroute the the ground wire to a different site an the frame where the vibration might be a different frequency.
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that is what i did when i put the new ends on. the posts are facing out now and i have a piece of old innertube between the posts and the cover.
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2013, 01:46:41 AM »
here is how it looked when i got home....it lasted 20 miles
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Re: The battery cable saga takes a twist
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2013, 02:26:26 AM »
Nice emergency repair!  I feel old and lazy.  If I was anywhere near home I'd just break out the cell and get a tow, fix it in the comfort of my own garage  ::)