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Was wondering how many guys here have done the recommended battery ground that SISF advocates doing to the Connie and what your results were. I do notice a slight flickering in the lights at idle and wondered if this ground will cure that.Let me know your thoughts.
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 01:07:53 pm »
   Never really had a problem with original grounding but did it anyway. Can't hurt. :motonoises:
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 01:31:28 pm »
I did it and could not tell a difference in mine.  That said the majority of vehicle electrical problems I've ever had were due to bad grounds.  So I would of added grounds on this bike anyway just to make sure.

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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 02:18:45 pm »
Do it, cause another ground path direct to battery will benefit the whole bike.

Also, the ground at the left coil pack is kind of sketchy, I moved that to a frame ground via drilled hole/bolt/star washer/locknut at the tank support bracket.
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 04:06:04 pm »
I did it a while back. No change for me, BUT, it will preclude most future grounding issues.
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 05:00:53 pm »
I did it as well.  Didn't notice any difference, but it doesn't hurt to have a better ground to the ignitor.

It probably won't get rid of the flicking of the lights at idle, at least it didn't on mine.

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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 08:15:22 pm »
There is no downside and you could have done it in the time it took to post and read this thread. ;D
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 10:37:29 pm »
I did it a year ago. My bike does idle smoother and starts quicker. So yeah it made a difference.
I guess it depends on how bad your ground circuit is to start with.
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2017, 10:50:31 pm »
My guess is if the ground under the on the left coil is good
you will not notice anything. If you can do it and not screw
anything up, then do it. I notice no difference.
Flickering headlight at idle tells you your battery is charged
and is not absorbing the spikes produced by the alternator.

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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2017, 01:59:12 am »


    YEAH!!  Richard knows stuff! :great: :great:
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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 08:45:14 am »
" Steved" ?

  Have I become past tense?

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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2017, 10:53:16 am »
Sorry Steve, you are "present" tense to me!  :)

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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steve in Sunny Florida
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2017, 02:07:48 pm »
No Steve your are still in real life.

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Re: Feedback on doing the battery ground from Steved in Sunny Florida
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2017, 11:57:09 pm »
Do it, cause another ground path direct to battery will benefit the whole bike.

Also, the ground at the left coil pack is kind of sketchy, I moved that to a frame ground via drilled hole/bolt/star washer/locknut at the tank support bracket.

That's where I landed my AudioVox CC ground. After months of the CC kicking out of auto randomly... I finally traced it down to the gound...pulled the coil pack bolt off, and the entire tab is PAINTED...DUH   Quick pass with a dremel flapper pad, and no more issues.

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