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Offline Tjnoma99

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Ground block
« on: September 05, 2017, 11:21:05 pm »
I'm thinking of wiring in a ground block. I have an aux fuse panel from the previous owner and no where to ground. I've never been big on in grounding to the frame and I don't want to run a ton of lines back to the battery. So my question is would a 10g ground wire to the battery suffice for a few brake leds and 2 battery tender plugs ( neither for the battery, just need the connection)?
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Re: Ground block
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 12:36:11 am »
I'm thinking of wiring in a ground block. I have an aux fuse panel from the previous owner and no where to ground. I've never been big on in grounding to the frame and I don't want to run a ton of lines back to the battery. So my question is would a 10g ground wire to the battery suffice for a few brake leds and 2 battery tender plugs ( neither for the battery, just need the connection)?

That's what I have, coming from the ground collector lug on my Blue Sea fuse box.  Been working for 12 years.
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Re: Ground block
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 12:51:07 am »
Sounds like a good idea, have you done the Free Power grounding mod? A quick search will explain the procedure. You can then tie your accessory grounds to the same improved grounding connection to the battery.
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Re: Ground block
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 03:21:04 am »
10awg is fine, I have a ground terminal block with faston blade connectors for that same reason...
Instead of wireing it directly to the battery, I suggest running it to the gounding point on the engine, or frame (depending on bike) where the negative cable attaches, that is actually the best point, it combines frame, engine, and battery at a single connection point to reduce a ground loop possibility, and makes it easier when changing a battery or removing it.

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Re: Ground block
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 09:00:40 am »
VT- I planned on doing the free power mod. Thats what kinda got me thinking about doing a ground block. That and my trunk lighting!
MOB- I have an 03. Where is the main grounding point?
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Re: Ground block
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 05:04:19 pm »
Hello Tjnoma99:

Your main ground is attached behind the starter on top of the engine directly under the edge of the air box.

A 10 mm 1/4 drive flex socket will make getting the bolt out allot easier.
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Re: Ground block
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 05:06:26 pm »
Awesome! Thank you. Hopefully I can get to it tonight!
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