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post #1 of 10 Old 09-19-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Battery screws too short

So I'm trying to connect 2 leads to the battery terminals... The added depth of the 2 connectors makes the screw that connects the hot and ground wires to the battery terminals too short to catch the threads of the nut beneath... I can't possibly be the only one with this issue, can I? Do I just need longer screws?


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post #2 of 10 Old 09-19-2013, 08:19 PM
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We all need longer screws :mrgreen:

Local hardware store should have them.

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-19-2013, 08:26 PM
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With the battery out of the bike thread the screws into the nuts then pull up on the screw and wedge something under the nut to hold the nut up when you remove the screws the nut won't drop down. Should give you enough room to get the screws started with the extra terminals. Use something that doesn't conduct electricity like a piece of plastic or rubber.
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-19-2013, 08:45 PM
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I cut a small piece of cardboard and shimmed under the nut to hold it up closer to the bolt. Works great, try that.

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I've put longer screws in every motorcycle battery I've owned.

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post #6 of 10 Old 09-19-2013, 09:07 PM
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I had the same problem when I started connecting a lot of electrical accessories and I went with one of these and it works good for me....
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-19-2013, 09:15 PM
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Just be carefull not install too long bolt, that could break the plastic when tighten them.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-20-2013, 10:35 AM
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I just always use a small flat blade screwdriver to raise the nut up.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. Longer screw fixed my issue!


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