Where is this from?

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  1. DirtyADV

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    That is a post added on newer bikes to hook up a positive connection if you need a boost to start the bike.




    /Johan
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  2. mountaincadre

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    Ah Right, no point in looking for that then.
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  3. DirtyADV

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    Bought the parts and added that to my 950.

    Beware it might hit the skidplate. At least the touratech model is problem.

    And might not be as easy to access as with OEM skidplate (the 950 is equipped with 17" rims and rarely see any real off-road use anymore)

    /Johan
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  4. 1coolbanana

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    35-37 is again a 990 thing.
    Its a large brass post for jump starting the bike just to make is accessible.
    Your #4 should go to #1 where 11 goes
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  5. mountaincadre

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    Thanks CB I'm going to double check that I've got the ends that go to starter solenoid correct as I did have to move it to accommodate the new exhaust,(hopefully that's what it is) what I'm worried about is "frying" something, as I mentioned before the bike tried to start when I attached the positive cabal to the battery. The only other thing I'm not sure of is the brown thick wiring with the ring end that comes from the left side and looks from shape like it goes between the V to either starter or something on Right hand side.
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    I cant think what the brown one is :(
    Have you checked its polarity?
    Is it positive or negative?
    From you description, the only thing that comes to mind is the ground loop that bolts to the motor circled in red.
    But I cant remember if it is green or brown.

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  7. mountaincadre

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    This is the cable/lead I'm on about , from the shape of it it looks like it goes through the V of the engine. 20190615_131423.jpg
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    Does it come from the regulator?
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  9. mountaincadre

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    It's not the one from regulator,( that's the one you have circled) I've just switched the 2 over as looking at your scimatic I had them on the wrong posts of the starter solenoid,( moved the SS to accommodate new exhaust) the brown wire in picture is part of the main loom and comes from just below carbs on lefthand side and does look like an earthing lead.i swapped leads over at starter solenoid and it no longer trys to start when positive cabal is attached to battery but there is nothing on dash ect when I turn the key.
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    Here is a pic of as it sits now, cable on left in picture goes to post on top of starter motor and one on Right is to positive on battery. 20190615_133532.jpg
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    Considering its brown and that it has a big eyelet, Id say that it will have to be grounded onto the motor or chassis.
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  12. mountaincadre

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    Ive put it on left hand post of starter motor as I DO REMEMBER that there was a lead there, damn i wish i had taken photo's, dont try strip down with a head cold kiddies.
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    Still the same result-as soon as I offer up the positive lead to battery it trys to start, I'm going to check over wiring to solenoid that I repaired just incase.
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    Brown wires are always ground.
    There's a tab on the frame in the air box snorkel area, on the right side of the bike, where a group of brown wires like that goes. At least on my 990.
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    Thanks salzig but its not that as it too short to go up on either side, I've checked over the cable routing several times but without any luck, I'm going to unwrap the wiring going to starter solenoid incase I've perhaps spliced together wrongly, its the only thing I can think of, it was all working before so I can only imagine that when reassembling I've done something.
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    that cables goes through the V if i remember...but I am not very sure where exactly it goes
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    obviously I'm not sure opanos but aye that was my thinking as well, when you lay it over the V it pretty much lays up against the starter motor.
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    that's an old photo of mine...don't have access now, but just place it like that and probably you will figure out where it is supposed to go to.
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    Thanks opanos, I'm drawing closer to something.
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    Ps clean your engine;)
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