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Nov 28th 2017, 09:52 PM   #1
 Halbie's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  PDX

  2013 Honda CB500XA
Can 2 ring harnesses be stacked on battery terminals?

I️ have a battery tender ring harness connected to my battery. I️ leave it connected bc I️ also use it with a USB adapter to charge my phone on rides.

I️ just bought Tourmaster heated gloves that come with the ring harness shown in the photo.

Id like to have both systems available while riding, which would require stacking two rings on each battery terminal.

Is this viable?

In case it matters, ride is Honda Cb500x and power draw of gloves is 24 Watts (2A x 12V).

Im confirming separately that I️ can safely draw 24 Watts on this bike, but if you happen to know that for any of the 2013-2015 Cb500 models, please also let me know.

Thanks for any input.




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Edited by Halbie on Nov 28th 2017 at 09:58 PM
Nov 28th 2017, 09:59 PM   #2
 galenernest's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Beijing

  Honda CBF190R
I don't see why not, as long as the battery terminal bolt/screw is long enough to get a good bite on the nut and tighten down fully.
Nov 28th 2017, 10:48 PM   #3
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
I do.
Nov 29th 2017, 05:47 AM   #4
 MMcN49's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Quote:
Originally Posted by Halbie
I️ have a battery tender ring harness connected to my battery. I️ leave it connected bc I️ also use it with a USB adapter to charge my phone on rides.

I️ just bought Tourmaster heated gloves that come with the ring harness shown in the photo.

Id like to have both systems available while riding, which would require stacking two rings on each battery terminal.

Is this viable?
Yes. Never had an issue on multiple bikes over 47+ years.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Halbie
In case it matters, ride is Honda Cb500x and power draw of gloves is 24 Watts (2A x 12V).

Im confirming separately that I️ can safely draw 24 Watts on this bike, but if you happen to know that for any of the 2013-2015 Cb500 models, please also let me know.
A 2-Amp current draw is pretty low. Your charging system should have no problem with the additional load but I have no experience with this bike. You should refer to your shop manual.

Charging systems on many bikes seem to operate around 13.9 14.2 VDC without accessories. As you add stuff voltage output falls off. As long as it stays above 12 VDC you're usually OK. If you've added enough stuff for the voltage to fall below 12, you should install a high output stater. Also, installing a volt meter is pretty easy and always a good idea.
Nov 29th 2017, 06:04 AM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Portland

I have 3 or 4 on mine. No problems.
Nov 29th 2017, 07:40 AM   #6
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
read your manual for alternator output. keep the bikes electrical load below 70% of that output capacity. make sure to account for headlight hi beams.
Nov 29th 2017, 07:47 AM   #7
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

I have heated grips and a Power Commander connected using ring lugs. The only problem I've run into is getting the terminal bolt back on the battery. My YUASA battery has the floating captured nut terminals and a fairly short bolt, so I've had to wedge something under the nut to get it high enough for the bolt to reach. I plan to add a fuse block over the winter to eliminate the issue.
Nov 29th 2017, 08:15 AM   #8
 
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

I have a 2014 cbr500r and run heated grips and heated vest with no problems. The grips are connected to the high beam wire, but the vest is connected to the battery. I also have a gps power connected to the battery.
Nov 29th 2017, 10:24 AM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Sandy, OR

  2009 VFR, 1990 GSX-R750, 1983 CB1000c
Yes if they fit in the space, and won't be at risk of fatigue or wear. If not get a bus bar, distribution terminal etc. and mount it under seat or othe location where it is out of the way.


Edited by TroyAG1 on Nov 29th 2017 at 10:31 AM
Nov 29th 2017, 10:31 AM   #10
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon

  2017 Kaw Ninja 1000 ABS (Z1000SX)
Use a motorcycle Fuse Block, plenty of them around. Then you can attach like 6 different accessories and they are already protected. Much cleaner setup.
Nov 30th 2017, 10:50 AM   #11
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by motoman
Use a motorcycle Fuse Block, plenty of them around. Then you can attach like 6 different accessories and they are already protected. Much cleaner setup.
In addition to removing clutter they give connection, fusing, relay, and weatherproofing options. No need to run a 1/4" ring lug on an open terminal when all you need is an 20 awg wire and want a waterproof remote connection.

Revzilla has a decent example.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...uit-fuse-block

So does Eastern Beaver (never bought from them but I've heard good things).
https://easternbeaver.com/Main/Wirin...PC-8/pc-8.html

Even Auto Zone carries them.
https://www.autozone.com/electrical-...ock/361522_0_0
Nov 30th 2017, 12:00 PM   #12
 Tripledij's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
In addition to removing clutter...

So does Eastern Beaver (never bought from them but I've heard good things).
That's pretty sano. Good way to clean up wiring on an older bike.
Dec 5th 2017, 08:06 PM   #13
 
  Apr 2016
  Vancouver

  2015 Yamaha Fj-09
I have three on mine. One for my pigtail, one for the alarm and one for the heated seat. No issues.
Dec 5th 2017, 08:50 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
If you DO put more than one cable on a battery terminal, it's good practice for the OEM cable to be first, (directly on the battery terminal). Any additional connections COULD then be stacked on top of the OEM cable.

That said, a power distribution block is a cleaner installation.
Dec 12th 2017, 12:55 PM   #15
 JohnnyM's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Pullman, WA

  '73 CB350F, '86 VFR750F, '00 Aprilia RS250, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory(x2), '07 Star 1100 Classic
Honest answers, good info, and no fuckery on this thread...

Am I still on PNWMoto? LOL!
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