Battery Charger Connector
Since I no longer ride the VFR to work, it doesn't get much excercise in the winter. I bought a small battery charger, and a battery maintainer. I made an fused adapter with a quick disconnect so that I wouldn't have to pull the seat every time I wanted to connect or disconnect the charger.
A trip to Radio Shack was in order where I picked up the following:
Terminal lugs with a 1/4" id.or was it 6mm?
, a couple of female terminal lugs
2 of the "2 conductor male/female molded nylon connector pair" part # 274-222
a 5 amp fuse
. The wire I used was a length of 2 pair sheilded cable that I had laying around the shop. The 22 guage wire in the cable is a little on the light side, so as you can see I doubled up the wires. The red and white wires to positive, and the green and black wires to negative .
My son showed me how to make a fuse holder, a trick he learned from the car stereo industry. As you can see 2 female terminal lugs will fit quite nicely on a fuse.
Although this fuse holder is not weather proof like the one on right just above the positive terminal on the battery, I believe it will serve the purpose quite nicely. Oh yea the other fuse holder goes to the Fiamm horns.
I routed the live portion of the positive wire along the top of the battery where the possibility of shorts is minimized. With the battery cover on you can see the fuse just to the right and above the negitive mark on the battery cover
The male portion of the connector assy was connected to the other end of the cable, and routed so that it is accessible through the top frame vent on the left side. When not in use it tucks niceley inside the frame out of sight.
The female portion of the connector replaces the standard battery clips on the charger. I attached the male portion of the other connector kit to the standard battery clips. That allows me to use the charger for other applications.
IF YOU ATTEMPT THIS MODIFICATION ENSURE YOU OBSERVE THE CORRECT POLARITY ON BOTH ENDS OF THE MALE/FELMALE CONNECTORS
FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH, BLINDNESS, PHYSICAL DISFIGUREMENT, LOSS OF ONE OR MORE LIMBS AND/OR PERMANANT IRREVERSIBLE SEVERE DAMAGE TO YOUR MOTORCYCLE!