Revival Cycles DIY Battery Cable Kit

$25.00
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DESCRIPTION

It"€™s easy to overlook the little things, but the truth is that most OEM battery cables are not particularly well made. Many OEMs (even Ducati) use cheap steel crimp terminals and coarse wire stranding, making the cables both miserable to work with and bad at functioning appropriately. At Revival, we"€™ve sourced high-quality components and materials to develop a special DIY battery cable kit you can build yourself to fit your machine perfectly.

The backbone of these kits is a very fine, braided Class K stranded copper wire, which is soft and flexible, making it easy to route and bend. We combine this premium wire with high quality tin-plated solid copper eye terminals, provide enough of the correct type of solder, and include self-sealing heat shrink to keep the moisture out. This combination gives fantastic electrical conductivity, reduces voltage drop, and is physically stronger than most OEM cables.

Because we use these kits on all of our bikes, we"€™ve set them up in two different configurations: one kit with black wire, one kit with red wire.

For projects with an exposed battery cable, we generally recommend using the black cable to avoid having a distracting red wire running through the lines of the bike, then marking the hidden end of your battery cable with a short length of red heat shrink to note correct polarity. Conversely, maybe you just need to hide a little bit of positive cable, so you can cover the need-to-hide section of cable with black heat shrink but use red wire to indicate positive polarity. Whatever you decide, we include both red and black heat shrink in both kits.

We have also discovered that there are different needs for the insulation, depending on the install. If you need the absolute minimum diameter to sneak through a tight space, use the thinner black cable. On the other hand, if you need extra abrasion resistance to prevent a short circuit from wear on the battery cable, you can use the thicker red cable. We"€™ve chosen the red wire to have the tougher and thicker insulation because it is typically the positive terminal and the frame is ground, whereas the black cable is typically the ground wire, and generally not as critical.

 

FEATURES

  • High quality, fine-stranded copper core
  • Red wire: Dual jacket insulation, waterproof TPE inner, and Neoprene outer
  • Black Wire: Ultra thin and durable EPDM insulation
  • Two sizes of terminals to fit common battery and solenoid posts
  • Tin plated solid copper terminals
  • Flux core solder to ensure a solid connection
  • Heat shrink is dual layer with self sealing adhesive to protect solder joint

 

SPECS

  • 2"€™ of 6 AWG / 13.5mm2 (either black or red)
  • 266/30 Copper stranding
  • 60 to 220 degrees F (- 50 to 100 Degrees C)
  • Black wire - approximately 0.335"€ (8.5mm) Diameter EPDM insulation resists cuts, tears, abrasion, grease, oil, water, and flame
  • Red Wire - approximately 0.395"€ (10mm) Diameter dual jacket insulation with TPE inner and Neoprene outer resists cuts, tears, abrasion, grease, oil, water, and flame
  • Terminals: Qty. 2 each 1/4"€ and 5/16"€
  • diameter 6 gauge tin plated solid copper eyes
  • 2"€™ (600mm) of 0.062"€ diameter 3% flux core electrical solder Sn60/Pb40
  • 6"€ (150mm) each of red and black dual wall polyolefin heat shrink with 3:1 shrink ratio
 

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  • 5
    Worked great, good quality

    Posted by Gene S. on Oct 14th 2017

    A good choice for a replacement on a vintage bike. Would suggest also selling them with choice of ends pre-soldered at custom length.

  • 5
    Positive cable

    Posted by Abdulrahman R. on Aug 9th 2017

    High quality product

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Christian A. on Jul 19th 2017

    Perfect for customizations

  • 5
    Revival Battery cable kit

    Posted by Marc C. on Nov 9th 2016

    High quality! worked great for my build. Would buy again! A+++ for Revival.

  • 5
    A POSITIVE result

    Posted by Tony R. on Sep 16th 2016

    Great kit that came with everything I needed. Cable is super good quality and nice and flexible! Came with solder which I thought was very cool. Worked out perfectly!

  • 5
    Quality items, excellent kit

    Posted by Miguel G. on Sep 10th 2016

    Everything is included plus for wiring a battery and externals. Would love a kit that would include a longer wire for a connection from a starter solenoid to starter.

  • 5
    Revival tech talk

    Posted by Steven C. on Jun 12th 2016

    Made this purchase after watching Stefan's tech talk videos. Revival have obviously taken the time to research and test the products that they sell and it shows. Thank you!

  • 5
    DIY BatteryCable Kit

    Posted by Joshua Z. on Apr 18th 2016

    Awesome Cable Kit.. this was a perfect cable set for my rebuild of my '80 Kawasaki. thank you all