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Im going to upgrade the terminal leads on my 916. Put in the order already from motowheels, but wanted to know of anyone had a diagram of which cables get swapped out.

I currently have 6 leads to each my positive and negative and want to make sure I swap the right ones.
 

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here is where you should go

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Thanks I'll check them out now.
 

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You generally just replace 3 leads. The one from the positive battery terminal to the starter relay, starter relay to starter, and negative battery terminal to main ground.

I made my own upgraded leads using 4 gauge speaker wire and copper terminals, all OFC. It cost <$40 in materials, plus I have enough left over to do another. Starter has never spun faster.
 

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Great idea on the speaker wire. As you want braided with as fine a braid as possible they would be great. Where did you buy 4 gauge speaker wire?
 

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It will be obvious once you get the kit.

I didn't notice a huge difference on one of my bikes but since I already had it installed, it couldn't hurt. Keeping your battery in top condition and replacing it the second it starts to go are also good ideas.

On my 999 I ended up using a slightly bigger (wider) battery than the OEM and made spacers for the stock holder to attach it. A little extra capacity and CCA seemed to work well. It is an East Penn from Auto Zone, so we will see if I get a second year out of it.
 

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I agree don't use speaker cable. I used welding cable when I upgraded my battery and starter cables.
I would be careful using welding cable for this purpose, the insulation commonly used (EPDM) is not fuel or oil resistant.

It all comes down to the insulation on the wire. Motolectric uses wire with silicone insulation which is much more heat resistant but susceptible to abrasion damage. Take care routing the cables for whatever you choose, protect the cables where they contact the engine or sharp edges.

For my application, the routing of the wire is all along the frame and is not routed near the engine at all, so speaker cable works fine.
 
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