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cairnsie13

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cairnsie13 says:

Battery Terminal nut

I have lost the battery terminal nut the oblong bit that fits inside of the terminal to screw into. I have been charging my battery went to reinstall the battery and the nut and screw dropped out. I coudnt find them anywhere so wheeled the bike out. I have to sit on the bike to get it out as shed is small. I heard a cruch and bike stopped moving. It was then i realised where the terminal nut was. Its smashed into bits so i have spent my afternoon checking the chain and front sproket for damage which luckily i think i have got away with.

My question is where will i get another one.

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  • Posted 2 years ago (15 October 2012 20:00)

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albert88

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albert88 says:

nuts

hi pal . i have one you can have PM me if you want it:wink:

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Lost nuts.

Speaking as someone who doesn't have a garage but works on the bikes outside anyway, a couple of magnets (a big one plus one on a stick) are invaluable tools for retrieving dropped nuts, bolts, etc.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

oblong nuts

I always replace these bolts into the oblong nuts before lifting the battery out,also remove these bolts when the battery is secured.:tongue: 

Also i`ve packed the nut entrance with grease after fitting.:tongue:

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Honda CB600F Hornet 1998

Hi Cairnsie13

If you don't get the one Albert88 is offering,any motor cycle shop that has a work shop will have lots of old batteries that have been replaced,ask them for a couple (one or two for spares:smile) as Jaffa90 says push grease into the terminal gaps before fitting,that prevents this problem from happening and helps against acid corrosion .  Good Luck

KCMC:tongue:

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cairnsie13

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cairnsie13 says:

thanks for all the offers

my father in law had one spare, luckily and i have a had another good luck at the chain and no damage so pleased.

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