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Battery Cable for 1997 Suzuki Intruder 800

Hello, folks!

I am curious about the positive battery cable for the 1997 Suzuki Intruder, the bike I plan to ride in a few weeks when the snow is gone!

My bike's cable used to go from the + battery terminal to the solenoid, and from there, an auxiliary cable soldered to it would go to a plug-in connector attached to the bottom of the fusebox. My plug-in connector is broken precisel at the place where the auxiliary cable would go (a bullet connector perhaps? I am not sure).

The replacement cables for the 97 Intruder 800 which online bike stores sell (CheapCycleParts and JP Cycles come to mind) are long enough to go from the battery terminal to the solenoid but not nearly long enough to go from there to the plug-in box. Furthermore, the short auxiliary cable has what looks like a "double female" connector that does not seem attachable to anything nearby. For example, the positive screw in the fusebox would accept a ring, but not a "double female" connector.

Is anyone familiar with the cable I am talking about. If so, is there a brand that sells aftermarket positive battery cables for the 97 Suzuki Intruder?

If not, I was thinking of just purchasing the cable kit from a place like Revival Cycles and make the cable myself. Someone in the forum (Wayne) has advised on how to fix the plug-in connector with epoxy. I will do that. Does anyone know the kind of terminal Suzuki Intruder 800 uses in the plugin connector? Is it the "bullet male" connector?

Thank you!

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Mario, I'd try to buy a used wiring harness on ebay. Just make sure that the part number for your bike's year and the one you're considering match. That way, you would have the connector and splice in the wires.

Great idea, Edwin! Thank you. I have seen the wire harnesses for fairly low prices at ebay. That would solve a big problem.

If you take your battery cable to an auto elecrical shop, they can make you one any length you want.
http://www.yellowbook.com/s/auto-electric/syracuse-ny/

Thank you, Edwin. If the weather is good tomorrow, I am taking the whole bike to a shop. I took the long way to work today so that I could ride it. It was chilly but the roads were clean Smiley-laughing I took it up only to 40 mph and it ran fine, no electrical problems yet, but I do want to fix the cable and the plug-in connector right away--I hope tomorrow--to make sure the electrical system does not get damaged.

Well, I didn't fix the bike myself; I was concerned about messing it up contemplating taking the battery out again, reattaching cables, and maybe damaging the harness itself.

I took it to a very nice shop in the area, and they rewired the miswired cable quickly and cheaply.

It rides very nicely now. Now I have to wait until the area gets warmer and drier Smiley-laughing

Now, the only question is "Barbieri's or the Gem?"

I will have to try it... I have missed it.

While in a shopping center somewhere in southern Florida, I decided to wait for my wife's shopping at a very small Italian Restaurant. It was the best Italian food I have had in a long, long time. The pasta was truly cooked al dente, the bread was fresh and the olive oil was delicious, and they had great coffee!

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