Connect the cables to the correct battery terminals. Failure to do so could result in damage to the motorcycle electrical system. (00215a)
1. Apply a light coat of petroleum jelly or corrosion retardant to negative and positive terminals.
2. Install battery.
3. See Maintenance and Lubrication → Disconnection and Removal → Battery Strap. Install top of battery strap to mount (2). Install strap fastener (1). Tighten to 8.1–10.8 N·m (72–96 in-lbs).
Connect positive (+) battery cable first. If positive (+) cable should contact ground with negative (-) cable connected, the resulting sparks can cause a battery explosion, which could result in death or serious injury. (00068a)
4. See Figure 1. Install positive terminal screw through main fuse cable (1) then positive cable (2). Tighten to 6.8–7.9 N·m (60–70 in-lbs).
5. Install rubber boot over terminal.
See Figure 2. Route negative battery cable under fuse block wire harness.
6. Install screw through negative battery cable and into negative battery terminal. Tighten to 6.8–7.9 N·m (60–70 in-lbs).
7. Install main fuse.
8. Install fuse block to oil tank.
9. Install left side cover.
After installing seat, pull upward on seat to be sure it is locked in position. While riding, a loose seat can shift causing loss of control, which could result in death or serious injury. (00070b)
10. Install seat.
1Main fuse cable
2Positive cable
Figure 1. Positive Terminal
Figure 2. Negative Battery Cable under Fuse Block Wire Harness