Battery Positive Cable Cover

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by flhx2008, May 10, 2016.

  1. FXDL4ME

    FXDL4ME Member

    Was cleaning my bike today, and took off the side cover over the battery (2016 FXDL) and just happened to notice that the little red boot cover that usually goes over the positive cable is missing on my bike. Will that hurt anything? Are they even necessary? If so, why there's no cover on my brand new bike?
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

    I would think brand new it would have come with the positive cable cover.
    My experience has been that those covers crack and fall off after time anyhow.
    I've never had any problems when they are removed.
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  3. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    The cover is only to make it more difficult to short against post. I would bet that during prep before delivery it was left off either by accident or on purpose. I would stop by dealer and request one and you install it.
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  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    PDI on new bikes falls short some times, call your dealer
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  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    Not absolutely necessary, but nice just to prevent accidental shorting if a metal item was laid on the battery when the seat was off. Any piece of rubber or plastic will work to cover the post.
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    When missing the positive terminal cover I cut a bit of old inner tube and tape it on to the end of the cable
    Old inner tube has many uses

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