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Here’s a wider- angle view. A positive, common “hot block” was also made up and attached to the lower right front of battery casing via industrial grade Velcro.

Hot Block sits behind the black plastic splash shield cover.

For hot-block accessory connections I used LED glow-when- blown “Smart Fuses” in clear Smart Fuse fuseholders so I can see if fuse is blown without even having to open up the fuseholders. Note slit piece of fuel line hose on battery hold-down bracket to prevent wire chafe.

When it comes time to replace the battery, all I need do is snip a few cable-ties, install new Velcro patch on new battery for remounting the hot-block, reinstall a few new cable-ties and I’m “good to go”.

The wire hanging near lower right corner of pic is the connector plug wire for the portable heat controller for my Gerbing heated jacket. When the left side battery / body side cover is installed, I reach in the side cover’s “vent hole” and can access the plug-in for the Gerbing jacket. I have a Kuryakyn driver’s backrest whose flat chrome sideplates (mounted beneath the passenger grab-handles via handle bolts) makes the perfect place to hang the Gerbing Portable Heat Controller on - via the controller’s “belt clip” case cover, so the temp controller is within easy reach of left hand and “out of my way”. In similar fashion, I ran the connector plug for my Battery Tender so that the plug is accessible from the vent hole in the opposite, right side, side cover.

The terminal blocks used are heavy-duty marine grade blocks manufactured by Blue Sea Systems, obtained from local marine supply store. The terminal screws are plenty long enough for attaching multiple ring terminals to a singular terminal screw if-as desired - and Blue Sea states they are specifically designed to withstand high-torque tightening of terminal screws. The terminal blocks I used are rated for 30 Amps - Part # 2502. The Blue Sea website http://bluesea.com/ (go to their “Busbars, Connectors & Insulators” page) lists many varieties of terminal blocks. The site also has a “find a local dealer” dealer page so you can locate a distributor near you who handles their product line if you don’t want to “buy online” sight unseen. Strongly suggest personal pre-purchase look-see at items, at local marine supply store, if possible, to verify adequacy for your own preference and application.

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