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i'd like to replace my battery ground cable with something a little beefier. the other day i found copper automotive terminals, and thought "hmmmm... why not just make a new one myself?" for those that have done this (or anyone w/ general automotive electrical knowledge), i have several questions:

are the plain copper terminals fine to use?
where should i look for the 6 guage cable i'll need?
any specific cable type i should avoid?
what tool will i need to properly crimp the terminal?
to solder or not to solder?
any other considerations?
 

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yes
welding shop or cheap jumper cable
aluminum
I use a hammer crimp tool
no
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Call me crazy or stupid,

but when I rewired my Laverda, I used 4 & 6 gage wiring found at circuit city, in the car audio dept. Stocked as an amp wiring kits and whatnot.

worked fine so far, but I don't ride in the cold or rain like I do with the monster.

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the stuff at circuit city and car audio places is just fine, but I'm sure it's much cheaper at a weld shop or just buying cheap jumper cables and tearing them up
 

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You might stop by an electricians shop and see if he has a scrap of 6 gauge THHN. It comes in a multitude of colors and the insulation is gas and oil resistant.
 
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