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Hi, I'm finishing off a project on my new 1984 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade. I want to replace the battery leads but don't know what amperage rating for the cables. Can someone help with this information please as I can't find it in the Workshop manual.
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any auto electric rebuilder in your area should be able to tell you what gauge cable is used if you take the old cable into them

i used a piece of welding cable i had sitting around with some cable lugs and used a crimping machine
 

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If you have the old wire, buy a cable that is one step thicker. If there is no room for that, stick with the same size. As long as it is a flexible automotive wire, it is fine. Welding wire is fine, they are very flexible, and has low resistance.
Remember that copper is very expensive for a manufacturer, so they has choosen a wire that is as thin as possible. That's why going up one size can sometimes give you some benefits.
 

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16mm2 multi stranded copper wire should be fine. I think that's equivalent to 7 SWG or 5 AWG.
 
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