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D7 Battery Holder
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May 2, 2019 - 9:36 pm
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I am having problems with the wire fastener on my battery holder. I cannot find a suitable material to replicate the old one that has been eaten way by battery acid. Or indeed anyone who can supply the item. Yes  I could concoct something to secure my battery, but I want it to be authentically restored. Any suggestions/ideas. 


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I make my own, it's not that difficult, hardest bit is burring over the ends of the two lots of wires so that it stays inside the 'turnbuckle' type top bit. Getting the correct size wire is also a job these days it seems, but I have plenty of galvanised , I use soft stuff though, rather than the very hard stuff BSA used.

The old main part needs the crimped area lifting and new wire in one piece letting in etc.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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i made up the wire section of the holder using piano wire which needed to be heated before bending but does the job nicely. 

If you’ve got the rotted original measure the diameter of the wire and have a look on EBay.

The section where the wire attaches along the base of the holder can be gently prised open to get the old wire out. 

My main issue was/is how to flare the ends of the wire to stop it pulling back through the holes in the clasp.


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