Exact Start Battery Cable Kit Ducati 748 916 996
Manufactured in UK, we stock this product in France and Germany, we do not dropship from UK. If you can buy this product here, this means it is in stock.
A few years ago, while living in England, I installed a 1100 Evo engine in my 900 SS. The extra load required for the larger engine was too much. So I tried adding an extra cable I bought at a car store. Still not enough. So I drove to Stuart's office at Exact Start to meet him in person (and see his incredible bike collection) and bought the kit for my Ducati. The engine started without any problems after installation. (Richard - website owner)
Investigation of the main competitor’s choice of 25mm2 cable was looked into first due many reports of fitment difficulty: Exct Start found the following information...
An industry standard voltage drop of 3 to 4% is regarded as acceptable.
Voltage drop over an average length 25mm2 cable in our application is 0.02V or 0.17%
Voltage drop over an average length 16mm2 cable in our application is 0.03V or 0.25%
Therefore both cables exceed this requirement, meaning 16mm2 cables are more than fit for purpose.
To ensure a lifetime of service with no deterioratio, Exact Start approached a specialist rail industry cable manufacturer and specified the best anti vibration / anti fatigue cable system available. They also commissioned a double sealed system, so the cable not only seals against the crimps, but is double sealed with a special bonded heavy duty heat shrink on each join. They also removed the inspection hole in their high quality copper terminals to give a system that would remain fully sealed for life, even in the hardiest of conditions – so there will be no deterioration in current flow.
Our supplier already had a specialist cable developed for the rail industry which employed a special rope weave within its construction for extreme anti vibration qualities. Straight cable when bent can fatigue the copper, hence reducing the current flow. The rope system made up of hundreds of micro 0.2mm2 high quality pure copper strands does not suffer this. So, we had our perfect cable. One minor problem, it was only available in black. Why not make the +’ve cables the correct colour, so we did!
Rail industry heavy duty ‘seamless’ copper terminals were chosen for maximum electrical conductivity. These undergo a 35 tonne specialist crimp process, which gives excellent conductivity and strength – they will not fail: the crimps have proven to be stronger than the cable itself during testing!
Each terminal is designed for optimum performance and designed specifically for fitment to individual motorbike models. They are then annealed and tin plated to protect the longevity of the terminals' performance.