Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: CA central coast
Bike: 08 R6, 15 Ninja300
Re: Noob question of the day: How to take battery out
Yup. With the negative connected, the entire chassis is in the loop and attaching the positive closes the loop. You will see sparks that way as it makes contact and if you are tightening the positive terminal and accidentally touch the frame at the same time you get a nice fat short circuit path. With the negative terminal disconnected the entire chassis is isolated, so it doesn't matter if the positive is shorted to it.