Exact Start - Starter Cable Kits now available (at last) for the Ducati 999 / 749 with more models coming soon… Pricing First then the Specification: Main competitor from the USA – Ebay Price £76.30 + £17.80 P&P + vat @20% + import taxes / charges = circa £120.00 My Ebay price: £89.00 free recorded delivery My direct payment price PayPal Friends & Family or Bank Transfer free recorded delivery = £79.00 My Ducati Forum UK (Subscriber Price) for above payment methods @ 15% discount free recorded delivery = £67.15 Specification: Cable Choice: Investigation of our main competitor’s choice of 25mm2 cable was looked into first due many reports of fitment difficulty: I found the following information... An industry standard voltage drop of 3 to 4% was generally 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 far exceed this requirement meaning 16mm2 cables are more than fit for purpose and indeed over engineered for our application; as long as the life time quality with no deterioration could be achieved. Cable life: to ensure a lifetime of service with no deterioration I approached a specialist rail industry cable/crimp manufacturer and specified what I believe to be the best anti vibration / anti fatigue cable system available. Not being satisfied stopping there I commissioned a double sealed system where the cable not only seals against the crimps, but is double sealed with a special bonded heavy duty heat shrink on each join. Further to this I had them remove the inspection hole in their high quality copper terminals to give a system that would remain fully sealed for life in the hardiest of conditions – so no deterioration in current flow. Cable design: they 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! Terminals: rail industry leading heavy duty ‘seamless’ copper terminals were chosen for maximum electrical conductivity. These undergo a 35 tonne specialist crimp process which gives excellent conductivity and an industry leading strength – they will not fail: my supplier’s crimps have proven to be stronger than the cable itself during testing! Each terminal is designed for optimum performance requirements and bespoke designed specifically for fitment to individual models; they are then annealed and tin plated to protect the longevity of the terminals performance. What you get in the 999 / 749 kit. 1 x Exact Start Black Earth -'ve Cable 1 x Battery to Solenoid +’ve Red Cable 1 x Solenoid to Starter +’ve Red Cable And to make fitment easier with robust connections: Clear photographic instructions included: will be on-line once the web site is constructed. 2 x pieces of tube to hold the battery nuts in position – a simple but very effective idea, no more dropped / lost terminal nuts. 4 x tie wraps (existing rubber cable ties can be used on the longest wire). 1200 Wet and Dry: for cleaning new and existing connections. 4 x Alcohol wipes: for thoroughly cleaning connector surfaces. Dielectric compound: to give a better water tight seal of the connections surfaces and prevent corrotion. 3 off flat Stainless 15mm washers & 1 shaped washer: to improve the battery box heat shield fixing.