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Next time, to disable a runaway starter, be prepared to immediately disconnect the cable to the negative battery post.
On my '83, the negative post is hidden under the frame rail and can't be gotten to until the battery hold-down is removed and the battery levered out the side.
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On my machine, the battery ground is exposed. I'll be installing a quick disconnect connector right in the the middle of the cable.
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