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Default Wire question, 30A breaker to starter...

This is going to end up being a stupid question but, hell, I don't know so I'm asking anyway.
The aforementioned wire on my '97 connects the breaker to the 12 volt lug on the starter which gets voltage directly from the positive on the battery.

Is there ANY reason then why I can't connect the wire from the breaker directly to the positive battery terminal?

It's a wire routing issue.
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If you should hold the start button too long it will melt the battery Pos. terminal instead of kicking the CB.
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I wonder if you could explain further because it's just a question of connecting it to the other end of the same battery positive lead.

Instead of connecting on the starter lug it would be on the other end.
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Yes, you can connect the Main CB directly to the Pos. terminal of the battery. This is how it's done on the '04-'06's. At first I thought you were intending to eliminate the Main CB.
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Ahh, great, thank you.

Do I understand correctly that in '99 they changed to a fuse instead of circuit breaker?
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Here's the Sportsterpedia section on Fuses / Circuit Breakers:
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