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Strange electrical problems............UPDATE........

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Post Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:24 am

Posts: 323
Location: north central Ma.
Well i was messing with it last night and trying to find any bad conections and found a few questionable ones but all Megger okay. Pluged it all back in it fired up fine and then shut off by it self ( it's normal for this bike) tryied to restart it nothing. Hum...........Turned on head light nothing....WTF so hooked up the volt meter 4.4 volts what the heck started disconecting things untill it got back to the battery to see where the short / draw was it's the new battery!!!!
Took it out of the bike. Voltage measures 4.4 volts slam it on the ground 6.5 volts....tiping slightly 4.2 volts somethings wrong with my new gell cell.
Spent $200 in parts and 2 weeks of time chaseing generator problems that were not there.
Will see how the new battery works when it gets here. I hate lead acid but at least i know it will work fine.

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Post Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:48 pm

Posts: 646
Location: Detroit
Now you have some spare electrical parts that you know work. Save them for next time.
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Post Mon May 15, 2006 5:51 pm

Posts: 17
Location: Bowdoin Maine
So what kind of gel battery did you have that failed? Was it one of those that I see all over ebay? I have had two of these fail in just one ride. Bill

Post Mon May 15, 2006 6:28 pm

Posts: 323
Location: north central Ma.
BINGO! you win! :lol:
Power Sonic 210 (i think)
Great battery for back up lights but not for motorcycles.

Anyone had luck with the lead acid one for K and FLH i see on e-bay for $65? They look like Taiwan Ted's but cheaper.

I stuffed the big pan-head battery in my k for this year.

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