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Old 12-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #21
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you have a loose connection to the battery somewhere. sticking starter was the first sign.
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Shorai and be done with it.
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Don't want my advice about battery...Just take it out you don't need it... Maybe you need some LEDs.
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Originally Posted by Bevo View Post
Sometimes, but I ride it for 30 minutes at 70mph 5 days a week
Reason I ask is that since you have several bikes, you might plug in the charger when you get home, so the battery stays nice and topped off. Then the battery sits at work all day without the charger. If the battery is getting old, and the IR goes up, it might self-discharge to the point of being weak by the time you are ready to ride home.

Then by the time you ride to Mancuso, the bike would have charged it up sufficiently to test out okay.

This is the only scenario I can think of that would fit your description.

I'd still diagnose by process of elimination. Jump from another big battery to see if it is indeed a battery problem. If not, then trace the connection from battery to starter vis the starter relay, then back via the negative strap. Somewhere might be a weak connection.

If all that checks out good. Then that's when you start looking at component failure - starter solenoid, starter motor, clutch bearing (dunno how HD sets it up, since I never owned one).
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