New battery

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Jeff Klarich, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Tried to start the bike today but only turned over slow, pulled the battery and to my surprise it's the org one dated January of 04. I think I got my moneys worth.:D
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I had a similar issue about a year ago once i got the bike started i checked the voltage across the battery terminals when running and got 17.7 volts a new regulator dropped the voltage to 14.5
    So perhaps worth a wee check of what the charge level is like once you are near the battery anyway

    Brian
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Now that is good life from a battery:D
     
  4. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    9 years............Yes you definitely got your money's worth.
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Yep, I changed my 2004 Sportster battery about 2 years ago, then had to change the Batteries Plus one about 6 months or so ago, but they honored the 1 year warranty without pro-rating because of the intermittant battery terminal factory defect I had after only 1 month new. So those HD OEM batteries from 2004-2005 Made in PA USA were pretty darn good...! :)
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Talk about squeezing a nickel till it cries!
     
  7. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    No kidding, I bought the bike used and seeing it has high compression I thought for sure it would have gone through a battery or 2 but it's the org Harley battery dated Jan of 04.
     
  8. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I changed my battery last year, and also upgraded to a set of 2ga battery cables. Bike starts way better with the new cables.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :D Should start a bit better now too, wanna trade bikes for a few miles again:D
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    So there is the answer. You let Jack ride your bike and the battery dies! He does the same thing to camera batteries!:bigsmiley30: