new starter do I need bigger battery

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by dwayne d, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. dwayne d

    dwayne d Member

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    I recently installed a "drag specialties hi-performance big twin starter(80-1002). Would a guy need to upgrade the battery for for a high performance starter?
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    JMO - The higher CCA's you can get , the better.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Agree 100 per cent here bigger is better:s and a tender when not in use
     
  4. dwayne d

    dwayne d Member

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    can anyone recomend a decent battery? I had a motomaster 16-b(replaces 12n16-4b)
     
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  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I have an upgraded starter on my 94 softail, I have continued to run the no maint. battery from HD. I keep it hooked up to a battery tender and have no problems.
     
  7. dwayne d

    dwayne d Member

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    my dad brought over his battery from his ultra and we tried that and it still wont start the bike. and his battery is fully charged.
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Can you hear the relay latching? Does the solonoid function?
     
  9. dwayne d

    dwayne d Member

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    the engine initially turns over just for a half second or so and then the solenoid just clicks
     
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Both ends of each batt. cable , connections are clean & tight , fuses good, any codes yet?