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Offline 76shuvlinoff

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Re: relay
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2018, 03:41:34 AM »
I believe the Scorpion AGM in my 76 is over 5 years old now but that doesn't say much. I hardly ever ride that bike any more and keep it on a tender,
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Re: relay
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2018, 09:31:25 AM »
Someone told me Exide is making HD batterys. Bought 1 for my 98", works fine.

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Re: relay
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2018, 09:01:58 AM »
The only battery I'd buy is an AGM.

Be advised non-direct replacement batteries may not fit the battery box well and will need shimming.

Deka was making HD batteries, not sure if that is still the case.
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Re: relay
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2018, 09:55:09 AM »
Deka were the best about 5 years ago, then they went to junk IMHO. The last Deka I bought lasted 2 years with a battery tender on it !! Frank

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Re: relay
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2018, 01:44:59 PM »
Deka were the best about 5 years ago, then they went to junk IMHO. The last Deka I bought lasted 2 years with a battery tender on it !! Frank
what did you replace it with

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Re: relay
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2018, 06:09:21 AM »
Im running Deka seconds @ $40 straight from there warehouse in 2 bikes , 3 years on one and dident even need a charge after sitting all winter  :nix:

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Re: relay
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2018, 02:51:41 PM »
yep I'm thinkin DiSalvo just got a bad one.

And if Deka isn't making official HD batteries anymore, it's not because they were not up to standards.

The MoCO is probably having them made in China.   :angry:
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Re: relay
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2018, 01:48:40 AM »
yep I'm thinkin DiSalvo just got a bad one.

And if Deka isn't making official HD batteries anymore, it's not because they were not up to standards.

The MoCO is probably having them made in China.   :angry:
that nasty word china

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Re: relay
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2018, 08:57:59 AM »
The guy who owns a local battery shop told me that Exide was making HD batterys. Spins my 98" shovel like the plugs were out!!!! Frank

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Re: relay
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2018, 05:42:58 AM »
I get 4+ years per battery on my Shovel. Just 4 years now on my Fatboy and no sign of getting weak however I am watching it.  I get them at HD and always have them hooked up to a BT.  Its a ritual.  Park and plug in. The only time I unplug them (aside from riding DUH) is when I am working on them.  I am a big proponent of the Battery Tenders.
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Re: relay
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2018, 08:52:23 AM »
I use a kicker, xxxx a battery, as long as i can get a spark thug xxxx will crank up. But mine runs everyday, not sitting in the heated garage.
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Re: relay
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2018, 01:41:48 PM »
I found by rewiring the entire bike and installing a later two pin 32 amp stator and regulator my battery life went from 2 years to about 6.
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Re: relay
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2018, 10:25:21 PM »
32 amp for many years also.  Waiting on a new 32amp Cycle Electric kit from a buddy who works 'someplace' and will get me $$ off.  Always wanted one of their kits.
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