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Offline To The Max

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Hard starting
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:48:44 PM »
To any one that may be interested, a few years ago i started a project on a 2007 , 3000 mile old 883 sportster. Apart from the usual mods i installed a hammer 1250 crusher kit which i am totaly happy with except for the hard starting after the bike has been sitting for a few days . i tried everything checked for leakage , tried fitting new batteries and even checked out stronger starter motors. i was about to install de- compressors as a last resort when i cam across the Harley life battery. when i checked them out i found the recomended sporty battery had only a slightly larger cold cranking amps but the softail battery was a 100 cca better and once removed from it's cradle was the same sieze as the sporty battery and the wieght difference astounding. well it now starts easier than when it was a 883 and i no longer loose the clock setting when starting cold or after a week of sitting idle. i hope this helps . Max

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Re: Hard starting
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 06:02:30 AM »
Good info!
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