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New battery... bike won't start after riding for awhile...

Discussion in 'General' started by TexasHavoc, May 7, 2017.

  1. bigkelk9

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    I have an extra voltage regulator if u wanna try it before dropping 80 bucks for a new one
     
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    I'll have to double check that. I know I put the wires back in the exact same spot that they were when the bike got here. Previous owner said he had the battery out for the winter on a tender on his work bench. I guess it's possible he could have gotten something crossed up if there's a black wire that's supposed to be on the positive terminal. I'm sure anyone would make the mistake thinking it goes to the negative side. I'll have to take a close look at that.
     
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    That would be great! Good way to eliminate it or identify it as the problem having a spare like that.

    I'm just really hoping it's not the EHC. If I need to replace that down the road... so be it but I just got this thing. I don't want to do a full rewire right off the bat.
     
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    U got my number, Txt me and I'll hook u up brother
     
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    You don't have to rewire anything now bro. @KaptinAmerika (Curtis) at wildsteedworx.com has Axel's EHC's for like $475 and they're literally plug and play. I've been watching this whole EHC ordeal for a decade now and thankfully mine has lasted this long. It's so easy to replace now (with a 2 year warranty) that I will buy one at the first sign of a hiccup.

    @bigkelk9 thanks for helping out a new brother with the time and parts, that's what this is about gents!
     
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    I believe in pay it forward.. I have been helped by numerous members whether it was just via phone or how Eric physically helped me rebuild my starter when I was 4.5 hrs from home..
     
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    Whew! That makes me feel a lot better! That's really not bad at all. Worst case... I may need one of those but I guess we will find out soon. I appreciate the link on that bro!!

    And yes... BigKelK9... I appreciate the help brother! I'll be getting with you today or tomorrow. I'm just trying to get the time to mess with it. I was supposed to be off today but they called out for OT this morning and I can't ever turn it down when they offer it so I'm at work again. Lol It's been a hectic past couple of weeks out here on top of being dead smack in the middle of a move from my apartment to the house I bought so I literally have stuff spread everywhere between the two places right now. Luckily... My lease overlaps my closing date by almost 6 weeks so I've just been taking loads of stuff down to the house a little at a time which has made it easier than having to rush to get it all finished.

    But anyway, we will get started on the bike asap.

    I really appreciate the help fellas! I'm really impressed with this forum and the people here. I'm glad I bought a big dog!! :cheers:
     
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    I'm telling ya.. solid place bro.. we are all here to help one another.. most of us started here to get help.. just sayin.. I'm a firm believer in helping however u can..
     
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    Solid indeed! Yeah... I would typically join forums to research info or to look for help on different things so i guess thats the norm for most people. I've never been on a forum where people were so attentive and willing to help though. That's pretty cool!! I'm always willing to lend a hand if there's something I can do to help out in any way.

    :cheers:
     
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    Gonna add this to the conversation, may help someone.
    I had a similar issue and after contacting Curtis at Wild Steed, he suggested checking the stator connection, and ended up buying his VOLTAGE REGULATOR PLUG RETAINER
    http://www.wildsteedworx.com/index....fo&cPath=65_68_173_82_281_285&products_id=435
    Designed to hold the regulator/rectifier plug tight against the stator plug preventing arcing and premature failure, no issues since and I still have the original EHC


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    Hey guys whats the best way to check the starter to see if its weak or going out? And do you guys rebuild or just replace starter?
    Thanks
     
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    Any local starter shop should be able to load test it for you to let you know if it's on the way out.
     
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    For 600 bucks..:willynilly:
     
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    Sue says that all the time..:D, unless I'm the one spending..:(
     
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    Yea I just go out back and pick some more off my money tree. Thanks guys
     
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