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Purchased a 04 BD chopper less than a day ago and left me walking

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Chopperadam, May 26, 2018.

  1. Reddickracing

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    When applying dialectic grease or any no-oxide compound, a light coat is reccomended, I have seen DC connections insulated by excess grease, perform poorly under load.
    As far as your battery... you never know how it was handled prior to purchase, motorcycle wet-cell battery plates are thin and fragile by comparison to that of a car battery, and damage can occur in shipping & handling.
    Load testing is free at most automotive part stores.
     
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    Ok, dentdude36 do you have paypal? I’ll prolly do that being led it should draw less current and run a lot cooler! Thanks !
     
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    I’m headed to town to try and pick up a cam sensor locally and have the batt with me to get load tested I’ll let you guys know what I come up with!!!
     
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    Well I luck with cam sensor locally. And dropped the battery off at interstate going back in a hour. The cca on the battery is 310
     
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    330 cca is recommended.
    When the battery is a little down on my bikes, they will crank, but not start.
    There are a lot of differing opinions on brand, and tons of threads on the subject.
    I would advise considering an upgrade.
    :2cents:
     
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    When I purchased my dog it had a 7 year old Deka that still cranked the engine. I replaced it for peace of mind with the same battery. I believe they are 310cca and they are good batteries priced right.
     
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    That's pretty good for a battery that old, the vibration really reaks havoc on the plates, and there is little space in the bottom of the cases for the lead sulfate buildup that shorts the plates at the bottom.
    I feel lucky if I get 5-yrs out of one, even in my Harley.
     
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    So I cleaned up the cam sensor with some break cleaner there was some residue on it prolly oil. there was just a little bit of oil in the housing I took care of with a q tip Put back together and no luck but figured it was worth a shot. I’m going to order the sensor off amazon. Won’t get it til middle to late next week. Local Harley shop told me that’s old and Harley don’t make them anymore he can’t even order it jack off I don’t believe him. I still get the tea light in the ignition module but it don’t blink when I’m cranking. I started it this morning then took the battery out and had it checked out. Got back home put battery back in wouldn’t fire them cleaned cam sensor still no fire. I’m really hoping new cam sensor fixes it
     
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    Whom ever your mechanic is....run, run away fast from this person!!!!!!!!

    #1. Where do you live? We have ton’s of people here who can hook you up with a mechanic who can fix the problem correctly. Not adding to the issue with a bigger problem!!!
     
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    :agree: I'm about 3 hours from you.
     
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    Chopper Adam, mr Wright just offered you the Holy Grail. I suggest you PM him!!!!
     
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    Sorry guys got held up with family yesterday. MR. Wright as soon a I figure out how to pm you I will brother !!
     
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    Look at Mr Wright’s input. Click on his name. This will bring his personal up. Then click on start conversation
     
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    Okay now you meet a lot of the people from here if you join us in Kansas in June. Glad you got the Chopper, I know you are going to love it. And Mr. Wright is the go to guy for help, and knowledge!
     
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    What day in June? Sounds like a good time what’s it all about?
     
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    Update I got ahold of mr. Wright. And when I called him of course the bike starts right up no issue lol but he was very patient with me talked me through testing the cam sensor and tested good. So I have a two mile long black top side road in front of my house I rode back and forth giving her hell hitting bumps then going slow riding easy back to letting her eat and no issues did that for close to a hour. Parked it took a nap went went about 10 more miles and still running good!’
     
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