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    Quote Originally Posted by murrayf View Post
    I would change the starter
    i'm sorry, i'm an idiot and not sure what you mean by starter. starter motor? starter solenoid? something else?

    and when i get a new battery is this all the info i need: "12 amp on solid wiring 14 perferred with a minimum cca of 180" ?
    Last edited by Johnny Gaijin; 05-13-2017 at 05:50 PM.
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    starter motor
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    agm or gel

    12-14 ah

    minimum cca 180

    will be good for battery shopping information
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

    email me at murray at murrayscarbs.com

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    cool. thanks everybody!
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    If you buy a LA battery online, check whether it comes with the acid. Many places say no some don't say at all. If you get one without than I have seen it for sale or even leftover free stuff at local auto part stores.
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    do not buy a wet lead aid battery

    agm or gel is the same money and then there is no risk to you or your bike

    wet lead acid is dead leave it in the 20s
    GET AN OIL FILTER ADAPTER

    Order The Quick Build Exhaust Pipes


    GET A QUICKSET VALVE TOOL


    Way to many bikes to maintain this list LOL !!

    email me at murray at murrayscarbs.com

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    Got a battery twice as big as the old one, replaced the starter and she fired up instantly. Thanks guys!

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    Glad you got it, I have some q's though. I ask them later but right now I want to ask...
    12-14 amp battery will solve the flat battery

    and jump start scenario.

    MurryF will help get any issues if any

    with carbs.

    I don't like my bikes to start till the oil

    light goes out about 3-7 seconds,switch off

    choke in.

    Flip switch pull choke instant start.
    I got to try that the next time it's below 40°F. Mines a hard start there and below.
    AKA Eric
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    I would have no time to ride if I had to do all the routine maintenance and cosmetics suggested, I chose riding (within my reasoning).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Gaijin View Post
    Got a battery twice as big as the old one, replaced the starter and she fired up instantly. Thanks guys!
    I''m guessing you mean 2X higher CCA , size LxWxH doesn't matter.
    AKA Eric
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    [/QUOTE] I''m guessing you mean 2X higher CCA , size LxWxH doesn't matter.[/QUOTE]

    Both actually.

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