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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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1999 vulcan emergency

Hi everyone. I have a 99 Vulcan 750 and I have been having a problem with it. When the Engine is cold the bike starts up just fine. After I go for a ride and shut off the engine the engine wont start until it is cold. Does anyone know how I can fix this. The weather is getting real nice and I am with out my bike

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More than likely, you have a weak battery causing the problem. Everyone suggests to swap out your wet cell battery for a maintenance free, sealed battery. Higher cranking amps and the fact that you don't need to pull your seat to check the liquid levels, make this a win/win. The starter on our bikes takes a massive amount of the amps to turn the engine and not enough is left to give good spark when the engine is warm. In my case, I already had an MF battery in mine, but still had the hot start problem. Not knowing how old my battery was, I chose to move my regulator/rectifier to a cooler location, on the left side of the bike, next to the passenger foot peg. I also did a coil wire/relay mod at the same time, firing the coils directly from the battery with higher gauge wire. This solved my hot starting problem, period. I still have the same battery a year later and my charging system still performs excellent. You need the MF battery if you don't already have one, so I'd start there.

Remember, no throttle when you first touch the starter when hot, just blip it after it starts turning and it should start. If you give it too much throttle, you'll probably get a massive backfire, when unburnt gas hits the exhaust and some fresh air!

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Where can i get a Maintance Free Battery
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I got mine at Sears, and I think it was about $90. Just make sure you get the specs from here (nmber and stuff), and you should be able to walk in and walk out in a matter of minutes. Good luck!

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You can also try batteriesplus.com on line, and see if they have a local store. Got mine from them locally for $ 50 and change.

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I got mine last week at Batteries Plus. $64 and some change.....

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I bought mine from Advanced Auto Parts. It already had the acid installed and was fully charged. The posts are backwards from most batterys though, so some creative wiring is necessary.

One positive about that battery is that the posts can be side mount and top mount. I have my leads attached to the side posts and the battery tender to the top. It works fine for me.

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I bought mine from Advanced Auto Parts. It already had the acid installed and was fully charged. The posts are backwards from most batterys though, so some creative wiring is necessary.

One positive about that battery is that the posts can be side mount and top mount. I have my leads attached to the side posts and the battery tender to the top. It works fine for me.
That sounds a lot like a wet acid type, you sure it's a MF AGM type? Makes a HUGE difference. Never seen them at Advanced.

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You can also try batteriesplus.com on line, and see if they have a local store.
I just checked their store locator out, and it turns out there's a store less than 15 miles from me.
I know where I'm going this weekend. Thanks Jon.


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Stinky what part of Wisconsin are you from?
I live in Illinois by the border and Lake Michigan.

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