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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Beloved Spouse's 04 VN750 was running for crap - hard to start, missing, seemed to take off on just one cylinder: not a happy Vulcan. After running thru a mental checklist of all the thngs that could be wrong, I changed the battery to a Westco AGM. Motivated by visions of fried stators, as mentioned on this forum many times, and reports of the marginal electrical system, also mentioned on this forum many times, I decided that the current problem was just that: not enough current from the (original) battery.

Bingo! Happy Vulcan, happy Spouse. And. as all of us know, if Mama ain't happy, nobody is happy. Thanks for the tips, folks.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 12:00 AM
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Go through the checks on the stator and R/R to be on the safe side.

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Yes, it is amazing that something like a battery change could make such a huge difference in the way these bikes run. I would have never thought that a battery change could do that without all the input from this forum.

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