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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone experience with the small starter boosters they are selling now? The NAPA guy told me that they will start a truck. I am thinking on getting me one and throwing it in my saddlebags. Too many times with a run down battery has me stranded.
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Perhaps you should solve the run down battery problem first?

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need to be careful what you get.. check out the following video..

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its not me, just something I found a while back.. Also, I am not a real fan of the 'style' of the review, but the internals of that particular unit speak (or dont speak) of what you can get

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It is an old Vulcan. It will start right up after sitting a week but i hate to shut it off hot. It got better with the glass mat battery, but still a bitch sometimes. I am thinking its my ignition switch. I have not done any mods but these are known to be unreliable.

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It is an old Vulcan. It will start right up after sitting a week but i hate to shut it off hot. It got better with the glass mat battery, but still a bitch sometimes. I am thinking its my ignition switch. I have not done any mods but these are known to be unreliable.
My hot starts got better after the Two Wire mod.

If I open the throttle at all on a hot start, it's no go and a backfire. No throttle and it fires right up most of the time, other times it needs choke if it's been sitting about 10 min.

Hard habit to break, all my other bikes liked 1/4 throttle on hot starts. Also, older Harleys with carbs have an accelerator pump, so it gives a shot of gas when you twist the throttle.

My experience with jump boxes... If you don't use them regularly, they're dead when you need them. Leave them on the charger, and they become toast. Maybe the newer ones have better control of the charging, but mine doesn't.

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hot starts can also be improved with the pickup coil mod
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No more problems anymore with cold or hot starts for my '91 scoot since replacing the old style wet cell battery with a MF-AGM type my second riding season in 2012.

NO other mods to starting electrical system yet.
No pickup coil 0.018" air gap mod.
No two wire mod.
No relay controlled 12 or 14 ga wire direct battery to ignition coil mod.

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No more problems anymore with cold or hot starts for my '91 scoot since replacing the old style wet cell battery with a MF-AGM type my second riding season in 2012.

NO other mods to starting electrical system yet.
No pickup coil 0.018" air gap mod.
No two wire mod.
No relay controlled 12 or 14 ga wire direct battery to ignition coil mod.
OH, You got it down to a science....& know how to resolve any issues should any be needed.

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Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
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OH, You got it down to a science....& know how to resolve any issues should any be needed.

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F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


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My 94 is totally stock and fires right up hot or cold. I don't see any benefit to such a device.

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