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12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by 61FLHPan » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:09 am

I have a bitty battery.The problem I have is when I try to kick my bike over the battery dies could the generator do that.any answer



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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by john HD » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:05 pm

61,

my guess is that when the points close as you kick it through the battery does not have enough capacity to energize the coil or anything else.

might try a larger one or temp up some wiring to a larger battery from a car or something and see how it does.

put a fuse in the + wire just to be safe!

welcome to the forum btw!

john

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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by ozwick86 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:37 am

Sounds like a bad battery.

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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by Cotten » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:30 pm

ozwick86 wrote:Sounds like a bad battery.
And a bad battery can take an armature out with it.

The 12N-5.5a-3b battery should be replaced every spring whether it seems to take a charge or not.

They're fairly cheap and warranteed from Interstate.
A customer walked in with an identical battery from CCI, and it was dead on arrival.

....Cotten

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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by ozwick86 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:09 pm

I run the sealed Yuasa YZT14S battery. You have to stand it on end but you won't have any problems.

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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by caschnd1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:16 pm

I run the same battery as Mark (YTZ14S). I tried the 5.5amp battery but didn't want to replace it every year. Also, since the YTZ14S is sealed, no more acid drips to ruin paint/chrome. My first YTZ14S lasted 4 years. That includes year round riding and being cooked in the oil tank riding to work and back through the Arizona summer. When I went to buy a new YTZ14S the price had gone from $70 to $150! :shock: I found a generic equivalent of the YTZ14S for $80. Looks like they were made in the same factory, just labeled different.

-Craig

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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by ozwick86 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:35 am

Craig,

The generic, what is the name? I would like to research if it is made Japan where the Yuasa's are made.

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Re: 12 V itty bitty battery

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Post by caschnd1 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:01 am

Mark,

It's a "Battery Mart" brand. They are a large internet seller of batteries. http://www.batterymart.com

-Craig

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