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I just installed one in my '06 1200 and have had no issues whatsoever. The bike fires right up. I beleive the battery is actually cranking it over faster than the stock battery.

By the way, S&S, you have the most HiPo Sporty I have seen in all my life. Very Nice Bike.
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Yes, I bought the shorai charger as well. The battery is brand new and fully charged I think. At least that's what the charger indicates.
If the battery is fully charged, there must be something wrong, or a faulty battery. My shorai LFX18A1-BS12 battery spins my 10.7:1 CR 100" motor as fast as my previous YUASA 300 CCA battery. When I bought my shorai battery one year ago, this size (LFX18A1-BS12) was the Shorai recommendation for a OEM 1200 '86- sportster. Since I have a bigger engine, I didnt want to deviate from Shorais recommendations.

I would check everything (charging state, electrical connections etc) then contact Shorai.
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That's cool. I just get a couple of clicks and then nothing...
It sort of started to turn over once but then it quit. After that I just got a quiet click and silence.
Annoying. The only batteries that have worked for me are the OEM ones. But they're $280 in this god-forsaken country.
It's a wiring issue. I'll bet the ground cable is not right where it connects to the frame/engine ...

When replacing a battery, I ALWAYS make it a habit to redo the ground side. Solder the terminals to the cable, make a second "new" ground path to an unused bolt somewhere, etc.


The same current that runs the "XYZ" has to return to the battery through the ground circuit. But there is no voltage to make that happen. It's been used by the device (starter in this case). So anything even slightly wrong on the ground side will make for a bad day
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OK, here I go one more time. I am looking for a light aluminum swingarm to fit on my '94 Sportster. I want one that fits the stock measurements and brakes. Does anyone know for sure, of one that fits the bill, and can be aquired on this planet? Thanks a lot. Nice bike! Mike
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OK, here I go one more time. I am looking for a light aluminum swingarm to fit on my '94 Sportster. I want one that fits the stock measurements and brakes. Does anyone know for sure, of one that fits the bill, and can be aquired on this planet? Thanks a lot. Nice bike! Mike
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I bought my swingarm from Metmachex UK, it's bolt on.
http://www.metmachex.net/p0_0_0.htm

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Thanks. What about the brake mount? Mike
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I dont know what you mean. I use a torque rod from the swing to the brake caliper.
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Sweet bike man. Did the aluminum swingarm give you any weight savings? Can you now mount a wider tire than with the stock swingarm? Nice way of getting Öhlins shocks on an older bike, in any case.
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Sweet bike man. Did the aluminum swingarm give you any weight savings? Can you now mount a wider tire than with the stock swingarm? Nice way of getting Öhlins shocks on an older bike, in any case.
Thanks! For the moment she is getting a new 124" motor.
Yes, the Metmachex swing arm was considerably lighter than the stock swing arm.
It's the chain line that limits the rear tire, I run 140mm wide rear tire.
Also the sub frame rear tubes limits a wider tire. Maybe a 150 is possible, but I dont like using tires that are so wide that the bike gets hard to wrench with. It should be easy to pull off the wheels etc.
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The stock rear brake slides over the swingarm to mount. Does the swingarm come with an adapter. I have PM brakes that use the stock mounting system. I don't really want to change this, but............. Mike
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The stock rear brake slides over the swingarm to mount. Does the swingarm come with an adapter. I have PM brakes that use the stock mounting system. I don't really want to change this, but............. Mike
I would contact Metmachex and check with them.
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