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For anyone that is interested, the battery I bought from my beloved HARLEY-DAVIDSON dealer is 3 months old. It is H-D orange. Has really cool H-D logo on it. And the best part......I go out there and push the button and it goes Vroom, Vroom. No lights flicker, flash, or sparks! How do you like them apples , Turbo?
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Does your new Li battery fill the battery box?
Other choices include, 1 year vs 3 year warranty, $50 less, more CCA.
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Hey Turbo.. If you have a local Battery distributor, take the battery over there and have them test it, if it's bad then send it back. It is not that uncommon to purchase a new battery and have it be a bad one. It could have been banged around during shipping.
Toes,
One of the drawbacks of online shopping since I live in the sticks, plus it is a new item.


Got the Sundowner seat installed, the reason for the ecu relocate and the smaller battery, comfy.
Also, upgraded the sidecover retaining clips to part #70417-04E, cover kept falling down.
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Pulled the negative cable off to use as template get a little longer cable.
Found corrosion on the engine negative post.
Taking the battery to be tested, pia to send it back for them to test.
Easy to return and get a new one but want to try the old battery again.
Raining the next few days, cannot ride anyway...
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Pulled the negative cable off to use as template get a little longer cable.
Found corrosion on the engine negative post.
YEP - That's why checking the Voltages & Grounds IS THE FIRST THING TO DO whenever you have electrical problems - especially unusual symptoms...

--- ALSO --- Did you pay attention to this note in the Sportsterpedia section on Fuses:
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NOTE: The 2007-2009 model years have a significant history of corrosion and gunk collecting in the fuse/relay tray causing low-grade shorts and erratic electrical operation - This is especially problematic if the bike is left outside or operated in the rain. It's a good idea to check & thoroughly clean this tray at least every year (or 4 to 6 months if parked outside).
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Great tips, thanks.
Checked the fuses, looked like dielectric grease on the fuse plugs, no corrosion, sweet. Bought some new slightly longer cables, ends and a crimper, still looking for the right angle lugs to have a slick hookup.
Talked with a Battery Tender/Deltran Service Rep. The battery had 500 CCA according to the test we did, not bad for a 270 CCA battery, eh?. Concern was the terminal corrosion and starter draw could be tripping the circuit breaker in battery management sensor.
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Sent the Battery Tender battery back.
Put the 3 year old battery in and it started right up.
Easier to get another battery from another manufacturer than deal with nonsense.
A full size battery is tempting but the extra space is needed for ecu and tuning stuff.
Tempted to put it back to stock and get rid of the bike, want a new Indian anyway.
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Crazy man, just plain crazy. Screwing around with that battery for over a week.
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Tempted to put it back to stock and get rid of the bike, want a new Indian anyway.
Oh the humanity!
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General question for the experts - can Lithium batteries be boosted like the old lead acid ones if they ever discharge enough to need it ? Or would this cause harm to the electronic circuits in the battery ?
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General question for the experts - can Lithium batteries be boosted like the old lead acid ones if they ever discharge enough to need it ? Or would this cause harm to the electronic circuits in the battery ?
For what I understand if voltage gets below 11.2V the battery will be permanently damaged.

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For what I understand if voltage gets below 11.2V the battery will be permanently damaged.

Here's some info:
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So as long as it's above 11.2V boosting won't harm it ????
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