The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Electrical > Sportster Motorcycle Electrical and Ignition
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 Supertrapp 2:1 fit issue with Pics
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 633
4 Looking for the NUP1009 bearing for clutch wobble
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 420
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: joes95bobber
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8,085
Views: 622,788
6 Is Your SPORTSTER...
Last Post: rokytnji
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 726
0 Boardtracker Project
Last Post: JonesL
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 561
Views: 100,423
0 Do you have the service manual?
Last Post: farmall
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 705
Views: 175,801
0 Small nail in tire?? plug or replace
Last Post: JacksBrother
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 127
Views: 18,524
0 Happy Birthday IronMick!
Last Post: sportysrock
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 127
0 Hello from 1970s Wisconsin!
Last Post: jcn59
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 156
0 Sportsterpedia Progress
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 35,457
0 Iree's jukbox joint
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,878
Views: 268,851
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 41,570
Views: 6,390,778
0 Headlight Modulator
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 16,753
0 THE Trainspotting Thread
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,100
Views: 232,619
0 If things werent bad enough, now invisable cars too
Last Post: 84bobber
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 331
0 Cut Wiring, no spark.
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 43
0 New England 2018
Last Post: The Crusher
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 192
Views: 10,039
0 New Tires>Fallaway>Deale r>?
Last Post: ed_in_az
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,480
0 Carb + Rubbermount = Collector's Item?
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 173
Views: 27,592
0 Oil Cooler
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 990
0 Anybody ever try this pushrod tube leak fix?
Last Post: farmall
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 300
0 New T Shirts
Last Post: Centennial Sportster
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 48
0 Ironhead Exhaust Poll
Last Post: Just John
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 191
Views: 51,790
0 Shotgun Porn
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 819
Views: 111,515
0 Machining for 30 degree chamber
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 191
0 You asked for it! "The Tess' Coffee Thread"
Last Post: Ireeman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 10,294
Views: 695,704
0 mode of failure
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 700
0 To hone, or not to hone
Last Post: T_worth
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 63
0 Sweetwater BBQ and Campout and Swapmeet with Bands
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 543
0 1960 XLCH in the UK
Last Post: DirtyHarry68
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 4,047
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 1 Week Ago
jharback's Avatar
jharback jharback is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Italy
Posts: 21,548
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi California EV
Other Motorcycle Year: 1998
Reputation: 4914797
jharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Four Speed View Post
John, did you replace the original alternator rectifier?

I also have a Shorai on my bikes. Both the Harley and the Guzzi. Had the Guzzi for about 8 years and the Harley for about six years. Didn't replace anything and have had absolutely no problems. I also love 'em.
__________________
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 1 Week Ago
Four Speed Four Speed is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,124
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1988
Reputation: 338336
Four Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond repute
Default

jharback, the reason I asked is because 86-93 Sportsters alternator were regulated to 15v, which exceeds the stated upper voltage limit for Shorai.
Whereas later Sportsters were regulated to 14.8v which should be fine. I don't know if that is important in practice. Hence my question.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 1 Week Ago
Bone's Avatar
Bone Bone is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 10,708
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200Lr
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FLHP
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2016
Other Motorcycle Model: 13 Guzzi V7 / 11 Duc 696
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 3026604
Bone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Four Speed View Post
jharback, the reason I asked is because 86-93 Sportsters alternator were regulated to 15v, which exceeds the stated upper voltage limit for Shorai.
Whereas later Sportsters were regulated to 14.8v which should be fine. I don't know if that is important in practice. Hence my question.
Just for a point of reference all rubbermounts are listed as regulated to 14.3-14.7 V (Carb and EFI, 22 and 32 amps respectively)
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 1 Week Ago
John Harper John Harper is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,030
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883
Sportster/Buell Year: 1991
Reputation: 1363039
John Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond reputeJohn Harper has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Four Speed View Post
John, did you replace the original alternator rectifier?
No, did not do a thing. In fact, I have not even touched my Shorai battery in the four years I've had it on the bike. Amazing. I used to have to remove the lead/acid battery at least once a month to check water and charge.

John
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 1 Week Ago
Bone's Avatar
Bone Bone is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Medford, NJ
Posts: 10,708
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200Lr
Sportster/Buell Year: 2007
Sportster/Buell Model #2: FLHP
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2016
Other Motorcycle Model: 13 Guzzi V7 / 11 Duc 696
Other Motorcycle Year: 2013
Reputation: 3026604
Bone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond reputeBone has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Harper View Post
No, did not do a thing. In fact, I have not even touched my Shorai battery in the four years I've had it on the bike. Amazing. I used to have to remove the lead/acid battery at least once a month to check water and charge.

John
Ha ha, I haven't had to check the water level in a battery in over a decade...

I never removed my OEM Sporty battery until it was 7-8 years old.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 1 Week Ago
Four Speed Four Speed is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,124
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1988
Reputation: 338336
Four Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
No, did not do a thing
Thanks John, if yours is a 1991 Sportster, it suggests the Shorai can tolerate up to 15v then.

Quote:
all rubbermounts are listed as regulated to 14.3-14.7 V
Thanks for noticing that Bone. It is Shorai that are limited to 14.8v. The 14.3-14.7v range also applies to 1994-2003 as well. 86-93 are regulated to 13.8-15v. Hence my question to John.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC