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Old 04-26-2021, 01:41 PM
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ISO... A little advice!

So, I thought I was all set and ready to ride 100s of miles this season but apparently not 🤣...

Over the winter I had the wheels re-coated, new tires, brakes, fluids, etc. Also, I wanted to solve the issue I was having with my low beam always blowing on my H4 bulbs, so I attempted to run all new wiring to the headlight through the frame. That was a no go, for Redneck Engineering did a great job building the wiring harness and shrink wrapping everything. So there was no getting the old wires out nor getting new wires in so instead I ran them down the frame under the tank temporarily.

So with less than 100 miles and a few days riding this year, I've had a dead battery twice and was almost stranded. So I woke the other morning, popped in a new H4 bulb and wiring, still no low beam. Checked the battery around with my meter a d it was around 10am. Went for a 50 mile ride, came back checked the battery again with bike running and also not running. Also it fired right back up, no issues.

I Rode 40 miles to work at around 3pm, 75° out. Got off of work at 11pm, 55° out and the battery won't turn over. Jumped her off and rode home, got home and it wouldn't turn over after I shut it off. Put it on the charger and called it a night. This was the second time this scenerio has occurred. I thought after I rode that morning and she fired right back up after 50 miles that it was all good to go. Guess not, so now she sits until I figure this charging/battery issue out. Also, I think I'm ready for a new tank. Any suggestions on where I can find a replacement? 🏍️

Readings I got at the battery.
Before riding -
Not running: 12.17v
Ignition on: 12.13v
Running: 12.94v

After riding -
Not running: 12.57v
Ignition on: 12.53v
Running: 13.10v
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:12 PM
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are you running a fuse for the headlight OR maybe its an Off/On/Hi switch on the bike somewhere?
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:35 PM
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Shit forgot to mention, so yes there is a single fuse wired in for the headlight/taillight and the headlight has a toggle switch which I swore was high/low when I bought the bike but it's been so long that it's been this way functioning as an off/on switch that I can't recall!
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:39 PM
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ok, so check to see if its an on/off switch, I know some people who usually swap them out and on the headlight they put a tiny ass switch. I have a hidden switch on my fxr for high beam and a 3rd fog light off the bars.

Chase the wires down, it might just be that.
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Old 04-26-2021, 02:49 PM
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Ok cool, thanks Spade115
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:32 AM
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No Problem man, There will be some more knowledgeable people probably chiming in soon. Still a great group here.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:33 AM
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WTH, where everyone at? STEINBVG, Shovel52... �� It sure is quiet around here lol.

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Old 04-27-2021, 11:37 AM
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yeah, I know Scary has appeared every now and then, frank also, Poops been around.
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Old 04-28-2021, 01:48 PM
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You should be seeing more then 13v while it's running. Should be over 14...
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:54 AM
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Update: It was a bad battery! I bought the battery less than a year ago and kept it well maintained. But I decided to swap it out and I been riding fine ever since! Now, to find a new gas tank. Any suggestions where to look, I want the same style? Thanks

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Old 05-06-2021, 01:02 PM
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Looks like a Villain style tank, Theres 2(?) Companies making them now I think. Custom Chrome and Wyatt(?)
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Old 05-06-2021, 01:06 PM
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Thanks spade, I'll check them out!
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Haven,t wrenched on the bikes in a while- they all run and parked with the battery tenders. Have,t open the season yet. Last year rode a bit each one of them.

But man, did I discover s new passion in my early 50-s?
Guns.
Damn it what a fun to trouble shoot the guns malfunctioning , especially built from ground up. Feeding, ejection, extraction, misfire.

Guns are like internal combustion engines with the ‘tank’= magazine giving you anywhere between 5-30 cycles.
Open barrel- pipe vs suppressed( muffled). Similar parameters: back pressure, more charge- ‘higher octane’, stronger cycling. The analogies are quite obvious.

What was good about it is during COVID - working on tiny gun parts within the house was one of a few pleasures.
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Old 05-10-2021, 09:14 AM
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Haven,t wrenched on the bikes in a while- they all run and parked with the battery tenders. Have,t open the season yet. Last year rode a bit each one of them.

But man, did I discover s new passion in my early 50-s?
Guns.
Damn it what a fun to trouble shoot the guns malfunctioning , especially built from ground up. Feeding, ejection, extraction, misfire.

Guns are like internal combustion engines with the ‘tank’= magazine giving you anywhere between 5-30 cycles.
Open barrel- pipe vs suppressed( muffled). Similar parameters: back pressure, more charge- ‘higher octane’, stronger cycling. The analogies are quite obvious.

What was good about it is during COVID - working on tiny gun parts within the house was one of a few pleasures.
nice, I build my first AR 300 Blackout "Pistol" so the wife can hold without it being front heavy, going to 3d print a magazine well hand hold and rebuilt a few RC cars and bought the parts to build a 1/24 RC Drift car. lol
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:41 AM
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nice, I build my first AR 300 Blackout "Pistol" so the wife can hold without it being front heavy, going to 3d print a magazine well hand hold and rebuilt a few RC cars and bought the parts to build a 1/24 RC Drift car. lol
Very nice.

I wish i was in TX, but i'm stuck in the 7th ring of hell- NJ.
Can't be exercising my mechanical skills and creativity in gunsmithing to the full extend and brag about it.....

But for just educational purposes I have learned that one can build a working gun from plumbing parts, airsoft lowers and freely obtainable online gun parts.

Cheers, man

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