My shovel ate my new battery.

by Alan (Login alan-hill)

The 3rd ride out and my regulator was over charging the brand new battery. 15 to 17 volts at idle. So in the future I will always put a meter on the charging system after changing stuff. The lead acid battery seemed to be able to take the over charging.
But who knows how long it had been overcharging.
I was able to borrow a battery and ride home.
Antigravitry is going to help out with discount on a replacement. Good guys for sure as it is not the battery that caused my troubles.
I have no luck.
Yes my new baker primary leaks. I use a bandit clutch and had to have a spacer made to give a quarter inch more clearence on the outer cover. That only kept me down for 2 months last year.
Lucky for panheads to ride.
This shovel is a 1980 FXWG and is a running project that follows the magazine . 93 cubic inch SS parts. Baker 6 speed 3 bolt exhaust flanges on stock heads. etc. etc.
I have owned it since 1990. It has been across Canada and out to California a couple times. Daytona ,sturgis Bean blossom. I'm not allowed in your country any more or I would come to smoke out.
Just thought I'd give you a laugh. Take care folks.
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Posted on May 27, 2013, 6:13 PM
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