Tripps

Retired superhero
Joined
Oct 9, 2010
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10,282
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Florida and NY
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R3T,Sprintona,K1200GT, Blackbird,r/65 hack
I did duel battery cables and a Toyota starter, spins fast hot or cold.
Same, starts first time every time.
Holy crap, went to start the Rocket this morning and just got clicks! I thought I was done with all this nonsense. I just put a new lithium battery in last month, something like 600 CCAs if I remember right. It clicked just like the old lead ones did? I thought these batteries weren't affected by the cold? My garage was probably 35 degrees.
They are specifically known for not liking cold, why I never went that route in NY, here in Florida I probably could.
 

stingray

Keep an eye out for a gas station.
Joined
Mar 3, 2022
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662
Location
Texas
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'21 Triumph Rocket 3 GT
Well that battery went bad real quick., bought a charger that works with lithiums and couldnt get it above 3.5 volts. Sent it back to Amazon, now back to square one. By the way, I tried putting the old battery in and keeping it on the tender, and it didnt start this morning.
It might take a few days on a tender charger. If you could jump start with a car battery and let the alternator speed up the charge or put it on an old fashioned 2 amp charger.
 

Stillserving

LET'S GO BRANDON
Joined
Jun 15, 2016
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1,496
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Southern MD
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86' Magna, 2017 R3R
If you're wanting to stay Li, then maybe look into this battery thread.....I looked and there isn't a US distributer so you'd have to order directly from them.

 

vindex1963

Turbocharged
Joined
Aug 3, 2019
Messages
851
Location
Payson Arizona
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2006 Rocket 3, 2015 Victory Cross Country
Well that battery went bad real quick., bought a charger that works with lithiums and couldnt get it above 3.5 volts. Sent it back to Amazon, now back to square one. By the way, I tried putting the old battery in and keeping it on the tender, and it didnt start this morning.
Lately I've had 100% bad luck buying anything vehicle related on Amazon, I will not buy from them anymore. I think sellers are selling counterfeit items
or factory rejects just to keep up with demand. I've been bringing a 1995 Grand Cherokee back from the dead. I replaced all of these bought locally at
NAPA and paid more but guess what? they worked. I did everything twice buying junk from Amazon, below is a list of FAILED items bought on Amazon.
I'm just giving an example, the battery you bought just seems to fit with my experience.
Below all happened in a three-month period.
  1. Spectra Complete Radiator CU1396: Where the core met the plastic side it poured coolant, BAD leak. They claim 100% factory testing and are ISO.
  2. Stant 10230 Radiator Cap: Didn't seal, wouldn't build pressure and leaked with coolant running down the radiator. Stant usually make top quality products.
  3. Hayden Automotive 2796 Premium Fan Clutch: locked up and wouldn't unlock. Hayden is a respected name.
  4. Stant thermostat stuck open.
  5. KYB steering stabilizer poured oil two weeks after installation
 

CvSisinthehouse

Supercharged
Joined
Sep 13, 2012
Messages
209
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Lately I've had 100% bad luck buying anything vehicle related on Amazon, I will not buy from them anymore. I think sellers are selling counterfeit items
or factory rejects just to keep up with demand. I've been bringing a 1995 Grand Cherokee back from the dead. I replaced all of these bought locally at
NAPA and paid more but guess what? they worked. I did everything twice buying junk from Amazon, below is a list of FAILED items bought on Amazon.
I'm just giving an example, the battery you bought just seems to fit with my experience.
Below all happened in a three-month period.
  1. Spectra Complete Radiator CU1396: Where the core met the plastic side it poured coolant, BAD leak. They claim 100% factory testing and are ISO.
  2. Stant 10230 Radiator Cap: Didn't seal, wouldn't build pressure and leaked with coolant running down the radiator. Stant usually make top quality products.
  3. Hayden Automotive 2796 Premium Fan Clutch: locked up and wouldn't unlock. Hayden is a respected name.
  4. Stant thermostat stuck open.
  5. KYB steering stabilizer poured oil two weeks after installation
Very interesting. I do it for the convenience, and ease of returns. Heck, they let me keep one lead battery, will be fine for my John Deere, just not for a FatBoy.
 
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