Have a starting issue on my '02 FLSTI heritage with a 2 year old HD AGM battery..Battery has been kept on a trickle charger since new.
Bike fired up as normal today, road about 2 hours, stopped for 30 minutes.......Turned ignition on, set switch to on, hit the start switch and had one clunk.......all lights go out........sit for 2-3 minutes, exact same thing happens...one clunk/lights out no juice........If I leave the ignition on the lights will come back on in 2-3 minutes and are bright as normal..........hit start, clunk, lights out the the process remains the same.
Did a jump start with portable rechargeable starter, bike will fire up, but goes dead after the clamps are removed..........Guessing a dead battery, not 100% sure.........will appreciate input..Thx..Ronnie
Dare, just saw your message finally. I don't know what to think. I think that the chain driven cams DO have more flexibility to survive as things start to go out of spec, but I totally agree with you now that gears can make MORE HP and TQ and if you can afford them (and as I feel about it you have a welded crank) I would not hesitate to use them and might very well do so in the future! The fact you have convinced me of that is no small doing....
yes i have always used syn.I haven,t changed it since the early summer, it has about 5300 ks on it,I always change it before I start riding in the spring, I always change the filter and I always put some oil in the filter