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Old 09-29-2006, 10:02 AM   #31
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Where did you get that data? The terminals are different. Westco may be using the Panasonics now, but the ones I had four years ago were different.

Four years ago your Westco was definately a Panasonic.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:14 AM   #32
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Post '84 dual outlet Bosche coils will all eventually crack and fail. They're expensive to replace. Really expensive.

Stock HD/Buell dual output coils can be found on e-bay for about $1.oo. They're take offs from folks who've bought into the HD "dual fire ignition" myth. Good on them, I say.

I've had one on my '92 GS/PD for 30k kms now without issue....

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WHY WASN'T THIS POSTED BEFORE I BOUGHT MY REPLACEMENT?

How does it mount? Did you have to do some 'fabrication'?
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:20 AM   #33
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battery thread

perhaps we need a battery thread?
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:55 AM   #34
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Just bought a NEW lawn and tractor battery from autozone for $22. takes a little work to get the first one in. I had to take the 4 bolts out of the rear fender to get it in. (and yes you put them back)

My last one lasted 5+ years.
I did the same thing on my 90S, but I had to weld up a new battery box. No way was it going to fit in the stock one. I checked the battery catalogs and there wasn't anything that would fit. Are you Superman and had the superhuman strength to just push it in? A mere mortal would like to know.

The other thing to change is pull the negative battery cable out from the hollow vent bolt on the tranny and move it to the coil mount bolt. That is one weak sister of a bolt. Have that puppy break with the engine running and the alternator will go nuts and start frying things. That's why you see warnings about disconnecting the battery cables with the engine running.

I used to work for AAA, road service went out to jump start a Peugeot, driver saw the cable eye had snapped off from the RV style wingnut terminal on the battery. He shoved the remains of the eye under the wingnut and got it started. The owner got in the car and started driving down to the garage to get it fixed. Halfway there she noticed the dash lights were getting really bright. The cable had slipped off again. I think it was $2300 to fix everything.

And spare me the French car insults, anything with an alternator can do this. Besides, I like my Citroen.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:13 AM   #35
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I did the same thing on my 90S, but I had to weld up a new battery box. No way was it going to fit in the stock one. I checked the battery catalogs and there wasn't anything that would fit. Are you Superman and had the superhuman strength to just push it in? A mere mortal would like to know.

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Just bought a NEW lawn and tractor battery from autozone for $22. takes a little work to get the first one in. I had to take the 4 bolts out of the rear fender to get it in. (and yes you put them back)

My last one lasted 5+ years.


You musta missed this part.

I removed the battery box and added a piece of rubber on the remaining plate. then strapped her down.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:17 PM   #36
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If you send the order form in with a check, they will ship for free. I have a 20amp Panasonic on backorder with Digikey right now.
I'm not to good without the typical "chose manufacturer....year...model..." part finder. Can anyone help with a part number for the Panasonic battery from Digi-key?
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:20 PM   #37
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(three stooges voice:) oh, a wise guy, eh?

Once a year. I ride year-round too. But once a year i competely drain, clean and dry the tank.

you'll be amazed how much watery gunk accumulates in there, even on an oft-used ride.

Just out of curiousity, oh say, what do you do with the gas once drained?
(pour into wife's car.... )
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:42 PM   #38
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Just out of curiousity, oh say, what do you do with the gas once drained?
(pour into wife's car.... )
The Lawn Mower works well, also!
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:54 PM   #39
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my GS had a lawn tractor battery when I got it. Charged it once when I first got it. Never have again. Added water after a coupla hundred degreee rides. Thats all.
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:47 PM   #40
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my GS had a lawn tractor battery when I got it. Charged it once when I first got it. Never have again. Added water after a coupla hundred degreee rides. Thats all.
Yeah, I'm using a budget lawn tractor batt. too. 12N24-4 is the #.
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:02 PM   #41
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I'm not to good without the typical "chose manufacturer....year...model..." part finder. Can anyone help with a part number for the Panasonic battery from Digi-key?

Panasonic LC-X1220P
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:32 PM   #42
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WHY WASN'T THIS POSTED BEFORE I BOUGHT MY REPLACEMENT?

How does it mount? Did you have to do some 'fabrication'?
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No special fabrication unless you call two heavy black tie wraps crossed over the coil and holding it in place "fabrication".

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Old 09-30-2006, 05:12 AM   #43
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No special fabrication unless you call two heavy black tie wraps crossed over the coil and holding it in place "fabrication".

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Thanks.

I knew the white ones were not as strong!
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:10 AM   #44
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old rags in the fairing pocket to clean the bike on the road
Sounds as if you're riding a Harley
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:32 AM   #45
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Just bought a NEW lawn and tractor battery from autozone for $22. takes a little work to get the first one in. I had to take the 4 bolts out of the rear fender to get it in. (and yes you put them back)

My last one lasted 5+ years.


You musta missed this part.

I removed the battery box and added a piece of rubber on the remaining plate. then strapped her down.
Ok, now I understand. That's an important detail, lets you put pretty much anything in there.
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