dynodave wrote: jimbo wrote:
Thanks for the info, I might try this PC625 Odyssey battery, I was looking to get a high powered sealed bat of some sort, without going to a Shoari type Lithium . Next I have to find the parts to do a 4 brush starter upgrade. I don't really want to spend money on a new starter.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Odyssey-Battery ... dC&vxp=mtr
If you have a good 2 brush, with a good armature, then the money is better spent on a upgraded charging systsfem.
+1 on Dave's comment. I did systematic upgrades on my charging/starting system. Not so much to be scientific but more to be budget conscious. I was using the recommended Yuasa battery and could never depend on the starter to work 100%. I upgraded to a Lucas 3 phase/Podtronics system. That helped the battery a little (I always ride with lights on). I then upgrades to 6 gauge wires I made out of Marine grade battery cable. That helped the starter a little. I replaced all bulbs with LED's and junked the can assimilation for a solid state unit. That also helped. Then I installed the PC 625 and I have trouble free starting. I usually start the bike by foot the first start of the day. Yesterday it was 30 degrees in the garage and the bike was on the lift, I tickled the carbs and hit the button the bike fired right up. I did all these changes over a couple of years and I can't say which one did the most to improve the starting, but I think they all work together. I.e. I don't think tha standard charging system will work good with that battery, I doubt that a strong battery will work well with stock cables, etc
The starter is a two brush unit that has been taken apart, cleaned and lubed and new brushes installed. Some day I might have ball bearings installed or possibly upgrade to a better starter if I have issues, but the basics are in place.
P.S. Be aware that you will have to do some fettling to get that PC 625 to fit and inprovise on a battery bracket.