Thread: The $350 Battery
05-27-2008, 02:39 AM #1
The $350 Battery
Date: 5/26/2008 (Memorial Day )
Location: Marysville Ohio
Time 12:45 PM
Off to the garage to install my new carb racks from Randy
Time 3:00 PM (2 hours and 15 minutes later )
After many trials and tribulations I finally installed the carbs. BTW after 2 hours of fusing with what could be the most effective way to install a simple rack, I can now remove and install them in 5 minutes.
Time 3:15 PM
After cranking and cranking I start to get worried....
Time 4:45 PM
Check Greenhulk tech section....check, the stator resistiance....check, fuel....check, crank speed....check, spark.... Uh Oh NO SPARK
Time 5:00 PM
Off to BBQ
Time 11:55 PM
Back to garage to redue the previous tests incase I messed up.
Time 12:15 AM
Crap I did them all right.... Now I know I am screwed
Time 12:30 AM
Swap CDI from good PWC...... Nope nada
Time 1:30 AM
Snack, drink, sulk, and price new stator kits......
Time 2:25 AM
Surf Green Hulk.......Again
Time 3:00 AM
Stumble across a foot note from the tech section.
"Do you have a good battery? Must be fully charged and be at least 10.6 vdc while cranking your unit (measured at battery). A bad battery will drive even the best techs nuts. Charge and load check them when you have a no spark condition. Make sure they have fluid in them or they will die like us. . Usually you will see a spark when you let off the start button if the battery is weak"
Time 3:05 AM
Swap Batteries and start PWC....
Lesson to self...... Read the foot notes next time dummy......
I hope you enjoyed the story. BTW I was tying to be funny by making the post like an episode of 24. Cut me some slack its 3:30 AM and I have to be to the office in 5 hours.
I hope this helps some of you guys. Keep your battery fresh and your eyes open.
05-27-2008, 09:53 AM #2
305 AM: start PWC revised!!!!
306 AM expalin to Wife WTF I think I am doing
307 AM Explain to Neighbor WTF I think I am doing
3:12 AM Explain to Sheriff WTF I think I am doing
3:25 AM Finish cleaning my blood off the Garage floor after my Wife BTS out of me for waking her and the neighbors at 3:05AM
05-27-2008, 12:56 PM #3
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good stuff what cuased the battery to be so much are ya a doctor ?
05-27-2008, 03:43 PM #4
I was making a joke that an untended battery almost caused me to purchase a CDI/Stator Kit for $350.
05-27-2008, 11:58 PM #5
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- Lomita, aka Slowmita
05-28-2008, 12:14 AM #6
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
that is a wonder full story if i dont see 600+ rpms while cranking and it doesnt start thats the first thing i go for
05-29-2008, 02:56 PM #7
Charged the battery and now she fires up like a dream. It seems almost instantaneous. BTW I now remember she was turning over at 190 to 250 RPMS with a low batt and 1000+ with the charged one. Can't believe I missed that.
05-29-2008, 03:09 PM #8
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