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Thread: Electrical problems with Chief

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2007


    Quote Originally Posted by T. Cotten View Post

    The advantages of 12v are entirely convenience, as bulbs are everywhere, and often batteries can be found on the shelf.
    The wiring doesn't have to be so youthful, or heavy duty, either.

    Is it possible that a 12V system will give a hotter spark? If so, that might make for easier starting and smoother low speed running.
    George Tinkham
    Springfield, IL

    1941 Indian 841
    1948 Indian Chief
    1956 H-D KHK
    1960 CH
    1964 BMW R69S
    1966 Honda Touring Benly (aka "150 Dream")
    1984 Moto Guzzi V65Sp

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Aug 2018


    I suspect the problem was the sealed battery. I have replaced it with an acid based and all appears well. I want to say that with my fingers crossed as the weather is not hospitable to riding right now and can't get any miles on the bike to check. But all of your suggestions have been very helpful! TCHIEF

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