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Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
« on: Sep 30, 2021, 04:18:08 pm »
Hello,

I have read that there are wires with a larger diameter available, and I am thinking making some wires myself. I have got some pretty good wires with about 5 AWG, and I could solder some plugs on it.

I am curious if somebody has installed these wires?
- What is the AWG of the normal wires, for the starter and the batteries?
- The cable of the starter, is this the mass/negative cable? I think this is the positive wire but I am not sure as it is black.
- is it tricky to change these wires?

Currently I try to improve the battery-perfomance. I don't have real problems yet, but starting sound a bit tired. After some pulse charging the voltage in fully charged condition slowly gets better, and I have the impression starting improved a little bit.

many thanks,
Florian

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    Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
    « Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2021, 07:55:17 pm »
    First thing you should do is have the battery tested - I had one that would show fully charged but turned out to have a dead cell

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    Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
    « Reply #2 on: Oct 01, 2021, 03:46:44 am »
    Thank you for your reply. The battery is ok now, the starting sounds a bit more "alive" now, difficult to describe. I am surprised that the pulsing helped. When I saw the bike the first time at the shop, the battery was dead. I am not sure if this is a new battery, probably they took just a used battery that was available. I want to avoid buying a new one, and I would like to support the battery with proper wires with some larger AWG.

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      Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
      « Reply #4 on: Oct 01, 2021, 04:24:57 am »
      Yep those inspired me, but I want to make some by myself. I have some h01 n2 wires with about 5 AWG, what is the diameter of the original wires? Did someone do this mod? Thatís a mod I might do during winter.

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      Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
      « Reply #5 on: Oct 01, 2021, 06:06:30 am »
      I put the set of MaxAir wires on my bike. Just FYI, running the starter wire is a royal pain in the a$$. 

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      Re: Wires for starter and batteries/Flamewires
      « Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2021, 06:18:18 am »
      I put the set of MaxAir wires on my bike. Just FYI, running the starter wire is a royal pain in the a$$.

      Like anything, the first time you do it, it takes ages and is frustrating.  The second time on another Raider, it's easier... Patience my friend  ;D :raider:
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