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Old 05-20-2011, 02:51 PM
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I have a custom battery box that is for a smaller battery for a sportster. The battery box is from LED SLED Customs. It does not fit the stock HD battery which is a 12 volt 18 amp battery. A battery that fits is a high performance 12 volt 12 amp battery. My question is what is the minimum amp needed to run on a sportster? My sportster is a 2003 883xl, the only electronics on it will be turn signals break, headlight.
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The standard Sporty battery is 12V - 12Ah with typically ~220CCA
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Oh it's 12v 12amp great then the battery I found will. Work great!
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To be correct, it's 12 AMP HOUR. 12 amps will barely run the lights on your bike, let alone start it.
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Yeah an It takes all my batteries got to start my 1200 It seems
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Batteries only start the motor. Once it starts the current running everything is of the alternator.
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Yeah an It takes all my batteries got to start my 1200 It seems
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