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Ever since I bought my 2008 softail I had problems with the battery it seems to keep draining I had it in several times.and the charging system seems to be fine but every once in a while it seems to not want to start without a jump can this be a starter issue I did get a new voltage regulater please help........

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Check the battery connections. 95% of the problems I have had with electrical problems are at the battery connections because a small amount of corrosion has built up. This will not allow the charging system to charge the battery properly and is the most often overlooked problem, even by trained shops. Remove the terminals and clean then thoroughly with a terminal wire brush. Its a cone shaped wite brush you can get and any NAPA or equivilant store. Clean both the battery side and the wire side. Forget useing thos goofy grean and red corrosion resistant discs.

Replace the terminals and charge the battery. I think that should fix your issue.

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