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Hi i have a custom chopper.whan i try to start the bike its look like the battery don"t have the pawor to spin the motor.the battery is good and i try to jamp start and its still not spin the angin strong to start

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WHAT KIND OF CRANKING PRESSURE DO YOU HAVE? MORE THAN LIKELY, YOU WILL NEED COMPRESSION RELEASES IF YOU ARE NOT RUNNING A STOCK MOTOR. CHANGING YOUR RING GEAR WILL ALSO HELP A LOT. PRIMO RIVERA AND I'M SURE OTHERS HAVE THE RING GEAR YOU NEED. IT HAS LESS TEETH THAN THE STOCK RING GEAR. I RUN A 116'' S&S TWIN CAM WITH 210 LBS CRANKING PRESSURE. I HAVE AN ODDESY 925 CRANKING AMP BATTERY WITH S&S COMPRESSION RELEASES AND THE PRIMO RING GEAR. NO MORE PROBLEMS. PHONE NUMBER, 714-624-1915 NAME'S JAN.

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Appreciate the vote of confidence but there are a few others who are likewise knowledgeable if not more..

On to your concern, it would seem you have two (2) issue, 1st if wont crank and the second will crank but not start.

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