Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rineyville, KY Hernando Beach, FL
Last April I replaced the starter solenoid in my 1800 F and I am in the process of modifying another Ford type solenoid for my 1800 S. Both solenoids were stuck in the closed position. Normally I keep the bike on a maintainer and the problem occurred after I'd ridden the bike and parked it for a while. So I wondered if the battery lost its charge quickly when the bike was parked without being connected to a maintainer.
When I got home, I fully charged the battery (steady green light on maintainer) and then disconnect it. One week later, before I started to remove the old solenoid, I checked the battery voltage. It measured 12.82 volts. The AGM battery holds its charge well. I won't go back to flooded lead acid batteries.