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106 Stage 3 Battery

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  1. Sug

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    Have a 106 with a stage 3. Just replaced battery, starter solenoid, rectifier/regulator and installed an upgraded starter. Problem I’m having is battery drops to about 8v when starting which is causing the starter to hesitate.

    is there any upgraded battery recommendations to avoid my issue?
     
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    Yuasa is perfect for these bikes, what battery are you using and what year was it produced

    Is your bike on a battery tender ?

    Maybe your battery is draining of a attached item ?
     
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    Not sure what stage 3 is, but does it do this when cold or warmed up or both?
     
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    If all of the battery cables are clean, tight and the ends have been inspected...I'd be looking at the starter.

    Has the battery been load tested?
    Is it the correct battery?

    What temperatures are you experiencing now?
     
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    Two things …… stage 3 ?
    Battery that drops to 8 volts is a either a bad battery or you have the wrong / bad starter sucking the life out of that battery.

    why did you change all the components ? Is the old starter still good ? If so try putting that one back on.
     
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    Some batteries require a good charge before installing them. And forget about those little tenders to do that. You need to use a proper charger. If you don't have one get an auto shop to do it.

    8 volts isn't going to start anything and you need to get back to the basics so those trying to help have some pertinent info. Things to do/check as already mentioned above.
    - Explain what you call Stage 3.
    - Why did you replace all that stuff? Because of the starting problem? How long ago?
    - What starter are you using? Manufacturer and part #.
    - What battery?
    - Disconnect any after market electrical items.
    - Does it do the same thing with a freshly charged battery?
    - If it starts fine with a known fully charged battery look to see if there's any drain on the battery when the bike is off.

    We can go from there.
     
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    Who knows, maybe the battery is Stage 3. :)
     
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    Stage 3 clinger. Wait….that’s Stage 5.
     
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    The only thing I can think of is stage 3 charging, as in deep cycle battery. Hmmm?
     
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    I'd 'guess' the OP means something about the engine mods being Stage 3 even though I'm not sure that was ever reality.
     
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    Stage 3 would suggest (to me ) a major change in the motor such as big bore or power adder like super charger or turbo.

    Stage 2 …… what most here have….. Cams, filter, tune, some type of exhaust mod.

    Stage 1 …..is stage 2 without cams.

    There is a stage 4 too. That would be when one switches to Spectro Golden 4 semi synthetic oil.
    That’s why it’s called “Golden4” see …… the 4 means something. Stage 4 ………yeah that’s it ! :aktion086:
     
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    I've read too many opinions on what people figure each of the stages consists of that it's best to ask the author what they mean. And how many times have we heard "the battery and all the connections are good"?
     
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    Usually when I hear Stage 3 it means the previous owner claimed that in an attempt to sell the bike for more.
    Just for the record Victory did sell a “Stage 3 kit” that included a new air box and cams. But that was for the 92 and 100” motors 2003-2007. Nothing for a 106.
     
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    I believe the stage thing in the motorcycle world was brought on by HD. Since it took stages to make anything they built run better.
    Since the terminology exists and to some without meaning it still substantiates that a motor can be modified to perform at different levels with different add-ons and modified parts. What else would you call the same motor that performs at different levels of power output.
    Buick also built their Skylarks to different performance levels in the GS platform labeling them in stages. I like the terminology and in the Vic 106 world I think my description of the different stages and your description of stage 3 is well labeled. Now @PJRo ’s stage of performance ???? Is there a level 5?
    Speaking of …… Where is our old friend with his 200 plus hp Hammer ?
     
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    I believe it made 250 plus @slickvic
     
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