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Old November 8th, 2018, 07:42 PM   #11
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Zibbit, I have a HS 2014 and the same problem with starting, even though I live in a tropical climate (Thailand). I'd be really grateful for any info you can share on the installation process. Perhaps the installation instructions from the manufacturer if you have, or otherwise any tips you can pass on. I'm thinking either the HCAP kit, or better (cheaper!), the home made version recommended by monocog.
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Old November 9th, 2018, 12:46 AM   #12
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mattbkk, 1st step with starting trouble is replacing the junk stock starter with a Denso unit. I'd also check the starter lead. Mine was pretty corroded because it sits forward and low under front cylinder.
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Old November 9th, 2018, 12:07 PM   #13
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DIY-ing it is fairly easy though, and will save you a lot of money. I made my own 4 gauge cables for my hyper, using https://www.genuinedealz.com/ . They sell marine grade wiring.

Here's everything I needed to make mine as well as price.
I 2nd this. Grab some higher quality 8 or 4aug pure copper high strand(alot of tiny 99% pure copper wire easily found at any car stereo shop) along with some decent ends. Then cut n crimp the wires and ends. As an added bit you can use heat shrink at the connector to make it look clean and keep crap out. If you dont have a fancy crimper the stereo shop will usually do it for you if you ask OR stop by harbor freight and use one of theirs while shopping. The mentality in the 12v car audio world is that the more strands within the same size guage will transfer more energy easier. Back in the day (late 90s) I was pretty heavy into car audio and we all sought out the high strand count pure copper wires to run multiple alternators and batteries. I did the ground this way on my hyper. I havnt gotten around to the posative yet but I intend on doing so.
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Old November 9th, 2018, 12:21 PM   #14
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I soldered all the original starter cable connections, cleaned and reconnected, no problem starting with original battery and starter. 13 plate and 24k miles
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Old November 9th, 2018, 01:51 PM   #15
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I soldered all the original starter cable connections, cleaned and reconnected, no problem starting with original battery and starter. 13 plate and 24k miles
Are you using a torch, high heat heat gun or a soldering iron? Every time I tried a torch on the high strand wires I tend to melt the strands. I have a few irons but my largest isnt big enough to heat 4aug to flow solder.
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Old November 12th, 2018, 09:19 PM   #17
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Thanks to all for the guidance, especially Gatdammit. Just to update: I removed the cable to the starter motor and went over both the starter motor connection and the end of the cable with baking soda/water paste, using a toothbrush. Rinsed, dried, reassembled and wow, what an improvement. Still not perfect but much better and didn't cost anything at all .
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