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I just installed this set on my 1996 CR and have to wonder why I waited 20 years!!
Ducati starter upgrade - starting upgrade for Ducati motorcycles
I got the MotoLectric set, but there are others out there as well.
Needed a new battery and was tired of the moaning crankover from the anemic wiring.

Michael Heth was a big help with a few questions I had during the install.

Unbelievable difference in starting time and strength, highly recommend.
 

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Absolutely. The stock wiring on these bikes is ridiculously undersized, they must have had skinnier electrons back in the '90s..

Only downside is that it sounds like you have no compression when you start now.

Use the extra positive wire that comes off the hicap harness to re-wire your headlights. 10AWG with a separate fuse direct to the light, with 2 automotive relays for high/low beam. Suddenly those lights are white instead of yellow!
 

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I made a ground loop by grounding the battery to the engine as well as the frame and running a wire from the frame/battery ground to that engine ground. Single point grounding. Also, clean all ground points to bare metal, some are painted at the factory.
 
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