Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Yes, it's normal for the starter motor to draw a large current. It's less than 20 amps, but nothing draws more. When you add the headlight to the starter, that's the most the battery will ever see, short of a dead short (pun intended). That's why I recommend that you disconnect the light while you sort out the electrical problems.
Off the top of my head I don't know what the starter draws, but the low beam on a Gen1 will draw 5 amps. That's 5 amps of draw you don't need right now.
The batteries that AutoZone sells are decent budget-type replacements.
Tom [email protected]
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-01-2013 at 02:10 PM.