Posting to the 40 Amp thread
Just stumbled across this thread. Since I on my second Victory, my first being a 2003 V92 Classic, my current one is a 2012 HighBall, I'm all about preventative maintenance.
So my question to the group is since I have a 106 and it's currently right at 30000 miles.
I have ridden in the rain, and believe me it's been quite hot here in Houston, TX on the Gulf coast this summer, AND I do wash my bike and sometimes lightly spray it off with a garden hose before hand drying, all of the parameters for this 40 A failure as mentioned up above.
For the past four years, I've carried a clutch cable up to the Hill Country to the Twisted Sisters, just in case the cable were to snap. I've only had one snap down on the bead at the clutch on the 2003 V92, and once on the bead the clutch lever on the HighBall. I think what's made this last cable last longer, is making sure there some lithium grease now added on both ends every time I do my oil change every 3K miles. This has probably reduced that chance of water collecting near the beaded endpoints and affecting those strands where the bead is pressed on to them. Before the Hill Country trip this year I purchased A Magnum Black Pearl clutch cable from WitchDoctors. Have installed it yet because the other one shows no sign of wear and tear. Just this past month I replaced my battery on the HighBall since it sounded like I wasn't getting the cranking power out of the battery. I checked with a local franchise company/online here in Texas called Battery Plus+. The battery that I had replaced the factory battery was a Duralast I think I had purchased from AutoZone or OReilly. I figured well, it's been two years most likely time to change the battery. This Duracell I picked up Duracell Ultra 20HL-BS AGM Black Case, boasted 310 cold cranking amps. Most of the batteries I had seen at OReilly and AutoZone were around 120-150 CCA. I tell ya, I put that battery in and turned the bike over and wow amazing starting power. Oh, and BTW, that old Durlast I pulled out that I thought was somewhere around 2 years old was in fact put in back in Oct 2014, so I def got my money's worth outta that bad boy!
That all being said, sounds like this part should be something well worth carrying in my toolkit as well, just in case.