Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
You are correct. The wiring to the accessory sockets is WAY too small, and the connector itself is rated for much lower amperage than starting the bike takes. If I remember correctly, the accessory plugs are rated for 10-15 amps max, starting likely draws somewhere between 30-50 amps, depending on temps, etc. I never measured starting current though, just guessing.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.