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Old 04-27-2013, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Sometimes you can "shock" individual cells and bring them back around. If not, maybe you can find batteries at Batteryspace. I like them, because they sell stuff for hobbies and DIY bike lighting.

Originally Posted by bigbutterbean View Post
Found out my battery that powers my brake light has a short or something in it. Its gone dead twice in the past week. I put it on the quick charger and it overheated, I let it cool down and strapped it back to my luggage rack, brake light didnt come on. Thought I toasted it, but decided to try it on the slow charger anyway. The light on the slow charger came on, so I left it on for about 3 hours and tested it again, it works now but I suspect it may have a bad cell (6 cell nicad, 7.2v originally an r/c car battery). Luckily my buddy that gave it to me has a spare, so I'll be replacing it soon. In the meantime, I'll be checking it every day and charging it more carefully. I just hope it survives until then.
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