Remember when I melted the post on one of my Electric Motorcycle's batteries?
I am good at destroying electric motorcycles!
Then I tried fixing it myself?
How to Repair an Optima Yellow Top
A couple weeks ago, the cycle suddenly quit working. I narrowed the problem down to that battery post having gone bad again.
A couple guys mentioned to me about taking it to a battery place that could recast the post.
I finally got a referral to a place called Challenger Battery in Waukesha, WI. I called, and then stopped over there.
The guy there chopped off, and then re-cast the battery post while I chit-chatted with him about my electric vehicle projects. When I asked how much I owed him, he said "No charge, just come back here next time you want to buy a battery."
They were super-nice there. Hard to beat a donation of labor over buying a new $170 battery!!!
I said it looked as good as new. The guy corrected me, saying that it's actually better than new, because it's now a single, solid cast, whereas the original manufactured post is cast in two parts, which you can see in the photos of when I cut the post to do my repair
If anyone is looking to buy a battery, or repair a forklift battery, or starter motor, please patronize Challenger Battery!
Here's the new battery post!
PS: The new post is the shiny one! (negative post)