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bennelson 10-16-2008 07:58 PM

Battery Post Repair
Remember when I melted the post on one of my Electric Motorcycle's batteries?

Then I tried fixing it myself?

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)


Daox 10-16-2008 08:19 PM

Wow, that is nice!

Frank Lee 10-16-2008 10:48 PM

:eek: Actual customer service?!? :eek:

order99 10-17-2008 01:39 AM

Absolutely unheard of!

Wish this guy was in NC, i'd drum up as much business for him as I could...

Red 10-17-2008 03:35 AM


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