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Offline LouSpag

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Re: pending battery death????????????????
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2015, 09:56:55 pm »
I have read several posts on different boards where these new batteries melt themselves down. I'm not sure which ones but one of those batteries had a user comment that it did just that in his lawn mower. I read one on a zx board where it melted right in the bike. There was one brand which was not as light but has not yet melted. That's the one that will be going in my zx next year.
Be careful which brand you buy.
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Re: pending battery death????????????????
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2015, 06:57:57 pm »
I have read several posts on different boards where these new batteries melt themselves down. I'm not sure which ones but one of those batteries had a user comment that it did just that in his lawn mower. I read one on a zx board where it melted right in the bike. There was one brand which was not as light but has not yet melted. That's the one that will be going in my zx next year.
Be careful which brand you buy.
LouSpag

I've heard the self-immolating is caused primarily by older bikes with poor voltage regulation/rectifiers. I'm not overly worried, but my bike has been down since July, so maybe if it caught fire it wouldn't be such a bad thing... :(
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Re: pending battery death????????????????
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2015, 09:17:15 pm »
Have you mentioned that to the shop owner?  ::)