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Old 01-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bat mod best $1.25 I ever spent

Just wanted to say thanks I just finished the v1 battery mod and it made a HUGE difference, especially living in the Canadian prairies in the winter. For those in warmer locals the Canadian prairies get a tad cool in the winter. Tomorrow morning is forecast for -33c (-27f) without windchill for my trip to work

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how the battery mod works, but damn, you need to get yourself some heated seats too!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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more details would be good, but I assume you are discussing the high idle mod?

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I think he used 3/8 bolts and nuts to fasten the battery cables to the battery for a stronger more solid connection. I did the same and have excellent connection to the batteries now.
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Oops forgot the link Bat cables bit me

A couple of 3/8 bolts and some washers. She spins faster than ever and the initial alt. charge is above 14 volts now.

If you live in Canada and haven't done this
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If you still have that rubber/plastic cover over the metal part of the connector, you may want to cut and peel it also.

After peeling it, clean it with a wire brush.

Now, you will never have problem unless the batteries went out.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you still have that rubber/plastic cover over the metal part of the connector, you may want to cut and peel it also.

After peeling it, clean it with a wire brush.

Now, you will never have problem unless the batteries went out.
I used a dremel cut off wheel and cut the rubber in a few places and then peeled it off. Very easy.
I cleaned off the connections as described however I don't have any conductive grease so I plan to take it apart and smear the inside conections with grease then coat the outside in dielectric, so its not quite done yet I will get grease this week

On a good note, for the first time ever, my battery charger fully charged both batteries.
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Gee, I just went with top post batteries to get rid of that problem. Stripped too many threads on side mount to ever want one again
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"..3) Remove silly excess rubber hoods over cable ends"

Car quest sells the inserts to fill the other side of the conector, If you don't want to cut if off.
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Why is this delivering more juice than just the lead terminals?
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