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    Default Emergency battery

    I'm in a fight with a chicken shit ebay seller who shipped me a completely dead Ballistic battery then refused to warranty it because my 40 Indian isn't listed in the advertising, anyway right now I got no battery and needed to ride yesterday. So I ran to town and picked up 4 of the 123 batteries would have bought 8 but they were really high at wally world. any way I soldered them together in series to get 12V. Fired right up and went riding. Two sets of series wired tied together parell would be much better but I thought that driving the 100 miles round trip to a bigger town was time I could be riding.
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    Is this an April Fools gag? Assuming those are "D" cells, those batteries are 1.5V, so wiring 4 of them in series is gonna give you 6V, and maybe 1A of current capacity. It ain't gonna start a motorcycle.

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    They aren't "D" cells they are 123 as he stated which are 3v although I have no idea how many actual amps you can draw on those.
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    And unless I'm misstaken, Doesnt he ride an old Indian kick start chopper?

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    Damn dude I wish I would have known. I have shit TONS of those things.

    Google Surefire Batteries. I have a case of those, its like 30 bucks for a pack. I think 12??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ato View Post
    They aren't "D" cells they are 123 as he stated which are 3v although I have no idea how many actual amps you can draw on those.
    OK, I stand corrected on that, I've never heard of 123 batteries. I looked into it, though, and they are rated at 1400 mAH. That would be 5.6 amps at the absolute most for 4 in series. That still wouldn't turn over a motorcycle engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewindersigns View Post
    OK, I stand corrected on that, I've never heard of 123 batteries. I looked into it, though, and they are rated at 1400 mAH. That would be 5.6 amps at the absolute most for 4 in series. That still wouldn't turn over a motorcycle engine.
    I'm not the smartest guy here by any stretch of the imagination but I'm pretty sure that there's no electric start on DustyDave's '40 Indian. If the man says his bike will run with it, then his bike will run with it. Why does this seem so difficult for you to wrap your head around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewindersigns View Post
    OK, I stand corrected on that, I've never heard of 123 batteries. I looked into it, though, and they are rated at 1400 mAH. That would be 5.6 amps at the absolute most for 4 in series. That still wouldn't turn over a motorcycle engine.
    3.8 amps make plenty of spark to start the 40 Scout that's all I'm getting out of these Walyworld cheapies. For a electric starter you would need a few more do the math. I didn't say it was a permanent fix just it let me go for a ride!
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    Lol. No offense, man. I don't know anything about starting a '40 Indian. I read that as you saying you hooked that up and your bike fired right up and I figured you were messing with our heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewindersigns View Post
    Lol. No offense, man. I don't know anything about starting a '40 Indian. I read that as you saying you hooked that up and your bike fired right up and I figured you were messing with our heads.
    failed 3/3 times on this thread, great contribution bud.


    anyway, I might make one of these, thanks for the tip

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    So... could we get some photos of the bike? Or a link? I want to see it.

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    dave, yeah can we get a pic of your scout. your gonna confuse more people with the 12v . you converted it at some point i take it.

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    The alternator is from a Toyota forklift the solid state ignition from IPE and I normally run a 4 cell Ballistic Battery in the small red box under the oil tank.
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    You can find the build thread here.
    http://www.thechopperunderground.com...howtopic=51757
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    Well I finally got a refund from Fleebay and ordered a Ballistic battery from another vendor last week. It got here today so I went out to install it and just for shits and grins I tried to start it and it fired right up so I went for a ride instead. Maybe install it tomorrow or maybe see how long something this dodgy lasts.
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    i ordered a ballistic battery off ebay, and it showed up dead as well, so i just emailed ballistics directly and worked out the return though them. quick and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBK View Post
    i ordered a ballistic battery off ebay, and it showed up dead as well, so i just emailed ballistics directly and worked out the return though them. quick and easy.
    That would have been great but the one I received was marked discontinued no warranty by Ballistic. It was advertised as new in box. It was quite a fight but it's over now!
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    are you still running gs850 pistons dusty?

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    The GS850 pistons are in the 50 model which has 741 cylinders and they are doing fine. This one has Honda XL 250 pistons which seem to be better than the Cushman pistons it had before.
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    Still running the home made battery but gotta take it out next week to go to Bonneville.

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    Holy shit, I like your style Dusty. Building your own batteries to ride your '40 Indian that's running dirtbike pistons (which are better than the tractor pistons it had before). You're one resourceful dude.

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