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  1. risky

    risky Megelli King Premium Member Contributing Member

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    think you might be on the spring ride.good therapy.
     
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    I ain't done **** in days! I took the bike to brunch Monday, and left the key on when I got home!

    Nuked a goddamn lithium battery, now the damn thing won't take a charge! Ain't ridden all week! Gotta buy a battery tomorrow!

    Ain't gonna get to ride this weekend while i wait on parts neither!

    Sucks. :(
     
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    risky Megelli King Premium Member Contributing Member

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    don,t you need a special charger? and do not feel bad- i forgot to turn the cbx fuel tap off and left on side stand. tank ran into engine and even flooded out fuel filter. new oil change and filter. trouble was i had given it a change recently with full synthetic racing oil at cost of 100 bucks. bggr.
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    IMG_0688.JPG IMG_0689.JPG IMG_0690.JPG I'm now a card carrying member of the fzr club
     
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    Yep, I have a lithium charger. I just got past then minimum voltage per cell. It's donezo.

    And ouuuuch, I've done one of those oil changes before. I run Motul v300 in the Ducati, I've had to dump the liquid gold before. :(
     
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    bmw r65 front forks rebuilt. no where near as soft as they were, should handle better.
     
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    Find someone with a decent hobby grade r/c lipo charger, give it 5 mins in nimh mode at .5 amps and it'll recover above the minimum voltage (if you don't leave it for a week before recovering it).

    Then charge as per normal.

    (I worked for a company in Hong Kong developing l.i.f.e & lithium polymer batteries for a few years)


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    Each fork had 150ml's in it instead of 245ml's, the oil was pretty dark and had a lot of bit's in it.
    When i pulled the fork leg's out the tripple's i found 3 bit's of coke can shim's in each lower tripple?
    Not sure why they were there though, the fork's tightened up nice when it went back together.
     
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    Me too , I was doing some on an fz6n , guess what seals were the wrong size :headbang:

    Waiting for replacements
     
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    I have one of those chargers for my RC cars. Pretty damned nice selectable charger. I'll give it a shot tonight! This happened Monday but it's basically been on a standard lithium charger since then.
     
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    If the battery is toast anyway, why not try connecting with jumper leads to a running car? You'll only need a few seconds, just to lift the voltage. If doesn't work, what have you lost? But just in case the battery blows up or catches fire, do it away from the house and flammable item, and make a blast shield (a couple of bricks, toolbox, place it in the gutter of the road, something like that) and connect to the car last.
     
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    Just keep the amperage low - you want to trickle it back to life slowly.

    Nimh or nicad mode at 1/2 an amp should do it


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    Mainly that my HOA would be upset if I blew anything up and I don't know how bad a lithium fire could get...
    Cool! Will do.
     
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    Lithium battery fires are VERY bad!

    Do not jump start anything with a lithium battery off an unregulated (Current limited) power source!
     
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    Yeah I've seen RC packs explode. Don't wanna see my bike do the same!
     
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    Wish me luck guys

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    Well that's not scary at all!

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    IMG_7143.JPG Ok so apparently, I can't edit and condense these into one. Damn. So yeah. Today I blistered myself with molten plastic, almost set a battery on fire, built a crankcase breather system and yelled at the Ducati.

    Turns out its lithium batt was flat too. Unlike the Kawi battery, its Antigravity recovered. Threw it in the ZXR. Since I had the tank off I modded the spare airbox to get a filter inline again. Since I did that, I had to create a crankcase ventilation system.

    Yes, very much treating symptoms, not the disease... but i also went thru the carbs again and paid attention to the airways- nada there. This will have to do for now...

    Molten plastic does a number on a cutoff wheel, and sure flings itself everywhere. Ouuuch.
     
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