From:Gene e-mail:gmdrafter-A-gmail.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: battery Date:Wed Aug 15 10:47:37 2012
Response to:17686
Question how many ah 's do I need ?
some of the gel cells are only 2 ah, I thought I needed 12.
thanks for all the help.

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Check your light bulb! Hook the bulb directly to the
battery charger - does the light bulb light?

The only source for H-3 batteries for the past dozen years
or more is V-Twin, and every report I've heard was these
batteries would not even last a whole year.

Castlelandparts.com seems to be just an eBay store reselling
other people's parts. The picture of the battery on their
eBay store looks amazingly like the one in the V-Twin
catalog.

When this battery dies, get yourself one of the fake battery
boxes, and a 6v gel cell to go inside. The fake boxes look
pretty good, and the gel cells are available from a local
"battery warehouse" type of place for $20.

You should look in the Parts section of this website to see
if someone there sells what you're looking for before you go
shopping on eBay. Try Duane Taylor.





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NO change on the meter, in either case.
I contacted the seller - they said trickle charge 24 hours
so i will see what happens. thanks

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Does your charger have a meter to show the amount of charge
rate? What is the battery voltage reading with the lamp
connected?

Harry


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I purchased a 6 volt reproduction battery from
castlelnadparts.com.
It sat dry for several months, then I recently put in the
electrolyte, put it on a six vole charger overnight.

It registers 6 volts on my multimeter, but it will not light
up a 6 volt bulb.

Question should I junk it and go the other route where a
more modern battery fits in the repro box ?

How can I tell if it is 12 amps? that is what I need isnt
it?

1954 ST 165