From:Dave Hennessey e-mail:dave-A-toyhouse.org
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Batteries Date:Sun Aug 19 10:29:09 2012
Response to:17713
Harry,

I never thought of shopping for motorcycle parts at the toy store - but I guess motorcycles are just big boys' toys!

While the best option is the fake battery box with one or two of the Power-Sonic PS-640F1 batteries, it looks like the Power Wheels will physically fit in the 125/165 frame and would provide a cheaper alternative for those who are not too concerned about authenticity.

Have you (or anyone else) actually tried the Power Wheels battery in a Model 125/165 frame?

I'm going to update the How-To-Restore battery page, and I'd like to include the Power Wheels battery as an option if it will work well.

Dave

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P.S. Currently the Power-Sonic PS-640F1 4.5AH battery is available from Amazon.com for a whopping $10.75 with free shipping.

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P.P.S. I just looked at the battery in my Henderson, and I have a Power-Sonic PSH-655F1-FR battery - same physical size as the PS-640F1 according to the Power-Sonic website, but 5.5 AH instead of 4.5. Unfortunately, these are not as readily available. The best deal I found on the Internet was $8 plus $9 shipping at Portable Power Systems. I bought mine several years ago at a local "battery warehouse". I don't do much night driving, so it has served me well.

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P.P.P.S. - Battery Chargers

As Backyard Bob said, it's hard to find battery chargers these days that do 6 volts - especially ones that will do 1 amp slow-charge for these small batteries.

Power-Sonic also makes battery chargers. They sure don't look like the good old Schumacher black boxes, but they might be worth checking out. Like the Powersonic PSC-6300A available from www.portablepower.com or perhaps a local "battery warehouse".