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Melted post on a Yuasa. Is there any old school DIY way to replace it or am I just boned? Thanks.

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Melted post on a Yuasa. Is there any old school DIY way to replace it or am I just boned? Thanks.
There was a recall on some when they caught FIRE and melted the posts

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I think you need to find out why it melted. Sounds like a major short somewhere.

Then get a new battery.

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I see mention of several recalls, but nothing that would apply to me. I'm wondering if there's enough metal internally to drill/tap something but it doesn't look like it..

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Dumbass kid who sold me the bike had a loose terminal, among other things he lied about. I just hate to toss a battery that's good aside from a little piece of lead.

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I just hate to toss a battery that's good aside from a little piece of lead.
Little piece of SHRAPNEL!

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If you were stuck in bumfook Pennsyltucky, Id tell ya a way to temp rig it....but since you aint, Im not gonna....it involves spruce gum, btw and a lead fishing sinker ( now THAT is old school)....but DONT do it dude, else you WILL get stuck somewhere or worse....



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Replace the battery, It's not worth the risk that you could now have an internal short in the battery causing it to all burn up later in your garage.

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Figger I'd just hit it with a mig welder, melt some new lead onto it. Just kidding, I'm not that dumb. I'll replace it eventually, but for the meantime I'm too stubborn to throw it away just yet. 2 sides of the "box" are still there so I might fit a lead block between them and bolt through that. Should be just as sturdy as the original, if not more so.

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I've got a manual somewhere that outlines how to cast a new post, but it's for top post car batteries. It may be a lot harder to do on a smaller post. It involves molten lead and making a mold. If you could cast a cube, then tap it. ...

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