cateye repair

up shits creek /

I'm looking into suggestions on repairing the internals of the cateye blinker system on my 1977 puch newport. Everything inside is toast. batteries appear to be leaky, and the board is fried - (noticeable scorch marks )

What are my options?

1)look in B/S for new stock internals

2)swap with something off the shelf at a auto parts?

3) throw them away they are garbage

4) yo sell me them cateyes!!!

5) did you even search the forum????

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Don't blue-ball us, where are the pics of the scorched inside?

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up shits creek /

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> Don't blue-ball us, where are the pics of the scorched inside?

NSFW

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6) spit on it

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Overpriced Parts /

I’m working on one right now pictures are going to come probably within the next day or so

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up shits creek /

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> I’m working on one right now pictures are going to come probably within

> the next day or so

Are you rebuilding the internals?

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Overpriced Parts /

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> Are you rebuilding the internals?

Yes well actually I’m just robbing Peter to pay Paul!

I may have a Circuit board for you In a week or so

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Trevor Fladwood /

I might have one, Nate. Let me check the condition tomorrow..

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up shits creek /

Carnage

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> Carnage

That should clean easy enough . ;)

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> That should clean easy enough . ;)

Agreed, that doesn't look bad at all. New batteries and these probably work great.

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Yeah that's totally usable and fine

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up shits creek /

where does one get these batteries??

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That's 100% fine and dandy! Just oxidization. Toothbrush and some alcohol will clean that off but oxidization on a trace won't stop it working at all.

First determine the kind of battery, should say on the cell. Probably nihm or nicd. Determine voltage(I'm sure there's a thread here if it's not printed on the battery).. Then measure the width of the battery then the length in mm.

For example an 18mm x 650mm battery will be sold as an 18650 cell. Then just search the googler...

It'll help to find them with solder tabs already installed but it's not strictly needed.

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up shits creek /

> Aaron Blair Wrote:

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> That's 100% fine and dandy! Just oxidization. Toothbrush and some

> alcohol will clean that off but oxidization on a trace won't stop it

> working at all.

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> First determine the kind of battery, should say on the cell. Probably

> nihm or nicd. Determine voltage(I'm sure there's a thread here if it's

> not printed on the battery).. Then measure the width of the battery then

> the length in mm.

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> For example an 18mm x 650mm battery will be sold as an 18650 cell. Then

> just search the googler...

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> It'll help to find them with solder tabs already installed but it's not

> strictly needed.

Sweet thanks for this info. I'll get on this tonight and report back. It says 6v stamped on the battery pack.

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I think they are called sub-c cells, a hobby store or batteries plus can make you one.

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Overpriced Parts /

Those prices are high ^ Plus the compartment is a tight fit, You’d have to cut those open and re-wire, you need to have one lead (-) on the right top and one lead at the bottom left (+), that’s the way it’s designed. If you have both wires on the top you’ll have a hard time getting it to shut,

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Probably be better to find out what it actually needs first. If it's designed to charge nicad then get nicad. If it's nihm get nihm. Those packs are way too expensive as your just gonna have to cut them up...should be able to get the cells for like $2-3 apeice.

How many cells are in the stock pack? 4 or 6?

You can test the thing with an old 6v lantern battery.

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Just wire it into the tail light coil and have sweet working blinkers no batteries

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If you compare the ones above to Sunday morning motors they’re cheaper and the same number of cells (5) no need to cut open. And the leads do fit in the case. Just saying.

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Well shit kenny, My bad I just thought you were posting a random pack with the correct voltage..sowwy

At least we know they are nicad now.lol

That still seems very expensive to me, but hell. If it's plug and play great. Well, solder and play but still

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