Well I finally got it back on the road.
After it just about broke my ankle and then my SLA's
died in storage, and life has a habit of taking
a lot of your time....
I put 20 Elite brand 4aH Mimh batteries in it this time.
After I looked at the discharge curves of my old 7aH SLA's
I found I was only getting 4 aH's out of them at anything over
8 amps anyways! I saved about 10 pounds too!
So I get back on the old Rietti and WHOA! These batteries
have a lot more "punch" , they can really deliver the amps!
NICE! So I cruise around really easy just getting back into
the grove of this thing. Alright, I hit the throttle and.....
Snap! Zin-nng goes the motor......
( visualize a broken belt in the street )
Rats! So now I have a belt on special order
( I had no idea how many belt tooth profiles ther are !! )
So I have a little time and I though maybe someone might
like to see some pictures.