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Old 01-13-09, 12:57 PM   #1
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US Pro-Drive (Currie)? Battery replacement/Tempest batteries

I got a currie/US Pro-Drive (I'm not really sure what to call it) from craigslist, and the batteries are on their way out. I know it's a somewhat older model, with the batteries mounted in the middle of the bike in a case attached to the frame. I went to a local electric bike shop, and he said new batteries were something like $97. Not the end of the world, but I found these tempest brand batteries for about half the price. http://www.tempestbatteries.com/html/tr12-12.html Has anybody used these, or know if they're decent quality? I imagine they can't be as good, but as long as the other ones aren't going to last twice as long, it seems worth it to me.
Also, the bike has two 12V 12aH batteries in it now, if I can find ones that fit, can I get for example two 12V 15aH batteries and increase my range without having to change anything else?
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Old 01-13-09, 01:58 PM   #2
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I got a currie/US Pro-Drive (I'm not really sure what to call it) from craigslist. I went to a local electric bike shop, and he said new batteries were something like $97. Not the end of the world,
Also, the bike has two 12V 12aH batteries in it now, if I can find ones that fit, can I get for example two 12V 15aH batteries and increase my range without having to change anything else?
Thanks!
I don't know about modifying it, but mine is a 2001. Still runs great, but I thought I had upgraded to a 36V hub motor. Bad mistake- dead in one year. Back to the old one! That old Currie 24V went through batteries too; but not like my so-called 36V upgrade!

Hope yours is as faithful as mine has been!
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Old 01-13-09, 02:33 PM   #3
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Yeah, they're not terribly expensive, and I figure still cheaper than gas, the bike was essentially $200, I traded a broken 2-stroke minibike for it.
What I'm most curious about is if I'd mess things up by getting a battery with more Ah...?
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