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Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Tutorial: Changing a car battery
Tutorial: Changing a car battery

Up on Limestone Mountain outside of Lander, WY, helping retune an antenna rig.  Try to start Truckzilla to listen to the football game … click click click.  Dead battery.  Fortunately, another one of the guys on the crew that day was able to jump start us.  No problems for a month, until we were pointing a satellite dish on a hill partway between Laramie and Cheyenne.  Dish pointed, went to start up Truckzilla to go home, and you guessed it – click, click, click.  Dead battery.  We tried a few different unorthodox “don’t try this at home, kids” ways to trickle charge, the battery, but in the end, a nice man in a tow truck used the Square card reader on his iPhone to relieve us of $85 in exchange for jumping the truck.  We stopped at Walmart on the way home to get a new battery, and The Hubs left me in charge of changing batteries.  Trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think to change the battery in your car, truck, SUV, what have you.  Been there, done that on my scooter! Read the rest of this entry

Tutorial: Changing the battery on a scooter

Tutorial: Changing the battery on a scooter
Tutorial: Changing the battery on a scooter

When it’s not snowing and when I don’t have to haul any cargo, you’ll find me buzzing around town on my 2005 Yamaha Zuma scooter, Scootypuff Junior.  I got it new in September 2005 and have put almost 4000 miles on it – not something you always see on a scooter!  I’ve never had any problems with it, other than changing the battery and putting on new brake pads.  The great thing about many scooter designs is the ease of maintenance.  While doing a brake job on my Zuma is a two person job, changing the battery is easily a solo job.   Read the rest of this entry