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    What to do with my old trail rats...

    I have two niterider trail rats... great lights, and I have had my local "Batteries Plus" make new led acid batteries for them about two years ago... of course last winter they started not holding a charge so well..... question is, is there anything I can do to make this light brighter or better, or should I just start from scratch... I am new to the DYI light forum and have never made my own light, but I am ready to jump in and do it if it makes sense... I am thinking I should just ditch them and start over at this point, they are at least 7 years old.. New technology rocks in comparison.. I hope to be able to join my friends for some endurance races with what ever I do next....

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    Start over and say goodbye to the old days.

    You'll find good DIY advice to get you started here: http://bikeled.org/

    And good luck.

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    thanks, thats pretty much what I was thinking...

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    Yeap, go DIY and some hi-po LED, and you'll never look back. I went from two 12 watt halogens, and now am squinting and feel blind with anything less than 1500 lumens!! Funny how that works

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    Deja Vue

    Quote Originally Posted by Repack
    thanks, thats pretty much what I was thinking...
    Either try to sell them or take them apart and re-use the connectors/wiring. That's what I ended up doing with my Niterider headtrip.
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