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    New question here. Batteries Sat for almost 2 Years

    Long story short, I sold all my bikes and got out of riding for a bit. Just built up a new ride and want to start night riding again. Have 2 MagicShine batteries and another I bought from Hunk Lee. They still power my lights but I'm not sure how long their charge will last. Don't want to head out for a ride and 20 minutes later they are dead. Any advice? Do I need to charge cycle them a few times?

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    17 mile bike ride tonight and both lights worked like a charm!

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    No need to cycle them or anything else. Charge them and run them. They WILL NOT be as good as they were new, but depending on hwo they were stored they should work fine for a while yet.

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    You can always do a run time test. Set the light up with a fan blowing on it and turn it on and see how long it runs. Some folks do that using a video cam to see when it drops out so they don't have to be watching it the entire time.
    GoPro adapters for bike lights http://www.pacifier.com/~kevinb/index.html

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