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    exposed wires battery pack

    I'm sure there's an easy way to fix this. Plenty of juice in the batteries. I just don't want to see the lead detach while bombing down Drugs. (Yes, we have a local trail called Drugs, and it's really fun!)

    You can see where I tried to use silicone cement and tape with little luck. Really needs something more rigid.

    Alternatively, can I get another case for the batteries?

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    The only thing that comes to my mind is epoxy putty. You might try something like this: http://www.amazon.com/J-B-Weld-8237-...N%3DB003S2E4UE

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    I would think simply stuffing the wire back in an good glue would take care of it. Looks like it just got yanked a bit too hard and pulled the wire out.

    JBweld is a viable fix depending on if it can bond well to the plastic case. Which is hit and miss. Usually cleaning and roughing things up first is a good idea.

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    Hey, Jim from Action LED Lights can make this repair for you and even upgrade you to the new and improved Fuel Gauge. Drop him a line and he'll let you know how much it will cost.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hey, Jim from Action LED Lights can make this repair for you and even upgrade you to the new and improved Fuel Gauge. Drop him a line and he'll let you know how much it will cost.

    Cheers

    Bruce and Vag
    Good idea. I'll drop him a line. If it's too much I may try the JB Weld idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmoreKen View Post
    ......I may try the JB Weld idea.
    I'd advise going with the Shoe Goo like Scar recommended. It is super tough but will stay fairly flexible.
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    How did you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lighty View Post
    How did you do it?
    Not sure. Happened over several rides I'm guessing. In the winter I'm riding with lights 2X per week. Rooty, rocky terrain, and I either mount the battery on my top tube or stem. Possible it was on top tube and slid back a bit and the wire got pulled. Some of the other guys have similar things come up from time to time.


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    get a tube of LEXEL

    LEXEL

    this goop works far better than Silicone , can be applied on wet surfaces,
    is super sticky and tacky, it does take a long time to fully cure (1 day mostly 2 weeks fully) but it also remains somewhat tacky, and will not pull off, pull apart, come undone, like silicone did in your example. lexel can handle the flex of that attachment area

    lexel can be applied and immediately made wet or used in rain it won't matter


    I used Lexel on rubber grommets running wires in and out of automobile
    firewalls and body grommets, stuff is way way better than anything before it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    I'd advise going with the Shoe Goo like Scar recommended. It is super tough but will stay fairly flexible.
    Same here. I've used that stuff for other things and it would be perfect for this too.

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    Shoe goo for the win! At least it looks like it will hold well. Thanks for the suggestion!


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