My bike needs a new battery. I thought I’d be all cool and get a higher capacity one that was recommended by some forums: the Odyssey PC-535.
$5.00 of materials.
I needed to re-route cables. I fucked up my Leatherman in the process.
$110.00 to replace.
Then when it came to hooking it up the screws on the terminals were a bit short.
I wound up stripping the threads. $150 battery is toast. There’s not enough thread to even get the bike’s main lead connected up.
At this point I still don’t have a working battery. I started the bike once.
At least I didn’t bugger up the original strap.
I’m almost $300 in on this experiment. What a failure.
I broke some CDs I had lying around to vent my frustration.
Tomorrow, I’ll buy the specified battery and call it a day.
Lesson to be learned: Don’t force things. I knew that already, but I guess the universe wanted me to really learn.
Total for new battery once I get it in: $400. :-(