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SMJoe
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Battery Question
      #676367 - 11/12/18 06:08 PM

The cranking amps of the battery in the 2015 I bought recently could not turn over the engine at 0 degrees so I assume it is the original as it only had 1532 km on the bike when I bought it. I jumped it with a car battery to get it going to thin out the oil for draining then took the battery out and put it on a charger, it immediately indicated fully charged. There was a thread a while back about batteries of some special type that work better and last longer I think Keith was speaking about it. Anyone remember the type he was speaking about, it will be new battery time next spring?

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Re: Battery Question [Re: SMJoe]
      #676368 - 11/12/18 07:51 PM

lithium ion batteries? they hold a charge for a long time, but they are expensive

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Re: Battery Question [Re: roadworthy]
      #676369 - 11/12/18 09:31 PM

Be aware that Lithium Ion batteries wont receive a full initial charge from a typical battery charger. They need a 13.9-14 volt output to bring them up to their initial charge. I recently bought a Shorai and had to buy a Shorai Charger/Maintainer with it's propitiatory attachment plug to fit the darned battery. Somehow I missed that part of the required expenditure in the fine print, back when I first bought the battery. Do they work? Yes, and very well, if your charging system is up to snuff, if not, you need to occasionally top off the available charge with the charger, as indicated, by checking with your multi meter. YMMV

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Re: Battery Question [Re: SMJoe]
      #676370 - 11/13/18 01:48 AM

Check any and all connections while your at it. Use "No-Ox" on them if you haven't done so already.


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SMJoe
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Re: Battery Question [Re: roadworthy]
      #676380 - 11/14/18 03:25 PM

Quote:

lithium ion batteries? they hold a charge for a long time, but they are expensive


I dont think they were lithium ion but I can't seem to find the thread about it and why Keith thought they were so much better.

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Re: Battery Question [Re: SMJoe]
      #676382 - 11/14/18 06:41 PM

One plus is that the available voltage and cold cranking amps will degrade very slowly even if the bike just sits idle in storage. Also, they can be mounted over, under, sideways or down in a custom bracket. Which was handy in one instance for me as I went with DNA Pod Filters and had to get creative with the battery and bracket placement to get it all to fit aesthetically. Also, the batteries are very light in weight compared to the other types we use, if that matters to you.

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Re: Battery Question [Re: SMJoe]
      #677424 - 04/10/19 05:04 PM

With a lithium ion phosphate battery in cold weather you have to turn the key on and leave it on for like five minutes counterintuitive I know but thatís the only way to crank a bike with one of those batteries on a cold morning. Prudence has had one for a couple years now never had a problem except itís a scary feeling when youíre trying to start it on a cold morning!

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