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Old 11-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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Default What battery?

Looks like my original Yuasa has given up the ghost.
What does everyone recommend ?
Bike has an alarm fitted, and sits on an optimate.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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I've got the lightweight Shorai Lithium-Iron in two of my bikes. They are Deltran "Battery Tender" compatible. I've had one of the two for more than a year, and so far so good.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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http://www.shoraipower.com/
I've got the lightweight Shorai Lithium-Iron in two of my bikes. They are Deltran "Battery Tender" compatible. I've had one of the two for more than a year, and so far so good.
+1. You can find them for pretty good prices on eBay, And the weight savings are at least 3 pounds
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #4
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Default Check out the Antigravity Batteries

If you're going down the lithium battery route, suggest you take a look at the Antigravity Batteries. These appear to be more sturdy (also waterproof) and greater capacity and CCA's than the Shorai's. They also come in OEM 'stock' sizes, if you don't fancy padding out your battery compartment with foam.

This guy at Adventure Rider has done some pretty extensive testing (warning very long thread) and looks like the Antigravity has easily beaten the Shorai....

I bought a Shorai LFX14 last year, and it is seems fine for now, but given what I read in this review and elsewhere and the experience of a friend on this forum with a Shorai, which has lost a cell, I would stop short of recommending them. If I was buying a lithium battery now I would take a close look at the Antigravity.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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I got a Ballistic off ebay, it says 8 cell is ok but in reality it wasn't powerfull enough.

Sent it back and replaced it with a 12 cell.

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If you're going down the lithium battery route, suggest you take a look at the Antigravity Batteries. These appear to be more sturdy (also waterproof) and greater capacity and CCA's than the Shorai's. They also come in OEM 'stock' sizes, if you don't fancy padding out your battery compartment with foam.

This guy at Adventure Rider has done some pretty extensive testing (warning very long thread) and looks like the Antigravity has easily beaten the Shorai....

I bought a Shorai LFX14 last year, and it is seems fine for now, but given what I read in this review and elsewhere and the experience of a friend on this forum with a Shorai, which has lost a cell, I would stop short of recommending them. If I was buying a lithium battery now I would take a close look at the Antigravity.
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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I've got the lightweight Shorai Lithium-Iron in two of my bikes. They are Deltran "Battery Tender" compatible. I've had one of the two for more than a year, and so far so good.
I got the Shorai, even got the higher capacity one (18ah vs 14 stock) and it was much lighter but also small enough that I could cram the stock tool kit between it and the seat. Leaving more room in the little tray. I have the factory alarm. I dont currently use a tender because I ride it at least once a week.

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