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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Question lithium battery? recommend? charge?


I have searched the forums and found a lot of positive comments on lithium batteries. Likely I will want one when my current battery ages out. My Moto Guzzi V7 III battery is showing age symptoms (dicey start). May I ask: what lithium battery do you recommend for a 2018 Dragster RR? And, can I also trickle charge a lithium battery like a normal lead/acid cell type? Besides weight drop, do the lithium batteries have other advantages? Last longer?


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If you are investing in a quality lithium battery you should also invest in the dedicated charger for that battery.

Many brands out there, Shorai is one of the older, more reputable brands. Their dedicated charger plugs into a port on the battery and equalizes all the cells.

Standard chargers will work, but care must be taken as some types have a charge profile that will damage the battery (and possibly catch fire :-0 ).

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Why lithium? Unless you are looking to shave off every ounce of weight from your bike, agm batteries will be a better application for street use. With an agm battery you get advance notice that the battery is dying. Lithium battery will give you the same great start even though it’s giving up a ghost in the next 15 minutes. There’s little enjoyment of going on an evening ride on a bike which starts and runs as it should and then getting stuck on a side of the road with no juice. Had that happen to me with a Shorai.

All my bikes with exception of one run AGM batteries. When that one shorai goes it will be replaced by odyssey.
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