What is a maintenance-free battery?
A maintenance-free vehicle battery is one that is not designed to be opened or refilled. The liquid solution in conventional lead-acid batteries can evaporate, lowering the level in the battery and rendering it inoperable. Sealed batteries use materials to fix the electrolyte in place, removing this necessity.
Antigravity, Shorai, Ballistic...... Take your pic, at least 4 popular brands are manufactured in the USA.
You don't need a specific charger from Antigravity, although a decent charger is a good idea, as long as the charger does not have a auto de-sulphate mode.
I've put so much info on Li batteries up already, have a look in the General maintenance section, this is not a 3-cylinder specific topic.
Have a look in my photo albums, there's pictures and info in the maintenance album.
I like the Shorai Battery Maintenance System because it includes STORE MODE for maximum battery life during long-term storage, CHARGE MODE charges, balances, and performs cell diagnostics. Also features a retractable hook to hang from grips, frame rails, or seat straps. Operating Specifications: 100V~250V 50/60 Hz AC Input; 2A max charge rate.
While standard lead-acid chargers can be used with Shorai LFX when needed, the BMS01 is specifically designed to charge, store, maintain, balance, and diagnose your LFX battery.
There you have it.
PS: The battery you picked up has Cold Cranking Amps of 210 while the one I had mentioned cranks at 285 which in theory might be better for the starter motor issues. Who knows...
I've had an SSB lithium battery in my F4 for over 2 years now. Uses the standard charger that came with the bike, however very rarely do I need to use it. I will definately be putting an SSB lithium in the R1 when it needs a battery.
To any of you that have the Antigravity on your F3 800, did you get the 12 cell or the 8? Also does it come with a dedicated charging cable? I know you can use the stock charger with this one but I plan on buying this along with it and need to know if I need additional cables as well. Thanks.
Where are you in this little world ? Antigravity is in the USA, easy to phone.
Look at their website, they clearly recommend chargers.
But fwiw, they charge with any charger that does not do auto desul mode. 12 cell is recommended in cold climates in general, but a 8 cell will do great in moderate temps. I use a 8 cell in the 1000.
I am in NYC soon to be LA. I was planning on calling them when they open later today, just thought I would ask the gurus first. I like that 4 way charger as I have 4 bike and plan on swapping out all the batteries with Lithium ones eventually.
folks, for those who bought or are thinking about buying shorai batteries, I have a few pieces of info:
1) use their fitting chart. if you do not buy the right "fitment", you may have meet resistance when you try to warranty in the event a series of cells dies. and the cells do die, not from wear/tear, but just from production anomalies (IMO). I had one less than 1YO that apparently just dropped cells and I wouldn't get more than ~9v.
2) Instead of buying the $75 shorai charger, the IMAX B6** chargers from ebay does balance charging, and is officially "recognized" by Shorai as serving the same purpose as their own charger: Imax B6AC+ 50W AC/DC Dual Power Balance Charger for RC Lipo/NiCd Battery X1W3 . These chargers are also just amazing for trickle charging your old pb batteries (as well as your "summer" cars during the winter) because you can specify charging mode (based on battery chemistry) as well as charging time + amperage + voltage.
I am prepping to replace the fuel filter on my F3 and in typical MV fashion they spec some super expensive crimping tool.
Pneumatic pincer: Oetiker HO 3000 ME
If you could please direct me to an alternative hand tool. Also if you know the name and size of this clamp? If you used an...
Had a slight annoyance - lost my balance (tall bike short legs!) and laid the bike over on my sloped drive - managed to hold it most of the way so it pivoted mainly on the gear lever and footpeg.
Gear lever fairly easy to pull back into shape but the main footpeg bracket has been...
Hi everyone I have the opportunity to buy one PC 111 for my MV Agusta F4 1000 2010 model turns out is a used one and was fitted in one MV Agusta F4 1000 312 R if I’m no wrong do you guys think that will fit on my bike?kind regards
only happens when I'm coming to a stoplight and downshifting. When I shift from 2nd to 1st it just shuts the engine off while passing through N. No problem restarting just would like to fix this problem any ideas? It has an arrow exhaust and chip. I wonder if that has anything to do with it??