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Old 04-01-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Anyone ever tried one of these?

Lightweight battery that, without checking the weight on a regular battery, probably shaves 10 lbs off your bike. I know a lot of people use smaller batteries on race bikes, but supposedly these work well for everyday use and seem a bit lighter. There is a 4-cell one that weight like 10 oz for single cylinder bikes. 10 lbs is a lot of weight to lose on a dirt bike that only weighs 250 lb. I'm wondering how well these work.

http://www.motydesign.com/8cell_prod.php
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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They are real popular on supermoto junkie. I'd get one.....
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Lightweight battery that, without checking the weight on a regular battery, probably shaves 10 lbs off your bike. I know a lot of people use smaller batteries on race bikes, but supposedly these work well for everyday use and seem a bit lighter. There is a 4-cell one that weight like 10 oz for single cylinder bikes. 10 lbs is a lot of weight to lose on a dirt bike that only weighs 250 lb. I'm wondering how well these work.

http://www.motydesign.com/8cell_prod.php
my big can take a dump and save more weight.

for the street. complete waste of money.

batteries...expensive. Fiber....Cheap.
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That's the type of battery I have on my tard.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:32 PM   #5
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my big can take a dump and save more weight.

for the street. complete waste of money.

batteries...expensive. Fiber....Cheap.
so true but Brandon failed to say it was going on his motard where size is everything. all u have is a dinky head light and gauge set up so put 2 D-cells together and run that
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #6
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so true but Brandon failed to say it was going on his motard where size is everything. all u have is a dinky head light and gauge set up so put 2 D-cells together and run that
I also have a taillight too! So I might need 3 D-cells. Between an exhaust and that battery I think I can drop like 25 lbs! I just want to lose some weight so it makes it easier for my scrawny to catch the bike when offroading on street tires. On my Aprilia the Akra exhaust shaved like 20 lbs. You throw in one of these batteries in and you've got 30lb in weight gone. I don't care what kind of bike you have that is a lot of weight. But if your not racing it I guess it really doesn't matter and it's probably cheaper just to lay off the Twinkies for a while.
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my big can take a dump and save more weight.

for the street. complete waste of money.

batteries...expensive. Fiber....Cheap.
You're not looking at the big picture. Once you factor in the cost of toilet paper, Preparation H, and loss of productivity the battery is a steal.
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ive run these batteries in several different applications.

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