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Old 12-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Lithium iron phosphate battery..

So, i am assuming my 06 gsxr battery may be at the end of its life...never been replaced since day 1...

I hear about how light the lithium phosphate batteries are...and higher cranking amps...yada..yada..
Anyone currently using these batteries have any electrical issues?
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So, i am assuming my 06 gsxr battery may be at the end of its life...never been replaced since day 1...

I hear about how light the lithium phosphate batteries are...and higher cranking amps...yada..yada..
Anyone currently using these batteries have any electrical issues?
Why??
If they are less expensive, perhaps but if you goy 6 years out of a batt, why mess with it?
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Go to motorcyclesuperstore.com They have light weight batteries. Then find it on eBay for the price you want. Any luck on the rear tire?
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I have a Shorai that I bought this year, to replace the stock one that was starting to lose it's charge after a couple of days. Works pretty much like most batteries, but is lighter and more compact. I don't really let the bike sit that long, so not sure on the claims of it being able to crank after sitting for extended periods of time.
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I put one in both my 14 and my sportster. VERY light weight........... nothing but good luck with it so far. Havent ran it down enough to test the recharge but hopefully I never will have to either. But just like powertools that use them it doesnt get weak before its dead. Its just dead. Cuts out no wrning if you get it low enough. But again that hasnt come up yet either.
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I've got a Shorai as well. Main advantage is the very lightweight and compact size. I always keep my bike batts on maintenance charger in the garage, so the lower self-discharge rate thing isn't as big a deal for me.

I do want to get the Shorai charger/balancer. They have been out of stock for a while. With Lithium batts, it is a good idea to balance the cells occasionally. RCers know this since LiPo and LiIon batts have been used for RC for quite a while now. Some brands don't have the balance port, but I prefer Shorai for that option. Lithium batts are sensitive to both overcharge and undercharge. As long as you don't use a charger that goes over 14.4V you are fine. Otherwise, they are very robust. RC car guys put a beating on these things that no motorcycle batts will ever see.

Check with the forum sponsors on getting these. I know Bill at WWH can get them at very good prices. He's a RC guy too and WWH carries Traxxas cars and helocopters.
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So, did you guys notice any difference in the electricals like:

* bulbs blowing out
* Wires over heating
* Gauge lights seem brighter (more current)
* Blinkers blinking speed changed

My biggest concern is the battery may start messing up electrical components in the bike.

thanks for the input.
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So, did you guys notice any difference in the electricals like:

* bulbs blowing out
* Wires over heating
* Gauge lights seem brighter (more current)
* Blinkers blinking speed changed

My biggest concern is the battery may start messing up electrical components in the bike.

thanks for the input.
Input: You are retarded...oh , it is a GIXXER.
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This thread should help.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934
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So, did you guys notice any difference in the electricals like:

* bulbs blowing out
* Wires over heating
* Gauge lights seem brighter (more current)
* Blinkers blinking speed changed

My biggest concern is the battery may start messing up electrical components in the bike.

thanks for the input.
They don't put out any higher voltage than lead-acid.

You are worring too much. Take some valium. They gave me one when I did Lasik last week. Now I know why they call it a chill pill.
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So, did you guys notice any difference in the electricals like:

* bulbs blowing out
* Wires over heating
* Gauge lights seem brighter (more current)
* Blinkers blinking speed changed

My biggest concern is the battery may start messing up electrical components in the bike.

thanks for the input.
Not at all. I have the Shorai in my KTM and have never had any issues. I don't use a charger, of any type, and so far (knock on wood) the bike just starts right up every time.
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GSXR never had another battery since june? Figures
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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Figures what?? u read english as bad as u speak it?
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I've got a Shorai as well. Main advantage is the very lightweight and compact size. I always keep my bike batts on maintenance charger in the garage, so the lower self-discharge rate thing isn't as big a deal for me.

I do want to get the Shorai charger/balancer. They have been out of stock for a while. With Lithium batts, it is a good idea to balance the cells occasionally. RCers know this since LiPo and LiIon batts have been used for RC for quite a while now. Some brands don't have the balance port, but I prefer Shorai for that option. Lithium batts are sensitive to both overcharge and undercharge. As long as you don't use a charger that goes over 14.4V you are fine. Otherwise, they are very robust. RC car guys put a beating on these things that no motorcycle batts will ever see.

Check with the forum sponsors on getting these. I know Bill at WWH can get them at very good prices. He's a RC guy too and WWH carries Traxxas cars and helocopters.
I've got 2 Shorai battery chargers in stock. Order up I'll ship out to ya.
http://www.track-junkie.com/Shorai-B...y-Chargers.htm
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I've been using the Shorai batters for a while. I still have the original designed on in my bike that had the smaller terminals. Still workes like a champ. MY bike only gets cranked up 1 time a month at the track. Then sits for 4 weeks for another TD. Then sits for 3-4 months in winter off season waiting for the next TD's in Feb. I sale a ton of these with all positive results.
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Just recently put one in my TLR. My bike actually starts faster now. It used to take me 3, 3 second cranks before it would fire up. Now it fires up within the first 4 seconds of cranking. I'm definitely not worried about a weak/dead battery. At least not for a while.
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