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post #1 of 13 Old 05-16-2019, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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4 post Lithium Ion battery

Looking to get a new battery. Think mine is pretty much ready for the grave. Bike lights and fuel pump turns on (but dim) but engine doesn't turn over. I have it on my battery tender so we'll see what happens with that. Would like to get a Lithium ion but not sure what's good. Been reading reviews on different ones. I like the idea of the ones with 4 posts. Any suggestions on anything to go for or stay away from?
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-17-2019, 09:53 AM
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I haven't needed to look into replacing my battery recently but one issue seems to be cold weather. Since your profile doesn't seem to indicate where you are located you may experience cold weather starting problems. Of course in this hemisphere we are heading into warmer/hotter weather. I do seem to recall seeing various lithium chemistry sellers make pretty exaggerated (in my opinion) claims about how great their products but most seem to really push how much weight they save. For me, I will look at them when needed but probably stick with SLA as a "bang for the buck" winner. Ramble mode off now.
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-17-2019, 11:00 AM
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I installed a Shorai Lithium Iron Extreme-Rate Battery.
Its 6.6 pounds lighter than stock and 285 CCA, stock is 180 CCA. With the installed spacers to raise it, it fit perfectly.
Stock battery was 9.0 pounds, Shorai was 2.4 pounds with the spacers.

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I have a Shorai battery in my dirtbike ('15 WR250F), and absolutely, I will buy another. My battery is on its sixth season, and the battery is still going strong (it was in a previous bike before this bike). Prior to this battery, I would trash a regular lead-acid battery about once a season.

Lighter, durable, keeps charge over winter, but yeah, they do cost a bit more.
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Thanks for the info guys.
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I updated my location. LOL. I could have sworn I applied that info in the beginning.
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I have the Shorai in my KLR and will definitely be putting one in the V-Strom when the time comes. I'm in Northwestern Ontario, so I deal with cool/cold weather and haven't had any issues with the Lithium battery.

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4 bikes in Colorado, 30 degrees in the morning and neither of the Shorai battery equipped bikes would start.
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-28-2019, 01:37 AM
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What are you guys using to charge your lithium batteries? I fly quads/drones and have a lipo charger (does all sorts of charging including life); would that work?

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If the charger you have specifies that it's safe for 12-volt LiPo and LiFePO4 batteries, I don't know why it wouldn't work. No guarantees, obviously. Maybe you could check the mfg website for any questions and answers? Does your charger specify a voltage range that it can handle?
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