yes! and don't just read the motor octane of MR12 on the website.. (go to the SPECS sheet!) that is a rating most of us are NOT familiar with. The octane rating by what most of us recognize pump gas by, R+M/2 is 93
..87 octane shown on the VP site is a different method of octane rating used in race fuels.
i honestly could care less what the markup is on a Ballistic battery.. they are comparable in price to other lightweight batteries, and work.
not saying others don't, but I know these do the job. One of the biggest issues with people having issues with l.w. batteries, is using a regular charger on them overnight or way too long. You don't charge these more than 45 minutes.. ever.
I know there's motor octane and the research value. I've got a sweet cheat sheet someone dropped in the AMA paddock
It has all the fuels lined up and what the R+M/2 value is that we ARE used to seeing. MR12 is definitley a lower octane fuel than say sunoco 100 from the pump! That shit is like CRACK too though!!!
My point about the ballistic batteries is that you get what you pay for. The quality isn't there unless you are only concerned with the case of the battery. The cells aren't great, there's no reason a 4 cell battery shouldn't start these R6's. So we had Chip? I think that was his name on here posting all we need is a 4 cell for our little 600's. Then it was evident that it was hit or miss at best with the batteries working well enough to start with only 4 cells. Then it was 8 cells for street bikes, 4 cells for track bikes.. Then it was just WTFE at that point. Who's gonna go through that shit again? Nto me!!!
They went HUGE on marketing and not so huge on their cell quality. That's my take on it.
It's another knock off product if you know it's true origins... And I bet you may know this as well since you know a few people in the industry.
There's a reason you can't get good quality stuff at Walmart and Home Depot, etc... It's cause they strong arm the companies into making inferior products to protect the 50+% margin and very high volume order capabilities they require. So with them at the price point they are at, you do the math and tell me where the margins come from?
I've also seen them come and go from more than one local shop with nothing but trouble. Despite the extra 5% incentive on them, I have no interest and won't recommend them, neither will the reputable places in my area either. I'd send someone to Shorai first and I don't even push them.
The only person who has had such spectacular luck on them is Isaac. I wouldn't be surprised if it was cause it's warm where he was, and cause the 06-07 has less compression..
give it a shot and talk to them. i had a problem with my first one (likely my fault) and they sent out a new one no questions asked.
Will do bro. It's doing no good for me right now and if repaired I'd consider it for the B-bike for sure.