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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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What does everyone think about the stock battery vs a lithium? It's time for me to get one. My bike has a hard time with cold starts so it takes two or three times to get it going. I do live in warm weather year round. The original battery lasted almost two years and my bike is a 2017.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 09:23 AM
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Re: Batteries

Iíve had good luck with both. Iíve always used a battery tender though as well.

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Re: Batteries

If you're not doing anything extravagant like racing or strickly track days on the regular, a stock replacment is perfect for the next 5 -7 years. It really boils down to need. Do you need a lithium battery? Is it worth the extra cost for your needs?

They both will do their job, and if maintained properly, they'll do it for a good while.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Li-Ion will be good. Their Achilles Heal is simply cold weather. You cannot use standard chargers with Li-Ion, so be prepared to factor in the cost... though it would do fine in long term storage if you simply disconnect the negative from the bike.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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thanks I'll look into those.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 03:19 PM
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lithium batteries also need to be balanced charged because they have multiple cells in them. if one gets way out of voltage from the others it will mess up the whole battery. the battery co never tells you this in their advertising. and no one knows about it until it catches on fire and ruins your bike. and they have. shorai sells a balance charger for their batteries. a few others do now as well.
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