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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote sardineone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Nov 2018 at 22:58
I just wanted to add to the discussion on Lithium Iron batteries.  I've been Beta testing mine now for 9 years on an unlikely machine.  You see I'm using it on my 'Nuclear EMP' doomsday machine that still has points ignition and mechanical relay voltage regulator charging system.  My semi-retired Lemans 1000 is my vintage rider now days which means it sits in the unheated garage over the Winter.  With a fair amount of down time between rides my Shorai battery has met my expectations with only an occasional charge over the Winter months with a conventional 2A auto shut off car charger.  I suspect results could be different on a more modern bike with parasitic current draw when the bike is just sitting like my 06' BMW R1200ST for example.  My BMW is my main rider and for all season duty the AGM option seems to be my best choice.  On the other hand for my low tech vintage (member of the family) Guzzi the Li PE option has worked out pretty well, cranking better than a AGM in warmer weather.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Theomarakas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 14:55
Today's lithium batteries are far better than the batteries from 10 years ago. Much safer, more reliable and lighter. The old ones were dangerous, they would combust and explode putting out super hot fires and many people lost their motorcycles.....like my supervisor's MV Agusta. His bike burned to the ground and putting out the fire wasn't easy. I NEVER leave batteries on a charger without supervision, much less a lithium ion battery. Some Chinese made batteries are poorly made, budget, people have lost homes thanks to them.
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