Originally Posted by Matttys
I'm looking to use one of these for a DR650 based street tracker project.
How will the lithium ion batteries hold up to charging via a trickle charger? I've got a fairly nice DRS 8 bank charger for AGM/Gel/Standard batteries, but how can I trickle charge the lithium ion batteries. I realize that there is much less of a discharge rate; so would you suggest that there is no need to EVER externally charge these batteries?
Also, you suggest the 4.6 AH unit for my DR650 single?
I don't know about the DRS 8 bank charger, but charging on a desulfate mode will damage them. Battery Tenders are fine.
These batteries will hold a starting charge for up to 1 year without a charger.
I never leave mine on one. If you have a possible static drain like a digital clock, and leave the bike sitting for a while, it would give some peace of mind.
The 4.6 Ah should be perfect for a DR650. 10% REBATE if you mention ADV rider in online order.