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Old 02-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by cyborg View Post
Mark, I've ridden my v-twin Aprilia RXV550 to work a few days this week to keep it limbered up. It's FI as well and can be a bear to start old 27F mornings. As expected, the first crank attempt, no go -- but I know the first cranking warms up the battery. I waited 15 sec or so for the heat to seep through the battery a bit then the next crank runs were full force and it lit right off. I have the Shorai small case 14ah in that, the only size that will fit in it's battery box.

Below freezing, these lithium batteries need a warm up pull on the amps.
yeah, i've watching the thread and realized the shortcomings due to weather. So did try to wait it out, tried 4 or 5 times over about a 10 mins period before I pushed it up the hill.. Still in love with the battery.. as any other battery on this bike kills it right away regardless of the temperature out.. oh and this battery has never been on a charger and it's been in the bike for about a month, used about 2 times a week at Walker.
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