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Old 04-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by T Stretch View Post
Does your battery hold up well?
Would changing the stator help?

I've not had any issues yet running heated grips, GPS, and 55w HID light. I've only been out for 5 days once with this setup though. No problem starting in the morning when it was about 28F either.
From what was posted in the other thread I believe I still have a little headroom with power. I figure if I need to run a heated jacket for winter travel, then I could use the running light instead of the HID or just use Low on the heated grips.
For now I don't see any reason to upgrade the stator for my bike.

Besides the other benefits to having a Lithium battery, like no needing a battery tender ( I don't have a garage with power) I need to use my bike to charge iGadgets and camera batteries while spending time in the back country. With the Shorai I have that capacity without worry of the bike not starting just like I have many times on my big bike.
The SAE plug I installed plugs into this double dongle thing I made to charge stuff on the road when no AC is available.

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