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Old 11-21-2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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Is there anything special about the Shorai vs the Turntech (other than capacity)? I thought they were the same underlying chemistry. I know the Turntech has no over discharge protection.

During a TAT trip last year my buddy left his headlight on (45 mins) on his new 5A/h Turntech. It would crank, borderline to start but wouldn't start. He then fatally ran it down further trying to start the bike. Over the following year it's got progressively more useless and on last months trip was always needing to be jump started.

Not trying to argue with the above stories of success after recharging, just curious. It's been one of those things that has kept me from considering one.
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