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Old 12-06-2012, 04:35 PM   #264
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Originally Posted by TheMuffinMan View Post
The cold starting problems with the Lithium Phosphate batteries will keep me away from them. To me the weight savings is not worth the trouble of trying and possibly not being able to start the bike after a cold night of camping in the mountains.

Normally I'm all about technology, but this still needs more development before I'd ever buy one. If I lived in Phoenix or Tucson I'd have one in a heartbeat though.
properly sized LiFePO4 batteries combined with correct cold starting procedure makes cold starts without issue.

is it for everyone? not by a long shot, but for some folks those are among the cheapest pounds to shed. compared to what some folks spend to save a few oz on carbon fiber parts...

that's why for most folks my recommendation is go with AGM. unless those 10lb or so saved are worth the $$$ and relearning cold start procedures.

again... properly size LiFePO4 batteries combined with correct cold start procedures have proven themselves to be rugged and dependable.
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