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Old 01-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tarheel rider View Post
If it turns out that the battery fires are related to the recharging system then I worry that the BMW generator was set up to charge the recommended batteries and not Lithium-Ion. My understanding is that a new charger needs to be bought for the Lithium-Ion batteries so perhaps the specs on the charging flow to the mounted battery may need adjusting as well. I have not heard of any fires related to motorcycle batteries however but they are fairly new in this area.
I don't know about the Boeing batteries but, I understand that LiFePo automotive batteries need a charging profile not provided by the BMW motorcycle electrical system. And while these LiFePo batteries are capable of outrageous current delivery, until BMW (and others like Roger) say that the BMW alternator and rectifier/regulator are compatible with LiFePo batteries, I'll stick with a quality AGM battery for my GS.
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