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Old 06-25-2012, 08:54 PM   #181
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What i figured. What about wear on the batt body?
Be sure to trim more metal than plastic.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:56 PM   #182
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Be sure to trim more metal than plastic.
Mmhm.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:12 PM   #183
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I did this mod on a previous XR600 that I dropped a 650L motor into. That battery was tight so I used a hand grinder to grind out some plastic and a little metal where the bolts are.
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Would you expect I could get another .25" between the two airbox bolts? I'm going to go with the antigravity battery, but it's .25" "taller."
Yes, you can get an additional 1/4-inch between the airbox bolts. Even if you don't need to trim the metal tabs, I would recommend you do so to flatten the sharp edges, which can cut into the battery container.

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #184
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Spud, you went with the LFX09A2, which has 135 cold cranking amps, and it has done good for you in ID. The Shorai site recommends the LFX14A4, which has 210 cca. Have you had any trouble on cold weather starts? do you see any reason to pony up the extra $50 for the LFX14?
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I bought the 09 like Spud and installed it in May of this year, the bike has not seen much use (unfortunatly ) The other day when I went to start up the bike I got few cranks and the battery went t*ts up. Spoke to the guys at Shorai and they told me that there have been a few calls/claims like this relating to the 09 battery. They recommended that I get the 14 amp battery... had to pay an extra $45 but they sent it overnight (cost them probably $60..). Tonight when I got home there it was waiting for me.. I can't beleive the speedy service. The battery will be going in tomorrow night to I can finally get out there for long deserved ride!!

Spud take care of that battery you got there!! it looks like you got a good one .

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:44 PM   #185
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Thanks for reporting the good customer service from Shorai, CC. I'm pleased to report my LFX09A2-BS12 battery is still working great for me.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:51 AM   #186
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I bought the 09 like Spud and installed it in May of this year, the bike has not seen much use (unfortunatly ) The other day when I went to start up the bike I got few cranks and the battery went t*ts up. Spoke to the guys at Shorai and they told me that there have been a few calls/claims like this relating to the 09 battery. They recommended that I get the 14 amp battery... had to pay an extra $45 but they sent it overnight (cost them probably $60..). Tonight when I got home there it was waiting for me.. I can't beleive the speedy service. The battery will be going in tomorrow night to I can finally get out there for long deserved ride!!

Spud take care of that battery you got there!! it looks like you got a good one .

Cheers,

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I ended up ditching my 09 battery for the 18 amp battery they now offer. I like it much better. The 09 just seemed borderline for my XR's starting needs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:54 AM   #187
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I ended up ditching my 09 battery for the 18 amp battery they now offer. I like it much better. The 09 just seemed borderline for my XR's starting needs.

I contacted Shorai about using the 9 and they suggested the 14 or 18.
On Shorai's website the 18 is a different case (1) than the 9. Did you have any issues with the size?
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:25 AM   #188
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Thanks for reporting the good customer service from Shorai, CC. I'm pleased to report my LFX09A2-BS12 battery is still working great for me.

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good to see a long term report on Shorai LFX09. glad it's working out for you.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:20 AM   #189
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I have the LFX09 installed under the seat. It starts every time. When I ride often, it starts. When the bike sits for months, it starts. No problem whatsoever.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #190
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I've had mine fitted for a while now with no problems......
Except running a heated jacket and heated gloves together.......
It eats the Shorai battery in a couple of hours. I'm not sure of the XR Stator output, But I know the draw from the gloves and jacket is 8.6 Watts. Maybe I need to upgrade the stator??
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #191
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8,6w is way to low.

Should be more like 86w, perhaps even higher.

And yes, if you discharge the battery you need a bigger stator, or you need to save current elsewhere. Perhaps use an led-dimmer to turn down the jacket a bit.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:37 AM   #192
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I contacted Shorai about using the 9 and they suggested the 14 or 18.
On Shorai's website the 18 is a different case (1) than the 9. Did you have any issues with the size?
Thanks to everyone who help with info for this mod.
Only the Shorai batteries with the case #2, form factor will fit on top of the air box under the saddle.

http://www.shoraipower.com/specs.html

I recommend the batteries with the A2 terminal configuration. Here are your choices.

LFX09A2-BS12
LFX14A2-BS12

My Shorai LFX09A2-BS12 has performed flawlessly for 30,000 miles. However, if I were to buy a lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery today, I would probably buy the Antigravity 8-Cell battery.

http://antigravitybatteries.com/?page_id=994



This battery will also fit on top of the air box, under the saddle.

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #193
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I have the LFX09 installed under the seat. It starts every time. When I ride often, it starts. When the bike sits for months, it starts. No problem whatsoever.
My experience is the same as yours; I haven't had a single problem with my LFX09A2-BS12 battery in 30,000 miles.

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I've had mine fitted for a while now with no problems......
Except running a heated jacket and heated gloves together.......
It eats the Shorai battery in a couple of hours. I'm not sure of the XR Stator output, But I know the draw from the gloves and jacket is 8.6 Watts. Maybe I need to upgrade the stator??
All of the lithium-iron-phosphate batteries will have problems supporting heavy loads from heated gear. A conventional, lead-acid battery will perform much better under these loading conditions.

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #194
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Instead of sticking the battery on top, i built a new battery box, I cut the stock tabs of the factory box, bent some half in solid steel pipe in a bender. Used some scrap steel form some Kawasaki crates and welded it up. I ordered and XR650R side panel and et voila. Much nicer. Still clearance for most 130 rear tires.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:26 PM   #195
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On Shorai's website the only 18 battery I can find in a case #2 is a 6 volt? With the service the 2 of you have had (30k) it may be overkill anyway. I am sure the 14 will work just fine since the 9 has.
I like the looks of that Anti Gravity. Anyone have any experience with them? This thread has been very helpful and I just need to say, "Well Played" !
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