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Old 04-03-2013, 08:52 PM   #16
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yup .. your LiFePO4 battery is probably toast

still try to charge it back up with any automotive charger that has a true float mode. your LiFePO4 battery could still be good. note the pop you heard could have came from voltage regulator instead. 17v is usually not high enough to cause a cylindrical LiFePO4 battery safety to pop.

most dumb chargers will charge to about 14.2v-14.9v, then if it's got a float mode .. go down to 13.2v-13.6v range. stay away from automotive chargers that go over 14.6v.

assuming you don't own a specific to LiFePO4 charger ... use any std automotive charger .. monitor charge voltage... when battery reaches 14.2-14.4v .. remove battery from charger. then allow battery to rest overnight, voltage should read between 14.4v to 13.8 range ... LiFePO4 operates within a very narrow voltage range of 13.3v to 12.85v ... very little power from 14.6v to 13.6v ...


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Old 04-03-2013, 08:54 PM   #17
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yup .. your LiFePO4 battery is probably toast
F*#@ about 6hrs old
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #18
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i'll grab a VR kit on ebay from roadstercycle.
FH020AA Shindengen Universal upgrade kit with free PVC wiring sheathing
Also Plug and Play kits available, I crimp solder, heat shrink everything you just connect 3 wires and your
done. Email me for an auction for these special kits.


So that means the LiFePo is stuffed

You can relocate the VR on the left side of the airbox to keep it cooler. Maybe not neccesary with the better VR but a precaustion. Also when installing it you get very good connections. Poor connections will also cause them to heat up.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #19
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You can relocate the VR on the left side of the airbox to keep it cooler. Maybe not neccesary with the better VR but a precaustion. Also when installing it you get very good connections. Poor connections will also cause them to heat up.


someone stole my airbox i don't have one oh yeh i got FCR's



yeh i relocated my OEM 6mths ago to here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:48 AM   #20
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what is the best battery to use for COLD weather starting -2C & up
make etc
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:57 AM   #21
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what is the best battery to use for COLD weather starting -2C & up
make etc
at -1OC (14f) LiFePO4 battery will loose 50% of it's AH capacity. hence need to warm LiFePO4 battery up in extreme cold conditions by running some electric accessories before starter.

for extreme cold weather starts and/or Adv duties far from support.... recommendations is to stay with AGM or stuff the largest LiFePO4 battery you can fit in space available. main drawback is $$$$ .. both batteries shown below are about 14AH actual .. 24 cell Antigravity = 13.8AH actual

Shorai LFX36 or Earth-X ETX36 (3lb 11oz) ...


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Old 04-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #22
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I think my R/R is gone. Voltage readings at the battery are basically unchanged when running.

Searches here indicate two choices....

Ricksmotorsportelectrics.com

Rodstercycle.com

Both are mosfet versions and not OEM, Any other options out there?

What's the preferred relocation spot?


just gone through the same problem


i was told by 2 well known members here to use this as it is the best.
i just got the The Super Mosfet Kit FH020AA (plug & play) http://www.roadstercycle.com/
from LA to OZ in 7 working days will have it at my door today.


Some info

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...7#post21097267

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...757934&page=27


VR relocation

left side of airbox:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4577




frame on left side: best i seen so far (watch his post for this bracket )
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....postcount=4686



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...postcount=4631


MY BIKE:07 KTM 950 SER

MOTOBATT Battery



OEM


The Super Mosfet Kit FH020AA

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Curious if you were able to resurrect the LiFePO battery????
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Curious if you were able to resurrect the LiFePO battery????
charging & testing will let you know
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Curious if you were able to resurrect the LiFePO battery????

We have tested this battery over the course of a few days, and it is functioning correctly.
It has not dropped below 13.1V and we have used to it start and run a GSXR1000 repeatedly. The battery appears to be OK.

After speaking to Antigravity we believe that this battery is simply not suitable for your bike, especially with the extra accessories fitted (lights, GPS etc)
While the lithium batteries offer many advantages over lead acid/AGM batteries (lightweight, high CCA, no drainage) the area they lack is in AMP/hour capacity.

This is the recommended battery for the KTM 950, but only in stock settings. One option is to go for a bigger battery with more AMP/hours, but it will be a physically larger battery, if you have room in your battery box for a larger battery?

We are able to take this battery back for a refund if the above solution is not suitable.
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After speaking to Antigravity we believe that this battery is simply not suitable for your bike, especially with the extra accessories fitted (lights, GPS etc)
While the lithium batteries offer many advantages over lead acid/AGM batteries (lightweight, high CCA, no drainage) the area they lack is in AMP/hour capacity.

This is the recommended battery for the KTM 950, but only in stock settings. One option is to go for a bigger battery with more AMP/hours, but it will be a physically larger battery, if you have room in your battery box for a larger battery?
Is the amp/hr rating important while the engine is running? Assuming your not using more power than your stator puts out then I would have thought amp/hr rating is not important. However I'm no electrician!
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