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Old 01-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #196
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who tried this battery http://braillebattery.com/index.php/batteries/b106/

Any feedback on this?
Scroll back to about post #165 in this thread...
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:35 PM   #197
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DO NOT do the Braille...I am so pissed. The Braille failed me for the 3rd time today...dead, after 5 minutes with the ignition left on. It's a fuckin' sham.
I paid over $150 for this pice of crap.
Getting a Yuasa or other.
Just a note, the battery is less than 7 months old....
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:34 AM   #198
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DO NOT do the Braille...I am so pissed. The Braille failed me for the 3rd time today...dead, after 5 minutes with the ignition left on. It's a fuckin' sham.
I paid over $150 for this pice of crap.
Getting a Yuasa or other.
Just a note, the battery is less than 7 months old....
Yep, mine stopped holding a charge after about six months. Wouldn't have enough juice to start the bike after sitting for a week. Lives on a float charger now.

I think my battery strategy from now on is to buy cheap and keep it on a tender.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:41 AM   #199
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who tried this battery http://braillebattery.com/index.php/batteries/b106/

Any feedback on this?
I have one, works fine. its over priced for what it is. Its OEM is EastPenn batteries, and the same battery is distributed by Deka and Batteries Plus for a whole lot less.

PowerCell is running a custom TurnTech 10aH LithiumIon battery. something like a $200 +/- battery.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:06 PM   #200
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PowerCell is running a custom TurnTech 10aH LithiumIon battery. something like a $200 +/- battery.

It's actually a Lithium Iron Phosphate, and so far it's proving to be unbelievably powerful! If Turntech made a 15aH version it would be half the weight and the same dimensions as a stocker... but crank forever. Only downside would be the price, which would be close to $400.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:00 PM   #201
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It's actually a Lithium Iron Phosphate, and so far it's proving to be unbelievably powerful! If Turntech made a 15aH version it would be half the weight and the same dimensions as a stocker... but crank forever. Only downside would be the price, which would be close to $400.
Thanks for clarifying PC, wasn't sure what the technology was, thought it was something Lithium. I am looking at LiFePo battery pack for another project. Little buggers are not cheap, but currently there isn't much that can touch them for power density.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:22 PM   #202
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Thanks for clarifying PC, wasn't sure what the technology was, thought it was something Lithium. I am looking at LiFePo battery pack for another project. Little buggers are not cheap, but currently there isn't much that can touch them for power density.
I have been running the TurnTech 5Ah battery in my 950 for the last three months, and I love it. My bike has started even on cold winter mornings here. The 5Ah may not be a great choice for really cold winter riding, but I sure don't feel the need for one of the bigger custom-sized TurnTechs. Cutting 6 pounds of weight AND getting an upgraded battery was a pretty easy decision.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:43 AM   #203
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I think I'm going for a LiFePo4 battery as well...

Trying to decide if I want an 8 cell 5Ah or 12 cell 7.5Ah version. Seems like the 16 cell 10Ah version is a bit overkill?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:36 PM   #204
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I think I'm going for a LiFePo4 battery as well...

Trying to decide if I want an 8 cell 5Ah or 12 cell 7.5Ah version. Seems like the 16 cell 10Ah version is a bit overkill?
Probably the 7.5 in Colorado. These batteries do lose capacity when cold, but I think I said before, all you have to do with the 5Ah is thumb the starter switch a few times and the battery self -heats enough to start the motorcycle. Considering the number of cool mornings you have in Colorado, this drill may get old for you. Once the motorcycle and the battery is warm, it powers the starter as good as any of the stock lead acid batteries.
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...so...bottom line, who's got the besy dealio out right now for a 950 ADV battery?
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...nevermind, I just found an Odyssey PC310 on Ebay for $120 shipped...I'm sure that'll do...

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...so...bottom line, who's got the besy dealio out right now for a 950 ADV battery?
I just dropped a cell on mine this morning.

Just ordered this one.
http://www.powerstridebattery.com/pr...&IDCategory=30
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I've read the thread- mostly. Can someone explain the Odyssey's need for reversing polarity? Is the design just flip-flopped? I've had OUTSTANDING luck with Odysseys over the last few years- I'd love to go this route. Anybody care to elaborate on their Odyssey experience with the 950/990 Adv???
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I just dropped a cell on mine this morning.

Just ordered this one.
http://www.powerstridebattery.com/pr...&IDCategory=30
The battery came in overnight. Nice living close to the seller.
I finally got the chance to install the battery. What a PITA that is with crashbars etc. The new battery cleary has good CCA. Not even a grunt when cranking.
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I've read the thread- mostly. Can someone explain the Odyssey's need for reversing polarity? Is the design just flip-flopped? I've had OUTSTANDING luck with Odysseys over the last few years- I'd love to go this route. Anybody care to elaborate on their Odyssey experience with the 950/990 Adv???
My solution is to flip the PC310 over and on it's side with posts facing forward. Since the posts only use tiny screws and the battery terminal wires are recessed I'll use L-brackets to secure all my + wires and - wires to, slip the battery into the box, and then secure the brackets to the posts.

The PC310 fits in fairly well if you trim the front and rear of the rubber carrier. I'll fill in the extra space on either side of the battery with the rubber cut from the carrier. Some dense foam will go on top of the battery to take up the excess space and help keep it secure.

Closing the box door is snug but do-able. I'm ditching the jumpwires on the door for less bulk since I have my charger hook-up already directly tapped into the battery.

Should work well methinks.
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