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Old 12-02-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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amazing battery

i attended the motorcycle show in san mateo ca. last weekend and one of the more interesting things i cam across was a lightweight Li iron battery for motorcycles. it seems unbelieveable when you hold one of these things......

anyway i had just bought a new battery for my husaberg so i was SOL

fast forward to today when my benelli TNT battery gave up. its cold here in n cal and it wouldn't cold start so....it turns out shorai is right here in sunnyvale so i went over there and picked up their most powerful model that has similiar dimensions to my old battery but is 3/4 inch less thick and get this......6.3 lbs lighter. 8.5 lbs lead acid to 2.15 lbs Li iron.

anyway this thing is amazing so far. it has 270 CCA and turns over the big benelli like a 125. and they're priced the same as a facy gel/lead acid

i guar-on-tee you these are the shit

www.shoraipower.com

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Old 12-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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I will be curious to see how this holds up for you. Looks like a pretty sweet battery.
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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Wink keep us posted

Please keep us posted.

I would really like to know how long your battery will last.

When I first decided to get a Lithium battery for my 2007 525 EXC, it was purely because of the weight difference.
I went to Baja Designs first because I have their DC conversion kit installed on my bike. They told me to stay away from Lithium because these batteries like a constant charge. They were not trying to sell me anything, just looking out for me.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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i attended the motorcycle show in san mateo ca. last weekend and one of the more interesting things i cam across was a lightweight Li ion battery for motorcycles. it seems unbelieveable when you hold one of these things......

anyway i had just bought a new battery for my husaberg so i was SOL

fast forward to today when my benelli TNT battery gave up. its cold here in n cal and it wouldn't cold start so....it turns out shorai is right here in sunnyvale so i went over there and picked up their most powerful model that has similiar dimensions to my old battery but is 3/4 inch less thick and get this......6.3 lbs lighter. 8.5 lbs lead acid to 2.15 lbs Li iron.

anyway this thing is amazing so far. it has 270 CCA and turns over the big benelli like a 125. and they're priced the same as a facy gel/lead acid

i guar-on-tee you these are the shit

www.shoraipower.com
where in sunnyvale? couldnt' find the address on the website.
Thanks!

Edit: got it
SHORAI INC.
845 Stewart Dr. Suite C
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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Old 12-02-2010, 06:59 PM   #6
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$153.95+shipping for a DL1000. Pretty expensive battery
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:21 PM   #7
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Pissed

They claim a 2 year warranty, which I believe is better than the warranty for the Uasa sealed battery I just bought 2 weeks ago. Also paid 150 and change for the Uasa. Damn if that thing only lasted another month I could of shaved 7 pounds off my bike.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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$153.95+shipping for a DL1000. Pretty expensive battery
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:58 PM   #9
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they claim 2 to 4 times a lead acid life
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:08 PM   #10
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I'm waiting a couple years to get a handle on how that's working out.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:19 PM   #11
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How will these handle extreme cold?
Should be better, right?

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Old 12-03-2010, 01:50 AM   #12
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they claim 2 to 4 times a lead acid life
Then I bet they have no problems offering a 4 year warranty?

If dropping weight is a priority then I would try this battery, otherwise not because you can get three batteries on that price. Of course my view according to my bike, which is about 200kg so a kilo there another here doesn't really tip the boat one way or another.

Remember, that lithium ion is a common battery type in cell phones and other consumables and doesn't really hold charge that well in extreme cold temps. This should not be a problem for you Cali riders though. Also I'm on the presumption that li-ion batteries won't give much juice during starting which is the most important thing to most operating their vehicles in varying temps.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:47 AM   #13
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came across this site a while ago...
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:18 AM   #14
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The batteries for my cordless tools (Milwaukee V28) need a little bit of a "wake up" period before they come alive in really cold weather, otherwise they work really well.

I think lithium-ion sounds like a pretty good idea for motorcycle use-- the temps at which they're affected are way too cold to ride.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:15 AM   #15
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I haven't used the Shorai or TurnTech but am compelled to point out that they are NOT Li batteries like the ones in cell phones.

They are LiFePo batteries which are quite different.

There are a few members who have used the TT battery and reported good experience. There's already another battery thread that addresses a wide range of options. If you are concerned about your LC8 battery, it is a must read.
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