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Old May 12th @ 04:41 pm   #21

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
It's not lithium or it's not very light, but I'm on my 3rd or 4th Cycle Gear Battery. Comes with a lifetime guarantee, so they keep replacing mine for free as long it doesn't pass the load cell.

Old May 13th @ 06:54 am   #22
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
VegasRider - Good to know! I may have to replace my battery soon (I think it's my battery), so I've been wondering what to get.

If I let the bike sit a couple of days, it turns over a little slow, but will start. To me, it doesn't turn over fast enough to fire up quickly. However, after I go for a ride, keeping it up over 5k (highest RPM output to put juice back into the battery), then it will turn over quickly and fire back up quickly (like if we go out on a ride).

But all it takes is a couple of days of not riding and my battery will then turn over slower again. Not real slow, but not where it should be either. Sometimes I'm afraid that if I have to hit the button a second time and hold it that it won't start and will kill the battery. So, I don't think it's the rectifier or anything because it charges the battery when we go on rides and such. I think, but am not positive, I have the original 2005 battery in my bike. So, something tells me, it's on it's way out and won't hold a charge long enough anymore.

However, it looks like a battery for mine is $145 (looked on the Shorai site) and damn that's expensive! Considering I've never had to spend over $80 for a super duper car battery for my cars/trucks. LOL

So, if CG will replace the battery if it starts to die, then that sounds like the way to go. I'm not too much into the weight savings and all that. I figure I need to loose weight for that. not my bike.
Old May 13th @ 06:11 pm   #23

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Yeah, I think CG regretted that deal when it came to me.

I had the same symptoms too, my battery also drained when I was riding in stop n go traffic. I've had to push start the bike a lot if my revs were not high. Keeping it plugged in the garage with a battery tender is an option.

I also swapped out my rectifier just to be on the safe side.
Old May 14th @ 06:15 am   #24
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
I never thought about using a battery tender, but maybe I'll look into it. I do, every now and again, put my battery on a normal charger and I'd say within 30 min it charges back up to a full charge. Most times I do it before a major ride and/or a trackday. This way I know there won't be any issues with me starting it on/off all day. However, then it tends to last a few days because I fully charged it. However, after that, if I don't ride it every day to keep it recharged with every ride (and ride it a lot on each ride) it tends to get low.

I just hate to replace the battery and then find out it's the rectifier going bad and have to pay for that too.
Old May 14th @ 02:51 pm   #25
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
Originally Posted by vegaseric View Post

The Shorai kicked ass until my reg/rec took it out.
Let me guess, this was on a Suzuki right?
Old May 19th @ 08:39 pm   #26
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From: las vegas

Motorcycle: YZFR1
why dont you just buy a FN battery already!!!!! or dont, the more you push start that bike the lighter youll be!!!!
Old May 19th @ 08:56 pm   #27
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2009 Honda CBR600RR & 2007 Honda VFR800
Pcone16 does show nice form push starting his bike. I've been studying his technic in case I have to do it one day.
Old May 23rd @ 04:59 am   #28
From: Pakistan
there is also a brand called spectral power and motivated desing
Old May 24th @ 07:54 am   #29
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From: lasvegas

Motorcycle: 86 zx-10 86 zx-10 drag bike 08 gl 1800 02 s&s 113 custom softail xr 650 xr 400 xr 600 xl 600
I like the Ballistic 8 cell lithaum battery 13.6 volt 1.5 lbs 275 cca and it wont lose the charge from sitting thay are alot smaller than the stock battery 150.00

Ballistic EVO2 8-Cell Lithium Battery Kawasaki ZX-10R 2004-2012 | eBay
Old May 24th @ 10:54 am   #30
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Originally Posted by R3K View Post
Let me guess, this was on a Suzuki right?
You guessed correct! I swapped it for an '09 R1 MOSFET unit, though.

batteries, light, weight

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