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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Lithium Ion Motorcycle Battery

Probably has been a post review here before and I missed it,
A friend of mine has bought this battery which is very small and very powerful, said to replace 12V16Ah/12V24Ha acid batteries, with a 375 Amp cranking power.}it's very light, perhaps little over 1 lbs, (sorry didn't have a scale handy). The built in voltmeter was showing 13.99 V before installing it in the bike.



Do you have any thoughts about it?

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Do you have any thoughts about it?
My thoughts on Lithium batteries for motorcycles are not good.
Lithium batteries need to be charged in particular ways. The standard charging scheme of a motorcycle will do Lithiums harm and drastically shorten their life-cycle.

...for most, not a good alternative.
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They lasts longer than any lead-acid motorcycle battery , and the ability to hold a charge for up to one year without maintenance. these motorcycle batteries are a fraction of the weight of any other lead acid battery. They do require a special type of charger/maintainer.


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As for a Goldwing - they weigh 900-1000 pounds and the battery is located low and center. Since an AGM gives such great service at a reasonable cost, and the weight savings would more than likely not be noticeable, I do not see the draw for one of these. Maybe on a sport bike or custom machine.

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Just the fact that I would have to alter my bike's battery compartment and cables makes those unacceptable to me. Add to that the fact a friend burned his garage down trying to charge one and you have a big HELL NO, from me.
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We sell them at Advance AP .... a friend even bought one one day when I was off and he was pleased .... but I'll go AGM I think ......

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We sell them at Advance AP .... a friend even bought one one day when I was off and he was pleased .... but I'll go AGM I think ......
Yep, until they are proved to last long enough to justify the price difference AGM is the way to go.
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I have wondered about lithium batteries for a motorcycle. Glad you brought this subject up. I will be reading the post's

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