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  • Offline Dusty ST   gb

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    LiFePO4 battery
    on: 30 May, 2023, 09:12:25 am
    30 May, 2023, 09:12:25 am
    Tiger had a no start flat battery last Thursday, after a couple of days with the trickle charger switched off so decided to go for a LiFePO4 replacement.
    As I've seen elsewhere on the forum, extending the pos battery lead (in my case I used a cable left over from my Sprint) which allows the battery to sit to the front, taking up half the space of the lead acid OE battery.
    So I've now got space for my compressor and Stop/Go puncture kit under the seat.
    Since taking this pic I've tidied the compressor extension lead with a Velcro strap  :034:
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    Re: LiFePO4 battery
    Reply #1 on: 19 August, 2023, 05:23:24 pm
    19 August, 2023, 05:23:24 pm
    For those not familiar with the Lithium type batteries, these batteries are a different animal than lead-acid types.
    In daily use, you won't notice a difference except for 1/3rd the weight of lead-acid type, but with higher cranking amps.

    But, if the battery is discharged to 11V (effectively dead state), immediately recharge the battery soon as possible.
    And NEVER fully discharge the battery. That will destroy the chemistry and turn it into a expensive paper weight.

    Not sure about the brand battery you use, but I use a Shorai lithium battery (extremely well pleased) in all my bikes for years.
    They provide a charger that plugs into the special connector on the battery, which performs cell equalization and charging.
    Others may likewise offer their charger variant.

    One can use a regular charger if the battery is dead, but do not connect a trickle-charger to a lithium battery. There's really no need.
    If there is no power tap (clock, immobilizer, current leak, etc.), these batteries hold a charge a long, long time and charge up very quickly.

    And if sitting on a shelf, they have practically infinite shelf life.
    I've had one in a box for 13 years and it has lost only .03V in that time. From 13.5 to 13.47V.
    Last Edit: 19 August, 2023, 05:26:01 pm by Subsailor

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    Re: LiFePO4 battery
    Reply #2 on: 26 August, 2023, 07:00:55 pm
    26 August, 2023, 07:00:55 pm
    Been using a Shorai LFX19 that I installed five years ago back in 2018. Have had no issues and am very happy with this product,  the Shorai still spins the Tigers starter faster than my previous YTZ14S ever did. I don't ride in sub freezing Temps so haven't experienced the cold start issues this type of battery can have.
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    Re: LiFePO4 battery
    Reply #3 on: 27 August, 2023, 08:17:21 pm
    27 August, 2023, 08:17:21 pm
    I have a Noco in mine.  The difference in ‘oomph’ when starting is really quite obvious.  Smaller and (much) lighter too.