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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 2013, 10:25 am Thread Starter
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Lithium battery?

Has anyone tried one of the new batteries in a K-bike? What did you think? Was the weight reduction noticeable? Worth the price?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Has anyone tried one of the new batteries in a K-bike? What did you think? Was the weight reduction noticeable? Worth the price?
If you go on the other sites there's War and Piece on the subject,noticable weight reduction above the suspension I doubt,I intend to fit one on my Supermoto but the biggest hassle is the charger(big bucks),oh they don't like the cold.
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Are the benefits even noticable? Worth it? Other than to say...Hey I've got a Lithium battery.

Doubt it.
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considering you have almost 10 pounds sitting up at the top of the tank, I'd say there is a significant difference. If you can feel the difference between a full tank of gas and a half a tank, you'll notice this.

i have been using one for years.

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If your only concern is battery weight reduction, then the pilot losing weight is more effective.

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If your only concern is battery weight reduction, then the pilot losing weight is more effective.
Yeah, but when was the last time you tried to lose ten pounds.
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And why do they need to be mutually exclusive?

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I'm with Canning, lio and cold don't mix. If you're a warm weather rider, then great, you probably don't have anything to worry about. I just don't see the cost/performance/weight formula beating the same formula as the Odyssey. However, as anal BMW owners, someone will study, to the death, a cost analysis of a couple of battery pounds.

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I have a Shorai in my GT, I love it.
The weight difference is noticeable. And it cranks like CRAZY.
Plus, you won't need a tender. You can let it sit for months (manufacturer claims over a year) without going flat.
True, they don't like cold. But simply turning on the lights for a minute or two will warm up the battery.
The balance charger sold by the manufacturer is more of a maintenance tool. You balance-charge the cells every year or so to get the most life out of them.
Considering it's only $30-$40 more than an OEM battery, it's not a bad deal.
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My biggest complaint is Odyssey not doing a battery for the R or the sport.
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