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Old April 22nd, 2017, 05:22 PM   #11
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Like I said above, get the right size lithium battery and you will be happy for years.

Get one too small and your reviews will be bad.

Pretty much the point of the years long lithium battery thread on AdvRider.com.

BTW: Manufacturers point to lithium batteries too small for less than perfect conditions.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 05:24 PM   #12
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Lithium batteries sized right from a reputable company are much more expensive than a lead battery. What you get in exchange is longer charge holding, more amperage to starter, lighter weight and longer life.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 06:35 PM   #13
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When my starter turned to crap, but before the dealer could get a Denso starter, I had a week long ride. The 16 cell Antigravity lithium battery had the balls to turn over the crap starter when the engine was hot. Probably wire melting amp draw. No lead battery could do that.

Lithium batteries will deliver this kind of performance until they are dead. Not the gradual decline in amperage lead batteries have.

Below freezing temperatures? Merely turn on the key and let the draw on the battery warm it for a minute. Warmed you will get the performance you are accustomed to.

Properly sized though, below freezing temperatures have been no issue at all for me. Mind you those temperatures were at Lake Tahoe and mid 20s. Not the arctic.
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 01:35 AM   #14
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Think I'm lucky, bike is almost four years old, 16000miles and never been on a charger.
I work offshore, the 1st two years it was left untendered for four weeks every four weeks and started fine.
Now for the last two years its left every three weeks untended for three weeks.
Run a garmin sat nav, heated oxford vest and phone charger.
If I'm going away for a week on a trip, I carry a lithium jumper battery pack just in case.
Probably jinxed myself now and the bike will be flat when I get home ;-)
Probably get home now
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