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Old 09-30-2018, 10:52 AM
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Lithium Ion battery

Since the battery in my recently acquired K13s is three years old now I ordered a replacement. Sitting on my desk is a Antigravity ATX-12-HD Lithium Ion replacement. Very light (about 1/4 the weight of lead acid OEM battery) with a 480 CCA rating. My experience with these Lithium Ion battery's has been very good so I now use them exclusively in my motorcycles.
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Re: Lithium Ion battery

The battery in my XR just died so I went with a Shorai Lithium
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Old 09-30-2018, 04:28 PM
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Have had an Anitigravity for around 4 years now. Very impressed
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Re: Lithium Ion battery

I would avoid lithium ion batteries. Get a Lithium Iron Phosphate type with a built in BMS or Battery Management System. Lithium Ion batteries are too sensitive to Temperature and much more likely to go into thermal runway getting cooked by the engine heat. Iíve got an EarthX batterybin mine. Cranks the engine like a beast and can sit long periods and still start the bike and they work in the cold. I tested mine after a week in the low teens when it was around 20F. Turned the bike on waited for the yellow triangle to go out on the dash and the bike started instantly.
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Iím not sure that you can get Ďlithium ioní batteries for automotive use. I think the confusion comes from LiFePO4 which is lithium IRON phosphate and the terms become interchanged
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Re: Lithium Ion battery

Yes, they are LiFePO4.

Just put an Australian SSB in my bike. 1.1kg. Starts excellently.
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Yes you can.

https://www.amazon.com/YTX5L-BS-Lith.../dp/B00BM7X05C

Ducati is using Lithium ion batteries. Hereís a video that was caused by the battery getting too hot and going into thermal runaway.

https://youtu.be/jnKleFpHjX8

They use The lithium ion batteries due to being smaller, lighter and higher power density than LiPoFe.
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Check the crash of UPS Flight 6 out of Dubai. I've made the same trip, but with better luck.
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Re: Lithium Ion battery

Does the throttle have to be reset after changing a battery. Seems like I read something like that here? Couldn't find anything in reference to this in owners manual. The OM does say that the date the battery is changed must be entered in bike???? Refers you to dealer for this????
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Didnít do anything on my XR. The clock didnít even reset
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Yes. You can do it manually. After connecting the battery, turn the bike on, but donít start it. Slowly turn the throttle to wide open and then close three time. Turn the bike off. TPS is now calibrated. Donít know about the battery date. I may have reset that with my GS-911, but I donít remember.
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Yes you can.

https://www.amazon.com/YTX5L-BS-Lith.../dp/B00BM7X05C

Ducati is using Lithium ion batteries. Here’s a video that was caused by the battery getting too hot and going into thermal runaway.

https://youtu.be/jnKleFpHjX8

They use The lithium ion batteries due to being smaller, lighter and higher power density than LiPoFe.

There are many types of lithium ion batteries, LiFePO4 is just one of them. There is NO risk of explosion with these batteries, If they are overcharged they swell a little bit and that's it. What type of battery exploded on the UPS flight. It certainly wasn't LiFePO4 batteries but the small button type and there were 81000 of them on a pallet.

I also watched the video on the Ducati and while it wasn't made clear, it seems it was a fuel issue NOT the battery.

From Australia in relation to the Ducati fire. The official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says “a fuel leak may occur from the filler plug when opening it or from the area under the rider seat both when riding the bike or when it is parked, due to a problem with the fuel tank seal and ventilation system”.

“This may cause fuel to leak out of the fuel cap when opening it,” the notice says.

“Under the seat, the internal breather valve could leak fuel past the O rings when it is parked or has just been ridden. This may pose a risk of fire.”

I love LiFePO4 batteries
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Me too Capt. Howdy. I have them in 3 of my 5 bikes.
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