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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby Jeff » May 24th, 2012, 8:35 pm

I just left my bike with a few months old Braille brand battery on a Diehard charger/maintainer for 12 days and it would not start. I put my old Deltran Battery Tender on it over night and it fired right up.

So Deltran seems to kick ass on Diehard. But my main storage location for motos is a shed with no power, so I need the best battery for that situation.

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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby Toneman » May 25th, 2012, 7:23 am

Jeff wrote:But my main storage location for motos is a shed with no power, so I need the best battery for that situation.

Or a trench, some conduit, wire, and a sub-panel! Hey, why not? Wheels is retired - he's got time! :dana:
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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby LQT SPLT » May 25th, 2012, 7:34 pm

Jim wrote:That puts the weight savings with the standard battery to slightly over 6lbs and with heavier duty battery (the one I have) at 5lbs 10oz!

I thought enough of it to still keep it charged up and carry it in one of my saddlebags on trips,... just in case one of us needs a jump.
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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby Toneman » May 25th, 2012, 8:15 pm

You've always got good poop in your saddlebags for the rest of us!
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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby Jim » May 26th, 2012, 1:50 pm

Yeah! Like a hearty red! :whistle:
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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby LQT SPLT » May 26th, 2012, 2:27 pm

Toneman wrote:You've always got good poop in your saddlebags for the rest of us!

Jim wrote:Yeah! Like a hearty red! :whistle:

... and don't forget the folding-shovel I always carry on group rides,... just in case it all goes terribly wrong for somebody! :character-oldtimer:
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Re: Shorai batteries

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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby davidro » June 1st, 2012, 2:30 pm

FWIW - I still have the orignal batt from Suzuki from 2005 ... knock on wood - she still turns over.

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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby Jim » June 1st, 2012, 2:49 pm


You know what they say, "If you can't say anything good..."


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Re: Shorai batteries

Postby denyp » June 7th, 2012, 11:14 am

Hey Jim,
I put a Shorai in the VFR about a month ago and it works just like any new battery. I don't think you are suppose to put it on a trickle charger for at least a year and then if you haven't ridden the bike in over a month. Interesting the Shorai battery was only about $7 more than the stock OEM battery for the Honda.


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