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    What battery to get?

    Load tested my battery after desulphating it. It's shot. What's the consensus on preferred batteries for our bikes? It has a duralast sealed AGM in it now. In my cars I run Optima red tops so if I can I would like to get one that is similar in performance. I'm not afraid of shelling out cash on a good one.

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    The Shorai Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LIPo) are popular around here. Just be sure to get the Shorai charger along with it and never use your desulphating charger on it. (It will explode.)


    If you don't want to pay Shorai prices but still want a decent LIPo battery, Battery Tender (Deltran brand) is another option. Again, get the right charger to go with it.

    LIPo batteries feature very light weight and high cranking amps, but you have to understand their disadvantages. If you live in a cold climate you need to warm the battery up by running your headlights for a couple minutes before trying to start your bike when it's down around freezing. The rest of the time it's cake.

    If you're dead set on lead-acid batteries then Yuasa is still a good choice.


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    I love shorai batteries so much I wanna get them pregnant so I can have another one. Lithium phosphate is what is up. So light, so sexy, well I don't worry too much about the cold temp since 75 Fahrenheit is considered cold as heck being In tropical land

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashmasterd View Post
    The Shorai Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LIPo) are popular around here. Just be sure to get the Shorai charger along with it and never use your desulphating charger on it. (It will explode.)


    If you don't want to pay Shorai prices but still want a decent LIPo battery, Battery Tender (Deltran brand) is another option. Again, get the right charger to go with it.

    LIPo batteries feature very light weight and high cranking amps, but you have to understand their disadvantages. If you live in a cold climate you need to warm the battery up by running your headlights for a couple minutes before trying to start your bike when it's down around freezing. The rest of the time it's cake.

    If you're dead set on lead-acid batteries then Yuasa is still a good choice.
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