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    SSB Batteries

    I kicked the possums off the poor old Triple a couple of days ago and worked my way through the cloud of dust and wagtail shit that was busy protecting the paint and chrome and stuck the battery on a battery doctor charger for a couple of days in preparation for some Spring riding in the Snowies once all you ponces going to and fro from Phillip Island have exhausted all the Victorian coppers overtime budget and infringement pads.

    Bugger me sideways if the electricity genie hasn’t escaped from the old bugger like smoke disappearing in the breeze at Rancho Relaxo on a Friday night.

    I have long been a fan of Yuasa batteries (proper ones mind, not the crappy ice whore models) but find them harder to come by than a Queensland intellectual.

    Shorai sparky things are similarly rare than a virgin in a Catholic choir.

    Does anyone have any experience with SSB batteries?
    I’m looking for a Lithium one for a change.

    Yes she is an 05 with an 05 stator but she has a shunt RR, around 20k kms and was pushing out 14+ v when I lobotomised her for winter.

    Any help, witty or otherwise, appreciated.
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    The factory Regulator/Regulator is a shunt type. That's why they are crap. You want either a MOSFET or better yet a Series type like Compufire. If you're still using the shunt type, be sure to use accessories that pull a lot of watts to keep it from getting too hot.

    As for battery, I can't help you in Oz. I dunno what a "SSB" battery is, but I quite liked my Lithium Iron Phosphate battery. Same technology as the Shorai that you read about here.

    I've had good luck with Yuasa batteries over the years, but I sure appreciated the greater cranking power of the LIPo battery.
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    Yeah Crash, I’m suffering from alcohol deprivation.
    She’s got a Shindengen seris RR not a shunt.
    SSB are an Austrian LiPo battery.
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    Oh. Sorry to get pedantic on you then.

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    S’ok dude.
    I had a hard time getting a series rr for it and the different #s did my head in at the time.
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    Craig, I've been using Motobatt AGM batteries for a long time now. Stronger CCA than conventional batteries and hold their charge for longer in periods of inactivity, and generally are cheaper than the Yuasa equivalent.

    Deka is another AGM type battery but generally cost more than the Motobatt.
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    Thanks John.
    I ended up opting for an SSB Li jobby.
    I’ll see how it goes tomorrow.
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    +1 for the MotoBatt.

    +1 for Deka (and Deka being much more pricey)

    How much for SSB? You getting a charger to go with?

    Bloke at work is getting a Shorai. He's ordering direct from them, and they'll include a charger too.

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    Might try a LiPo next time I'm due a battery.

    The weight reduction means i can get fatter without it affecting the bike performance, plus an increase underseat storage space.

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    I’m still on the fence about the SSB but I’ll let you know how it goes.
    It’s ‘ken expensive at just over $300.
    It supposedly has 390 cca but the sales guy said that their new data has downrated that to 300 cca.
    It is fully charged at only 13.3 volts, rechargeable by any normal charger and charges in 5-10 minutes.
    It weighs f’call at just over 1kg but is the same dimensions as my old gel battery.
    This is the wattle, the symbol of our land.
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