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General question for the experts - can Lithium batteries be boosted like the old lead acid ones if they ever discharge enough to need it ? Or would this cause harm to the electronic circuits in the battery ?
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Can I jump a small motorcycle sized lithium battery from an automobile?
NO. It is not a good idea to “jump” a motorsport battery from a car or truck battery. It is much better to re-charge it if at all possible. On the top of each battery is a label that will specify the maximum amount of charging amps to use and a “jump” start from an automobile is about 150X more amperage than maximum amperage recommended, if not more. This can cause the cells to rupture and even catch on fire. This is true for all batteries, lithium or lead acid, if you must jump start the battery, do it from a like sized battery. A lead acid is much more tolerant than a lithium battery as they absorb the charge completely different. It is perfectly fine to jump start the EarthX battery from another motorcycle sized battery or use a jump pack.
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Beware, some vendors that sell through Amazon will not get you a warranty.

Ordered a Earthx ETX24C from the manufacturer.

Anti Gravity was a close second but due to the ECU relocate had a little less room and the A-G battery was on the edge power wise. Customer service spot on and reviews are good. Also A-G was less expensive.
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We sold them through the store for a bit. The trick withe was they had a 2 year warranty. A year longer than Yuasa. Sounds great so far. Unfortunately it was from date of manufacture, not date of sale. We only found out about it when we had one, the only one I might add, come back.
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Can I jump a small motorcycle sized lithium battery from an automobile?
NO. It is not a good idea to “jump” a motorsport battery from a car or truck battery. It is much better to re-charge it if at all possible. On the top of each battery is a label that will specify the maximum amount of charging amps to use and a “jump” start from an automobile is about 150X more amperage than maximum amperage recommended, if not more. This can cause the cells to rupture and even catch on fire. This is true for all batteries, lithium or lead acid, if you must jump start the battery, do it from a like sized battery. A lead acid is much more tolerant than a lithium battery as they absorb the charge completely different. It is perfectly fine to jump start the EarthX battery from another motorcycle sized battery or use a jump pack.
Thanks a lot !
I've been considering going Lithium but for twice the price of stock which lasts on average 7 years for me I don't think it' worth it.
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When I was in my 20's, I watched a guy jump start a chopped Sportster from a car. When it wouldn't start, he had the guy who owned the car, start the car, to give it a boost. That started his wiring on fire. Few years later, I told another guy about this and he said that as long as the car is not running, the wiring and battery should be OK. So, I have jumped mine using a car battery a few times (car NOT running) over the years and experienced NO problems. I do realize, if you have your bike hooked up to a car (car NOT running), you can't crank on it too long before things get hot. But when it comes to Lithium batteries, your guess is as good as mine.
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Too early for lithyum
IMO useful only on supersport bikes for weight shaving...
on a Sporty for the moment it does not worth to bother with the cons

a question...
brand new HDs have them stock?
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Too early for lithyum
IMO useful only on supersport bikes for weight shaving...
on a Sporty for the moment it does not worth to bother with the cons

a question...
brand new HDs have them stock?
Called the local H-D dealer. He said they were still trying to get a handle on the lithium batteries that they sell and would call me back.
He did not call me back.
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Too early for lithyum
IMO useful only on supersport bikes for weight shaving...
on a Sporty for the moment it does not worth to bother with the cons

a question...
brand new HDs have them stock?
An answer to your question: I e-mailed my local dealer and they said that they (Lithium batteries) are not available as standard equipment. The customer would have to by one separate, from the dealership, and have it installed.
(side note: they sell little chargers to go with them for around $50)
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