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I got 3 years out of my old battery. It finally cracked and had a dead cell. I went with a shorai lithium battery. It is definatly different, about the size of my two fists maybe smaller and weighs 1.6 pounds. That is not a typo. My bike also starts like a demon now. I don't know if anyone else has done this yet but for 139.99 I'll be a guinee pig. Any thoughts or question? Any one else have expierience with these batteries?
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Oh, one more thing, the small size of the battery let me put the fuel pack harness and a small tool bag in the battery box also!
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which Model exactly did you pick up?
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Shorai model LFX14L2-BS12 is the one I picked up. It is the second case series smaller and newer but same cca of 210. So far it has been 3 weeks and so far it works great. The series 1 is the exact same specs except bigger. Same cca, watts per hour, and amps per hour.

I could not find the series 1 on sale on the net also. It also puts out 10 cca than the yuasa battery I was going to get and came with a two year warranty. Also no acid to fill and won't leak. Put it in the bike right out of the box and it was fully charged. I found a place on the net called motomummy with free shipping. I also got a bunch of free stickers for my tool box!
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Schweet! Thanks for the info. My batteries (stock) last about 2 years. The summers here in Phoenix are brutal on batteries and mine is starting to lag on ignition (I was planning to hook it up the the charger this weekend)
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thanks for posting. I'll be watching this thread. Also sent ya some rep for being the guinea pig on this one. My battery is still original and I figure I am pushing my luck with it. Would be great to be able to relocate the ECM easily and go with a pre-07 fender and seat
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My ecm would fit in the battery box right now but I opted for a tool kit(small phillips head, a few allen wrenches, zip ties, worm clamp, small adjustable wrench) because it is nice to have if something gets loose. I have my harness in there also as stated before! Thanks for the rep aemsee!
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Still have the stock battery in my 2007 XL, I use a tender (Sears brand) when the bike might sit for more than a week, and keep it hooked up all winter. I'll have to watch this thread as well. I usually get good service out of my batteries. The last 11 years I have been buying WESTCO (glass mat) batteries for my bikes. My brother is using (on an '87 Venture Royale 1300) an 11 year old WESTCO I gave him off my old Wing in 2008. I gotta check out the shorai lithium battery.
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Shorai model LFX14L2-BS12 is the one I picked up. It is the second case series smaller and newer but same cca of 210. So far it has been 3 weeks and so far it works great. The series 1 is the exact same specs except bigger. Same cca, watts per hour, and amps per hour.

I could not find the series 1 on sale on the net also. It also puts out 10 cca than the yuasa battery I was going to get and came with a two year warranty. Also no acid to fill and won't leak. Put it in the bike right out of the box and it was fully charged. I found a place on the net called motomummy with free shipping. I also got a bunch of free stickers for my tool box!
I'm getting ready to order one of these. S&S100sweden has been running one for a while and has has told me that it has operated flawlessly.
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I'll be watching also. My RK may be due soon.
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