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Battery

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Hi folks. decided to get a lithium ion battery for the bike.
Anything I need to know about using it, putting out 12.8 volts. will this
screw anything up?
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Yes! I would suggest you get your charging system in order. I ran into this when I switched to my lithium battery putting about about the same. It will trigger the internal circuit breaker of the lithium and no power to start to protect battery from overheating.
This was according to Ballistic when I talked to them.
I installed new stator as had one weak pole and also converted to a Mosfit regulator that is electronically controlled instead of old school shunt style that is a ground system. This old system is also why regulator gets burning hot! The new on on my build page put out 14.3 at idle! Stayed there and never had a battery shut down again. Pretty easy to wire up directly to battery and 3 poles.


Good luck!!
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Thanks Charlie. :thumbup
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My advice.. stay with a lead acid battery. Every person I have know that gone to a sealed gel or LI battery has been dissapointed. And they usually only last about a year. Lead acid..... 4 to 5 years.
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Strange everyone I know has no problems and my original battery is like 6 now still works. Long as you have charging system working right you have no problems with either type.
Personal choice for sure.
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I'm not to sure of the lithium after what Fabio posted a while ago
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Never had an issue running either . Have both .
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Hey run either but be aware if there's any drain & you use a maintenance charger it needs to be a specific Lithium one.
If there's no drain you don't need one as long as the bikes charging system is at 14V. If it's low like Charlie said the battery wil go "flat" and the BMS will disconnect it.
Be sure it's a good quality one as well. Not a lithium polymer. I have seen a few labeled as having prismatic cells & when you unscrew them there's polymer cells in there! SSB Lithium are like this and are shit!
If you get a wet or Sealed one just check the height as some are a little tall & push the tank bracket up a bit to far.
You should try to know everything about something & something about everything.
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Thank you gang. just went back to lead acid and it is running great. :thumbup
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Just charged mine back up & it's fine.
I didn't think it would survive the 4 volt excursion!
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