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Old 07-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I run R/C cars, and use lithium batteries in all those. You'd be amazed how long they last. I have one pack that is 9 years old.

As for the Discharge- it's just the nature of the beast with Lithium, get below a minimum voltage per cell and then they're pretty much toast.

That being said, I can't imagine leaving the headlight on for a couple hours would drain it to the point of being unusable. Plus, who walks away from their bike with the key in it for a couple hours anyway? (nothing personal if you do/did)

I still like mine, granted i'm on my first season with it. I'll check back in if something bad happens.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:45 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Bumping this for updates from members who have this battery in their Warrior.
How's the battery doing?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Second full season with it installed. 1st season with engine stock second season with the PR110 kit and cams. I have a slight concern at this time. Although it has never let me standing on the side of the road, several times it has failed to continuously crank the engine including a recent reset of trip. Very simular to the OEM battery. Being concerned that the battery charge was low from to many short trips, for the first time, I put it on the the battery tender to fully charge. The weird thing is the tender showed the battery to be 70% or greater charged. I would buy this type of battery again if required
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I bought my 06 Midnight in October and the previous owner put in one of these batteries. I don't if he let it drain too much (LED lights) or what but it cranks very slowly. I have to ride at least 3 times a week ( I know..terrible ) to keep it from not turning the bike over. I need to a voltage meter on it to see what state its in. I've also been tempted to get either a Battery Tender (Deltran) or the Shorai version (twice the price) and see if that helps.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I've also been tempted to get either a Battery Tender (Deltran) or the Shorai version (twice the price) and see if that helps.

Try the Shorai version. It connects with the DIN plug that individually charges and conditions each cell in the battery, independently.

Although you can hook these up to regular chargers, It gets charged as "1" voltage in battery, versus breaking it down to condition (and cycle) each of the (8 maybe?) cells inside the battery as each cell needs.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I purchased one along with the balance charger, but won't be installing it untill it's time to ride again.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Just ordered a Shorai charger. Several people, from the various sites/reviews, said it revived their battery from the brink of death...so here's hoping.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #38 (permalink)
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so i got the charger in today and hooked it up. it was done charging in 15 minutes. i thought that was a little short. i started the bike but it still feels weak...like its barely turning over. the bike starts, but its not that monster starting scenario everyone else is describing. i put a voltage meter and it read 13.38 volts (bike off, of course). so i'm leaving it in Store mode.

maybe i'm complaining for nothing. the bike does and has started everytime. oh well.
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Mugar, maybe there are connection or starter issues with your bike, have you checked voltage drops in the cabling and connections leading to the starter?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am also interested in the LFX18A1-BS12. What retailers sell it?

I 'll ask a friend from the US to buy it for me, and ship it here.

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