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Online HeavyRain

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 12:59:10 PM »
I wouldn't get too hung up on the lithium battery's Ahs. Lead acid batteries are over-specced to account for the fact that most of the stored energy will leak away internally if left for any time, while lithium batteries have a much lower self-discharge rate.

To put it in perspective (roughly), a 10Ah battery gives you 36000 Amp seconds, so cranking at 100A for a couple of seconds shouldn't put a dent in it, or in the full 3.5 Ah of a lithium battery, which is more likely to be available than the full charge of a lead acid battery (especially if it's cold or old).

Popinman: I bought the Shido battery you suggested, it is ~10-20mm shallower than the OEM, so you do need some sort of spacer so that the battery terminals attach at their natural angle. Also read the charging requirements - best off with dumb charger (< 15V) and let the battery look after itself.

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 08:36:32 PM »
Motobatt seem to be popular on Web forums.  Lots of people sing their praises.  I don't doubt that they are good, but I have never seen anyone report how well the battery has lasted after 4 years. 
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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 10:04:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by burty [+]
Motobatt seem to be popular on Web forums.  Lots of people sing their praises.  I don't doubt that they are good, but I have never seen anyone report how well the battery has lasted after 4 years. 
I've ran one in a Sprint RS for 3 years then swapped it into a sv1000 for 2 years, never had an issue, its currently sat in the garage 2 years later still holding charge well

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 10:07:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Scotty001 [+]
I've ran one in a Sprint RS for 3 years then swapped it into a sv1000 for 2 years, never had an issue, its currently sat in the garage 2 years later still holding charge well

I'd best change my view :l

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 10:08:32 PM »
Cheers all for your advice. Replacement Shido purchased and will fit it tomorrow. Will report back!

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 10:26:00 AM »
You'll wonder what's in the box when it arrives, as it weighs bugger-all!

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 11:22:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by HeavyRain [+]
You'll wonder what's in the box when it arrives, as it weighs bugger-all!

You’re right there! Can’t get over how light it is, even when full with charge  :008:

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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2019, 11:23:25 AM »
Had my Shido on for +3.5 years now and its been flawless  :461: the weight shocked me initially  :008:

You will need a piece of foam, or  similar to space it out as it has a lower profile, but that actually gave me more room for accessory wiring, so added bonus  :047:
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Re: Replacement Battery Confusion
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2019, 04:02:37 PM »
The JMT ones come with spacers.  :164:
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