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Old 12-31-2012, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone had any experience with these batteries?

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very interesting-Thanks for sharing.
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Another battery that is similar to those would be the Antigravity. They are supposed to be great as far as lithium batteries go. And they are made in the United States to boot. The Horse has ran a couple tech articles about them the last month or two.

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mine Blew up. It didnt make more than two pathetic starts. Hopefully they are improving.
When I bought it from the Jap bike shop, plenty of their customers were using them successfully.
Not so lucky on the Big Dog. And for what its worth this was the middle of last year so the construction/ability may have changed.

Also like to point out the Braille is still going strong!
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I know this is an older post but I will not recomend a lithium battery to my enemy. If your voltgage regulator craps out on you the battery will go super nova. Lithium batteries get very hot when they are overcharged or used in a constant demand. (states so on the Antigravity website too). The hotter they get the more power they put out (that's why in cold starts they tell you leave the ignition and lights on and crank it a few times to get the battery warm - produces more power)

So when my Voltage Regulator crapped the battery went super nova and it fried my ignition module, head light, plugs, and tachometer.

Stick with a good AGM battery and a trickle charger. If you are having battery and starting issues, check your regulator to see if it is working correctly, and clean the contacts on your starter. There are threads on this in the forum. Just my opinion.

One other note: I work in the Aviation field and the manufacturer of our aircraft used lithium batteries for instrument emergency power but went back to a lead acid battery because of the overheating problem. I guess I should have known.
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