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Discussion in 'General' started by scubaman15, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. 2004BC

    2004BC FREEDOM!!!

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    I just bought and installed the 500cc 20X battery. I had bought the Braille a year ago and kept on a tender but only started the bike a couple of times. I was customizing it so a lot of down time. Braille died. Maybe a battery needs to cycle to stay healthy? Load, discharge, recharge, etc etc???? I don't know but the 500cc fired it right up yesterday and went riding since the customizing is finally finished!!!
     
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    Did someone already start talking bs about it! That is not nice. For gods sake give the battery a change to prove itself!
    Even if the battery is sold exclusively on Amazon, not from throttleX site and it is not American made by Deka like some HD batteries they sell there, but ”overseas” like they say, it doesn’t automatically mean the quality is not good!
     
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  4. Nukeranger

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    I think my Braille lasted about 5 years in case this helps
     
  5. Reddickracing

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    Got the x-rated battery in and it def has some thump. It whirled it over no problem. I didn't choke it or give it gas so I could hear it turn over. I thought my comp releases could be bad, with my old battery it just took a while to get it to turn over. I put my finger on them and they would go down when I hit the button but would come back up after about 2-3 secs. With the new battery they go down while its whirling its ass off but still come back up after 2-3 secs.
     
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    Sucks for me, they won't ship to Canada..:(
     
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    Well hell. Yea its a big dif, hope it keeps it up for several years
     
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    back in the sixties, we just kicked them, few broken ankles, but didn't need no hi-dollar battery .
    one time I had a kickback so hard it broke the tranny case
     
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    Technology man! We used to have flip phones that just made calls but now... Oh yea I still got a flip phone
     
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    If your going to Bikeweek, You can send it to Marble's place and he can give it to you down there
     
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    I have a Braille, and to be honest, so far I am less than impressed..
     
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    Why do you need two? :oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:Thanks man, I prolly will..:old2:
     
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    I guess the jury is still out on this battery as for as how long you can get out of, idk. Time will tell
     
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    Hoarder..:oldlaugh:
     
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    Sometimes you can have the slightest issue with your VR, especially the stock junk, and not even know it.
    I have had a couple of bikes in my shop with that issue.
    One was going through a battery every two years the other one was replacing batteries every year.
    Both resolved with a quality Series VR.
    Since I do not have a really long track record with those two bikes yet I can only tell you that both are into their third year with the same battery so something was resolved.
    It also has allot to do with just how much engine starting and stopping you go through or how many times the battery is being charged and discharged. Discharging isn't necessarily being done just because you ride the bike.
    Every battery has a certain number of charge/discharge cycles and when it's done it's done.
    If your ride sits in the garage most of the year, and the battery is maintained, then your a good candidate for a seven year battery.
    And I swear Paul I am in no way trying to indicate just how much you do or don't ride......:cheers:.
     
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