Lithium Batteries

Happy holidays to everyone. I have a 2007 Big Dog Bulldog. I am tired of replacing batteries that do not put out enough CCA's after about 2 years. I know the minimum CCA recommended for the bike are 320. My question is this. Does anyone have experience with lithium batteries? I hear that they last an incredibly long time with and without a trickle charger. Are they compatible with Big Dog bikes? Any info would be most appreciated. Thank you.
 

Mickmorris

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Happy holidays to everyone. I have a 2007 Big Dog Bulldog. I am tired of replacing batteries that do not put out enough CCA's after about 2 years. I know the minimum CCA recommended for the bike are 320. My question is this. Does anyone have experience with lithium batteries? I hear that they last an incredibly long time with and without a trickle charger. Are they compatible with Big Dog bikes? Any info would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Get with Curtis @ wildsteedworks. I know he is a proponent for the lithium battery. He should be able to give you the right information.
 
Don’t have the link. Sorry. Just go to Amazon and search NOCO battery. Be sure you get the 20 size. Comes with spacers, styro spacers and universal connection posts. Outstanding battery!
 

Jwooky

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Don’t have the link. Sorry. Just go to Amazon and search NOCO battery. Be sure you get the 20 size. Comes with spacers, styro spacers and universal connection posts. Outstanding battery!
Thanks keep us posed on how it holds up.

I believe you will need a Lithium charger too.
 

Sven

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OK, so I may have cheated. Prepped a 2013 BS and it lasted till 2021. Took the same BS battery but this time I just wet it and no prep. Had a 9yr BS with a prep. So I bought this style charger. I turn the key on, it read 12.4v. I plugged it in and it automatically found the BS style, ran its cycle. Now I turn the key on after a ride, I see 12.8v

If I couldn't prep a lith out of the box, I'd plug it in with this charger. If Jay runs a shit load of cars and bikes with this charger as a field test, cough, you'd be wasting your money picking out a universal (recovery mode) car/bike charger that does it all. Thought I could recover the 13 battery [is why I bought it], but the red light stayed on for hours so no recovery like I imagined; but if the battery is still in service, has low points, this will bring the points back up. Sold me. 100 bucks online.

Like I was saying, if I buy a lith and I could not prep it, I'd attempt it with this charger. By that I mean, I will drain the battery down to 1-2v and recover it with this charger. That's 3x's down that low a volt, then on the 3rd charge you install it. If it was a BS like I've done to the last 3 batteries, I let the acid sit for an hour before the first charge; then the 3x's, then install the battery.

Wet and install is a few years at the most. Wet/Prep-3x, maybe 7yrs or more with a BS (battery acid supplied) I can bet on. And I will bet a chelada is why the batteries around here are wet and installed, not prepped like the battery manu's do to test how their competitors pan out is this prep process.

 
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