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    preference or issues with lithium batteries

    looking to relocate the battery on my 1991 R100 (hide it in the tail section)...most folks seem to be using the Shorai units...anyone try the Ballistic batteries? Other than the outta this world cost, any downsides to running lithium batteries anyone is aware of??(...could only find a few relevant threads...) thanks!
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    Latest ON magazine has an article on the lithium batteries - they were news to me.

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    There might be some issues with some systems installed on BMWs. Suppliers of Enduralast products, such as voltage regulators, indicate their system is not compatible with lithium batteries such as Shorai. This page from talk about the regulator for use on BMWs:

    http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/pro...l-voltrect.htm
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    Another issue with lithium batteries is extremely poor cold-weather cranking amp output.
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    Thanks for the feedback.....great tech article in The ON...since I live in Portland...cold weather cranking is not an issue .....

    And Kurt...thanks for the reminder on the resources page...so much there...I felt like the mosquito in the Gary Larsen cartoon tapping into an artery....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriousfish View Post
    I felt like the mosquito in the Gary Larsen cartoon tapping into an artery....
    Tap too hard or drill too deep and it'll blow!! Be careful out there!
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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