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    Lithium Batteries 1983 R100

    Any input on Shorai batteries.Thinking of getting one.

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    Boeing might be having a sale on them

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    The local Beemer shop carries them. Pretty amazing batteries. They have a sign posted over the counter demo models that say "these are real batteries" because they are so light they feel like they should be empty. They said they haven't had any issues with them and I haven't heard bad things about them on any of the big boards like ADVRIDER or whatnot.

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    Thanks

    Thank you,Just what I wanted to know.Now I can spend some real money on a battery.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downs View Post
    The local Beemer shop carries them. Pretty amazing batteries. They have a sign posted over the counter demo models that say "these are real batteries" because they are so light they feel like they should be empty. They said they haven't had any issues with them and I haven't heard bad things about them on any of the big boards like ADVRIDER or whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    Boeing might be having a sale on them
    Ooooooooo its getting hot in here
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    There is a guy in our local BMW club who had a conventional lead-acid battery in his Bumblebee airhead for 9 (nine!) years working. Makes you wonder why you want to spend a premium for anything else.

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    I asked our local BMW dealer about them as an upgrade for my R1200R. He said that they have had a couple go bad, but their warranty was very good. He took responsibility for their failure because they had not been charged before the sale and had sat on the shelf awhile. They weight almost nothing, but have much more power. By the way, my wife works for Boeing and the battery issue is not a laughing matter around her.

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    Not sure, but I think I saw that Boeing's lithiums are made by Yuasa -?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toooldtocare View Post
    I asked our local BMW dealer about them as an upgrade for my R1200R. He said that they have had a couple go bad, but their warranty was very good. He took responsibility for their failure because they had not been charged before the sale and had sat on the shelf awhile. They weight almost nothing, but have much more power. By the way, my wife works for Boeing and the battery issue is not a laughing matter around her.
    As a pilot myself I know it's not a laughing matter, I've had NICAD batteries do the thermal runaway once and I don't ever want to go through that again. I just think that Boeing is a little tooooo aggressive with this specific new technology, these batteries are a whole different ball of wax and should be tested more in real time setting not just in a lab. I think human factors got in the way here and things got overlooked, bottom line...it's not funny but I'm just trying to keep it lively
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    Quote Originally Posted by 140008 View Post
    Any input on Shorai batteries.
    A lithium battery? No thanks! I have seen them go into a runaway condition and till they solve the safety aspects, I'll pass. There is an incredible amount of energy in them compared to lead acid.

    I don't mind them in my digital camera or cell phone, but nothing larger.

    There is a reason ICAO and IATA issued instructions that loose Li-Ion batteries have to be in your carry-on luggage in aircraft and properly stored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    A lithium battery? No thanks! I have seen them go into a runaway condition and till they solve the safety aspects, I'll pass. There is an incredible amount of energy in them compared to lead acid.

    I don't mind them in my digital camera or cell phone, but nothing larger.

    There is a reason ICAO and IATA issued instructions that loose Li-Ion batteries have to be in your carry-on luggage in aircraft and properly stored.

    To repeat: You're talking about a DIFFERENT KIND OF LITHIUM BATTERY.

    Sorry for shouting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianK View Post
    To repeat: You're talking about a DIFFERENT KIND OF LITHIUM BATTERY.

    Sorry for shouting!
    No worries.

    I am aware of the different chemistries. They have their issues.

    And why would I change if my regular old-tech low-priced flooded lead acid battery starts my airhead for 8 full years. And at least double the price, that lithium would have to last 18 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post
    And why would I change if my regular old-tech low-priced flooded lead acid battery starts my airhead for 8 full years.
    Weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    Weight.
    Well luckily I don't have to carry my GS up a flight of stairs every evening.

    I'm not worried about a few extra pounds which could easily be offset if I lost a few myself as most could stand to.

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