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    Shorai batteries

    Anyone here have experience with them? opinion of them?

    Yes I know they are a-tad pricey , but just in the consideration stage @ this time. I have an Odyssey in my Roadster, and this LT I bought has one as well. But! I have tried several times to bring it back too life....but it will not hold a charge, even over-night. So before I buy another, thought I'd ask around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Anyone here have experience with them? opinion of them?
    I put a Shorai in my '08 R1200GS last fall and have no issues with it. Either starting in cold Wisconsin weather or the heat of Central America. Haven't had a need of a trickle charger since installation. My moto sat for a month in a storage facility down in Memphis for a month prior to taking off for Panama. I also like the weight savings over a wet cell battery also. There was an article about Shorai in the BMW ON a few issues ago.
    Dick
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    Thumbs up Shorai

    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Anyone here have experience with them? opinion of them?
    Put one in my '04 GT a couple years ago. I like the fact that it's so much lighter and smaller than OEM, so there is room in the battery box to store other items (my Stop-n-Go w/extra CO2 lives there). No problems whatsoever cranking in any weather, hot or cold, winter, summer, whatever... it just works. Battery Tender stays hooked to my wife's bike because the Shorai doesn't need it. But, I ride the K-bike year round... Shorai is said to be good for long-term storage (low self-discharge rate). I haven't stress tested that feature yet and don't intend to. ;-)

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