Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Shorai batteries

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    926

    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.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Racine, WI
    Posts
    200
    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
    R1200GS '08
    "Hey, where you goin'?" "Nowhere in particular." "Man, I wish I was you." "Well, Hang in there..."

  3. #3
    This Space for Rent MTSweger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    C'ville
    Posts
    179

    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. ;-)

    -MTS
    Mike Sweger
    Charlottesville, Virginia | 2004 K1200GT
    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Racine, WI
    Posts
    200
    Just a quick update. It has been 2 years now (and 2 Winters) that I have had the Shorai lithium battery installed. have not had it on a battery charger once since Oct 2012. This includes during the Winter, sitting in cold storage out in the garage.

    Quote Originally Posted by rjzinc View Post
    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
    R1200GS '08
    "Hey, where you goin'?" "Nowhere in particular." "Man, I wish I was you." "Well, Hang in there..."

  5. #5
    This Space for Rent MTSweger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    C'ville
    Posts
    179

    Thumbs up Shorai Update

    Quote Originally Posted by rjzinc View Post
    Just a quick update. It has been 2 years now (and 2 Winters) that I have had the Shorai lithium battery installed. have not had it on a battery charger once since Oct 2012. This includes during the Winter, sitting in cold storage out in the garage.
    Similar experience here. My Shorai is well over 3 years old now and I've had zero problems with it on the K bike. Let's see... Smaller form factor, less weight, and it just works! What's not to like?

    Pricey, yes, but so far it certainly seems worth the money. We'll have to wait and see how it does through the 4th winter (sans charger) and I'll try to remember to post another update next spring.

    It may crap out on me next week, next month, or next year. Who knows? However, at this point I couldn't be more impressed.

    -MTS
    Mike Sweger
    Charlottesville, Virginia | 2004 K1200GT
    "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •