Thanks for the link! I was thinking that I would like to do this and have been looking at lithium upgrades. These are so much better in every way than lead acid.I got this Shorai. It's truly awesome. Once you hold it in one hand and hold your stock battery in your other hand, you'll understand. I treat it no differently than a stock battery.
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/554-electronics/7041-lithium-battery.htmlShopping for one and there are a lot of offerings. Any recs?
Thanks! Thought maybe I was losing my mind or something. I knew that automotive batteries were all 12v but they put out something closer to 13-14 volts. Didn't know motorcycles were the same!For securing, most of these batteries, if not all, come with foam to stuff into the original battery box so the battery fits. I know the Anti Gravity one does for sure.
As for voltage, they are the same. Most people just refer to the charging system as a 12 volt system. It really puts out @13.9 volts, which is what Ballistic is quoting. While Anti Gravity is just referring to the 12 volt system.
Amp hours, (aH) simply refers to how long a battery will last at a certain draw while not charging. If your bike is running, the battery should (if everything is working properly) be charging. It would matter more for the cold cranking amps (CCA), if you are in a colder climate. That is what matters for turning your engine over.
One thing to remember with LiFe/LiPo batteries is that they do not really like the cold. Not that any battery likes the cold, but those types will drain faster and need to "warm up" more before trying to start the bike. Turning your lights on and letting the bike sit a short while (maybe 30-60 seconds) can really make a difference.