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Lithium Battery for my 1200GS

North

Active member
I just put a Lithium Battery in my 1200. I know about the cold thing with Lithium's, but my non-Lithium batteries loose cranking power in the cold too. Anyways, time will tell.
 

TW_rider

Member
Lithium batteries need to be warmed to exert their full cranking power.
Oddly enough, the easiest way to warm one up is to put a load on it...turn your headlight(s) on for 20 seconds or so.
 

Shuswap

Member
I'm about to pick up my warranty-replacement Shorai...after the 1st one failed and eventually overheated while receiving a <2 amp charge. I loved the speed it initially spun the DRZ, but it never had any longevity and responded very poorly to any charging(less than 1 amp, as directed by Shorai) It would die in less than 7 days with only a very minimal load
It was a hassle dealing with Shorai as they want to physically handle the battery before warranty(ing) it. Eventually they gave in to my badgering and shipped it, but only after I went stateside to ship the failed battery back to them.

In the end, too many dollars and too many hassles.

Of course others have had more success than I did
 

Mad Max

New member
I have run one on myDRZ for about a year and a half and it has been great. I have a Trailtech Vapor speedo/guage instead of the factory speedo computer which I am told always drains the battery. Maybe that is the difference. I even had mine sit for 3 months Nov-Feb and when I went to start my bike the float was stuck off and I cranked the piss out of it mercilessly and could not believe the way it performed!maybe I got a Wednesday battery!
 

Shuswap

Member
Yup, my Monday morning batt never lived up to the billing. Hope this warranty-provided one does better. Did you get the 'LFX14' model?
 
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