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Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
XCRider803, I just saw your post. How did you...

XCRider803, I just saw your post. How did you make out at the dealer. PM sent.
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By AKohler883
i don't know why you would specifically recommend...

i don't know why you would specifically recommend an Odyssey. They are just a standard AGM, nothing special.
they don't last any longer, and they have on the average 20-25% less cold cranking amps...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 08:34 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
FYI - in my job I came across a lithium battery,...

FYI - in my job I came across a lithium battery, sold by Advance Auto under the AutoCraft name brand. it has a little push button tester in the top between the terminals. and little "lego" feet to...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
QUOTE: [now lets switch gears to LiFePO4 which is...

QUOTE: [now lets switch gears to LiFePO4 which is also correctly called Li-ion .. but with completely different operating voltages and safety characteristics. LiFePO4 batteries are inherently safe...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
I am curious, you mention Odyssey like it is...

I am curious, you mention Odyssey like it is something special. Considering it is simply just a standard AGM battery. (with less cold cranking amps than most competitors) Why wouldn't you have just...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Yuasa MB-2040 shop charger. Optimate also...

Yuasa MB-2040 shop charger.

Optimate also makes a big shop charger .

Thy are both expensive, so just have your local dealer charge for you.
No reason to buy one for a one time use.
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Never count out an even slightly neglected AGM...

Never count out an even slightly neglected AGM battery before you try charging it on a real Desulphation charger (18-20 volts) and test it afterward. Most are not bad when they hit the scrap pile.
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Careful with the Yuasa 1.5 amp charger., it can...

Careful with the Yuasa 1.5 amp charger., it can go up to 16 volts (not good for Lithium)
The 900mA only goes to 14.4 volts.

Both of these chargers have been discontinued, due to new California...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
[QUOTE=_cy_;23481057]here's a post from David...

[QUOTE=_cy_;23481057]here's a post from David Gray one of the most knowledgeable battery guru in America. from this thread post #181 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934&page=13
...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
http://www.kosonorthamerica.com/koso/shop/volt-met...

http://www.kosonorthamerica.com/koso/shop/volt-meter-motorcycle_gauges/super-slim-style-clock-volt-meter/
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 05:45 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
It's all kind of different, but each rating has...

It's all kind of different, but each rating has its own merit. For starting capacity, CCA is the most important, followed by RC (which most Pb manufacturers don't even bother to publish), and AH...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2014, 10:57 AM
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Views: 3,760
Posted By AKohler883
Hey Anton, how about a known good AGM battery...

Hey Anton, how about a known good AGM battery like a Yuasa YIX30L .... or the brand spanking new GYZ32HL (500 cca).
I know this is an old thread, but I just had to tell you, Yuasa has a new 19 amp...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Thanks for the plug ont he Motocross battery Spud...

Thanks for the plug ont he Motocross battery Spud Rider :-)
Yes, you can get a Yuasa made YTZ7S at any Batteries Plus store with this label. You may have to order it, as they will try to sell you...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Dazler .... Optimate 3 is supposedly a good...

Dazler .... Optimate 3 is supposedly a good charger. I have no personal experience with it, but maybe somebody here can chime in on it's ability to recover sulfated batteries.

But, being a 4-1/2...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Side note for all interested... While at the...

Side note for all interested... While at the International Motorcycle Show in Cleveland this past weekend, I found a new volt guage that KOSO makes. Part number is BA024B50, price is $54.95 (plus...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By AKohler883
Understood, thank you for the encouragement....

Understood, thank you for the encouragement. Guess I have seen too many hecklers over the years :-)
Trying to figure out some details offline. Once we come to a better understanding, one of us will...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Dazler .... Since you posted about AGM, I will PM...

Dazler .... Since you posted about AGM, I will PM you. I would post on here, but I have been told that "nobody cares" about what I have to say. Apparently certain people know more than the...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By AKohler883
I guess maybe I should put up or shut up. :-)....

I guess maybe I should put up or shut up. :-). Try a lithium in my own bike, and I will know for sure.
Did anybody test a Battery Tender brand battery yet ?
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 03:52 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
I agree with Global Rider. Starting an engine is...

I agree with Global Rider. Starting an engine is not a cycle. lithium is not suited for starting, is not used in any application by any legitimate vehicle manufacturer to start an engine. There is a...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 06:31 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
I like the way you think !! Too much hype for an...

I like the way you think !! Too much hype for an unproven technology. All I hear on here is problems. CY has one on "long term test" for 2 years. WOW, I have socks older than that. When one reaches...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Wait, your lithium battery discharged in storage...

Wait, your lithium battery discharged in storage ??
that is impossible, the literature says that can't happen .... only lead acid batteries discharge.
Sorry, I have to go. I have to charge my old...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2013, 05:28 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
A dead 12 volt sealed lead acid battery that is...

A dead 12 volt sealed lead acid battery that is old, or left to sulfate, could take up to 18-20 volts to bring back. Meaning a normal charger / maintainer (nor the bike) can do this. Most shops have...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2013, 05:11 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
not sure where you read 2.05 x 6 = 12.3V for a...

not sure where you read 2.05 x 6 = 12.3V for a lead acid.
Fully charged is 12.8 to 13.0 volts. (2.13 - 2.17 vpc) for sealed lead acid.
Slightly lower for conventional flooded lead acid. (2.12 -2.13...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2013, 05:21 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
LOL ... yeah, well in some cases the orange...

LOL ... yeah, well in some cases the orange batteries work fine. Most people are just happy to have an AGM. I will never touch a flooded lead acid battery again, no need. As far as lithium, I am...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2013, 08:07 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
interesting charger claimed to be able to charge...

interesting charger claimed to be able to charge both lead-acid and Lithium. (now if we only had an aftermarket voltage regulator that could do the same thing, it would be safe to run a lithium...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2013, 07:52 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
and since we are comparing .... I am tired of...

and since we are comparing .... I am tired of hearing how great the "orange" battery is.
Please look at CCA rating, and compare to any of the competition on a similar physical size battery....
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2013, 07:46 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
QUOTE: To give you some facts to chew on, since...

QUOTE: To give you some facts to chew on, since you are an "automotive engineer", the SAE test was developed many DECADES before lithium came along so it is a gauge for lead/acid batteries and can...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2013, 05:49 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Thank you ! Finally someone that understands !! ...

Thank you ! Finally someone that understands !!

RockyMtnKTM ... Have you tested the Yuasa YTZ7S in your application ? Or the YTZ5S ?
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 05:21 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
My records indicate all the G650's taking an old...

My records indicate all the G650's taking an old style acid filled type battery. If the battery is hard to get to, and heat or vibration could be a problem, BMW did a horrible dis-service putting a...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2013, 05:59 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Desert Skies and Adrenal .... thank you for some...

Desert Skies and Adrenal .... thank you for some real life truth around here.

Joel thank you for pointing out the Lithium AH ratings are fabricated, and copied, by the small group of folks that...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2013, 12:15 PM
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Posted By AKohler883
please keep in mind, actual battery Amp Hour...

please keep in mind, actual battery Amp Hour capacity (as an industry standard) is tested one way, and one way only.
for 10 hours, at 77 degrees F, down to 10.5 volts ending battery voltage.
a 14...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 06:27 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Wink As most Internet forums are, they are based in a...

As most Internet forums are, they are based in a lot of speculation, opinion, a lot of misinformation, and very little expert input. I don't say a lot because I am not an expert in Lithium batteries....
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2013, 05:24 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
CY, i agree with you on the not needing to keep a...

CY, i agree with you on the not needing to keep a battery on a Tender 24/7 ... it simply does not need it that frequently. As you said discharge is slow in the winter, and in the summer, hopefully...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 07:18 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
being that I take a lot of technical calls in...

being that I take a lot of technical calls in regards to our Pb batteries, and other types of chargers ... i can confirm that when there are issues with use, many times the user says that they have...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2013, 05:59 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
BMW, nor any other motorcycle manufacturer,...

BMW, nor any other motorcycle manufacturer, recommends putting a lithium battery in their bikes. ABS is only one of the many reasons stated. But why would you want to listen to BMW, they only made...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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Views: 234,842
Posted By AKohler883
de-sulphation of Lead-Acid AGM batteries can take...

de-sulphation of Lead-Acid AGM batteries can take up to 18-20 volts.
There are only 2 chargers (that I ever came across) that can do this.
the Yuasa MB-2040 charger is one, and the old school...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2013, 06:43 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Yuasa chargers are made specially for Yuasa, to...

Yuasa chargers are made specially for Yuasa, to their specs, by a contracted company, that manufactures in China.
Yuasa has been getting the chargers made for them since the year 2000.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2013, 06:19 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
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Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 11:46 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
So corrosion causes problems in the area of the...

So corrosion causes problems in the area of the piston / seals ?
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2012, 07:15 AM
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Posted By AKohler883
Klay .... did you ever determine what causes the...

Klay .... did you ever determine what causes the caliper to "go bad" ?
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