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Old 02-17-2012, 11:55 AM   #82
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Location: Ellijay & Suwanee, Georgia
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I will just toss in my experience with the Shorai.

I had to replace the AGM battery in my '07 Bandit 1250 last summer after I left the key in the wrong postition and killed it. I decided to go with the Shorai, not so much as dropping a few pounds from the bike, but because it had a slower discharge rate when sitting.

The Bandit is not sitting where I can plug it into a battery tender and sometimes goes weeks without being ridden.

After sitting untouched since before Thanksgiving, I went outside and started it around the end of January, and started as good ever. It was around 45 degrees at that time too.

I actually let it run for about 30 seconds, turned off and started right back up with no problem. I know the cost was alot more than AGM, however being able to let it sit for a while and not needing a tender was worth it for me.
2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S
2004 Honda ST1300
2000 Honda Nighthawk 750 (past)
2008 Kawasaki Versys (past)
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