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Old 12-09-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
Global Rider
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Location: Canada & the Alps - N 46 31.714' E 010 27.212'
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Originally Posted by _cy_ View Post
wet lead/acid had it's time ... for motorcycle batteries cost for AGM has come down very close to wet.
Still too finicky with respect to charging. FLAs can take more abuse and we all know how abused batteries are.

Originally Posted by _cy_ View Post
AGM for Adv bikes has the advantage of not spilling when your bike does go down. don't know of very many folks who has not dropped their adv bike at some point. that is if one goes off road any at all.
Catch bottle with cotton.

Originally Posted by _cy_ View Post
another huge advantage is very low self discharge. NO battery tender is needed providing you don't have parasitic drain.
But the problem is you do have drain. The advantage of the insignificant self discharge in a VRLA battery is insignificant compared to what the standby drain is in all vehicles. You have to disconnect the battery or use a maintainer. Not a "plus" unless you plan to store the battery on a shelf.

Originally Posted by _cy_ View Post
apologies for the rant...what a total crock of shit! technologies paid by US tax payer $$$ is falling into hands of other countries. not to mention another 120+ million US tax payer dollars in funding already approved.

sure hope this deal gets blocked!
Rant on. Somebody will get paid off and the deal will go through. If you think corruption only exists outside of North America, you're dreaming.
All the best,

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