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Old 12-06-2010, 01:55 PM   #3466
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Depends on the cathode they're using and I can't find any information out about that from their website. LiFePO4 cathodes fix some of the longevity issues, but the vibration and shock still isn't good for any lithium cell(s). They are all susceptible to thermal runaway in the right conditions, overheated, charging current too high, and hate being deep-discharged (though built-in circuitry should prevent the batteries from shorting out from deep-discharge). A failure in the circuitry can cause issues as well (anyone remember the exploding Dell/Sony laptops a few years back?).

There's just a lot of extraneous conditions to Li-ions; some can be engineered out to a degree but others are just innate to the battery type. However I'm not an engineer or scientist so they might've come up with a new fangled way to engineer-out or minimize these issues for motorcycle application. No way to know with the information on their website though.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:58 PM   #3467
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"ebatt" is kinda the same thing. Sounds like they'd work okay, but yea... different chemistry than Pb-Acid means they behave differently. Especially when it comes to charging... Li-* batteries need brains behind a charger... can't just throw current at it and expect it to charge without exploding.

One way to overcome the current draw limitations is to string a bunch of 'em together or use a large capacitor.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:10 PM   #3468
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You can stream/watch the latest episode of TopGear USA completely legally and free at this link:

http://www.history.com/shows/top-gea...-coupe-deville
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:24 PM   #3469
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You can stream/watch the latest episode of TopGear USA completely legally and free at this link:

http://www.history.com/shows/top-gea...-coupe-deville

Yea, but they copied the British version to little too much. I have seen two episodes and it was just like watching the British episodes with out the funny accents.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #3470
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Yea, but they copied the British version to little too much. I have seen two episodes and it was just like watching the British episodes with out the funny accents.
It's all about the chemistry.... I like that they copied the production (very good on the US version, Excellent on the UK version, so-so on the Aus version), it's still to be seen how well these 3 get along. The basic formula is proven, it works ~ why screw with it?

I thoroughly enjoyed the blind drifter section, haven't seen the 3rd episode yet (no torrent surprisingly, I didn't know you could watch it on the actual channels homepage)
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:40 PM   #3471
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Yea, but they copied the British version to little too much. I have seen two episodes and it was just like watching the British episodes with out the funny accents.
I jumped through it after watching about five minutes. Not nearly like the Brit show, which is largely built upon the characters and their love of quirky cars (and expensive ones).
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:58 PM   #3472
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I jumped through it after watching about five minutes. Not nearly like the Brit show, which is largely built upon the characters and their love of quirky cars (and expensive ones).
Copying a popular format won't do a thing without chemistry, I didn't feel any.

When I was working in Australia I watched Kath & Kim, it was a riot (and on after Jason Lee's 'My name is Earl'). The Kath & Kim they tried on U.S. tv was ok occasionally, but nothing close to the hilarious original.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:05 PM   #3473
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You can stream/watch the latest episode of TopGear USA completely legally and free at this link:

http://www.history.com/shows/top-gea...-coupe-deville

There are things the brits just do better.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:12 AM   #3474
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:59 AM   #3475
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:45 PM   #3476
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You are prospecting for gold there, my friend. If I had a loose one laying around I would stick it in the front of a class c motor home and have my dream ride. Good luck and pray tell, what are you going to use the cummins for?
There's some 'Stroke motors in the Utard barter thread if you don't HAVE to have the Cummins

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Old 12-07-2010, 03:46 PM   #3477
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Dec 7th, 1941

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Yeah, cause its Mom's birfday!

Happy birfday Mom.

(Dad's was yesterday. 3 years ago on the 5th we buried him )

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Old 12-07-2010, 04:25 PM   #3478
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Dec. 7, 1941. Watched the History Channel show again about the attack. The guy who ran the .50 cal at Hickum all during the attack was a neat guy. In the interview he relived and relished having all that ammo carried to him and how he never realized until he stepped away that he had numerous shrapnel wounds.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:59 AM   #3479
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This is great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izzlN2zC8PU
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:57 AM   #3480
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Seen it a ton of times......





Still cracks me up
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