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Old 10-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #18676
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My 2.5 year old battery needs replacing. What's the recommended Tiger 800 battery? Links would be nice. Thanks, Rob
There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #18677
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My 2.5 year old battery needs replacing. What's the recommended Tiger 800 battery? Links would be nice. Thanks, Rob
This is the best one.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #18678
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #18679
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There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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Oh come on now, anybody can bloody look at the numbers on his current battery or Google something, but this thread is about personal recommendations....
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #18680
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Battery

A Yuasa oem style at MCSS - $85
Walmart ES14BS - $72

I've bought a lot of the walmart batts for various bikes and cars, always good, always a good price. Johnson controls makes them and the quality is good. Unlike most of what's there.

Their 'powersports' batteries are AGM which can be mounted in any direction and are resistant to vibration. I wouldn't hesitate to put one in mine. The one we put in the yammer a couple of years ago is going strong.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #18681
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I know but mine was funnier.
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?


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Old 10-11-2013, 02:31 AM   #18682
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Oh come on now, anybody can bloody look at the numbers on his current battery or Google something, but this thread is about personal recommendations....
He asked what's the recommended battery for the Tiger. Well, the OE one that's in there is the recommended one.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #18683
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I know but mine was funnier.
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?


I put a Shorai LiIon battery in my Tiger XC. Incredibly light, lots of power, very nice - but expensive. I guess I was buying comfort (lightness) and confidence (the OEM Yuasa battery left me stranded for no apparent reason in about the eighth month of owning my new Tiger). Installation was easy.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #18684
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There's a big number on your battery. Start there.
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?
I put a Shorai in my GF's SV650. My only issue is cranking reserve. Since it's carbed and it doesn't get ridden a lot, it has to be cranked on. When I brought this up to Jason at STG, he recommended turning on the key with the highbeams lit to "warm" the battery. I have to agree, after the initial cranking, it does seem to last longer, like it has been "warmed". Of course by then, the carbs are primed and it starts. Would I buy another? No. I got 10yrs out of the original, using a Battery Tender Jr. Anytime any of my stuff is parked, it's hooked up.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #18685
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I know but mine was funnier.
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?
I tried two Shorais in two different bikes and wouldn't buy another. First was in my Honda CBF1000. It wouldn't start the bike in the cold, but it wasn't even that cold really. We had gone south for the winter, and on cool mornings 50-52 degrees I could barely get the CBF to start. I went through their "warming" techniques, tried everything and after 10 minutes on too many mornings be pulling seats off to boost my bike from my wife's when it would finally groan into life. No thanks.

Second bike was my wife's DR200. The Shorai left us stranded several times with a completely dead battery necessitating a bump start, then it would be fine for another few days, then for no reason be dead again. Checked all terminals, grounds etc. but just got fed up and have been running a good old lead acid for the past 9 months with zero issues.

Joel Wiseman (sp?) has a good thread on severe testing lithium batteries and so far the only one he would recommend is an anti gravity, but honestly at $300+ dollars what's the point unless you're racing and trying to trim every ounce.

What kind of battery for adventuring, is Lithium up to the challenge?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22498711

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Old 10-11-2013, 07:51 AM   #18686
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+1 on avoiding this technology in this application.

I killed a Shorai on the KTM within the first week. I installed a Ballistic in my DRZ and it too failed completely within a few months.

For now I'm back to AGM lead-acid batteries.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #18687
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I've successfully used "Big Crank" (Pittsburgh Penn I think) in the past for 955 Tiger & Buell - they meet spec, are USA made & AGM for about $75-80 delivered to your door.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #18688
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Thanks for the non-dickhead replies. I haven't been happy with a motorcycle battery in a long time. They all have faults. I almost got stranded yesterday. I was riding for 2 hours when I stalled out squeezing thru some trees. I hit the button & it barely made any noise. I hate not having a kickstarter.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:18 AM   #18689
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I don't understand trying to save a couple of bucks on such an essential piece of the bike. There are only two makes I would consider for my bike or car and they are Yuasa (OE on all Jap bikes) or Varta (OE on BMW). Here in Europe I can get a Varta for around 55.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #18690
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Now for something relevant to the topic: has anyone used one of those super lightweight lithium-iron batteries in their Tiger 800 (Shorai I think)?

Check out Moto-Lithium. I bought one of theirs with two quick connects sets because the battery in my track day bike was dying. I now swap it between the two bikes. It cranks over both bikes (Tiger and CBR929) very fast, lots of power. I've had it for over 6 months with no issues. When it gets about 6 Celsius it cranks slower, but still fires up fine. I absolutely love it. They have some videos about Shorais I believe, and why their product is better. I won't argue with them, very happy with it. Expensive, but if the product longevity is what they say it is well worth it. Also with the quick connects I only need one battery for two (or more)bikes.
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