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Old 06-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Wink Smallest lithium battery for a XR650L?

Thinking of ditching the battery box and replacing+relocating the battery with a lithium, then moving the fusebox to the other side of the bike.

Anyone know what the smallest CCA/AH is that will turn over the XR650L and not require a charger after rides?
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/863..._hl__%20shorai

Spud's is pretty small
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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I have a shorai, 1.5 lbs., .3 lbs is foam to fill the voids

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Old 06-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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My Shorai LFX09A2 battery has started my XR650L easily, whether hot, or cold, for the last 30,000 miles. However, if I were going to relocate my battery today, I would purchase an Antigravity 8-Cell battery. The Antigravity batteries have stronger terminals, and I believe they crank harder than the Shorai batteries.

http://antigravitybatteries.com/ag-801/

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Old 06-15-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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I have an Antigravity 8-cell, love it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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i been using the ballistic battery for about a year on my f650gs with no problems.it weighs about 1.5 lbs and is pretty small.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:09 PM   #7
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great options guys. thanks for the links.

I had shorai on my F800GS but it had some cold starting issues in the winter... I think it was the wrong size for the bike because about 3 months after I bought it the company restated their recommended battery size for that bike and they replaced the one I had - but then I didn't get another cold ride to test it on. Aside from that I was happy with the weight difference.

The antigravity ones look really nice and the terminals to look stronger. I'll probably go that route since I've already tried shorai and I enjoy testing out new brands.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #8
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I have been using an 8 cell Antigravity in my 640 KTM for a while. It sat for 8 months without a charge and cranked the engine easily for many minutes of hard starting (my mechanic misaligned the cam sprocket during a bearing change which left the exhaust valves open for the first part of the compression stroke.) I had enough room left in my battery box for a spare tube with the change to lifepo.

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #9
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This is how GOOD the Antigravity battery is I got 2 of the 4 cells to use for my 24V starting system for the CW 720 motor. Tested 1 with stock motor handled it with NO problem now I live in FL so dont have cold to deal with
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:03 AM   #10
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great options guys. thanks for the links.

I had shorai on my F800GS but it had some cold starting issues in the winter... I think it was the wrong size for the bike because about 3 months after I bought it the company restated their recommended battery size for that bike and they replaced the one I had - but then I didn't get another cold ride to test it on. Aside from that I was happy with the weight difference.

The antigravity ones look really nice and the terminals to look stronger. I'll probably go that route since I've already tried shorai and I enjoy testing out new brands.
They recommend warming the battery up in cold enviroments, just turn the switch to on and let it sit for a minute.

Is the AG worth the extra $40? My shorai has the same connectors as my standard battery, no issuses.

On a side note, when I do long rides I use the shorai as a back up battery.
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