Smallest lithium battery for a XR650L?

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  1. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    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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  2. scootergmc

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  3. focallength

    focallength Long timer

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    I have a shorai, 1.5 lbs., .3 lbs is foam to fill the voids :D
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  4. Spud Rider

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    My Shorai LFX09A2 battery has started my XR650L easily, whether hot, or cold, for the last 30,000 miles. :D 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. :deal

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

    Spud :beer
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  5. SkiBumBrian

    SkiBumBrian DualSport Crazy !!

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    I have an Antigravity 8-cell, love it.
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  6. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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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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  7. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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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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  8. Sparrowhawk

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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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  9. mastera210

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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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  10. focallength

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    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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