Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Under Consideration
Thanked 902 Times in 790 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Well, before bump-starting I turned the ignition on and left it for 30 seconds to bump up the internal resistance before starting, and to no avail. Thankfully I have a short ramp in the garage so I pushed the bike down it and let the clutch out, it started instantly. Left it running until it hit 90 degrees Celsius and it sounded as good as ever until it hit that temperature and throughout. Took it our for a ride and made sure to go for a minimum of 11,000RPM on many shifts throughtout the one hour ride. I'll try starting it normally tomorrow and see if it will hold the charge.
Mack, even though this is an opportunity to purchase a lightweight Lithium battery, I don't want to throw away the battery before I know for a fact that it is a goner.
I did a lot of research on batteries yesterday. The feedback suggests Shorai, or Ballistic and MOTYDesign (which have exactly identical cells). Tripage I know makes quality products but I haven't come across a lot of people running them compared to the aforementioned brands because they are slightly new as far as I know. In terms of price they are all within the 140-150 range so I wouldn't be saving anything regardless of the brand I go with.