I just installed a Battery Tender Lithium battery and love the weight loss..
Seems to start up fine...click-vroom..
And my butt dyno tells me a positive feel in handling and acceleration..
Only $ 150 bucks..sweet..love the technology...amazing how small and light they are...cheers.
I would suggest reading about the warranty on Amazon and negative reviews https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tende...l&pageNumber=1
From what I see , on the side it states 51.2 Watt Hours, it claims to be equal to 10 to 14 AH lead acid batteries. Doing the math, 51.2 divided by 12 volt = 4.26 Amp
big misinformation, it is physically the size of a 5 amp hour battery, they advertise 3 times the life of a lead acid battery, better hope it doesn't fail, if you read warranty claims by others, in 1 year you pay 50% of MSRP. Reports of failing from over voltage
Versys have a over voltage problem, naw that shunt regulator works fine, some time around 14.5 to 15 volts it starts to shunt
-- what you say, 15 volts is too high for my light weight battery that burnt up, WTF it was only $150 . If it is a weight issue, best to lose a few pounds and buy a AGM battery, my 07 Versys OEM battery lasted 6 years. I doubt the lithium battery would last 18 years, from the many negative reports on the Amazon review, getting two years out of the battery would be doing good.
I am just stating the facts displayed on the battery.
Quick battery 101 here, nothing to do with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 lithium battery issues as it is of different construction.
This is in reference to power tools and the progression from Ni-Cad to Lithium Ion, lots of advances and present day Lithium are pretty reliable , what was missed was in between , there was and still is a battery called Nickel–metal hydride NI MH https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel...ydride_battery
equal to the lithium but not affected by the cold, slightly heavier and slightly larger than the lithium.
In reality, in cold conditions, the lithium battery will short out to produce heat, it also is very unforgiving in thermal runaway, that is it is like a nuclear reactor that lost the cooling, once started down that path, self destruction is imminent . I own several power tools all using lithium batteries, awesome , would I put it in my Versys, no, even though I have a series regulator that maintains a maximum 14.2 VDC, even if someone gave me one for free
In the end I buy and install what I want when I want it, however I research any major purchases and try and get feedback from forums like this. In the end it is your bike and your money. Enjoy your Versys