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Shorai Battery Installed

So, I decided based upon a favorable recommendation from a buddy to upgrade my battery from the stock Yuasa AGM to the Shorai Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, and WOW. Firstly, the Shorai weighs in at only 2lbs 4.8oz, versus the Yuasa at a whopping 6lbs 15.4oz! 4lbs 10.6oz lighter (maths)!! The stock battery being 135 CCA, Shorai 270 CCA. Stock: 8.4Ah, Shorai 18Ah. No reliable info on what the Wh of the stock battery was, but the Shorai offers 80Wh. Then, there is the size difference. The Shorai battery is the same height and depth, but only about 2/3rds the width. Starts like a champ, can sit for a LONG time without charging, and has a 5 year warranty. Totally love it. I was able to fit the factory diagnostic port connector, main fuse, and rear lighting sub-harness connectors in the battery box with room to spare.


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Thanks for sharing.
Will look into this when its time to change the OEM.
I wonder if its available in the EU...?
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Very expensive batteries - but all the reviews say they are worth it...

SHORAI LFX18A1-BS12 (18AH 12V) (CASE SIZE 1) - CARROT CYCLES
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Thanks for sharing.

Will look into this when its time to change the OEM.

I wonder if its available in the EU...?


I would think so. They are a very popular brand, manufactured by a Japanese company. The batteries have an internal battery management system and there is a small port to connect a tender pigtail that can remain on the bike; very handy for those who must lay-up for long periods of time.


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I once let one of my bikes sit with the Shorai for 2 years without starting. It fired right up. Didn't use a tender either.
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I like the low weight!! The replacement for my Beemer is only 3lbs compared to over 15lbs for the Odyssey I use now. But yikes ......$219 compared to $109 for the Odyssey.
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I like the low weight!! The replacement for my Beemer is only 3lbs compared to over 15lbs for the Odyssey I use now. But yikes ......$219 compared to $109 for the Odyssey.


Yeah, not a cheap upgrade. I think I paid $180 for the Shorai. I paid $12,600 for the Yuasa, but it came with a free Bonneville Bobber, so I figured why not. Iím curious to see how much my bike weighs now, considering the amount of stuff I have taken off. Seems like I have shed the equivalent of a toddler off of it.


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Poop, something else I have to do
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Always like a good battery, normaly do it at the first replacement, especially good on my old freelander as the battery was pants on that.
This will be one to keep my eye on for a few years down the line.
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Always like a good battery, normaly do it at the first replacement, especially good on my old freelander as the battery was pants on that.
This will be one to keep my eye on for a few years down the line.
You drive a Freelander, same here, when it hasn't locked me out, the turbo is working etc
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