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    lipo

    anyone run a lipo battery in their rex and is it ok.cheers
    it's a good day when you wake up and stretch out and don't touch wood

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    Re: lipo

    I’ve had one fitted for the last three years with no problems
    Just when you thought you had made it idiot proof.... along comes a higher class of idiot!

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    Re: lipo

    Quote Originally Posted by Machagar View Post
    I’ve had one fitted for the last three years with no problems
    thanks what make did you buy by the way.
    you ok by the way
    it's a good day when you wake up and stretch out and don't touch wood

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    Re: lipo

    Quote Originally Posted by z1racer View Post
    thanks what make did you buy by the way.
    you ok by the way
    Good thanks

    Rather than go for the smallest I went for the nearest physical size to the existing battery which allowed me to fit a 21ah Shorai battery LFX21A6-BS12.

    They are quite expensive, but still lighter and never had any issues turning the bike over even in the middle of winter, however it is kept in a cosy garage.
    Just when you thought you had made it idiot proof.... along comes a higher class of idiot!

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    Re: lipo

    Quote Originally Posted by Machagar View Post
    Good thanks

    Rather than go for the smallest I went for the nearest physical size to the existing battery which allowed me to fit a 21ah Shorai battery LFX21A6-BS12.

    They are quite expensive, but still lighter and never had any issues turning the bike over even in the middle of winter, however it is kept in a cosy garage.
    thank you
    it's a good day when you wake up and stretch out and don't touch wood

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    Re: lipo

    If your prepared to pay £bucks for a battery why not go for an original £103? Anecdotal accounts of them lasting 10-15yrs.

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    Re: lipo

    Quote Originally Posted by t20p1 View Post
    If your prepared to pay £bucks for a battery why not go for an original £103? Anecdotal accounts of them lasting 10-15yrs.
    may want to lay on it's side.if so will need a lipo
    it's a good day when you wake up and stretch out and don't touch wood

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    Re: lipo

    Quote Originally Posted by z1racer View Post
    may want to lay on it's side.if so will need a lipo



    It's a bastard when I give my Rex a cuddle too.........fucking battery acid all over the bed sheets!

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    Re: lipo

    Quote Originally Posted by rockin rexer View Post


    It's a bastard when I give my Rex a cuddle too.........fucking battery acid all over the bed sheets!


    ...........'' It's either me or the bike''..........
    Se si muove, sorpassilo. Se non, lucidilo.

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    Re: lipo

    I run a Shido lithium battery. I have to do so because of a reduced battery box size.

    No problems with the battery or power needed to start the bike...HOWEVER, if left uncharged, the battery will go flat in a few weeks if another load is present (in my case it was left connected to a sat nav mount).

    The upside is that it will go from flat to fully charged in about 40 minutes using a standard smart charger. Dunno about the Shorai stuff, but the Shido's need no special charger and they can if desired be left hooked up permanently to any smart charger same as a conventional lead/acid type.

    If you have an alarm or LED you would need to do that. If (as mine is now) you have no current draw though - you will be fine for months of non use

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