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    The better battery

    Replaced my "Megacrank" battery i bought ($90) from Batterymart.com today after 26 months of service. Wouldn't hold a charge.
    The OEM battery lasted 4 years so i went to the Harley shop and gave them $ 175. They were happy to take it.
    I dont trust lithium batteries yet ( had a fire with one) but am curious how long they would last. Anyway, a battery costing twice as much lasts twice as long. The good news is i went on a 2 hour ride and forgot all about the dead battery !
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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast Struttin View Post
    Replaced my "Megacrank" battery i bought ($90) from Batterymart.com today after 26 months of service. Wouldn't hold a charge.
    The OEM battery lasted 4 years so i went to the Harley shop and gave them $ 175. They were happy to take it.
    I dont trust lithium batteries yet ( had a fire with one) but am curious how long they would last. Anyway, a battery costing twice as much lasts twice as long. The good news is i went on a 2 hour ride and forgot all about the dead battery !
    West Coast- I drank the Kool-aid and purchased the Lithium battery. It worked great and was very light.
    Problem was; IF your out on a trip or ride and your battery runs down (Radio- ect), you have no way to charge it without the Lithium charger. Also if you take your bike in for service- you need to let them know it has a Lithium battery in case they need to charge it. By the way- mine failed at 12 1/2 months!!! just out of warranty.
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    Member West Coast Struttin's Avatar
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    Mojo, thanks for the good honest info. Can you jump the lith battery in an emergency ? Probably not. Glad i didn't get one.
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    2015 SGS Pearl White (Moroccan Gold )
    Cobra True Dual Head Pipes
    V&H 450 Titans Muffs
    LRS 10" Windshield Cut to 9"
    HD Stealth luggage rack
    HD Backrest (Driver & Passenger)
    HD LED signals front & Rear
    Rockford Fosgate 400W AMP & Speakers
    Tour Pak & Lower Fairings
    12" LA Choppers Ape Hangers
    9MM ISIS eliminator

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast Struttin View Post
    Mojo, thanks for the good honest info. Can you jump the lith battery in an emergency ? Probably not. Glad i didn't get one.
    It is not recommended to jump it. Another reason I was worried about getting hi n dry with this battery. I have the dual charge battery tender too!
    2018 FLHXANV
    Milwaukee Eight 107 l Reinhart Slip Ons l 4 Point detach l Low Backrest l ClearView Shield l Fairing wings l Fork deflectors
    Custom Dynamic Fr LED's l Halo headlight l Ciro tail & bag LED lights
    l CVO seat l Chrome forks/calipers/chrome Enforcer wheel l
    115 Anniversary Razor Tour Pak
    .l Painted Fairing l Boombox GTS-Boom ll Speakers l Hard Lowers l Alarm.


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