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    Which ? Lithium Battery

    What Lithium Batteries is/are anyone running, I'm going to fit these heated grips to my MV, access to the battery is a royal pain, plastics off, remove tank AND top yoke etc lol.....

    These things have a sprag clutch which goes into self destruct mode with anything less than a super healthy battery in place...while I'm in the bowels I might be as well swapping it out. Seen one for 50 quid, not having done much research I thought that sounded cheap !.. I had always thought around £100 was nearer the mark...plus the uber essential maintainer.

    I can't recall who recommended these Yam grips but they look and feel quality, plenty cable for a frame perimeter run...

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    Careful with lithium. I have 3 different bikes 3 different types

    All need a stab of power and leave them for 5 or 10 mins before you try start it for real.

    And as I discovered if you leave a light on you'll never see something as dead as a lithium battery

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    Shido

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Corkgsxr View Post
    Careful with lithium. I have 3 different bikes 3 different types

    All need a stab of power and leave them for 5 or 10 mins before you try start it for real.

    And as I discovered if you leave a light on you'll never see something as dead as a lithium battery
    Hmmm that makes me feel less sure about buying one.. Ive read up on them a bit and knew about the start up thing ..what 3 different types Cork ?

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by bmwbadboy View Post
    Shido
    A name I've seen ... what about an Aliant.. heard of them, quite well priced

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    +1 for Shido

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    Hi Stuart, if the battery is a pain to swap out you could fit some charging leads (like for optimate or similar). I've done that on the S1000RR as I got fed up removing seat to charge up battery every few weeks over winter as the tracker drains the battery.

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    Already has a factory fitted connector under the tail unit because of the starter clutch Rob....if you ever see an MV in someone's garage it will be plugged in to the national grid ! Anyhoo I'll just fit the grips, if the battery dies at a later date I'll deal with it then..for once in my life I was thinking ahead lol

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    thinking of fitting these (yamaha?) ones to my gen 1, could you show me the "hole" on the controller side please? I think I might need to cut it around to fit over the grip / switch mount on the LH side. TIA

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    Re: Which ? Lithium Battery

    +1 for Shido. OE for Ducati/Honda. You only need to ‘wake’ a lithium battery ie turn the lights on in really cold conditions. Run lithium’s for years with no problems but I do put them on lithium trickle chargers.

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