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Old 02-06-2011, 02:44 AM   #1
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Best battery for 2009 R1

I bought my 2009 R1 and put a scorpion alarm on it, And everything was fine untill the cold weather came and the battery started having trouble starting. I tried to buy a bikemasters truegel battery but the leads were on the wrong side so I sent it back and they kept insisting it was the correct battery. I'm guessing they sent me a 2008 battery and they thought it was the same. It's to bad cause I really wanted to give it a try. So the question is what is the best battery for cold crank amps and reliability? I know the alarm can draw power from the battery but when I drive the bike on a fully charged battery for 20 min and leave the bike sitting for 10 hours in the cold its a fifty fifty shot whether the bike will start, during the warm weather it does not seem to be an issue.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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I have the same problem up here in NH. Luckally I parked real close to my apartment and ran an AC cord to the bike and plugged in my battery tender.

I now have a garage but it's still cold but at least I'm not faced with someone borrowing my power or the maintenance guys take the AC cord.

Just a thought...

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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Go to Shoraipower dot com and get a lithium unit - 80% lighter than stock, same dimensions, holds more power better, and stores all winter with zero maintenance. Also, they can last up to 8 years or so.... It's the ultimate battery mod, in my opinion.... ( just need to save some dough and get one in my 07... should lower the CG nicely for quick transitions...!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
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I took a look at the website and the battery looks very cool with lots of CCA's. the only problem is it is the same style battery that I got. it seems the battery for the R1 has not changed untill 2009 and I assume that the manufatorors thought it is the same but it is not. On the 2009 if I am sitting on my bike the positive lead is on my right hand side. I looked at some pictures of the 2008 and the positive lead is in the same position as the 2009 but the battery is laid on its side. Has anyone had this issue or is it just me?
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:43 AM   #5
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Cool

I just bought a Shorai for my 09 R1. I have not put it in yet, but it is way smaller and lighter. They provide foam pads to add size to the battery (I assume to make it fit better in the stock location).

A little pricey, but way lighter and should last for many years. I have noticed that my stock battery seems to be showing some signs of slow cranking, so I figured I would replace it before it dies. My stock unit is about 18 months old.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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Ive been looking at the Shorai.. the Li batteries look tough and is the best bang for buck weight loss out there.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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Ive been looking at the Shorai.. the Li batteries look tough and is the best bang for buck weight loss out there.
Absolutely.

Costs just a few dollars more that the stock Yuasa and shaves another 6ish lbs off of the top of the bike! No brainer.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:16 PM   #9
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Hi Huckleberry:

let us know how the battery fits on your bike.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:31 PM   #10
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so can you use Battery Tender to keep this Li-Ion Shorai battery on charge??
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:31 AM   #11
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The OEM battery is $87.99 from Yamaha.

My Ballistic Performance Components 8 Cell EVO 2 Battery is $159.99, weighs 1.4 pounds (7 lbs less than stock), has 240 Cranking Amps vs less than 180 for the stock battery, and comes with a three year warranty....and it fits in the palm of your hand!

Give it a look: www.ballisticparts.com

If you ride in cold weather often like the OP then I would recommend the 12 Cell for the R1. It has 360 Cranking amps and is only $30 more at $189.99

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:44 AM   #12
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well, if you want to go lithium I suggest shorai battery,
at least you mantain the stock format and it's not A123 cell based giving you 14A/h!!!

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Old 02-11-2011, 11:12 AM   #13
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I had the Scorpio i900 for the CBR, I didn't have a battery problem till I left it unused for a month. Batteries should last 5 to 6 years. Lithium can't be on a battery tender. Check the website for details
"Q. Can I use Lead-Acid battery chargers or charger/tenders?

A.Yes. HOWEVER, you may NOT use a charger/tender if it has an automatic "desulfation mode", which cannot be turned off. We have confirmed with Deltran, makers of the "Battery Tender" brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai LFX, for example. But the best possible charger/tender for Shorai LFX is the SHO-BMS01, which will be released on about March 15th 2011, we expect. It uses the 5-pin BMS port in the LFX batteries, in order to monitor, diagnose, and balance the individual cells during charge. And it also has an optimized storage mode that will give the longest possible service life to your LFX.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:36 PM   #14
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is that a 4 cell battery ?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #15
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We have had sooo many people giving us great feedback with the Shorai batteries. We have every model in stock at this time as well.

We have yet to see even one go bad. I was so impressed with them I put one in my bikes a few weeks back.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:26 PM   #16
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I look forward to ordering one soon from you Corey...
I am about to alarm my bike, any talk on the way to go. I will be getting one of their chargers too. Any comments or am I better off running my Yuasa lead battery?
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:35 PM   #17
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I look forward to ordering one soon from you Corey...
I am about to alarm my bike, any talk on the way to go. I will be getting one of their chargers too. Any comments or am I better off running my Yuasa lead battery?
Scorpio alarm and Shorai battery.
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I run the scoprio rlink with the shorai battery

It's
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:13 PM   #20
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I run the scoprio rlink with the shorai battery

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