CvSisinthehouse

Supercharged
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Sep 13, 2012
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209
Location
Silver Spring, MD
Hi everyone, apparently its already cold enough here in Maryland for my battery not to be strong enough to start my 2016 Roadster, even after being on a charger all night. The battery does fine during the warmer months. I dont mind charging the battery the night before I will ride it, but of course I want the bike to start. What battery(s) should I get? Thanks.
 

RevRoss

DownUnder Brother
Joined
Nov 26, 2016
Messages
256
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Ride
2005 Rocket III
After years of using Deka and Yuasa lead acid and AGM batteries that only lasted out their warranty period I found Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) to be the answer for me. They're light, durable and have a very high CCA rating. The bike NEVER struggles to start now. A nice feature (which I've not had to use) is the reserve cells that basically allow you to jump start yourself by pushing a button on the battery if you do somehow end up low on charge.

 

RevRoss

DownUnder Brother
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Nov 26, 2016
Messages
256
Location
Melbourne, Australia
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2005 Rocket III
Over time it's a lot cheaper than replacing an other battery every year - and the peace of mind knowing you can start even if the primary cells are down is priceless.
And don't forget that everything in Australia is shockingly expensive compared to your high volume markets. A Deka for a rocket costs AUD$250+....
 

cootertwo

Top Fuel
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Mar 24, 2013
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Labelle Florida USA
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2013, & 2 05's R3R, 2006, 2004 Harley's, 2004 Kaw
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