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Old 19-10-2017
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DRZ400e Battery upgrade

Hi all,

Has anyone actually done an upgrade to a lithium battery on a DRZ400e at all? Currently looking at different options for me bike as I need to replace the battery.
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I changed mine on the drz250 to a Motocell gold . Should be same deal.. It has foam packers that allow it to fit ok . It will say on the box if its suitable .
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Anyone on this forum tried a super capacitor replacement for a battery? I'm thinking they are a great idea for a long term bike that has a kicker as a backup. My E-start 2st would be a perfect candidate. No more heavy batteries that last 2 years.
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i got on the lifepo4 lithium train late 2010.
same battery is still going strong 7 years on (i'm surprised !!!)
turntech, the mob who made it no longer exist....
drz is still going strong too (although thats to be expected)
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thanks for the info guys. take it noone had to do anything with wiring etc on the bike - take it Battery World is scare mongering again on that fact?
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Lithium is fine in the drz or any bike for that matter.
If you haven't done so already, check out the "free power mod". From memory it bypasses a wiring connection that is susceptible to corrosion and high resistance (voltage drop). On both my DRZ's I gained about 1v charging voltage at the battery after doing this.
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Contact Walks off the forum.
He works at or owns this place:
https://batteryspecialists.com.au/ba...batteries.html

Find out your standard battery part number, like YT7B or whatever, then get the SSB lithium equivalent.
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I've put one in, was one from Walks from memory.
Works no worries, but because I rarely use it it runs down after a while so ive had to put it on charge every month or 2 or it won't start.
Will have to check out that free power mod.
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