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Old 17-01-2012
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Lithium Battery?

What are peoples thoughts on a lithium battery for a crf 450x? I want my bike to start if I stall it going up a hill so I guess this should do it (my current battery is dying and doesn't hold enough charge). Or is a gel good too?

My thoughts are that if I spend a few more bucks on a decent battery, then don't worry about a charger?

Anyone got any better advise? I realise I could just buy a dirt cheap battery off of ebay and replace it every 6 months to a year
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Old 18-01-2012
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I put a Lithium Ion battery in a wr250.It works great.Will crank longer then the lead acid and is half the size.It also allowed me to open up the wr airbox lid.I bought mine from the states (turntech ?I think)That was 12 months ago,now there on ebay now for $125
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a lot of blokes off an Aprilia forum are using these in a 450-550 v-twin with no problems at all. I have one in my V-twin and it great for the size.

http://www.shoraipower.com/s-166401-RXV-450550.aspx
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Old 19-01-2012
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Ive got an antigravity battery in my 250exc,with 240 cca its bloody awsome
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I've only every used standard lead acid batteries, but with a trickle charger hooked up whenever the bike is in the shed. My current yuasa is over 3 years old & fires the 450 no problems.
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The lead acid battery in my 525 lasted 4 years but if ever I dropped the bike and flooded it, it wouldn't last long
Kicking in 30 plus degrees for a couple of minutes is a real B@#$%&.

Bought the Turntech (larger size) and have never looked back.

Sunk the bike in water up at Flinders last year.
Took about 3 mins of continuous turning over with the starter till she started.
Battery didn't even look like slowing down....Awesome!

They're pricey but I will never need to kick my bike again

http://quickaccessories.com.au/turntech-batteries/
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I am stoked with the ballistic evo2 battery in my 250x.... Nearly 2kg lighter, almost double the CCA, and they do not lose as much charge when left sitting in the shed....
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Ive got an antigravity battery in my 250exc,with 240 cca its bloody awsome
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I am stoked with the ballistic evo2 battery in my 250x.... Nearly 2kg lighter, almost double the CCA, and they do not lose as much charge when left sitting in the shed....
So what size versions of these batteries did you fella's get?
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4 cell is heaps for a 250,
http://www.ballisticparts.com/produc...ries/4cell.php
but i think they reccomend the 8cell for 450's....
http://www.ballisticparts.com/produc...ries/8cell.php
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I got the 8 cell which is what is reccomened for 2ts!
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