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Offline djl

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Lithium Battery_Which One?
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:47:04 PM »
AGM is getting weary in my old FLHT, all bore carbureted 107. Not high CCP, about 190psi but have plans to boost that up to about 200psi later this year.  I went back and read some of the posted threads on the subject and the take away has led me to a choice between Twin Power and Antigravity.  Cost is not as important to me as dependability and low "maintenance".  I want a battery that will hold a "starting" charge for weeks but if a charge is needed, will charge up quick and will start as quick in cold weather as in warm; south Texas so "cold" is relative.   

There may be some other brands that I have overlooked but the two mentioned above pop up more than the others. Just need a shove to pick one. :wink:

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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 07:34:53 PM »
I couldnít pass on the Twin Power for my Road Glide.  Got it a week or two back off Amazon for $223 to my door. Wonít have a chance to really try it out for a couple weeks.

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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 03:19:08 AM »
Twin Power, call  Cali Phil
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 05:45:28 AM »
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 06:15:16 AM »
A friend and myself are pleased with Battery Tender LI batteries. His fires the 117" with ease. Mine is in a FXR.
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 06:35:41 AM »
I went Anti Gravity in OEM . case. Never looked back. :up:
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 07:24:29 AM »
OK, getting shoved both ways so I have to ask the Antigravity advocates a couple of questions:

1. What features justified the cost premium for the Antigravity battery?
2. Which battery was chosen; 480 or the 720?

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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 07:45:42 AM »
I will first qualify by saying I do not presently have an Antigravity battery in my motorcycle (yet). When I do it will be the 780 CCA. I am not aware of a more powerful unit available and that alone gives it extra value. There have been many testimonials on here from members that use this battery in the most extreme high compression builds without incident and with excellent service life. I do have several other Antigravity products and experiences with the company that are top notch. Their XP-10 jump starter is for example the only unit in that is known to field test above it's rated value and by a significant amount. They have a superb Warranty and customer service to which I can attest. 
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 08:48:44 AM »
I chose the AG 780 for no other reason other than it's incredibly high CCA rating and I wanted my high comp. 117 to start without any issue. It was worth a few extra $ IMO.

I am still amazed every time I start it at how easily/quickly it spins over.

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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 09:42:24 AM »
Iíve read stories about Lion batteries overheating and catching fire. Just a fluke or something to be concerned about on an air cooled bike?
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 02:04:50 PM »
Iíve read stories about Lion batteries overheating and catching fire. Just a fluke or something to be concerned about on an air cooled bike?
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 04:56:15 PM »
Motorcycle Lithium batteries are iRon as opposed to ion.
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2018, 09:42:54 AM »
Looking at Anti-Gravity and they are now offering batteries with new "re-start" capability.  Built in management system that puts the battery in sleep mode just before going dead reserving enough cranking capacity to "re-start". Only offered in the 480CCA battery currently. Nice feature and would seem to eliminate the need for the XP-10 Micro Start. :wink:

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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
Looking at Anti-Gravity and they are now offering batteries with new "re-start" capability.  Built in management system that puts the battery in sleep mode just before going dead reserving enough cranking capacity to "re-start". Only offered in the 480CCA battery currently. Nice feature and would seem to eliminate the need for the XP-10 Micro Start. :wink:

Bought a Antigravity 720CCA after I had a Micro Start, never needed it for my own bike. Usually keep it in the saddle bags for bike nights easy to boost a dead bike with it. Both the battery and Micro Start have been flawless money well spent.  Bob

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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2018, 09:03:05 AM »
DJL-

Did you ever end up purchasing a lithium battery?  If so, which one?  I'm in the market as mine is about shot.  My bikes CCP is about 200-205. 

Also, for those who have these batteries in warm weather, how do they hold up?  I'm in Las Vegas and would hate to buy one and have it chewed up in 1-2 years as seems to be the norm out here from what people tell me with the heat. 

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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2018, 02:04:26 PM »
My only concern with the lion battery is when they die, they die.
No warning. Think of your battery drill, it works, then stops.

So I'm rethinking it. I really don't need more CCA than a gell provides, and at least it will warn me before it strands me.
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2018, 02:15:19 PM »
  not really...a gel battery can go bad on you without giving you any warning too.
I've seen it happen many times. I've had guys say to me that my bike fired right up perfectly when I left the house...but I got here...and now my bike won't start back up. I've heard that more times than I can count on my fingers and toes. Most times a new battery was the cure.
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2018, 03:23:42 PM »
Well, I talked myself into their largest battery.  The 880 CCA Restart.  Not sure how I feel about dropping $360 (hey, they offered my 10% off!!), but we are soon to find out.

Next, I'm planning on 2 or 4 ga battery wires and maybe new plug wires. 

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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2018, 07:52:36 PM »
With the gel battery you can usually push start it.

Can you with the Lion?

Not trying to be a smart ass just wanting to learn.

I like the idea of less weight and more cranking power
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2018, 07:54:58 PM »
Put the Twin Power in my Limited today (Thanks Calif Phil!)

 Only a 110, but it's ~225 CCP.... spins it like a minibike  :hyst:
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2018, 08:08:44 PM »
Put the Twin Power in my Limited today (Thanks Calif Phil!)

 Only a 110, but it's ~225 CCP.... spins it like a minibike  :hyst:
Iíve got 625 cca in my RK for the past 2 years. 5.6 lbs.

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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2018, 08:37:24 PM »
Put the Twin Power in my Limited today (Thanks Calif Phil!)

 Only a 110, but it's ~225 CCP.... spins it like a minibike  :hyst:

Looking forward to getting my AG installed.  Should be here mid-week.  Maybe I won't need to upgrade the battery wires :)

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2018, 05:14:35 AM »
I was amazed at the anti gravity batteries with the re-start technology!
Goes into self preservation mode and with a soon to be available key-fob one would be able to jump start the bike at the push of a button.
Now there is some technology ..just as long as the battery doesnt go flat in the fob.
3.8pounds for a battery , man that is light.
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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2018, 05:48:08 AM »
Dropping the LB's is a nice plus.. My Dyna with easy starts could get by with their smaller unit..

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Re: Lithium Battery_Which One?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2018, 06:06:05 AM »
Those folks at Antigravity have got it going on. I have and still do use several of their products and am fully satisfied. I'm thinking the 880 CCA will be my next battery. I just wish that big border between us wasn't so expensive for us up here.
KD