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Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Steve9, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Steve9

    Steve9 New Member

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    Hi All,
    Been off here a couple years.............life.
    Just picked up an '03 Sportster with flat-tracker livery.
    NRHS 1250 kit, dyna-tech nosecone ignition, mikuni 42mm flat-slide carb.
    Has 27k on clock, seems honest as the bike is in good shape.

    I was wondering if anyone has done lithium ion batteries in that bike, opinions and what CCA to buy?

    Thanks!
    Steve
     

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  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Experienced Member Contributor

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    Welcome back.
     
  3. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome back! Enjoy the new ride.
     
  4. Harttoo

    Harttoo Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back ! My Son used a lithium on His bike lasted 3 years,then dead.No warning with lithium battery,just dead.Better off with AGM and cheaper.
     
  5. liquid_wrench

    liquid_wrench Junior Member Contributor

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    Welcome back.
     
  6. dolt

    dolt Senior Member

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    I penned a longer than necessary reply with some of my reasoning and logic for changing over to Li batteries in two of my three bikes but after reading it, decided to post a link that was better than any reply I could come up with for converting from lead acid to Li in two of my three bikes. I would guess that the OPs Sporty would need an Li battery with a CCA rating of at least 450.

    https://www.motorcycle.com/products/lithium-motorcycle-batteries-myths-vs-realities
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  7. Steve9

    Steve9 New Member

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    Thanks Dolt. That was my mainmost question

    I can't imagine staying with the heavy, old lead batteries when lighter, smaller stuff is available

    I have a notion to see about mounting the battery under the seat somehow-another advantage the li/ion units may be turned anywhich way.

    Fabricate an oil tank further back under the seat.
    I like when the space occupied by the oil tank is open. Like the look

    Steve
     
  8. gator508

    gator508 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back to the forum. Enjoy!
     
  9. flusher

    flusher Active Member

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    Welcome