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post #1 of 16 Old 07-08-2014, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a Shorai Battery today..Wow

First off, I was shocked to see how small the Gen 4 stock battery is compared to my GSXR battery. But I was totally blown away when the rep at Cycle Gear handed me the box for the Shorai. I had to open it just to make sure there was actually something inside! This thing is super light!

According to Shorai and Google, the Shorai weighed in at 1.4 pounds vs 4.6 pounds for the stock battery, and the GSXR battery (the normal size battery I'm accustomed to seeing in a sports bike) weighed in at 9.3 pounds.

Saved 3.2 pounds vs stock

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How much for the Shorai?

Did the Cycle Gear have to order it or was something they stock now?
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Yep, I just went from the YTZ10s to the Shorai lfx09l2. Saved about 5.7 pounds. They don't list the 09 for an ABS but it works great for me.
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LFX07L2-BS12 Weight:0.93 lbs http://shoraipower.com/lfx07l2-bs12-p46 http://www.solomotoparts.com/Shorai-...FQ-Cfgodrr4AyA

LFX14L2-BS12 Lightweight 14 Amp Hour, 210 Cold Cranking Amps.
Ultra-light weight - 1.27 lb.
Ultra-compact - 5.83 x 4.13 x 2.60

http://www.righttoolusa.com/p/Yamaha...Fc1lfgod-rQA7A

LFX09L2-BS12 Cranking CCA (A):
135
Weight (lbs.):
1.28 http://store.shoraipower.com/Product...09L2-BS12.html
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Be sure to get with Mike from Riders Discount if you want one. I purchased one this Spring from him and he gave me an awesome price. PM him for his pricing.

It's definitely the way to go with the weight savings, but also with the output/reliability of the battery. After 2 1/2 years my stocker started to go (even when on a battery tender) and started giving me random FI Code 39 (ECU comm error). Just be sure to get the right battery; ABS bikes require a higher output battery.
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Be sure to get with Mike from Riders Discount if you want one. I purchased one this Spring from him and he gave me an awesome price. PM him for his pricing.

It's definitely the way to go with the weight savings, but also with the output/reliability of the battery. After 2 1/2 years my stocker started to go (even when on a battery tender) and started giving me random FI Code 39 (ECU comm error). Just be sure to get the right battery; ABS bikes require a higher output battery.
I was using a walmart battery rated at 3 a/h and 45 CCA waiting for the shorai and didnt have issues. The specs for the 09 are good for an ABS in a warm climate. If you're starting your bike in cold weather you might have issues.

I went with the 09 because it is lighter (the above posted weights are incorrect) and it only cost me $92 shipped compared to $130 for the 14.

If i have any issues I'll report back but so far so good
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How much for the Shorai?

Did the Cycle Gear have to order it or was something they stock now?
According to their website, they stock them. You'd need to look under the Electrical section or just type Shorai in the search box. If you go looking for it in the Batteries section, you won't find it. I'd recommend going to Shorai's site first and finding out which model you would need.

I called one of the local CG's in St. Pete, FL and they had it in store, so I drove over to get it. With tax it cost me $170. I believe their site shows $159.95, but I'm also sure you could find it else where for cheaper. I didn't get the charger this time but I do plan on it in the near future. They claim you can use a regular Battery Tender type charger, however they do not recommend leaving it on there. Put it on, let it charge, and take it off as soon as it's done. The Shorai charger will do all the tending, balancing and diagnostics.
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I went with the 09 because it is lighter (the above posted weights are incorrect)
We should contact http://shoraipower.com/batteries-c41 and have them correct their product info
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your shori looks bigger than mine. Did you get the big one? I think they have two sizes for our bike and know I went small. You better buy the charger or you soon will. They do not hold charge much more than a week or just over a week.
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We should contact http://shoraipower.com/batteries-c41 and have them correct their product info
I'm not sure what you're looking at but the lfx14l2-bs12 is 1.46lbs

http://shoraipower.com/lfx14l2-bs12-p78
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