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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Lithium Battery - Convince Me
« on: August 28, 2020, 08:44:46 pm »
https://medium.com/@mikelam9676/causes-and-consequences-of-explosion-of-lifepo4-battery-547e58e8cc69#:~:text=In%20general%2C%20lithium%20iron%20phosphate,dangerous%20in%20some%20extreme%20cases.


I am an engineer and know what I am talking about. Lithium will catch fire if exposed to air, is it better in a LiFeP04 yes, but still an issue.

Conversation over.

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Lithium Battery - Convince Me
« on: August 28, 2020, 07:02:24 pm »
Some bike MFG use Li batteries and they have tested them and have tuned the charging system to accomodate. But on a older, heavy touring bike it makes no sense price wise, performance wise or weight wise. I have seen many bikes stranded as their Li battery went belly up and they had to buy a new one.

The reference to CR was only about using conventional lead batteries not comparing one chemistry to another.

As you mention use what you want, but for the price and potential issues the gain is just not worth it. I have worked on advanced battery products and the charging system needs to be engineered to the battery chemisty or it just will not work properly. Not to mention Li will spontaneously combust in air, more than likely either the battery or the material in the battery comes from China.

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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Lithium Battery - Convince Me
« on: August 28, 2020, 06:25:21 pm »
Lithium is basically always a bad idea, a lot of cost, reliability issues all to save a couple of pounds on a 700lb bike. If you look up consumer reports on independent battery tests they come  back and recommend the Walmart brand, everstart. Made by Johnson  Controls, product support at every walmart in the country and they are inexpensive and from experience are very reliable.

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: K&N Air filter
« on: August 25, 2020, 11:42:49 am »
Your welcome.
Mt Gambier is a great place, been there many times. Ever raced at the local track, it was always one of my favorites.

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: K&N Air filter
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:48:08 pm »
As mentioned K&N do flow more air but at the expense of filtration performance. Reality is unless the rest of the engine can flow more then adding a K&N is just an expensive stock filter. When you throw in the cost of a cleaning and oil kit there is no cost save.
As for running of the bike, the Trophy is a closed loop O2 controlled fuel injection so it will adjust for different aftermarket add ons, altitude, etc.

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Accessories and Products / Re: I-Pass
« on: August 10, 2020, 04:52:17 pm »
I live right of Michigan Av in Saline, a group of us ride every Sat morning from Ann Arbor, welcome to join us if you like.

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I have dealer tool from the UK and it does work well with the Trophy, the couple of questions I had of the company where promptly answered and resolved.

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