- Jan 16, 2015
MXMartin has done some good troubleshooting . A few more steps and I think were on to something .
Yes, I killed one that way once too! But I have since read somewhere on t’internet that they can revived somehow...?Just be careful not to completely discharge it. If you do it will never come back! My EBR came with one. The bike developed a current draw more than normal with key off. Went to start it in spring & it was deader than dead. It was on a Battery Tender charger all winter. They made good for it. But you can't revive a completely dead Shorai like a lead battery.
Ive been researching it. Long story short, you give the battery 12V from a regular lead acid charger slowly and if you can get it to 2V switch back to the Shorai charger. I'm days away from trying this as I'm not near the bike at present so wont be able to report success/failure for a whileYes, I killed one that way once too! But I have since read somewhere on t’internet that they can revived somehow...?
I really only managed to get to resolve two things...MXMartin has done some good troubleshooting . A few more steps and I think were on to something .
Glen,Reading thru all of this and other threads on Li batteries has me asking if they are worth the trouble.
I don't think any of the big manufacturers are supplying new bikes with Li batteries, even on extra cost R model sportbikes for which the weight number is all important.
If they could knock off five or six pounds just by using a different battery, they would, provided that battery choice did not create extra warranty issues.
So it seems that adding a Li battery at this time is just adding another potential failure point.
There are more than enough of those already!
I count four dead young Shorai plus two dead 18 month old Ballistics in this thread alone.What am I missing? What hassles?
I had a totally dead Shorai and did almost exactly what you said with a Shumacher charger and the thing came back to life. Surprisingly the voltage came up to 12V pretty rapidly (less than an hour). I then switched to the Shorai charger and in 3hrs it was at 14v and still charging.I have them in four bikes from an KTM1190 Adventure to my 75' Commando and they have been great. Shoria actually used me to test which battery to use in a 75' Commando then gave me a discount for doing so. Make sure your charging system is in good shape and I woulds not use them in a bike that has not been upgraded to a modern system. When talking to the tech at the factory he told me that you can charge them just fine on a Battery Tender charger, Lithium type(off the record). Thats what I use and they are fine if you follow some rules, don't let them sit discharged, on newer bikes with parasitic charges leave them on a charger if the bike is going to sit for awhile. If you do discharge them and use a battery tender and make sure the batter has more than 3 V in it or the B T will not charge, so boost the Volts with a regular charger until you see about 5 to 10 volts then switch over to the Battery Tender charger. Don't ever leave them on a trickle charger that will kill them.