Lithium batteries- what is your experience?
The SP2 I brought home about a month ago has turned into a real basket case. The previous owner clearly hid issues from me. I have worked through most of them to get to this point... IE completley rebuilding the frontend, including new lower legs from Honda, that just the beginning.
So now I am trouble shooting the harness. Specifically the FI light fiasco. Yes- I have the service manual. I have found the relay that was intermittent- no surprise- it was the fuel pump relay. PO had the relay stuffed behind the side of the taillight and I couldnt see it.
OK- so fast forward to Thursday night. I pull the bike out to take it for a ride to get dinner. I dont trust the bike at all- considering the last trip I took it stranded me. Bike is hard to start.. IE turning over slow. Then I lose the fuel pump priming. I go back to checking relays, all are good. So I suspect the the battery is low. I probably tried for about 5 minutes or so to get it to fire.
I put my meter on, and I am reading 11.9V. When I brought the bike home the week before (when it stranded me), i put my meter on it and it read 13.2V.
It sat off the tender for the week in between.
Bike has a lithium battery, with what I assume to be the correct tender, and a DHC relocator kit.
Anyone out there running a lithium battery? Do you guys have hard start/no start issues? Other electrical gremlins?