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Lightweight battery

Some of you have already installed them, but for those who haven't.
I've been working so much that I'm behind in my projects.
But I finally was able to order and receive my Speed-Cell battery.
Not only is it small, but it will lose a lot of weight over the stock battery.
The blue connector is the quick-disconnect feature.
Only 1.8 lbs/681 gm.
Measures: (L) 115mm x (W) 57mm x (H) 69mm

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how long these thing last?

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Wow, details please. Is that for racing use only? Price?
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how long these thing last?
At least as long as a regular battery will last.
The size is due to new technology with higher energy density.
The nice thing about these batteries is they only to a certain degree (2%), then stop.
So you could disconnect these things and lay them on a shelf for months and they'll stay charged.
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Wow, details please. Is that for racing use only? Price?
Nope, they're for racing or for regular use (which is what I'll use it for).
I've been holding off buying one while they've been testing them on the track.
No problems encountered so far.
So I decided to buy one.
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Can you point me in the right direction to getting one?
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This guy on my other forum (600rrdotnet) is making a dry cell battery that lasts longer, yes longer than a conventional battery. It's a quarter of the weight and like 1/8 the size. I'd say the same as SubSailor's. I think it's still in the development stages though. And his you do not have to disconnect... Goes by the name BrowningBuck.

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This guy on my other forum (600rrdotnet) is making a dry cell battery that lasts longer, yes longer than a conventional battery. It's a quarter of the weight and like 1/8 the size. I'd say the same as SubSailor's. I think it's still in the development stages though. And his you do not have to disconnect... Goes by the name BrowningBuck.
The quick-disconnect was an extra option, you can get it with or without.
I just got it to make it real handy if I'm working on the bike.

It's real nice option if you're running a total loss system for the track.
The battery will charge in 1/2 hr. from full discharged state.
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I've been running one of these for a while now and its great. For the weight savings alone its worth every penny.
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