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Are you kidding me??

Please don't laugh. I got my RC last summer and up till this point, it has been running like a champ. I went to start it today and it wouldn't turn over. Being that it was like 20 degrees last week and it hadn't turned right over the last two times I went t start it, I figured it needed a charge. I have a battery tender that I used on my previous bikes and I went to hook it up. I took the seat off and I'll be damned if the previous owner didn't put a ZIPPY battery on her! For those who are unaware, a Zippy battery is used on Radio Controlled cars and helicopters. I was wondering why the bike was so light at 440lbs. I'm assuming that this Zippy battery thing is reversible.
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Once you get a nice Shorai for your girl, start her up and take a voltage measurement on the terminals to make sure the Reg/Rec is still ok.
Lucky for her, she's in good hands now


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Once you get a nice Shorai for your girl, start her up and take a voltage measurement on the terminals to make sure the Reg/Rec is still ok.
Lucky for her, she's in good hands now
After doing a little research online, it seems like a lot of guys do it for their track bikes. It is a former, former, trackday bike.....but jeez.
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How much does that ZIPPY weights?

How many Ah is it?


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How much does that ZIPPY weights?
About as much as a remote control.
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Well the Shorai LFX18A1-BS12 (18 Ah) has a 120A cold cracnking power and weights 2.31lbs (1.05kg)



I would have to be racing to MotoGP to care shaving off 1lbs off the bike by using a Radio Controlled cars and helicopters battery on my bike.


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Well the Shorai LFX18A1-BS12 (18 Ah) has a 120A cold cracnking power and weights 2.31lbs (1.05kg)



I would have to be racing to MotoGP to care shaving off 1lbs off the bike by using a Radio Controlled cars and helicopters battery on my bike.
+1 for a Shorai.
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I love mine so much that I purchased 2 more.

One for a friend's CB1000 and one for my brother's supercharged CBR1000RR

The CBR uses LFX18A1-BS12 (18 Ah) as well so I've noticed a $50 drop on it's price since I bought mine.

I'm starting to feel a Shorai hoarding virus growing within


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I love mine so much that I purchased 2 more.

One for a friend's CB1000 and one for my brother's supercharged CBR1000RR

The CBR uses LFX18A1-BS12 (18 Ah) as well so I've noticed a $50 drop on it's price since I bought mine.

I'm starting to feel a Shorai hoarding virus growing within

What size does the RC51 use because it is not on the drop down list at their site. Strangely enough, they have the RC45..lol
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I'm starting to feel a Shorai hoarding virus growing within
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