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OfflineLevisp

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    Re: Battery replacement OEM or Lithium Ion??
    « Reply #15 on: 2020-12-02 18:09:09 »
    Yes David. The bolt / floating nut arrangement can be a real pain particular when attaching the positive terminal while balancing the battery on a knee.

    OfflineNick Evans

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      Re: Battery replacement OEM or Lithium Ion??
      « Reply #16 on: 2020-12-03 01:18:52 »
      And back to the original post; a question. Why would you want to put an Li-ON battery in an RT? What is the benefit? Sounds like more money than sense to me. And another thing, do Li-ON batteries require different charging electronics?

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        Re: Battery replacement OEM or Lithium Ion??
        « Reply #17 on: 2020-12-03 11:13:03 »
        This is the OEM battery for both Hexhead & Camhead RT's, 19 Ah & 170 CCA, GEL type.



        I've had three OEM BMW(Exide) GEL batteries & they've lasted between 3.5 & 5 years, now on to my fourth Exide (fitted April 2019).

        This Yuasa YT19BL-BS (Exide 51913 equivalent) weights in at 5.7kg, https://cdn.tayna.com/datasheets/Yuasa-MF-YT19BL-BS-Datasheet.pdf



        From the Exide Li-Ion Type list (page 7),  https://www.exide.com/eu/sites/default/files/2017-07/Motorsport%20-%20Battery%20Solutions.pdf can't see an alternative listed.

        Exide also list some benefits of Li-Ion batteries and confirm that a special battery charger will be required.

        Found this JMT Li-Ion battery at M&P (replacement for 51913),  https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/261449307307?chn=ps&mkevt=1&mkcid=28

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        The specifications are, 7.17 Ah & 420 CCA, weighing 1.645 kg, https://www.elitemotorcycleservices.co.uk/51913-FP-JMT-Lithium-ion-battery
        « Last Edit: 2020-12-03 14:54:34 by David. »

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          Re: Battery replacement OEM or Lithium Ion??
          « Reply #18 on: 2020-12-04 16:42:21 »
          « Last Edit: 2020-12-04 21:49:57 by David. »

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            Re: Battery replacement OEM or Lithium Ion??
            « Reply #19 on: 2020-12-04 17:51:16 »
            Here is a BS Battery for £58.00, https://www.bikespeeduk.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=8568


            If they are good enough for Fabio Quartararo and Jules Cluzel they must be good !!.

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              Re: Battery replacement OEM or Lithium Ion??
              « Reply #20 on: 2020-12-04 19:54:59 »
              When I had to replace the battery on my RT last year, I considered a Lithium battery.  I'm sure it would have been OK, but I  would be more comfortable fitting a lithium battery only when the bike comes with one as standard.


              I chose a Motobatt AGM battery :  https://www.tayna.co.uk/motorcycle-batteries/motobatt/mbyz16hd/
              Compared to the OE battery, it had higher Ampere Hours, higher Cold Cranking Amps, it was slightly smaller and it had four terminals, making connecting accessories easy.  I thought it was a good choice.


              And almost half the price of a battery from my BMW dealer .....   ;)
              My 4th R1200RT = 2016 (2017 MY) R1200RT LE