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I haven't heard that about Lithium but have about them being wrecked when letting them go flat, relying on their ability to hold charge for a bit too long.

I expect too high a CCA would have the potential to melt the leads if the button is held for too long, as that's the reason people buy them mostly I suspect, so they can keep the starter turning or have more goes at it. Otherwise the OEM Yuasa YTX12-BS is a perfectly capable battery lasting years if kept charged. I've used the YTZ12S for that. I think 15 seconds is the most before resting the starter motor. Maybe fix the bike instead of adding CCA?

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Well this ones battery is 9.1/2 yrs old , its the original, all is I do is keep it on an optimate4 charger , leave it off in the summer if using regular, still seems strong as ever , keep thinking of putting a new one on before it lets me down though????,also when I go away for weekends it’s ok too (no alarm fitted ) 
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Originally posted by CarsOrBikes CarsOrBikes wrote:

I haven't heard that about Lithium but have about them being wrecked when letting them go flat, relying on their ability to hold charge for a bit too long.

I expect too high a CCA would have the potential to melt the leads if the button is held for too long, as that's the reason people buy them mostly I suspect, so they can keep the starter turning or have more goes at it. Otherwise the OEM Yuasa YTX12-BS is a perfectly capable battery lasting years if kept charged. I've used the YTZ12S for that. I think 15 seconds is the most before resting the starter motor. Maybe fix the bike instead of adding CCA?


I haven't heard or read about anyone buying a Li battery to cure a fault. It's about equal or better performance and a huge weight saving.
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Originally posted by CarsOrBikes CarsOrBikes wrote:

I haven't heard that about Lithium but have about them being wrecked when letting them go flat, relying on their ability to hold charge for a bit too long.

I expect too high a CCA would have the potential to melt the leads if the button is held for too long, as that's the reason people buy them mostly I suspect, so they can keep the starter turning or have more goes at it. Otherwise the OEM Yuasa YTX12-BS is a perfectly capable battery lasting years if kept charged. I've used the YTZ12S for that. I think 15 seconds is the most before resting the starter motor. Maybe fix the bike instead of adding CCA?

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Looking after a Lithium is easy but you got to stick to the rules , it you don't want the things that cone with it ,then it ain't the battery for you. Most Lithiums go bad because the people that bought them didn't stick to the rules. As for cca ,my Shido has 240 . Get the right charger for the Lithium and follow the instructions.  Some Lithiums have an inbuilt safe gaurd to stop them going totally flat . But if I was going to be away  for while and the bike was going to unattended, I would either get a lithium type Optimate or just rip it out the bike. I have left it for 3 months and its fine. It only take a little charge to boost it,  so it don't bother me. 
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Originally posted by Stevex Stevex wrote:

Originally posted by CarsOrBikes CarsOrBikes wrote:

I haven't heard that about Lithium but have about them being wrecked when letting them go flat, relying on their ability to hold charge for a bit too long.

I expect too high a CCA would have the potential to melt the leads if the button is held for too long, as that's the reason people buy them mostly I suspect, so they can keep the starter turning or have more goes at it. Otherwise the OEM Yuasa YTX12-BS is a perfectly capable battery lasting years if kept charged. I've used the YTZ12S for that. I think 15 seconds is the most before resting the starter motor. Maybe fix the bike instead of adding CCA?



I haven't heard or read about anyone buying a Li battery to cure a fault. It's about equal or better performance and a huge weight saving.


Who said anything about it curing a fault? They have an ability to stay charged for extended periods, which 'people' will leave even longer. The rest was about CCA not so much lithium, but if the bike is a problem to start, fix it, what's the issue? Doesn't matter how great the battery is.
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If it doesn't start in one or two engine revolutions you have a problem that needs fixing. Simples Wink

You can't just expect to keep churning over on the battery and expect a fault to fix itself can you?

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