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Post Re: New battery! Ballistic Battery
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:D I've been running a ballistic on my ruck for the past year. So far not one hiccup. I highly recommend them.

Yes ... they di work well ... higher cranking power, smaller physical package, light weight ... all true.
The recharging circuit on the ruck does what it is supposed to do.

The problem comes LATER

You are going to need the CHARGER that is proprietary, specifically for that ballistic battery.
Neither the recharge circuitry on the scoot -nor- the normal battery recharger (like a Battery Tender) is going to recharge a Li-Ion charger PROPERLY--COMPLETELY.

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Post Re: New battery! Ballistic Battery
scroll down this site to lighting and electrical

look for the lithium battery and charger
the charger looks like the cheap ones I have to balance a single battery pack
even has the little balancer connector

not sure if the ballistic battery has that plug on it, but this one does
which means I could use my good computer charger to balance it and not have to spend the extra $80

not that im thinking about these batteries just saw it on that website


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Post Re: New battery! Ballistic Battery
That charger looks like it would work for the ballistic battery. I haven’t checked mine in a while but the connector on the battery looks like it would accept the permanent cable attachment.

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ive yet to have a problem with stock battery been a year no problems other then when i leave it on and drain it my own fault i just jump start it and ride on no troubles

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Post Re: New battery! Ballistic Battery
LI-ION Charger News!

Just an update for evey body - some infromation I gained working as the Sales then General Manager of a motorcycle parts/accessoires/gear/service shop for the past 5 years...Western Powersports (WPS) Firepower Lithium-Ion batteries have integrated charging chips, so in theory, you can use a standard charger on them. At least this is what our rep advertised. I have one of the WPS batteries in my Suzuki DR350 and it works very well - however, I purchased the Optimate LFP Lithium (ridiculous expensive at like ~$150) charger before I knew that I could use a standard one.

Additionally, Optimate now offers the Optimate 1 DUO that can do all of your standard, AGM, and Lithium batteries. These retail for $36.99 if I recall correctly.

Now for less that $40 - there is no excuse not to jump over to Lithium.

(On a side note, I installed a Ballistic in my 2008 Honda CBR1000RR several years ago, and not knowing the difference, I would always use my Ctek 4.3 charger on it. I never once had an issue with damaging cells, the bike not starting, or any other electronic/voltage issues. It worked like a dream and it wasnt until a year after I sold the bike that I realized that A) the bike couldn't fully charge that battery and 2) I was supposed to use a special charger. Regardless of where facts lay on the topic, the bike always started, and when plugging the battery into a standard charger for extended periods of time over winter - I never had an issue.

Thats all I had.

Optimate 1 DUO - ~$36.99 - Std, AGM, & Li-Ion

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