Shorai's Lithium Iron batteries are the ultimate fusion of light weight and power technologies. The LFX14A2-BS12 battery weighs in at 1.61 pounds and offers 210 CCA. These batteries will require no change to your charging systems and are a drop-in replacement for your original battery (Included shims may be required for installation).
What makes Shorai batteries different? They contain Shorai-proprietary eXtreme-Rate Lithium Iron prismatic cells (chemistry LiFEPO4). They contain no poisonous lead, no dangerous acid, and do not create explosive gases during charge, as traditional Lead-Acid batteries do. Compared to traditional batteries, Shorai lithium batteries are extremely light, have much lower self-discharge rate, do not sulfate, and are environmentally friendly.
Can I use Lead-Acid battery chargers or charger/tenders?
Yes. HOWEVER, you may NOT use a charger/tender if it has an automatic desulfation mode, which cannot be turned off. We have confirmed with Deltran, makers of the Battery Tender brand, that their products do NOT have a desulfation mode, and are therefore OK for use with Shorai batteries.
Can Shorai LFX be mounted in any position?
Yes. There are no liquids in these batteries.
Cold Weather Performance Expectations
Down to about 20° Fahrenheit (-7°C) most users find that they can start normally on first crank. If your headlight comes on at key-ON, it is good for the batteries to flow some current before cranking in cold weather. The suggested headlight-on time before cranking depends on the temperature. If starting at 40°F/5°C, 30 seconds will help wake the battery and increase cranking performance. If at 0°F/-17°C, leave the lights on for 4~5 minutes before cranking. The result will be a better first crank, and longer battery life. If the engine fails to start on first crank, that first crank has warmed the battery, and the second attempt will be much stronger. Other accessories that can be turned on before cranking can also be used for this purpose, such as heated gear, radio, etc... Insuring that the battery is fully charged after storage also improves first-start performance in cold weather.
This is the third Shorai Lithium-Iron battery I have purchased for motorcycles. They are fantastic - hold a charge for a very long time, and are super light weight. The only issue is cold weather cranking - it takes a while for the battery to produce full output. But I am using them on bikes that are rarely started in extreme cold so it's not a problem.
The battry spins my DRZ400 ovr easly every time.
Battery does not self discharge
I bought the smallest LiFe battery for my application because I was looking for size reduction as well as weight savings. The LFX14A2-BS12 works well for my VFR800 and spun the engine over quickly in the garage. On a cool morning on the road it turned the engine over slower but it started easily. I've read that some people turn the key on for 30 secs and let the battery warm up a little before